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Homemade Seitan

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Nutritional Information

Makes 4 cups

Amount Per 1/2-cup serving:

Calories 151
Protein 27g
Total fat <1g
Carbs 10g
Cholesterol mg
Sodium 272mg
Fiber 2g
Sugars <1g

Homemade Seitan-med
Seitan is essentially a dough made with vital wheat gluten, a high-protein wheat flour, and liquid. The dough can be rinsed or poached to become a chewy meat substitute that can be added to many different dishes. We’ve added light seasonings to this recipe so that it will work in any dish, but feel free to play around with flavors and shapes.


  • 2 cups vital wheat gluten
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 2 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed


1. Combine vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder in large bowl. Stir in 1 cup broth and 2 Tbs. soy sauce until thick dough forms, adding more broth if necessary. Knead dough in bowl with wooden spoon 2 to 3 minutes, or until dough is elastic and easy to handle. Shape into 1 large or 2 small loaves.

2. Place seitan dough in large saucepan, and add remaining 4 cups broth, onion, and garlic, adding enough water to cover seitan pieces. Cover saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 30 to 45 minutes, or until seitan pieces are firm. Remove from heat, and cool in broth. Use in any recipe calling for seitan.

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