Best Homemade Seitan Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1loaf 10min
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
1loaf 10min
Cook Time
  • 4cups water
  • 2cups no salt added vegetable broth(can also be two extra cups of water)
  • 1/2cup soy sauce(less if using salted vegetable broth, more if using only water)
  • 2cups vital wheat gluten
  • 1/2cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/8tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/8tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/8tsp dried basil
  • 1/8tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsptsp garlic powder
  • 1/2tsp onion powder
  • 1 onion(small, cut in a few pieces)
  • 2cloves garlic
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Combine the water, vegetable broth and soy sauce in a sauce pan.
  3. Warm the liquid over medium heat until it steams. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, dried herbs, garlic and onion powder. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  5. Pour one cup of warm broth in the bowl and combine with the dry ingredients.
  6. Using your hands, start kneading the dough. Add more broth as needed, until you get a slightly sticky and elastic dough.
  7. Shape the dough into a loaf and place in a bread pan.
  8. Place the pieces of onion and garlic cloves around the bread pan, and cover the seitan loaf with broth. Keep some of the broth aside to add more as the seitan cooks. Cover the bread pan with foil.
  9. Cook the seitan in the oven for 60 minutes, checking every 15 minutes or so to make sure the loaf is still covered with broth.
Recipe Notes

The seitan loaf can then be used in recipes, or frozen. If you freeze the loaf, divide it into four pieces to make it easier to use in different recipes. We use our seitan as a pizza topping, in stews, to make seitan General Tao, or pan-fried and served with a brown gravy.

Best Homemade Seitan Recipe