Is this seitan recipe good or evil?

Have you ever tried seitan?

I did this past week in a veggie wrap at my local, vegan, all-organic restaurant.  I was surprised that I loved it enough to experiment with making my own at home.

I thought of purchasing the pre-packaged seitan at Whole Foods, but figured it is probably pumped with salt and all sorts of preservatives. I may be wrong, but that’s just my opinion.

I scoured the internet looking for recipes and basically ended up with the following recipe, though I did change it up slightly:



  • 1 cup of vital wheat gluten
  • 3 tbsp of nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1/4 of coconut amisos or tamari
  • 1/2 water or vegetable broth

Optional: you could really add any dry herb you like into the mix. I’m sure it would taste good.

Boiling broth:

  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp of molasses
  • 2 tbsp of coconut amios or tamari

Spice rub (optional):

  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Oregon


Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a small mixing bowl, mix all the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and combine. Knead the seitan for about 3 minutes. Once done, cut it up into your desired sizes.

In a large sauce pan (the seitan expands, so use a large pot), combine the 3 broth ingredients and bring to a boil. Add the seitan, reduce heat. Cook for 45 minutes to an hour. Let cool.

Voila you have seitan. Now you can either fry, bake or eat as is.

Optional: Combine the spices in a bowl and rub it all over the seitan. Place in a baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Was this seitan good or evil?

There you have it, the recipe I used to make basic homemade seitan. You might be wondering if I liked it? How did it taste? What was the texture like?

Simply put, I honestly thought it was horrible. My husband, on the other hand, thought it was ok.

I didn’t like the texture, nor the taste. It had a rubbery texture, and the taste — well I just plain didn’t like it. I am pretty sure I followed all the steps correctly, and it is just my taste buds that do not like it.

I have heard that many vegans and vegetarians quite enjoy homemade seitan. I just happen to not be one of them. I wish it tasted as good as the picture I took. Oh well!

I think if I really want some seitan, I am going to splurge and have a veggie wrap down the street. They are apparently cooking or baking it right, and I clearly am not.

Now you be the judge. Is my homemade seitan recipe that bad or is it just me? If you have a different seitan recipe, please share it in the comments!large mens watchesweather arusha tanzaniaноутбуки асер аспиреbinary options free signalsbanc de binary option suspendedреклама от гуглкак взять кредит без пропискибанк российский кредит новостигде проще получить кредитнож кредитка киев купитьhallandale beachthe ocean club key midtown-miamiindependantbinaryfree-database.ruВзломактуальные новости харькова - reusables for every part of your life
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  • Anonymous

    hail seitan

  • MrChampion

    try boiling with soy source and when you re-cook fry with use garlic and rosemary…

    • Jeffrey Davis

      Thanks MrChampion! Excellent tips!

  • Nutmeg1126

    try wrapping your seitan dough in tinfoil and steaming it. the results are less chewy and more tender :)

    • Jeffrey Davis

      Nice tips! Thanks Nutmeg!

  • solargroupies

    Jeffrey, We make seitan about once a month and use it for making “philly cheese steaks” and stir fry. Bother are awesome. You can see our recipe here:

    • Good Girl Gone Green

      Thanks! I will check it out!