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Make Seitan on Your Own

Are you interested in making seitan from scratch? It’s not that hard to make on your own. You just need some wheat gluten and water. I think it tastes great with some basic seasonings like garlic, onion, and ginger. Using the powdered form of these seasonings, you can mix them into your wheat gluten very easily and make a flavourful seitan that works well as a meat substitute and adds some chewiness to your dish.


  • Combine the ingredients together- wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, and seasonings.
  • Add in water or vegetable stock. You could also use soy sauce or miso.
  • Mix these together until you create a doughy substance. That should take about three minutes. You can mix them by hand to make the dough or use a stand mixer. If your dough feels very dry, add in some water or vegetable broth a little at a time to get it to the right consistency.
  • You can then separate your dough into loaves and place them into a large pit with plenty of water. You can add seasonings to the water to make a broth- thyme, soy, lemongrass, and ginger are all good options.
  • Cook on a medium heat until the water starts to boil. Then, cover the pot and simmer for 30 minutes, just long enough for the loaves to become firm.
  • Take the pot off the heat and uncover it. Allow the loaves to sit in the water for about 15 minutes, then drain them and let them cool.
  • After they have cooled, you can freeze or refrigerate them. They can also be served in slices or pieces.