Homemade Seitan

  • Preparation 15 MIN
    Cooking 40 MIN
    Chilling 4 H
  • Servings 1
  • Makes 1 seitan loaf, about 30 oz (840 g)
  • Freezes
This DIY seitan is the perfect vegan recipe for when you're looking for a meat substitute.



  1. In a large bowl, combine the gluten flour with the nutritional yeast. Add the boiling water and soy sauce. Mix well with a spatula until the dough forms into a sticky ball.
  2. On a surface dusted with gluten flour, knead the dough for 3 minutes. If the dough is too sticky, add more gluten flour as needed. Shape into a loaf. Cover in plastic wrap, leaving a ½-inch (1.5 cm) space at each end to allow the loaf some space to expand. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap, as you would a candy wrapper, and tie in a knot to seal.
  3. Place the seitan loaf in a pot of simmering water. Cover and poach for 40 minutes, turning the loaf over halfway through. Remove from the water and let cool. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until completely chilled.

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