Seitan is perfect for those recipes that call for a ‘meaty’ taste and texture.


You can cook seitan in many ways. In this picture, I cook it with barbeque spices in a frying pan accompanied with quinoa and salad.  

Homemade Seitan

Making your own seitan is very easy. Seitan is full of protein, so it is great for plant based, vegetarians and vegans.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: plant based, vegan
Keyword: protein source, vegan, vegan friendly
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 196kcal


  • 430 grams Vital Wheat Gluten Flour
  • 380 ml Water
  • 500 ml Vegetable Broth


  • Mix the vital wheat gluten flour and the water. Stir to form a soft dough
  • Transfer the dough to a work surface and knead it for at least 5 minutes
  • Allow the dough to rest for another 5 minutes
  • Heat up the vegetable broth in a pot and bring to boil
  • Low the heat to a low simmer
  • Cut the dough and add it to the broth
  • Allow the broth to simmer for 1 hour uncovered (do not let it boil)
  • Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool
  • Cut the seitan and cook as desired (You can freeze it or keep it in the fridge to up to 5 days)


Nutritional Information*
196 Kcal
4.9 grams
38.8 grams
2.5 grams
*Please note the nutritional information within this table is an approximate estimate.