Making your own seitan is very easy, and it making seitan at home saves a lot of money. Plus you’ll know exactly what’s in your seitan — important for those attempting to lose a few pounds or who have family members that struggle with food allergies.
This seitan recipe makes one very large or two smaller loaves, and divides into about 16 slices.
- 2 cups vital wheat gluten
- ½ cup nutritional yeast
- 2 tsps. garlic powder
- 5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
- 2 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce
- ½ small onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- Combine vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, and garlic powder in large bowl. Stir in 1 cup broth and 2 Tbs. soy sauce until thick dough forms, adding more broth if necessary.
- Knead dough in bowl with wooden spoon 2 to 3 minutes, or until dough is elastic and easy to handle. Shape into 1 large or 2 small loaves.
- Place seitan dough in large saucepan, and add remaining 4 cups broth, onion, and garlic, adding enough water to cover seitan pieces.
- Cover saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 30 to 45 minutes, or until seitan pieces are firm.
- Remove from heat, and cool in broth. Use in any recipe calling for seitan.