Basic Seitan




  • Dry Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1/4 cup Garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/4 tsp sage, thyme, cumin, garlic, or onion powder
  • Wet Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp Braggs liquid aminos or water
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil


Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in another. Combine them into a dough. Form the dough into small patties or strips. Keep in mind that the dough will expand to about double in size.

Boil the water (enough to cover the patties). Flour the dough shapes with all-purpose flour. Place them in the boiling water and boil on medium-low until they expand and float to the top. When they are done you now have the equivalent of small steaks or steak strips. At this point bake, sauté, fry, or grill the seitan. Or add to a dish of your choice, soup, stew, or a casserole.

  • Ingredients6
  • Servings4
  • Calories187

Nutrients Per Serving

  • Calories: 187
  • Carbs: 7 g
  • Protein: 22 g
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Sodium: 11 mg
  • Potassium: 76 mg
  • Phosphorus: 90 mg