An easy to make seitan recipe. With photos! Make it yourself and save money!! Whoo hoo.

What is seitan? It’s a protein-filled meat substitute made with the protein portion of wheat flour.



  • 2 2/3 cups vital gluten flour
  • 2 cups room temp water
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp thyme, chopped (optional)


  1. Mix dry ingredients with water.
  2. Knead well for about 5 minutes until everything is incorporated. It quickly forms a doughy mass.
  3. form into 1 long loaf – about 12 inches long.
  4. Let stand for at least 5 minutes while preparing broth.


  • 5 cups Water (or use vegetable broth)
  • spices or 2-3 veggie cubes – something to add a nice broth flavor


  1. Bring to boil.
  2. Add *cut up seitan pieces to the broth – one by one!
  3. bring to simmer for 60-90 minutes depending on sizes of seitan
    * cut up seitan into small bite-sized pieces. The pieces will expand in the broth – to nearly twice their original size.
    NOTE: The seitan pieces stick together so keep them away from one another.