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Easy Seitan

5 from 1 vote



  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Broth Mixture

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, and spices.
  • Add the vegetable broth and soy sauce and mix until combined.
  • Knead the mixture for a couple minutes until it becomes firm and stretchy.
  • Form into a rectangular patty that is about 3/4″ thick.
  • In a saucepan, bring the ingredients for the broth to a boil.
  • Place the seitan patty into the broth and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Cover and allow to cook for about an hour, occasionally flipping. It will approximately double in size.
  • Once it is done, allow the seitan to cool in the broth.
  • Use this however you'd like! We recommend cutting it into thin slices and crisping each slice in an air fryer or in some oil on a frying pan. Enjoy these slices in a sandwich, dipped in some BBQ sauce, or any other way!