Low-carb, zero-fat, high-protein. Vegetarian/vegan. Adapted from an earlier version of http://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes/how-to-make/basic-seitan/.


  • 2 c. organic, non-GMO vital wheat gluten flour
  • ½ t. sage
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. marjoram
  • 1 t. onion powder
  • 2 c. water



  1. Bring to a boil the water for the broth. Add molasses* and tamari.
  2. Mix the gluten flour and spices together.
  3. Add water to mixture, a little at a time, and stir into a sponge-like dough. This should not be excessively wet.
  4. Knead dough a minute to make dough tougher and more elastic.
  5. Cut into twelve (12) 2 x 2-inch pieces and place into boiling broth.
  6. Cook in broth for about 1 hour, lowering heat as needed.
  7. Drain and use seitan as desired, in a stir-fry, stew, or for an entrée.
  8. To add fat, sauté cooked seitan “steaks” in coconut oil.

Servings: 12

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories 84
  • Carbohydrate 4 g
  • Fat 0 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 16 g

*Omitting molasses will reduce carbohydrates per serving to 3 g.