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Smoky Maple Seitan Loaf

This recipe has helped so many clients whip up a fast homemade seitan that you can make in large batches, freeze and use many different ways. Although this is a bacon-y flavored seitan, you can definitely play with the spices to make Italian, asian, bbq, you name it!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 8 servings
Calories 177 kcal


  • 2 c vital wheat gluten
  • 1/2 c Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 1/2 c vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/8 tsp maple extract
  • 1.5 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp smoked salt *regular salt is fine too
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients together.
  • In a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients together.
  • Slowly add the wet to the dry, mixing with a fork until it gets stiff enough that you need to use your hands.
  • Once all of the liquid is incorporated, knead the dough ball for about 3-5 minutes. It will be very elastic.
  • Put the dough ball in a 4X8 loaf pan that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Spread it out as best you can, but it’s ok if it doesn’t come perfectly to the edges–it will spread as it cooks.
  • Spray a piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray and cover the loaf, spray side down and fold tightly around the edges of the pan.
  • Bake for 50 minutes covered.
  • Remove foil and cook for another 10 minutes to brown the top.
  • Romve from overn. Let cool. Slices into 8 equal slices



Nutrition Facts
Smoky Maple Seitan Loaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.05g
Sodium 273mg12%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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