New and Improved Seitan Log

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As mentioned in an earlier post, both Chris and I have been tweaking the original seitan log recipe we made. This current version is my new favorite—it comes out much moister (hate that world), and the addition of the miso paste lends a fantastic savory flavor. Enjoy!

with a sweet-and-spicy sesame sauce


  • 1.5 c. vital wheat gluten
  • 1/4 c. nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1-2 t. pepper
  • 3/4 c. cold water
  • 4 tbsp miso paste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1-3 cloves garlic or garlic powder to taste
  • 1-2 drops liquid smoke


  1. Preheat oven to 300°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix dry ingredients. Mix the rest of the ingredients (liquid ingredients) in a smaller mixing bowl. Whisk well until mixed.
  3. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix well, then knead for several minutes.
  4. Form into a log (6-8″ long), wrap tightly in foil, twisting ends. Bake for 90-100 minutes. When done baking, unwrap and leave out to cool all the way. Then wrap it foil or plastic and refrigerate. Slice to use as desired.

6 thoughts on “New and Improved Seitan Log

    What I Ate Wednesday #12 | Keeping It Real Food said:
    June 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    […] Leftovers—whole wheat pasta with spinach, chopped seitan, and […]

    […] what did I do? Instead of getting right to work, I decided to cook a seitan log, of all things…. It's […]

    What I Ate Wednesday #19 | Keeping It Real Food said:
    August 18, 2011 at 1:05 am

    […] shoe-shopping, the afternoon was spent doing more work and making a seitan log. I was on my own for dinner, so I tried something I knew Chris would veto—cottage cheese in […]

    Vegetarian Awareness Month | Keeping It Real Food said:
    October 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    […] Seitan log (tons of protein in this, FYI) […]

    Mini Seitan Log | Keeping It Real Food said:
    March 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    […] Something I’ve been playing around with recently is halving recipes. Saturday’s muffins turned out pretty well, and on Sunday, I made a mini version of a seitan log. […]

    Mad Scientist Activity | Keeping It Real Food said:
    July 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    […] off your higher power. I mean, come on, you’re talking to a gal who once learned how to make f***ing seitan to please a man. Granted, I still make said seitan on occasion because it’s delicious, but […]

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