Almond Crusted Seitan


Almond Crusted Seitan

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
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Gluten-free breaded gluten steaks? Ok sounds a wee bit crazy. But I used an almond breading for these seitan patties and it's pretty bomb. Realized later that the breading is gluten free but FYI the gluten is not. Get it? Soo not gluten free Anyways made these babies this am and will be throwing them on the Grill tonight for the 4th party (4th of July... Not the 4th party today... You get it). *Just a note on gluten. It's the plant protein in wheat. You can make gluten flour by washing a 5 lb bag of flour... Or buy vital wheat gluten. Some people are allergic and they should stay away but all the other people... Don't be scared! It's healthy and yummy! Also eating gluten this way is simple, easy, and affordable... more affordable and healthier then store bought veggie meats.

Recipe adopted from: Bob’s Red Mill Bob’s Red Mill 


Gluten Steaks

  • 1 c vital wheat gluten
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp sage
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½  tsp marjoram
  • 1 c water


  • 1 tbsp              soy sauce
  • 3 c                   water
  • 1 tbsp              molasses


  • ½ c almond meal
  • ¼  c nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • bragg’s liquid amino (to taste)


  1. The seitan instructions are from Bob’s Red Mill Vital Wheat Gluten Package:
    • Bring to a boil the water for the broth, molasses and soy sauce.
    • Mix vital wheat gluten and spices. Add water to mixture and stir into a sponge-like dough.
    • This should not be excessively wet. Knead dough a minute to make dough tougher.
    • Cut into 2 x 2 inch pieces and place into boiling broth.
    • Cook in broth for about 1 hour, lowering heat as needed. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2.  Freeze half of the seitan for another meal.
  3. Breading: use ½ c almond meal or make your own.
    • Blend 1/2 cup almonds (plus a few more) in blender, coffee grinder, or food processor.
    • Pulse until a flour-like texture forms. Note: blending too long may result in almond butter.
    • Use ½ cup almond meal and save the rest (if any) for another recipe.
  4. Stir almond meal, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and onion powder together. Set aside.
  5. Squeeze each seitan piece to remove excess water.
  6. Dip seitan in breading and coat with as much breading as possible. Set aside until ready to fry.
  7. Heat a heavy nonstick pan to low.
  8. You should not need oil, however if necessary use a few spritz of cooking spray.
  9. When pan is hot, gently add seitan to pan and spritz with liquid aminos or lightly salt.
  10. Fry on low for 4-8 minutes until crispy brown and then flip.
  11. Spritz new side with liquid amnios or salt and fry for another 4-8 minutes until crispy.
  12. Remove from heat and serve immediately (or store in refrigerator to grill later).
  13. Great with gravy and mashed potatoes or in a sandwich with mustard and pickles and oil free microwave potatoes fries.




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