Seitan Bacon

Seitan Bacon

Seitan Bacon is a great plant-based addition to your weekend breakfast. This marinade makes for a quick, easy, and savory seitan. For a wheat-free option, try this marinade with tempeh cut into thin strips.

Seitan (say-tan) is a wheat gluten meat substitute that is cooked by either poaching or simmering it in water or broth. Seitan is a low-calorie, low-saturated-fat and low-carb food that is a good source of iron and surprisingly rich in protein.

If you’d like to try your hand at homemade seitan vs. store-bought (which can be tricky to find), here are a couple of blogs we recommend: My Quiet Kitchen , Daughters of Seitan


Seitan Bacon

  • 6-8 pieces of seitan cut into thin strips
  • 1 Tbs tomato paste
  • 3 drops of liquid smoke
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • dash of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Dash of olive oil


  1. Mix the ingredients (except for the seitan) in a small bowl, the marinade should be smooth and not to thick.
  2. Brush the seitan strips in the marinade and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a small skillet on medium heat.
  4. Once hot, lightly oil the skillet and cook the marinated seitan strips for 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned and lightly crisp.
  5. Remove the seitan from the skillet, serve hot and enjoy!

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