Seitan vegan ‘crab’ cakes with Spicy dipping sauce


Seitan is essentially wheat gluten. It is a vegan protein made by rinsing the starch from the wheat dough. It has a nice chewy texture and works very well as a meat substitute. It is a heavily processed ingredient, so use it in small quantities. 

Today’s recipe tries to mimic ‘crab’ cakes with the use of seitan thereby making it vegan and vegetarian. 

We only need 5 ingredients – seitan, spicy pepper, miso paste, celery and breadcrumbs. 

Its a super easy recipe and tastes amazing. The only boring part is to hand-roll the cakes 🤷🏻‍♀️ 

Mix seitan crumbs with pepper, celery and miso paste – to give a nice umami flavor. Sprinkle just enough water and make it into tight patties. Roll them in breadcrumbs and bake. I also roll them in oil before baking. You can also spray some oil. 

We enjoyed it with our light and wholesome Sumptuous mushroom soup

Spicy dipping sauce Mix equal portions of sriracha sauce, mustard paste and tzatziki

Seitan ‘crab’ cakes with Spicy dipping sauce

This recipe needs only 5 ingredients and is baked to crispy perfection. You would not beleive the texture of these 'crab' cakes. VEGAN with the use of seitan or wheat gluten.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 Cakes


  • 2 cups Seitan crumbled into pieces
  • 3 stalks Celery finely chopped
  • 1 Hot Pepper finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Miso Paste
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs coarse grind
  • 3 tbsps Olive oil


  • Mix seitan, celery, pepper and miso paste
    Sprinkle just enough water to bring it together and hand-roll them into patties
  • Coat with breadcrumbs
  • Spray oil and lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Bake at 425 degrees hot oven for 10 mins on each side until lightly browned and crunchy 
  • Enjoy with spicy dipping sauce

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