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Vegan sausage "bread"

Updated on January 19, 2015

Vegan "sausage" bread

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Vegan sausage "bread"

You can serve it with any meal as a meat substitute! It's yummy and delicious and will satisfy the carnivore in you without all the saturated fat and hormones!
You can serve it with any meal as a meat substitute! It's yummy and delicious and will satisfy the carnivore in you without all the saturated fat and hormones! | Source
Gathering the ingredients. The quinoa is already cooked and cooled, and the fennel seed is toasted.
Gathering the ingredients. The quinoa is already cooked and cooled, and the fennel seed is toasted. | Source
I put the seitan, vegan butter, and quinoa in the food processor.
I put the seitan, vegan butter, and quinoa in the food processor. | Source
You will only need to process for less than 20 seconds to get the desired consistency. It should be pieces about the size of cooked rice.
You will only need to process for less than 20 seconds to get the desired consistency. It should be pieces about the size of cooked rice. | Source
I measured out all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. You will want to whisk it together before you add the seitan mixture, or the water.
I measured out all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. You will want to whisk it together before you add the seitan mixture, or the water. | Source
After adding all the ingredients into the large bowl, I gave it a shaping in the mixing bowl, then rolled it into a long piece of aluminum foil for it's final log shape.
After adding all the ingredients into the large bowl, I gave it a shaping in the mixing bowl, then rolled it into a long piece of aluminum foil for it's final log shape. | Source
Wrap it tightly in the aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
Wrap it tightly in the aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. | Source
It looks perfect.  See how it looks kind of like a loaf of bread?
It looks perfect. See how it looks kind of like a loaf of bread? | Source
This may seem like a lot of food and it is, but I am going to put a few slices in a medium high heat pan with just a bit of sesame oil to brown it up.  The rest goes into the freezer for future "fast food" dinners.
This may seem like a lot of food and it is, but I am going to put a few slices in a medium high heat pan with just a bit of sesame oil to brown it up. The rest goes into the freezer for future "fast food" dinners. | Source
Let it cool and make your slices about 3/8 of an inch--like thick "bread slices". I will put two in the sauté pan and freeze the rest on a cookie sheet. Once they are frozen I will store them up to 3 months in my freezer in a freezer bag.
Let it cool and make your slices about 3/8 of an inch--like thick "bread slices". I will put two in the sauté pan and freeze the rest on a cookie sheet. Once they are frozen I will store them up to 3 months in my freezer in a freezer bag. | Source
The quick pan sauté in sesame oil gives it a beautiful golden brown color and nice exterior crunch, because we do eat with our eye's!
The quick pan sauté in sesame oil gives it a beautiful golden brown color and nice exterior crunch, because we do eat with our eye's! | Source
It's ready!
It's ready! | Source
I served this vegan bread sausage with roasted mushrooms and Delicata squash.
I served this vegan bread sausage with roasted mushrooms and Delicata squash. | Source

Vegan "sausage" bread

Prep time: 35 min
Cook time: 59 min
Ready in: 1 hour 34 min
Yields: Serves 6-8

Vegan "sausage" bread

  • 2 cups seitan, You can either buy it or make it.
  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled
  • 2 cups vital wheat gluten
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast flakes, not the same as Brewers yeast
  • 2 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons fennel seed, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons sage, dried
  • 2 teaspoons thyme, dried
  • 2 tablespoons dried garlic, granulated
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion, powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper, fresh ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper, powder
  • a few teaspoons toasted sesame oil, any oil will work, this just adds a nice flavor

Vegan "sausage" bread

  1. Start by cooking your quinoa as directed on the package. Also toast your fennel. You can do it in a dry pan or in a toaster oven. Just keep a close eye on it so it doesn't burn.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the seitan, quinoa and vegan butter in a food processor and process until everything is about the size of cooked rice. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, toasted fennel, sage, thyme, granulated garlic, powered onion, black and red pepper, and salt. Whisk all the dry ingredients together.
  4. Add the seitan, quinoa, and vegan butter to the dry ingredients. Add the water and mix together thoroughly. While in the bowl, shape the ingredients into a long 3 or 4 inch wide log.
  5. Lay out a long piece of a aluminum foil and lay the log in the foil and tightly wrap it. Place the log on a cookie sheet and place into the 350 degree preheated oven for one hour.
  6. After the hour, open the foil and let the vegan "sausage" bread cool enough for you to cut into slices.
  7. Heat a small saute pan to accomodate how ever many slices you are serving. I use about a teaspoon or less of sesame oil for each slice. Saute on medium for about 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown and serve! Yum!

Vegan "bread" sausage

I like to make this "bread" sausage around the holidays. It's a perfect source of protein for vegans and vegetarians. You can bring a few slices to the party along with your covered dish and you know you will eat well!

You may be familiar with brewer's yeast and if you drink beer you have ingested plenty, but nutritional yeast is different. Yes, they both are yeast's and come from the microorganism saccarmyces cereviae, but they go through a different manufacturing process. Brewer's yeast is used in bread and beer, and if tasted straight out of the jar, has been described as bitter. Whereas nutritional yeast has a nutty cheese flavor. In fact, vegans use it as a cheese substitute in lots of recipes and is most popular on popcorn. Both are a good source of protein and B vitamins. When you buy you nutritional yeast make sure it has been supplemented with B12-- another reason why vegans eat it. Enjoy!

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      MindbodyandFood4u 2 years ago from Ohio

      Seitan is affectionately called wheat meat. You can make it by cooking down wheat flour or vital wheat gluten. It then has the texture of meat. It is a popular source of protein for vegetarians. You may be able to find it at Asian restaurants listed on the menu as mock meat. It is very high in protein. I am sure you can find tons of recipes on how to make it on the internet. If you can't find it , your local health food store either carries it or can order it. I hope this helps!

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      Imogen French 2 years ago from Southwest England

      That is an interesting and tasty sounding recipe. I have been looking for alternatives to wheat bread and also new ways to use quinoa - not sure what seitan is though? Could you enlighten me.