Anja Cass is a popular vegan cook with a passion for creating healthy plant based recipes that taste amazing!
Having lost over 50 pounds, beating early onset heart disease and having more energy than when she was 20, she is motivated to share her new lifestyle with you. Enjoy her delicious recipes to get you, your family and your friends on the path to healthy living!
Would love to try the roast but need the recipe. In american measurements please..thank you for all the great recipes…!!!
Just press the conversion button on the website 🙂
Anja, I love your recipes and videos. I make the oil free hummus the most! I was wondering if you ever made sprouted grain bread. Is it a vegan item?
I have made a few raw sprouted breads a long time ago, but not recently. Might put it on my to do list 🙂
I’m used to measuring items in cups and teaspoons, etc. How do you measure these items that are listed in grams? Do you use a scale, or is there an easier way? This recipe looks so good, with easy to find ingredients! Thanks!
I normally measure in cups too… but I had a lot of people wanting measurements. It is about 2 cups of beans and 1/2 cup rice. Just add more or less till you get a firm dough like consistency.
Just watched the video of the gluten free seitan roast. I am excited to try it. I did see that the printed recipe does not list the 2 tablespoons of Tamari that you used in the video and wondered about that.
I have added it in now 🙂 Thanks for letting me know.
Just put it in the oven–sooooooo excited! Glad I have found your blog and youtube channel!! Can’t wait for the cookbook:)
Glad you like the recipe. My cookbook is now in print and can be ordered via Blurb at http://www.blurb.com/b/6306244-vegan-made-easy
It will also be available on Amazon and Kindle soon 🙂
Tori I made mine last night and loved it!!
Is there an alternative for vegetable stock powder in the Gluten Free Seitan Roast?
A bit of salt, garlic powder, onion powder and mixed herbs.
I can’t find the print option on your page for just the recipe. Thanks for the great recipes.
We have just fixed it. You will find it next to the star rating section. Thank you for letting us know it wasn’t working. 🙂
Do you think this would work in an electric pressure cooker?
I don’t think it would be the same.
Do you think this would make a good Wellington? I’d like to try it that way. Also would be good with lentils. Can you tell me what is tamari? What would be a good substitute for tamari?
Give it a try as a Wellington and let me know how you go 🙂 Tamari is gluten free soy sauce.
My brother, wife and I loved the Seitan! How can you make it moister? Also, can you recommend a sauce or condiment for the Seitan. Can you cook it in sauce? I purchased commercial Seitan with no oil from Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. and it tasted like rubber. You recipe is better!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just play around with the recipe and see what you like. A gravy would go well with it 🙂
could I substitute all purpose flour for the chickpea and brown rice flour? I’m not a vegan so I don’t have those things readily available
It would not hold the same. It would also have quite a gluggy texture.
Is there anything I could substitute the flours for?
I haven’t tried any other flours… possible oat flour.
You’re awesome and so are your recipes. I am 13 years old and I have almost been vegan for 1 year. This will be my first vegan Christmas so I wanted to make this. Can I just use rice flour for both flour portions? Or can I use oat flour for the chickpea flour ?
Hi Paris, well done on being vegan for almost a year! This christmas should be fun for you 🙂 Chickpea flour really helps to bind this, however, oat flour may work too. I haven’t tried it though. I would not use all rice flour.
Hi anja, does this recipe freeze well, as it’d be just me eating it as I’m the only one who’s vegan and gluten intolerant x
It should do but I haven’t tried.
This looks great, except for the measurements. Been searching your website to find the conversion button, but can’t find it. Where will I find it? Thanks
Just use any conversion calculator on the internet.
can I use gluten free flour instead of rice flour?
What sort of beans are need for this recipe?
Just found you a couple days ago and are already so excited by the recipes that I’ve read and have received on email. Am planning on getting your book soon too. I have a couple of questions:
What kind of beans do you use for this – something like cannellini beans or do you use black beans to give it a darker look and texture? Also, why do you call it a seitan roast when it doesn’t contain any wheat gluten protein which is what seitan is. Why not just call it a gluten free vegan roast? Having seitan in the name is misleading, even though you also say “gluten free”
Hi Ines, I am responding to what you said about the name of the recipe being misleading. Being vegan and GF is sort of tough in that it’s hard to find meat substitutes that don’t contain gluten. I was actually pleasantly surprised to see how many GF Seitan recipes were on the internet. That may be why she named it that. I am truly not trying to give you a hard time, I just wanted you to know there are a lot of different vantage points in the ______-free diet world. I do get where you are coming from though.
Calling it gluten free seitan makes it easy for someone with coeliac disease to find a suitable vegan seitan substitute.
Really looking forward to trying this as my 5yr old doesn’t like beans or lentils unless they are disguised.
Is there an alternative to using foil? We try not to use it in our household.
Tori I made mine last night and loved it!!
Caroline I am like you because of the health factor we do not use tinfoil in our home because it permeates into the foods you cook and it has been linked to Alzheimers Disease! So what I did was put the mixture in an 8″ pie dish and baked it. I always taste mixture before I cook, and it seemed it was lacking in sweetness so I added a few dried blueberries, and glazed the top with Fruit Chutney, and it turn out lovely. I cooked it for the 45mins also…you could also do this in a loaf tin…
i am so making this tomorrow for supper .. i have tried many of ur recipes and they don’t disappoint. can’t wait for the new french toast recipe.i love french toast..you make it so easy for me to stay on my plant based program..thanks ever so much.
love youryoutube channel & recioes.
have yet to try tgem out, need to stock up on ingredients!
Thanks for sharing
How did this recipe get the name Seitan Roast? I thought seitan was the protein portion of wheat after all the gluten was washed away. Just a curious question. It is a delicious recipe no matter what you call it!
It helps people to understand what the texture will be like and also people transitioning to a vegan diet search for gluten free alternatives so it helps them to find a suitable substitute.
Anja, you are the BEST. You are classy Lady. Keep up your healthy ,plant base cooking for humanity.Make something interesting with raw fruits and veggies.
OMG, I can’t believe how many folk are on the internet, yet can’t use said internet to convert weights and measures in a recipe.
I’m 3 months new to the Vegan life style and so glad I’ve made the switch years ago, but it’s never to late to enjoy better health. I love the way you show a video and then the recipe on the bottom to print. I’ve been trying a number of your recipes and can’t wait to delve into this one. I made your Mayo and love it on my sandwiches. I will be following your videos, I’ve also read, The China Study by Dr. Colin Campbell as well The Starch Solution by Dr McDougall. I follow his seminars on his fabulous web site, also have Mary’s App on my cell as well as yours. I love your videos and am happy to be updated now daily with your newest additions. Keep up the great work. I’m a writer/poet with a number of fellow writers residing in Australia
Fantastic! Keep it up Vincent 🙂
Can you lave out the tamari or use something else?
You could use some salted vegetable stock instead, or soy sauce.
Has anyone tried this with BBQ sauce yet? I want to use this recipe and make vegan ribz.
Can you cook this without using aluminum foil? I am not a fan of using aluminum foil.
Can you cook this in a dutch oven with some vegi broth or water instead of wrapping it up like I make seitan coned beef ? Or will it fall apart?
I haven’t tried. It would need some experimentation.
Oops! What is vegetable stock powder?
Vegetable broth bouillon powder
Thanks Anja! Can’t wait to try it. Aloha and Mahalo from Hawaii.
I love your blouse! Am 60 years old and just now watched Forks over Knives and What the Health….my husband and I doing a huge 180 from the Keto diet we have been believing in and following since last January. Talk about jumping the fence. Your recipes have made all the difference. Spend a lot of time online digging around and will order your cook books for Xmas and loving every single thing we have made of yours already! Thanks for bringing us to such an easy transition. Even my meat eating hunk of a husband luvs your recipes!
I’m so glad… Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, I really appreciate it 🙂
Hi Anja. Is it possible to make the raw mixture a day ahead of actually baking?
Can’t wait to try this! I’m glad you called it “gluten free seitan roast” as matched my search perfectly, as I was looking for a seitan type consistency without the gluten.. I’m also happy you used the measurements you did. I usually have to work out through calculation. The video is great too…clarifies everything in the recipe. It looks absolutely fantastic. I’ll let you know how it goes :-).
Definitely looking at your book now …Thank you!
So glad you like the recipe and that it is what you were looking for. Enjoy!
I have been vegan for just two months, and am doing fairly well, (thank heavens for you tube!) but I recently realized my yearly corned beef feast is now a thing of the past, and have been searching for substitutes. Trouble is, everything I keep finding is full of gluten and Im GF. Do you think that this might work as a substitute? Im afraid it might fall apart in the boil. Do you have any other suggestions? – thank you!!!!!
Diana, if you wrap it up tight in layers of cling wrap I would say it should hold together just fine while boiling 😉 I would also turn half way through.
This looks delicious. I will be making this today. Thanks Anja.
Hi Anja, this looks amazing and I can’t wait to make it!! I was wanting to make buffalo wings with it, do you think the tomato paste would alter the flavor at all?
Hi Anja, I made this last week and it was a hit! I want to master the seitan and continue to make use of the ingredients I purchased for the recipe. Do you think this recipe would be good chopped or as pepper steak?
I’m so glad you like it. Yes I think it will be perfect chopped or as a pepper steak. Enjoy!