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spicy baked vegan popcorn seitan

Spicy Baked Vegan Popcorn Seitan

Enjoy this Cajun spiced spicy baked vegan popcorn seitan when you crave for something yummy and crispy. These baked yummies are really addictive.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 231kcal


  • 2-3 cups Chicken style Seitan


  • ΒΌ cup hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp aquafaba (add in the end)
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Flour-Panko mixture:

  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp hot paprika
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


Prep Seitan

  • Cut seitan into bite size pieces.
  • Add liquid slurry and mix well to coat.
  • Allow the seitan to rest in the liquid for ten minutes.

Prepare the Flour Mixture:

  • Mix 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour(use rice flour or oats flour if gluten-free) with 1 cup Panko bread crumbs, paprika and Cajun seasoning.
  • Add garlic powder and mix well.
  • Add salt and pepper.

Dredge and Coat:

  • Add half of the flour mixture to the seitan and mix well to coat.
  • Now dip each pieces of seitan into aquafaba and dredge it in the flour mixture for the final coat.
  • Work with one seitan piece at a time for the best results.

Bake or Fry

  • Place all seitan pieces on a greased baking sheet and brush them lightly with oil.
  • Bake for twenty minutes in a preheated oven at 350F until the seitans are crispy.
  • Your spicy baked vegan popcorn seitan is ready to savor.
  • If frying, add 2 cups of oil in a pan and allow it to heat.
  • Add seitan pieces into the hot oil and fry until golden brown.
  • Serve with buffalo ranch or 2-minute avo sauce.


  • You can add more hot sauce in aquafaba to make the popcorn seitan more hot.
  • Add some cayenne pepper powder to the flour mixture to add more heat.
  • You can freeze the coated seitan and bake them later too.
  • If you want to store the baked popcorn seitan, refrigerate after cooling down and reheat it in the oven(not in microwave) before serving.


Calories: 231kcal