This homemade seitan recipe using gluten flour provides an easy and economical route to a great DIY plant-based protein. Be sure to see the step-by-step in this post on how to make seitan. You’ll also find a link to a roundup of delicious vegan recipes for using it.
Store-bought seitan can be quite good, or it can be shoe-leather tough, to use a non-vegan metaphor. And while it’s not ridiculously pricey, it isn’t as much of a protein bargain as beans, or even tofu. That changes when you make it at home.