Apple Fennel Seitan Dogs

HELLO BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE! Long time, no see! πŸ™‚ Let me say that I’m sorry for the absence, there has been a hell-of-a-lot of things going on over here and clearly posting on my blog was not one of them. But, I’m back for a bit, with some delicious recipes that I can’t wait to show you. Because of all of the cooking that I’ve been doing (cookbook photography for Cupcakes & Kale!), it has been a little hard to prepare for me being gone in April to work Coachella again. And instead of boring you with words, I’ll show you some of what’s been happening with me via photos!

Expo West Happened (I know it’s a bit belated, but would you like to know what my favorite products were from it? Let me know in the comments!)

I finally organized my linens! (I may do a DIY post on that)

I interviewed for a part-time job at Whole Foods Laguna Beach (Prepared Foods) and got it!

Bandit got a trim!

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I helped shoot a funny cooking video! (Photo courtesy of Jenny Bradley, editing by me)

Jackie Sobon Photographer

Baking for the book


My younger (goofy) sister is in town from Phoenix! <3 (She’s going to hate me for this)

Goofy Katie

AND I got a haircut, woohoo!

Now, back to the food! I was inspired by my favorite new Apple Fennel Coconut Bacon Flavor from Phoney Baloney’s, and knew that I had to make some sausage. Plus, it’s Spring which means it’s time to break out the fennel and grilling it with onions makes it even better. The apple is subtle and gives the seitan just a touch of sweetness while the fennel seeds bring the flavor, and some extra spices to make it all awesome.

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Apple Fennel Seitan Dogs

Apple Fennel Seitan Sausages topped with arugula, grilled onions and fennel. Yum!
Course Entree
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jackie of Vegan Yack Attack


Seitan Sausage

  • 1 C . + 2 T. Vital Wheat Gluten
  • 1/3 C . Chickpea Flour
  • 1 T . Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 T . Onion Powder
  • 1 T . Fennel Seed
  • 1 tsp . Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp . Dried Sage
  • 1/2-1 tsp . Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp . Yellow Mustard Powder
  • 1 C . Vegetable Broth
  • 1/3 C . Gala Apples Chopped
  • 1 1/2 T . Liquid Aminos
  • 3/4 tsp . Liquid Smoke


  • 1 1/2 C . Fennel Sliced Thinly
  • 1 1/2 C . White Onion Sliced Thinly
  • Optional: Oil for Coating
  • 2 C . Arugula
  • 1 T . Balsamic Vinegar


Seitan Sausages

  1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊF.
  2. Sift and stir together all of the dried ingredients for the seitan in a large bowl.
  3. In a blender, pulse the veggie broth, apple, liquid aminos and liquid smoke a few times.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and knead for 2 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into four pieces.
  6. Roll the pieces of seitan into logs, then place them on a large piece of foil (approx. 10β€³x10β€³).
  7. Wrap the foil around them as tight as possible, then twist the side-ends tightly in opposite directions until they won’t twist anymore.
  8. Place the sausages on a baking sheet and bake them for 25-30 minutes, turning them every 10 minutes (less baking time if you want to grill them). Your baking time may vary, but you can test if they’re done by squeezing them a little with some tongs to see if they are firm.
  9. Once they are done baking, take them out of the oven and wait 5 minutes to unwrap them.


  1. Toss the fennel and onion slices together and grill or roast until slightly browned.


  1. Toast the buns, fill with a little arugula, a sausage, top with grilled veggies and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Serve warm!

Oh! I almost forgot that I have a really awesome giveaway coming up, next month. I know, such a tease, right? πŸ˜‰

32 Comments on “Apple Fennel Seitan Dogs

    • Thank you! I can’t wait to start it and fill everyone in on how it’s going. πŸ™‚

  1. DANG these sound so good, color me impressed! SO GOOD to see you so much this last trip, I will get down there for our shootin’ date as soon as I can! XO

    • It really was SO fantastic to hang out so much. You’re one of the great ones, that’s for sure. πŸ˜‰ I can wait to blow up some clays! *Pew Pew*

  2. I still think about hot dogs sometimes even though I can’t remember the last time I ate one. They are so disgustingly delicious. I can’t wait to try this!

    • These aren’t as salty and weird as “standard” hot dogs, but they sure are delicious!

  3. I have never made my own seitan before, but I have been wanting to. It has intimidated me a bit, though. Your recipe totally sounds doable and I LOVE that. I cannot wait to try it πŸ™‚

  4. I love that these are baked! Steamed sausages never work out for me (probably because I don’t currently have a tight-fitting lid and have to use a plate when I steam things). I’ll be trying these as soon as I get some foil πŸ™‚ Would the baking method work for other seitan sausage recipes as well?

  5. Firstly, so jealous of your beautiful linen stash! It’s a little ridiculous how excited I get by new napkins these days πŸ˜‰
    These hot dogs look epic! It’s been way too long since I’ve made seitan sausages and topping these with the grilled fennel and onions must take them over the top.

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  9. Woohoo! Cat’s out of the bag – I am SO excited that you are shooting my book! Those muffins of mine have never looked so purdy πŸ™‚ And those sausages? Oh my. Mega yum.

  10. Aaaah I love apples in savory food. A couple of weeks ago I had mashed potatos with caramelized pear and onions. This was sooo amazing.

    Have to try your recipe!

    Love from Germany and congrats on the job!

  11. What would you recommend for substitutes to make this gluten-free?

  12. I just made these and they are so good!! They don’t taste like stuffing like I find a lot of other recipes do. Definitely making these again..and again..
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Yay! That’s awesome, Connie! I’m so, so glad that you liked them. πŸ™‚

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