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Vegan buffalo wings on white plate
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Vegan Buffalo Wings

Not only are Vegan Buffalo Wings delicious and satisfying, but they are also a great source of plant-based protein.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • Ingredients for Vegan Buffalo Wings:
  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, preferably freshly ground 
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning mix
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Vegan Buffalo Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp vegan unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, and poultry seasoning mix.
  • Add the broth and tahini to the dry mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until a dough ball forms. 
  • After that, knead the dough with your hands. (If the dough seems too dry, add more vegetable broth, 1 tablespoon at a time). 
  • Form the dough into nugget shapes (about 2 inches). 
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil (I added about 5 cups of water). Add the seitan wings and reduce the heat to medium. Let them cook for 40 to 45 minutes.
  • In the meantime, simmer all the buffalo sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until everything is well combined, and remove from the heat.
  • Once the seitan wings are cooked, place them on paper towels to remove excess water. Drizzle 1 tsp of olive oil over seitan wings and place them in the Air Fryer cooking basket. 
  • Air fry the prepared seitan wings for about 10 minutes, until golden color. Pour hot Vegan Buffalo Sauce over the seitan wings to coat them on all sides. Serve and enjoy!


  • For a homemade poultry seasoning mix, combine
    1/4 tsp of dried ground sage,
    1/2 tsp of dried ground coriander seeds,
    1/4 tsp of ground cumin seeds,
    1/2 tsp of dried ground marjoram,
    1/4 tsp of ground black pepper,
    1/2 tsp of dried ground bay leaf, and a pinch of grated nutmeg.
  • 7 WW points per serving
  • Serving size approximately 2 wings depending on how you divide the seitan 


Serving: 157g | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.8g | Protein: 27.4g | Fat: 8.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.8g | Trans Fat: 741g | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 5.3g | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3mg