Tiffany Burich's Famous Seitan "Muffins"
As many of you know, I depend heavily on soy and protein powders as my main sources of vegan protein. And as we all know, they sure aren’t cheap when I’m prepping for a competition! So when I traveled to Texas last July to compete with the other members of my PlantBuilt team, I was really curious to know what they relied on for plant-based protein.
To my surprise, many of them were consuming seitan on the daily aka vital wheat gluten.
Tiffany Burich in particular (a figure competitor and competition coach to other PlantBuilt members) is a HUGE seitan worshiper 😉
And after I saw her massive pipes and eerily similar resemblance to Thor Girl, I knew she had to be doing something right and I wanted in on the (super hero) action too!
Tiffany was nice enough to share her famous “seitan muffin” recipe with me. And now I’m passing it off onto the rest of the vegan bodybuilding world!
What’s especially great about these so-called “muffins” is that they taste like a sweet bread aka carb-a-licious but are actually PURE muscle-building PROTEIN! That’s also why we’re going to forgive them for looking like giant turds…
I find myself making these when I’m traveling or needing something quick and easy that doesn’t require any cooking, prep or refrigeration.
Tiffany Burich’s Seitan Protein “Muffins”
3 cups Vital Wheat Gluten
1/2 cup cinnamon
10 packets of stevia
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 cups water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix dry ingredients together before adding in the liquids, then mash/work dough for one minute.
**Optional Ingredients: Add a small, super ripe banana at this point if you wish. Or try throwing in some carob chips, unsweetened coconut, canned pumpkin. Whatever suits your fancy!**
Roll into balls & lay onto cookie sheet. Cook uncovered for 35 – 45 minutes until muffins have puffed up into giant shit bricks. Mmmmmmmmm enjoy!