Rating: 4.5 stars
36 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 1

Spicy, dense, and vegan, this pepperoni is perfect on pizza or for just snacking on by itself.

Recipe Summary

1 hr 30 mins
30 mins
2 hrs 20 mins
20 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Mix vital wheat gluten flour, nutritional yeast, mustard powder, paprika, fennel seeds, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, anise seeds, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.

  • Stir water, tomato paste, olive oil, liquid amino acid, and liquid smoke flavoring together in a separate bowl or measuring cup. Stir wet mixture into flour mixture until dough is evenly mixed. Turn dough onto a work surface and knead until smooth; shape into a log that is 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. Tightly wrap log in aluminum foil, twisting the ends to secure.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes. Unwrap pepperoni and cool to room temperature; store in refrigerator in an air-tight container or wrapped in plastic wrap.

Cook's Notes:

Soy sauce can be used in place of the liquid aminos.

If using a blender, pour wet ingredients into a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pulse on high speed 5 to 6 times, scrape down the sides, and repeat until well-combined.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 11.7g; carbohydrates 8.7g; fat 3.4g; sodium 348.8mg. Full Nutrition