As we always say, being vegan doesn’t have to be complicated, time-consuming, or expensive. With our picks for the best vegan crockpot cookbooks, it doesn’t have to be.
Between all these easy-to-follow books, you’ll have hundreds of easy recipes right at your fingertips. Let’s begin.
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1. The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook: 100 Easy, Healthy Recipes That Are Ready When You Are by Toni Okamoto
Toni Okamoto is the author of The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook and co-author of The Friendly Vegan Cookbook. Okamoto can also be seen on the FOX affiliate in Sacramento and in the documentary What The Health.
She is also the founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, a website, and blog that teaches readers how to eat healthier while saving money. Okamoto’s work has been featured in Reader’s Digest and US News and World Report.
Super Easy Vegan Slow cooker Cookbook provides simple, easy to make recipes for those who don’t want the hassle of using multiple cooking instruments. While simple, these recipes are still healthy and full of flavor. This book contains recipes such as:
- Shiitake mushroom soup
- Quinoa curry
- Spicy tomato lentil soup
- Mango chutney
Additionally, you can easily make “fancy” dishes such as delicious ratatouille in just one pot. For the perfect mix of sweet and savory, try the mango chutney. The quinoa curry is the perfect healthy and easy-to-make option for strong flavors with a little bit of fire.
2. Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker: 200 Ultra-Convenient, Super-Tasty, Completely Animal-Free Recipes by Robin Robertson
Robin Robertson has written over 20 cookbooks, including a few bestsellers. Robertson wrote The Global Vegan column for VegNews and was a columnist and editor for The Vegetarian Times and wrote articles for many other magazines. Robertson enjoys teaching exotic plant-based recipes as well as old family vegan recipes.
This book shows practical recipes for many different kinds of slow cookers. This book boasts enticing flavors and ingredients while remaining convenient for those using the recipes. Some of those recipes include:
- Baked potato soup
- Peach and dried blueberry chutney
- Lasagna Primavera
- Chocolate peanut butter cheesecake
- Mexican hot chocolate
What could beat a smooth, creamy cheesecake that is both vegan and gluten-free? The only thing that might be able to beat it is an exquisite, hearty baked potato soup. It’s hard to compare the two, but they both somehow hit the spot on a cool fall evening.
3. Vegan Slow Cooker for Beginners: Essentials to Get Started
This book is perfect for someone who is always busy and doesn’t have the time to spend hours cooking. Vegan Slow Cooker For Beginners provides easy-to-understand recipes for those who are inexperienced. It also includes tips for buying the right slow cooker for your schedule and lifestyle.
We would actually recommend a multi-cooker, though, as it can function as a slow cooker and pressure cooker.
Here are some of the recipes included in this book:
- Coconutty oats
- Asian potato salad
- Classic apple cobbler
- Bean and penne soup
- Cajun-style kidney beans and rice
The cajun beans and rice are a new spin on a classic vegan dish. The Cajun seasonings give it great flavor and elevate the dish to a new level.
4. The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour by Kathy Hester
Kathy Hester is the founder of the popular blog Healthy Slow Cooking and has had her recipes featured on sites such as The Washington Post and The Oregonian. Hester specifically focuses on recipes for slow cookers and is a target of admiration by many home cooks. Hester has worked on titles including The Great Vegan Bean Book and The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot.
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This book aims to give people simple recipes with little preparation required. Though easy to make, these recipes do not lack in flavor or nutritional value. This Cookbook doesn’t cater to one specific taste. In it you will find many vastly different recipes, including:
- Acorn squash stuffed with cranberry pecan rice
- Apple sage sausage
- Braised chicken and olives
- Earl grey poached pears
- Delicata squash and pear soup
The stuffed acorn squash has got everything you could ask for. The squash has a sweet nuttiness about it that is only brought out more by the cranberry pecan rice. It is definitely delicious enough to impress even meat-eaters, but if you want to really wow them, the apple sage sausage is how to do it. The sage is not overpowering, it is just a subtle hint, and the sausage is delicious enough that it might be mistaken for the real thing.
5. Vegan Slow Cooker: Top 45 Inexpensive Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes by Marie Richler
Marie Richler is passionate about the vegan lifestyle and bringing people easy to make and affordable recipes. She wants to help people eat healthy without breaking the bank. Richler focuses mainly on recipes for slow cookers that can be quickly prepared.
This book brings readers affordable, new ways to make tasty foods. It is designed for those who don’t have time to fiddle with multiple cooking utensils and dishes. These recipes can be put in a slow cooker and left to cook all day while you’re out and about. It contains recipes such as:
- Sun-dried tomato and olive polenta
- Vegan dumpling stew
- Curried cauliflower
- Wasabi barbeque chickpeas
- Tomato basil soup
Look no further than the savory dumpling stew for a filling stew for the whole family. For a snack that packs a punch, the wasabi barbeque chickpeas are one of the best things out there. Although the sun-dried tomato and olive polenta aren’t spicy, it also makes a great snack.
6. The Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook: 38 Easy To Prepare Vegan Recipes For Your Slow Cooker by Martha Drummond
The Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook provides more than just meals and easy-to-make snacks and desserts. These recipes are meant to save time while still packing in whole foods. This book aims to make life easier for those who need a little more time in their day to do things other than worry about cooking. Some of the hidden treasures you can find in this book include:
- Cinnamon pumpkin vegan oatmeal
- Spinach pumpkin vegan oatmeal
- Spinach mushroom vegan marinara sauce
- Vegan lentil and green chili slow cooker tamales
- Vegan Louisiana gumbo
- Coconut vegan curry
The spinach and mushroom marinara sauce is unlike any marinara sauce you have ever had and goes great with several dishes, especially spaghetti. Or, if Italian isn’t your thing, maybe the Louisiana gumbo, a classic favorite for vegans and non-vegans, would hit the spot.
7. Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook: 100 Tasty Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes For Life Long Health by Jessica Brooks
Jessica Brooks aspires to share her tasty and healthy vegan recipes with everyone, whether they are just taking on the vegan lifestyle or have lived it for years. Brooks boasts an extensive knowledge of vegan dishes, from those meant for a slow cooker to vegan desserts. She also creates diet plans for those looking to follow to make their lives healthier.
This book gives its readers easily prepared slow cooker meals with little time spent on preparation. It is designed to prevent the reader from wasting time slaving away in the kitchen while still providing a flavorful dish. Some of the recipes included in this Cookbook are:
- Vegan S’mores marshmallows oatmeal
- Veggie soup with toasted pecans
- Three pepper vegan bowl
- Crockpot vegetables with spaghetti
- Crockpot key lime pie
This book highlights the diversity of crockpot cooking. It proves that you can make everything from healthy breakfast oatmeal to spaghetti and even a perfectly sweet and citrusy key lime pie.
8. Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You: More than 100 Delicious One-Pot Meals for Your 1.5-Quart/Litre Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester
Kathy Hester has once again made this list, proving her dedication to bringing her vegan recipes to people. She even caters to specific types of slow cookers for those readers who like a little more detailed and precise instruction.
This book provides recipes for those with smaller slow cookers and little time and effort to put into a home-cooked, healthy meal. This Cookbook is for those with small families or those eating alone. Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You offers not only vegan slow cooker entrees but also delicious sides and even desserts and includes recipes such as:
- Pumpkin polenta
- Corn and basiol risotto
- All in one Thanksgiving dinner
- White bean quinoa gumbo
If you want an easy-to-make dinner that will please even the pickiest of eaters, the in one thanksgiving dinner is the answer to your prayers. It has all the great Thanksgiving flavors and is so easy to make with a slow cooker. It’s a great way to indulge yourself throughout the year, whether it is Thanksgiving or not.
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