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 take a closer look...
Best Vegan Crockpot Cookbooks
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 as well as 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 make "fancy" dishes such as delicious ratatouille in just one pot, easily. For the perfect mix of sweet and savory, try the mango chutney. For strong flavors with a little bit of fire, the quinoa curry is the perfect healthy and easy to make option.
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, as well as writing articles for many other magazines. Robertson enjoys teaching exotic plant-based recipes as well as old family vegan recipes.
This book shows practical recipes to use 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.
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 both 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 is a nice, new spin on a classic vegan dish. The cajun seasonings give it great flavor and elevates the dish to a whole new level.
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 focuses a lot on recipes for slow cookers specifically, 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.
This book aims to give people simple recipes with little preparation required. Though easy to make, these recipes are not lacking in flavor or in 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 chick'n and olives
- Earl grey poached pears
- Delicate 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.
Because the majority of the recipes in this book take several hours of slow cooking, this could be the perfect book for anyone who wants to prepare easy vegan meals while they're out and about. Simply throw together the ingredients, then set the crockpot to cook while you're working or running errands.
The author, Grace Carson, has quite a lot of experience with vegan cooking and living a healthy lifestyle. She's also written a vegan pressure cooker guide that makes prepping tasty meals effortless.
In this slow cooker cookbook, however, you'll find recipes like:
- Wheat berries bean salad
- Lentil cauliflower curry
- Beet soup
- Mediterranean stuffed peppers
- Vegetable lasagna
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We personally love the look look of the vegan vegetable lasagna. There's nothing like an indulgent, filling pasta to warm you up on a cold day.
The Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook provides more than just meals, but also 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 a number of 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.
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 a bit 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
- Crock pot vegetables with spaghetti
- Crockpot key lime pie
This book really 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.
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 focuses on providing 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 who are eating alone. Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You not only offers vegan slow cooker entrees, but also delicious sides and even deserts, 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 all in one thanksgiving dinner is the answer to your prayers. It has all the great flavors of Thanksgiving and is so easy to make with a slow cooker. It's a great way to indulge yourself throughout the year, whether it is actually thanksgiving or not.
She may not have written many other vegan cookbooks yet at this point in time, but with this book, Laura Hamilton made a splash in the arena of vegan cookbook dishes. It's filled with recipes designed to make plant-free cooking ultra-simple.
To make your life even simpler, the cookbook comes with a seven-day vegan meal plan. It gives you an idea of what to eat and snack on throughout the course of a week.
Expect to find recipes like the following inside this book:
- Carrot Cake & Zucchini Bread Oatmeal
- Salted Caramel Oatmeal
- Classic Tomato and Basil Soup
- Minestrone Soup
- Barbecue Lentil Sandwich
We're personally interested in that salted caramel oatmeal. We like the idea of a sweet start to our morning.
Cooking vegan foods can be difficult when you have picky eaters in your household. Fortunately, there are cookbooks like this one created by Brenda Finney.
This book is packed full of 50 vegan recipes. There's such a variety, that you're likely to find dishes that everyone in your family will like, even including typically fussy kids. To give you just a taste of the recipes you might find in this book, here are a few examples:
- Beetroot and Red Onion Ragout
- Red Ratatouille
- Coconut Stew
- Yellow Split Peas with Spiced Yogurt
- Asian Ratatouille
What sets this book apart, we think, is that it's created by a professional chef. You can trust that Brenda Finney know what she's talking about as she shares these easy-to-make recipes with you.
Hopefully, we showed you that there are tons of options out there to guide you through preparing vegan dishes. It doesn't have to be complicated and difficult.
Slow cookers can make preparing delicious lunches and dinners simple. Figuring out what to make with your slow cooker is often the most challenging part! With any of the books on this list, though, you'll be whipping up healthy vegan meals in no time.
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