For someone who cannot consume gluten, becoming vegan may seem impossible. Having to eliminate yet another group of foods can be very overwhelming for someone just starting the vegan lifestyle. However, we promise that once you get the hang of it, living a plant-based and gluten free lifestyle actually isn't so tough.
On plus side is you're sure to discover tons of new recipes and foods that you never would have thought of! That's why we compiled the best gluten free vegan cookbooks below!
Our Top Picks for Vegan Gluten Free Cookbooks
Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats by Allyson Kramer
You might know Allyson Kramer's name from VegNews Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Vegetarian Times. She is a food writer and photographer, who specializes in vegan and dairy free foods. She has written and photographed several vegan cookbooks, and always posts tons of other content on her website.
Great Gluten-free Vegan Eats aims to help the reader live a healthier life by cutting out animal products and wheat, and also is a great resource for those with many food allergies. Some of the recipes you can find in this book include:
- Double chocolate muffins
- Mashed yukon golds
- Biscuits and herbed country gravy
- Rosemary, leek, and potato pie
- Chocolate swirl avocado gelato
The chocolate swirl avocado gelato is the perfect blend of rich, sweet chocolate with creamy avocado that you never knew you needed. The savory biscuits and gravy, although typically gluten-laden, are mouth watering and they are totally celiac-friendly. And who doesn't love mashed potatoes? The mashed yukon golds go great as a side with practically any dish.
The Gluten-Free Vegan by Susan O'Brien
Susan O’Brien decided to go gluten free when she realized it was the cause of some her GI problems. Since then, O’Brien has been working to bring tasty gluten free recipes to those with similar stories or who just plain want to eat healthier. She also specializes in cooking without added sugars, something probably all of us can take some tips from!
The Gluten Free Vegan is meant to make life easier for those who have a gluten sensitivity or allergy. It is also a good place for those who are just new to vegan and gluten free diets, while also including recipes that will excite those who think they've seen every possibility of gluten free cooking. A few of these recipes are:
- Berry and cherry crisp
- Antioxidant chili
- Black bean salsa
- Stuffed butternut squash
If you are looking for a quick, healthy snack, look no further than the black bean salsa. Or, if you prefer a sweeter snack that is just as healthy, the berry and cherry crisp is the way to go. And when the holidays come around this year, you can make your own vegan, gluten free gingerbread that even non-vegans will love.
Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking by Dana Shultz
Dana Shultz is a recipe creator and food photographer who has published two cookbooks and co-created the Food Photography School. When I google for recipes and Minimalist Baker shows up, I instantly know I'm in for a treat. Definitely check out Shultz’ blog for even more tasty recipes.
Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking provides easy to make, healthy recipes for when you need to save time. These recipes uncomplicate cooking gluten free meals. While simple and easy to follow, these recipes remain flavorful and nutritious. These recipes include:
- Blackberry custard pie
- Garlic scalloped potatoes
- Beet and green apple yogurt smoothie
- Peanut butter and jelly ice cream sandwiches
- Cashew soba noodle salad
Instead of sugary cereal, the beet and green apple yogurt smoothie is the perfect way to start your day and quite convenient. Also, the cashew soba noodle salad is quick and easy to pack for lunch on a workday.
Gluten-Free & Vegan for the Whole Family by Jennifer Katzinger
Jennifer Katzinger has made it her mission to assist those with celiac disease. Katzinger even owned her own bakery where she brought gluten free baked goods to those who deeply missed their fix of confectionary treats! She is very passionate about providing people with a healthier life through spreading her recipes, many of which are found in this cookbook.
Gluten Free and Vegan for the Whole Family contains recipes for family meals as well as single serving snacks for one, all free of gluten. These recipes are not only gluten free and vegan, but soy-free too! And of course, since it's for the whole family, these recipes keep the gluten-eaters in mind too. This book includes recipes such as:
- Black bean croquettes
- Strawberry surprise popsicles
- Banana muffins
- Quinoa porridge
- Herbed soft cheese
Although none of them quite make full meals, they make great snacks and some of them, like the porridge, are pretty filling. The herbed cheese and strawberry popsicles are packed with great filling, but they are generally lighter and make for a good afternoon snack, especially for kids.
Gluten-Free Vegan: Healthy Everyday Recipes by Sophie Miller
Sophie Miller has published many cookbooks in the attempt to bring people a more accessible way to eat a gluten free diet. Miller provides people with easy to make recipes, while focusing too much on being "gourmet". She's a big believe in creating a healthy lifestyle, not just diet, and also gives tips for weight loss and staying in shape.
This book provides people with fast meals that are also tasty and exciting. These recipes can be made easily with little preparation time but are still quite nutritious. This book is good for newcomers to this diet and for those who don't want to deal with difficult, complex recipes. Some of the recipes in this book are:
- Parsnip chowder
- Chickpea salsa salad
- Apple celery crunch
- Tomato spaghetti
- Mushroom stroganoff
For a flavorful, filling meal, the parsnip chowder is a great choice, even for meat eaters. It is rich in flavor and is just as good leftover as it is fresh.
Gluten-Free & Vegan Bread by Jennifer Katzinger
Jennifer Katzinger finds herself on this list again, since she is a staple in the gluten free, vegan cooking community. Her dedication to bringing people her recipes is truly astounding.
This time, she's tackling perhaps the hardest thing to master in the gluten-free cooking: bread! While usually off-limits, this book allows the reader to indulge themselves in a dinner table staple, without suffering any gluten-related consequences. Some of the breads you can find in this book include:
- Apple walnut bread
- Russian black bread
- Orange chocolate bread
- Pecan cinnamon rolls
- Cranberry pecan bread
Savory or sweet, you can find something you'll love in this book, and they are all vegan too. A side of apple walnut toast goes great with any breakfast or as a snack, like most of the breads in this book. But, there are some breads that are more of a dessert, like the sweet and citrusy orange chocolate bread.
Gluten-Free Vegan Comfort Food by Lara Ferroni Gluten
Lara Ferroni is the author of many cookbooks. Some are not strictly vegan, and others cater to special occasions. Ferroni is a food photographer with a studio in Portland, Oregon, and she does photographs for other authors’ cookbooks too! Her passion for food and cooking is unparalleled and you can find information about her photography and her works in her book:
The goal of Gluten Free Comfort Food is pretty straight forward, replace hearty and filling gluten dishes with celiac friendly ones. It allows the reader to make tons of meals they've probably always eaten and loved, but now gluten free. Some of the new stuff you can try include:
- Roasted red pepper hummus
- Hawaiian Pudding
- Hearty vegetable stew
- Coconut, blueberry, and banana smoothie
- Pumpkin waffles
While some veggie stews may contain a roux with wheat flour to thicken the gravy, Susan's version is just as thick and filling, while easy and gluten-free. The roasted red pepper hummus is also a dish that is typically celiac-friendly, but still done well in this book. Everyone loves to snack on hummus, but making a homemade version flavorful isn't as easy as it seems.
Julieanna Hever is a well known dietitian and nutrition columnist for VegNews. Hever has been featured on many shows such as Dr Oz and the Steve Harvey Show. and co-stars in a Youtube Series The Chef and The Dietitian.
Beverly Lynn Bennett has always been passionate about cooking and sharing her recipes and cooking experiences. She has written 9 books and for 12 years wrote the column Dairy-Free Desserts for VegNews magazine. Her books and recipes can be found here: http://www.veganchef.com/index.html
This book wants to not only provide the reader with gluten free vegan recipes, but also educate them on how to more easily live a vegan, gluten free lifestyle. Some of the recipes within this book are:
- Cajun popcorn
- Baked chicknless nuggets
- Buttermilk biscuits
- Frosted browies
- Country cornbread
Thanks to this book, vegans and gluten-free people can now indulge themselves in what was once off limits, such as buttermilk biscuits, frosted brownies, and chicken nuggets. Whether you want to snack on some popcorn, or satisfy your sweet tooth with delectable frosted brownies, you can do it all with the recipes in this book.
Delicious Vegan Gluten-free Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Recipes by Vesela Tabakova
Vesela Tabakova combines her personal life with her writing by spreading old family recipes as well as exciting, new creations. Tabakova has published many works and aims to help spread natural, easy to make recipes with those who can't afford the high priced items that one may associate with gluten-free cooking.
This book really aims to give you a new spin on every meal of the day that you can make quickly. Some of the recipes you will learn to make with this book include:
- Spinach with rice
- Green bean potato stew
- Mushroom soup
- Beet fries
- Greek chickpea salad
The beet fries make a great healthy snack for the whole family and are super easy to whip up. The chickpea salad is also protein packed symphony of flavors that will fill you up before you even want to stop eating.
101 Gluten Free Vegan Italian Recipes by Jonathan Vine and Daniel Nadav
Jonathan Vine was always enthusiastic about cooking, but when he decided to take on the vegetarian lifestyle he started to share his recipes and write cookbooks. His aim is to improve people's lives through diet with his easy to make, affordable recipes. Some of his work can be found on his website and blog:
When co-author Daniel Nadav decided to adopt a vegan lifestyle, he was was forced to learn new ways to cook using wholesome ingredients. He decided to share these recipes with as many people as he could and help them improve their health while showing that there are many tasty and exciting ways to create nutritious, animal-free foods.
In this book, Jonathan Vine and Daniel Nadav aim to provide gluten free vegans with delicious Italian dishes that they can make in their own kitchen. Some of the Italian treats you can find in this book include:
- Grapefruit and pomegranate sorbet
- Moroccan pizza
- Pasta primavera
- Lasagna with cashew cheese
- Vegan chocolate truffles
The moroccan pizza, while not fully italian, packs a punch into an easy weekday dinner for the whole family. And when dinner is over, you can dig into some scrumptious chocolate truffles or grapefruit and pomegranate sorbet. Flavor without compromise is certainly the mission here.