As we always say, being vegan doesn't have to be complicated, time consuming, or expensive. When it comes to saving time, money, and keeping things simple in the kitchen, using a slow cooker is second to none. You simply throw everything in a pot, cover the lid, and forget about it! If you're thinking about taking your cooking to the next level in the simplest way possible then you'll enjoy our top picks for the best vegan slow cooker 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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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 around 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:
For a filling stew for the whole family, look no further than the savory dumpling stew. For a snack that packs a punch, the wasabi barbeque chickpeas is one of the best things out there. Although the sun dried tomato and olive polenta isn't spicy, it also makes a great snack.
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:
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:
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:
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.
Hey! I’m Michelle and I write product reviews for ThriveCuisine.com. I’m always preparing healthy / plant based foods and I’ve developed a knack for helping people get the best bang for their buck.