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11 Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbooks You Need to Know About

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So, you’ve got yourself a slow cooker. Now what? You may think there are only “so many” things you can cook in your shiny new (or dusty old) slow cooker.

And, you’d be wrong.

There are infinite recipes to utilize its maximum potential. But, who has time to weed them out of the vast expanse of cookbooks that exist in this world?

Well, we do. We do the work, you reap the rewards. It’s a match-made in plant-based heaven.

These cookbooks are packed to the brim with recipes you’ll be craving and dreaming about all day.

And guess what? Prep them before you leave the house, and your dreams will come true the minute you walk in the door hours later.

It sounds impossible, but I assure you. This is real life, and it’s really amazing.

Got a Crock Pot or Insta-Pot collecting dust? Brush that baby off and get to cooking!

Get Your Hands on These Slow Cooker Cookbooks

‘Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook’ by Jessica Brooks

Jessica Brooks is a veteran of the health and diet industry. Raised vegetarian, she took the vegan leap 20 years ago, and never looked back.

She’s passionate about helping people find their way to a healthy lifestyle. She has 7 cookbooks under her belt, many of which focus on beginners.

Jessica’s book is a step-by-step guide to creating healthful, delicious, and super easy meals. The Vegan Slow Cooker cookbook is an amazing tool for your kitchen.

Using this gadget is ideal for the busy family, or anyone who wants to spend less time cooking and more time eating. From breakfast to dessert, Jessica’s got you covered!

Some of Jessica’s recipes that blew my mind:

  • Vegan S’mores Marshmallows Oatmeal
  • Feel Good Okra-corn Soup
  • Tempeh Chili with Vaquero Beans
  • Crockpot Key Lime Pie

Just received a slow cooker as a gift and are at a loss on how to use it? Looking for colorful, flavorful, unique and fun meals? This is the perfect guide for you.

‘The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker’ by Toni Okamoto

Toni Okamoto is the founder of the website, blog, and meal planner “Plant Based on a Budget.”

She’s also the author/co-author of several amazing cookbooks. Toni focuses on eating healthy, even when you’re short on time and cash.

The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker is the guide you need to save you time (yes, please!) and money. Who doesn’t need that? Using a slow cooker is an excellent way to save time in the kitchen.

This cookbook helps you to create “Whole Foods, Fast and Slow” and to learn how to “Cook Smarter” not harder. With Toni’s book, you’ll learn how to prep for a few minutes.

Then, you will have a hearty, delectable plant-based meal waiting for you when you get home.

Planning is key for these meals, but with these results, a little prep is worth it! Check these out to see what I mean!

  • Good Morning Grits
  • Chana Masala
  • Baked Potatoes for Busy People
  • Mushroom-Kale Stroganoff

Cooking vegan in a slow cooker is the epitome of convenience. Yet, you still have the benefits of a healthy, veggie packed diet, instead of relying on processed junk. 100+ recipes with mouth-watering photos awaits you in this book. It’s a keeper.

‘The Vegan Slow Cooker’ by Kathy Hester

Kathy Hester is the author of dozens of luscious cookbooks and the voice of the blog “Healthy Slow Cooking.”

She knows her way around a Crock Pot, for sure. She’s a self-proclaimed collector of kitchen gadgets. And, almost by default, is a master at creating recipes to get the most out of them.

Every recipe in this book is complete in two simple steps. Well, technically three – don’t forget to turn the slow cooker on.

Not that I know anything about that, mind you. You literally chop and place your ingredients in your slow cooker, set it, and yes… go.

“Set it and go!?” What could possibly be easier than that? There are so many (150+) recipes in this book, it’s difficult to decide which ones are my favorite.

Here are some of my fam’s new staples:

  • Chock-Full of Veggies Cornbread
  • Italian Eggplant Casserole With Cashew-Tofu Ricotta
  • Smoky Mac and Cheese
  • Earl Grey Poached Pears

If you’re of the mindset that slow cookers are just for soups and cocktail weenies, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.

‘Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker’ by Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson is a longtime vegan and writer of over 20 cookbooks.

With a lifetime of experience as a chef and teacher, Robin is an expert at healthful cooking. Her eclectic style is refreshing and vibrant, and is reflected in the recipes in her books!

This is the quintessential manual for plant-based slow cooking. Over 200 recipes to get your stomach rumbling and your mouth watering. All from simply reading the recipes! Wait until you taste them!

These tasty treats were my kiddos’ picks:

  • Berry-Banana Breakfast Bread
  • Moroccan-Inspired Stuffed Winter Squash
  • Chimichurri Spaghetti Squash
  • Maple-and-Rum-Glazed Slow-baked Apples

There aren’t many photographs in this book, but don’t let that turn you off. It’s tantalizing descriptions will have you dreaming of more than just sugarplums. Lucky for you, those dreams are soon to become reality!

‘Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You’ by Kathy Hester

This is the second book we are featuring from author Kathy Hester. Kathy’s talents are abundant. She enjoys spreading the word about the simplicity of the vegan lifestyle.

Various online health and wellness websites feature her work and her passion.

This cookbook is unique in that it focuses on preparing smaller meals. In many of the cookbooks featured in this roundup, the meals yield large amounts.

That may not be suitable for every family. Kathy’s book is for smaller portions, and uses a smaller cooker.

Kathy has advice for how to best utilize your little cooker, and the results are almost magical!

Making magic in the kitchen is my favorite! Whip these up to the delight of everyone:

  • Italian Seitan Coins
  • Wake Up to Bananas Foster for Breakfast
  • Clean-Out-The-Fridge Veggie Curry
  • All-In-One Thanksgiving Dinner

I love how this book also has staple recipes you can add to your freezer for other uses. Instead of buying pre-made, processed foods at the store, you can now make them yourself. Even coffee creamer! What a great way to save time and money in the kitchen!

‘Slow Cooker: 100% Gluten-Free Vegan!’ by Karen Greenvang

Karen Greenvang is passionate about the vegan lifestyle. As a teen, she had many health issues. She attributes her transition to a vegan diet to healing her body and her spirit.

She has written dozens of books sharing her delicious and nutritious vegan recipes. This cookbook is especially helpful to folks with a gluten allergy or sensitivity.

Or, for those that wish to incorporate less gluten in their diets. This little book may be tiny, but it’s full of recipes to get your slow cooker motor running. Think of it as the starting gate to gluten-free and slow cooking.

You can’t go wrong with these selections:

  • Millet with Pear and Brazil Nuts
  • Ratatouille, Red Kidney Beans, and Black Olives
  • Vegetable Pot Pie
  • Lavender Strawberry Smoothie

Now you’ve gotten your feet wet, you can be confident in exploring all that you and your cooker can do together!

Never again will you feel limited by your gluten intolerance! Freedom! They’ll never take it away!

‘The Complete Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook’ by Shon Brooks

Shon Brooks is a prolific author of all things slow cooker and Instant Pot. There are over 20 cookbooks in both print and eBook form available on Amazon alone.

With all this expertise, it seems only natural to include Shon’s Complete Vegan Slow Cooker book on this list.

Did you know you can make pizza, breads, and salads in your slow cooker?

Yeah, neither did I until Shon came along. This may be a small book, but it’s mighty in variety!

My mouth is watering just thinking about these tasty morsels:

  • Wonderful Blueberry Butter
  • Delicious Barley and Squash Gratin
  • Almond and Beans Fondue
  • Incredibly Tasty Pizza

This short but sweet introduction to plant-based slow cooking is perfect for gift giving. It’s also great for taking along while traveling.

You don’t take your slow cooker in your camper? Maybe you should!

The no nonsense presentation leaves you free to get creative. You can fill your instagram with amazing food photos, without feeling intimidated.

‘Vegan: High Protein Vegan Cookbook’ by Jack Green

Jack Green has penned over 10 books dedicated to accessible and delicious plant-based eating. Most of his recipes focus on high protein nutrition.

Were you under the impression that eating plant-based meant it would be difficult to eat your macros? This cookbook will allay those misconceptions in a jiffy.

This is a high protein cookbook, so lots of delicious ways to whip up tofu and quinoa-based meals. I know my past Quinoa experiences have been… iffy. Making some of these recipes fixed that right away.

Easy to make, not so easy to forget:

  • Easy/Quick Gluten-Free Protein Bars
  • Vegan Chili-Quinoa
  • Quinoa Falafel with Tahini Dressing
  • Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

If you’re timid about tofu and quinoa, this is the perfect cookbook to get you pumped!

Both in the kitchen and in the gym. Or the park. Or the office. Or the library. Wherever you go, you’ll be rocking a healthier, plant-based bod!

‘Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes’ by Charlie Mason

Charlie Mason is a UK-based health and fitness enthusiast and a law student. Somehow, he manages to find time to write dozens upon dozens of health-focused books. He’s a machine!

Lucky for us, he shares his abundant knowledge and experience with all things plant-based! Charlie’s recipes cover you from morning to night, with snacks and desserts to round everything out.

Breakfast Delights will have you waking up to the aromas of a warm breakfast awaiting you.

You won’t want to wait for lunchtime to savor Lunchtime Goodies. Dinnertime will be waiting for you when you get home. Delicious Desserts with tempt your resolve.

Can’t you just smell these simmering away?

  • Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
  • Vegan Pantry Pot Pie
  • Butternut Squash Coconut Chili
  • Banana Brown Betty

While only 31 recipes long, that’s an entire month of delicious meals that practically cook themselves! What the heck are you waiting for?

‘Vegan Slow Cooker for Beginners: Essentials to Get Started’ by Rockridge Press

Rockridge Press is a publisher of Amazon best-sellers focusing on health, fitness, and dieting.

They have cookbooks for every type of lifestyle, and for every stage. No matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned veteran, Rockridge Press has a book for you.

This is an excellent book for beginners, guiding you through every step of slow cooker heaven. It even has tips on how to buy the perfect cooker for your kitchen.

With over 150 recipes, this is truly an essential guide to get you started in the right direction. Already a slow cooker connoisseur? You will still find valuable tips and of course, amazing recipes.

My kids are begging me to make these again:

  • Hash Brown Casserole
  • Hot and Sour Soup
  • Vegan Risotto
  • Chunky Seitan Roast

Looking for a no-fuss, through guide to all things slow cooker? This behemoth is what you’re looking for.

There are so many varieties of new and old favorites. You’ll have no trouble whipping up a meal to please everyone that sits at your dinner table.

‘The Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook’ by Martha Drummond

Martha Drummond is a cook with an enthusiasm for fast and easy comfort foods. She has penned half a dozen books that are both budget and belly friendly.

Do you find yourself dreading dinnertime every night or avoiding the kitchen throughout the day?

This may be the book for you. Did your well-meaning parents gift you a slow cooker that you’ve been side-eyeing for years? This may be the book for you.

Martha brings you easy to prepare dishes for every moment of the day, all in this delightful little volume. Complete with full color pictures and handy tips, this book will fast become your new favorite.

So many mouth-watering delights, it was hard to pick:

  • Easy Overnight Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal
  • Tasty Peanut Butter Satay
  • Lentil and Green Chile Tamales
  • Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

One thing I love about the slow cooker is the way the food smells when you come home to it. Your whole house fills with the aromas, and you barely have to lift a finger!

Wrapping Up

With so many newfangled kitchen appliances and gadgets arriving every year, it’s no wonder people get overwhelmed. The slow cooker, however, is a time-saving gadget that withstands the tests of time.

My mom used her mom’s Crock Pot throughout my childhood. Though she mainly made soups and dips for various potlucks. If she had these cookbooks, I may have gone plant-based much sooner.

They almost made me yearn for my twenties, when food was an afterthought, and usually ordered through a microphone. Ugh.

If I had known about the simplicity of the slow cooker during those years, I would’ve had some money in my savings account. But I digress.

Slow cookers aren’t a passing trend. They’re an efficient way to create taste bud tempting food, without all the hassle. It’s time to give them, and the food they simmer, the attention they deserve.

So, whether you’re new to the idea, or have been using your slow cooker since the Dark Ages, these cookbooks will help you to create the most delicious “complete meal in a pot” you’ve ever tasted.

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Michelle M. VanGurp

I'm a mom of two tweens. It's important to find food that satisfies our hunger and also fits into our busy lives. I love to find and share food that's easy, delicious, and plant-based. Writing about cooking is a dream come true.

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