Fall and winter are the perfect seasons to pull out your giant, somewhat clunky counter top slow cooker / crockpot and try out some new recipes. These 16 Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes provide a great, healthy-delicious place to start. Try homemade vegan yogurt, peanut mole tofu, spicy lentil chili, easy oatmeal, cornbread and bean casserole, creamsicle tapioca, kid-friendly veggie pasta sauce and many more. Get the recipes and enter to win a copy of Kathy Hester’s book The Vegan Slow Cooker. A few of Kathy’s recipes are featured in the round-up as well!..
Crock Pot Apple Sauce 1 of 16This super easy recipe allows you to take fresh, in-season apples and turn them into rich, sweet and totally cozy spiced apple sauce. Photo credit: Paula, Bellalimento
Make a Crock Pot Apple Sauce
BBQ Pineapple Tofu 2 of 16Here is a healthy idea. Slow cook tofu and then use it as a warm and delicious salad topper! This BBQ and pineapple infused tofu is delish over top crisp lettuce greens. Photo credit: Susan, Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Make BBQ Pineapple Tofu, recipe at Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Corn Bread and Chili 3 of 16Make one of your favorite comfort food meals - corn bread and chili - all in one slow cooker pot! This corn bread and bean casserole is just the thing to warm you up on a cold fall or winter evening. Photo credit: Barbara, That Was Vegan?
Make Corn Bread Bean Casserole, recipe at That was Vegan?
Homemade Vegan Yogurt 4 of 16Did you know that you could make yogurt in a slow cooker? You can! And this vegan recipe is a wonderful way to start experimenting with this versatile recipe idea. Photo credit: Sayward, Bonzai Aphrodite
Make Homemade Vegan Yogurt, recipe at Bonzai Aphrodite
Spiced Oatmeal 5 of 16Oatmeal is a basic slow cooker recipe that everyone should try. These cozy-spiced steel cut oats provide a wam, healthy and welcoming breakfast. Photo credit: Erin, Olives for Dinner
Make Steel Cut Oatmeal, recipe at Olives for Dinner
Lentil Chili 6 of 16This amazing bowl of chili is packed with delicious ingredients and nutritious lentils. Protein packed. Dive into this inviting bowl of chili bliss. Photo credit: Jeanette, Jeanettes Healthy Living
Make Steel Cut Oatmeal, recipe at Jeanettes Healthy Living
Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Oatmeal 7 of 16This dessert-flavored bowl of oats combines the taste of cheesecake with a lively lemon raspberry vegan yogurt topping. Breakfast or dessert approved! Photo credit: Kathy, Healthy Slow Cooking
Make Cheesecake Oatmeal, recipe at Healthy Slow Cooking
Sin-cinatti Chili 8 of 16This lentil-based vegan chili is warm and spicy with cocoa hints and loads of flavor. A cute vegan ghost on top makes this the perfect chilly Halloween night dinner. Photo credit: Kathy, Healthy Slow Cooking
Make Halloween Chili, recipe at Healthy Slow Cooking
Creamsicle Tapioca 9 of 16This tapioca pudding is a simple dessert treat to crave. Creamsicle flavored with citrus and vanilla. Photo credit: Kathy, Healthy Slow Cooking
Make Cheesecake Tapioca, recipe at Healthy Slow Cooking
Southern Grits and Chickpeas 10 of 16If you love grits, give this slow cooker version a try. Spiced chickpeas on top. Gluten free recipe. Photo credit: Kathy, Healthy Slow Cooking
Make Grits and Chickpeas, recipe at Healthy Slow Cooking
Apple Date Butter 11 of 16Warmly spiced apple butter is made sweet and creamy by adding dates. clove, spice and vanilla flavors. Photo credit: Jennifer, Virtually Vegan Mama
Make Apple Date Butter, recipe at Virtually Vegan Mama
Protein Butternut Peanut Mole 12 of 16This recipe screams comfort food. Tofu and tempeh and butternut squash easily merges with peanut mole sauce in a slow cooker. This is a recipe to crave! Must try for any peanut mole lover. Photo credit: Susan, Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Make Tofu Peanut Mole, recipe at Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Mexican Quinoa and Beans 13 of 16Healthy, protein-rich quinoa combines with black beans and Mexican flavors in this fiesta-inspired dish. Photo credit: Kathy, Healthy Slow Cooking
Make Mexican Quinoa and Beans, recipe at Healthy Slow Cooking
Hid and Seek Pasta Sauce 14 of 16Sneek some extra veggies into this homemade pasta sauce puree. Toss with some pasta for an easy, healthy dinner. Delicious vegan bean-wheat balls on top! Photo credit: Kathy, Healthy Slow Cooking
Make Hide and Seek Pasta Sauce, recipe at Healthy Slow Cooking
Pineapple Chick’n 15 of 16This protein-rich dish combines pineapple, vegan chick'n and peppers in a slow cooker. Easy entree for your feast. Photo credit: Kathy, Healthy Slow Cooking
Make Pineapple Chick'n, recipe at Healthy Slow Cooking
Quinoa Jambalaya 16 of 16A spicy tomato base merges with quinoa and tempeh for a Jambalaya-flavored dish. Photo credit: Kathy, Healthy Slow Cooking
Make Quinoa Jambalaya, recipe at Healthy Slow Cooking
Enter the Giveaway!..
Details: ends Oct 26th 2012. USA only. Prize: one winner will receive a copy of Kathy Hester’s cookbook “The Vegan Slow Cooker” see on Amazon.
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Read more from Kathy on her blog, Healthy. Happy. Life.
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