The first recipes that come to mind for slow cookers are usually meat heavy — lots of hearty stews and chilies. There have, however, been quite a few cookbooks that have come out recently that highlight a vegan diet for slow cookers. These recipes generally focus on wonderful beans, grains, and vegetables.

Here are some ideas to get you started cooking vegan in the slow cooker. I especially love the idea of making vegan overnight oats. The pumpkin pie oatmeal in the roundup would definitely be ideal right now.

Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew - The Kitchn
2 Chana Masala - Cooking In Westchester
3 Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal - Around My Family Table
4 Indian Spiced Lentils - The Diva Dish
5 Barbecue Lentil Sandwich - Healthful Pursuit

Bourbon Maple Baked Beans - Averie Cooks
7 Butternut Squash Coconut Chili - The Fig Tree
8 Salsa Corn Dip - Simply Love Food
9 Red Lentil Soup with Spinach and Coconut Milk - Kalyn's Kitchen
10 Sweet Potato Lentils - Pinch of Yum

Do you have any great vegan slow cooker recipes you use? Let us know in the comments.

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