The Best Vegan Cookbooks of 2016 (so Far)

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The Best Vegan Cookbooks of 2016 (so Far)

The Best Vegan Cookbooks of 2016 (so Far)

This is #TheYearOfVegan, and the proof is in the vegan pudding. Vegan food blogs are everything, new restaurants are opening left and right, and chain restaurants are offering more vegan options. Equally important is the fact that more and more people are enthusiastically partaking of this vegan explosion.

Recently, we’ve seen the release of many vegan cookbooks. This is super-exciting, because sometimes it’s nice to peruse an actual book (not the Internet) while looking for a recipe and be untethered from the computer while preparing a scrumptious meal.

Here are our favorite cookbooks from this year so far:

1. Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking

This book by the Minimalist Baker blog stands out from the crowd by offering simple and mostly gluten-free vegan recipes. You’re in for a real treat.

Everyday-Cooking© Minimalist Baker

2. PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook

This book is chock-full of simple vegan recipes for the student on a budget (or anyone else interested in affordable vegan meals!)

PETA's Vegan College Cookbook (2016 Edition)

3. Oh She Glows Every Day

This collection of quick and easy plant-based recipes is a follow-up to The Oh She Glows Cookbook, which was a New York Times bestseller.

Oh She Glows EveryDay© Oh She Glows

4. Vegan Bowl Attack!

Vegan Yack Attack has unleashed a vegan bowl cookbook on us, featuring more than 100 recipes, and we couldn’t be happier.

VeganBowlAttack© Vegan Yack Attack

5. Aquafaba

We just love the subtitle of this recipe book, Sweet and Savory Vegan Recipes Made Egg-Free With the Magic of Bean Water. You have to try aquafaba to know how magical it is!

aquafaba_frontcover© Andrews McMeel Publishing

6. Thug Kitchen 101

These hilarious masterminds can’t stop publishing bestselling cookbooks, and they’re back with this guide to quick, vegan meals.

Thug Kitchen© Thug Kitchen

7. The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur

The blogger behind Seitan Beats Your Meat presents a fabulous collection of 120 vegan cookie recipes, now available in paperback.

vegan-cookie-cookbook© Kelly Peloza

8. Vegan Under Pressure

We’ve been waiting for a pressure-cooker cookbook. Yes!

Vegan Under Pressure© The Veggie Queen

9. The Friendly Vegan Cookbook

Vegan photographer extraordinaire Michelle Cehn teamed up with Plant Based on a Budget‘s Toni Okamoto to bring us their favorite vegan recipes. When you buy the cookbook through this link, 40 percent of the proceeds will be donated to PETA.

Friendly Vegan Cookbook© The Friendly Vegan

10. Forks Over Knives Family

This follow-up to the bestselling Forks Over Knives Plan features 100 quick and easy kid-friendly recipes to keep the whole family healthy and excited about plant-based eating.

forks over knives family© Forks Over Knives

11. Vegan Mexico

Vegan chef Jason Wyrick, author of 2014’s Vegan Tacos, offers up a more comprehensive collection of Mexican recipes in his new book.

Vegan-Mexico-Cover© Vegan Heritage Press

12. The Little Vegan Cookbook

Don’t be fooled by the name—this pocket-sized cookbook is a compilation of more than 500 recipes from multiple vegan cookbooks and authors and covers everything from appetizers to desserts.

little-vegan-cookbook© The Quarto Group

13. Eaternity

Vegan chef Jason Wrobel explains the health and longevity benefits of the 150 recipes that he presents here.

14. The Make Ahead Vegan Cookbook

Ginny Kay McMeans, the woman behind the Vegan in the Freezer blog, offers recipes that can be enjoyed on the spot or frozen for later. It’s the perfect book to help you meal-prep a busy week.

The-Make-Ahead-Vegan-Cookbook-cover© Vegan in the Freezer

15. Baconish

With Leinana’s basic plant-based bacon recipes, you can whip up Bacon Apple Fritters, Bacon-Stuffed French Toast, Risotto with Peas and Mushroom Bacon, and so much more.

Baconish-Final-Cover© Vegan Good Things

16. Easy Vegan Breakfasts & Lunches

So many delicious vegan recipes, so little time. This book, courtesy of Maya Sozer of Dreamy Leaf, offers energizing, easily prepared meals to power you through your day.

Maya Sozer© Page Street Publishing

17. N’ice Cream

Vanelja gives us 80 homemade vegan ice-cream recipes, and we all scream with delight.

N+iceCream_COVER-page© N'Ice Cream

18. The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook

Isa Chandra Moskowitz of the Post Punk Kitchen does it again with this festive follow-up to Isa Does It, offering everything from appetizers and casseroles to cakes and pies.

Post Punk Kitchen© Post Punk Kitchen

19. The Love & Lemons Cookbook

Turn your farmer’s market finds into lovely meals with this collection of simple and healthy recipes from Jeanine Donofrio.

love & lemons book© Love & Lemons

20. Dining at The Ravens

You can’t go wrong with a cookbook by The Ravens Restaurant at The Stanford Inn by the Sea—one of the most delicious vegan restaurants in California.

Dining at the ravens© The Stanford Inn By the Sea

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