Dessert hummus is a thing! And this one is packed with all the flavors of fall. Pair this Pumpkin Pie Hummus with fresh fruit and gingersnap cookies for a healthier holiday dessert.
Oh, the things you can do with chickpeas!
If you follow my blog, you’ve probably noticed that I have a thing for dessert hummus. Like my Chocolate Walnut Hummus. Or my Loaded Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough dessert hummus. I know you’re thinking I’m crazy, but plain old savory hummus all the time gets old. Am I right? So, why not sweeten it up a bit and dip some fruit in it instead of carrots?
The Recipe ReDux theme for October is Pumpkin, and although I’m not usually one of those pumpkin spice everything types, I had this dessert hummus idea in my head, and I just had to give it a go. So happy I did because this is SO good, and it’s such an easy and healthy dessert idea.
This isn’t necessarily a low carb recipe, but it’s made with mostly healthy carbs – so it’s good for you and it won’t spike your blood sugar. It’s also kind of filling because chickpeas and pumpkin add quite a bit of fiber. And let’s not forget about the health benefits of pumpkin. It’s LOADED with beta carotene which is a winner of an antioxidant. It’s every bit as good for your eyes as those carrots.
Who knew that chickpeas would pair so well with canned pumpkin, applesauce, almond butter and a bit of sweetener? Once I added those pumpkin pie spices it was a match made in heaven. And I promise you can’t taste any chickpeas.
I love this dessert hummus as part of a fruit platter. And it’s totally perfect if you throw in some gingersnap cookies to scoop it up with.
Such a healthier way to enjoy the flavors of pumpkin pie! Makes 3 cups
- 1 15 oz can chickpeas rinsed very well
- 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup cinnamon apple sauce
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar or stevia, or other sweetener
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice mix
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- pomegranate arils to garnish
- caramel sauce to garnish
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Make sure you scrape down the sides of the bowl periodically.
Taste and adjust any spices or sweetener.
Refrigerate covered until ready to serve. Stir before serving.
If desired, sprinkle pomegranate arils and/or drizzle with caramel sauce before serving. Serve with sliced fruit and cookies
Have you ever had a dessert hummus? Do you know they sell them in some stores now?
Please stop by and check out lots of other ways to use pumpkin from the Recipe ReDux members!