Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus
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?
I had this pumpkin pie 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. However, 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.
Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus
- 1 15 oz can chickpeas rinsed very well
- 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
- ½ cup cinnamon apple sauce
- ¼ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup real maple syrup
- ¼ 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?
I needed to come with a healthy snack for a fitness group. I had just sampled a store bought pumpkin pie hummus and thought I could make that myself! I found your recipe and made it today and absolutely love it! I shared the link with my group and expect other samplers too! Can’t wait to try your other recipes.
Hi Colleen! I'm so glad you like it and thanks so much for sharing it!
Awesome job creating this! I was a bit skeptical at first from almond butter and applesauce but it’s absolutely delightful! I saw pumpkin pie hummus at a local store and I thought “I could make this”. That’s when I looked up a recipe and found this! Love that you do other hummus recipes too, I will totally check them out and try them 🙂
I'm so glad you liked it Heather! I'm starting to see more dessert hummus at the store too. It's so easy to make and I love the surprised look on people's faces when I tell them what it is 🙂
This looks so good! I really love dips that go well with cheese and fruits so I know I'll love this! Thanks for the recipe!
thanks so much! Let me know if you try it!
This sounds incredible!!! Love dessert hummus, and love your combo of flavors in this!
Thanks Lizzie! If you try it let me know how you like it. I actually polished most of it off with a spoon 🙂