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Dessert Hummus 4 Ways

dessert hummus recipes

Although you probably associate hummus with carrot sticks, pitta bread, and if you have a weaning baby, breadsticks and a lot of mess, dessert hummus is taking the culinary, and health food worlds by storm.

 

Ever curious to try anything vaguely funky I wasn’t going to skip the chance to get experimental, and I came up with these 4 dessert hummus recipes that are easy, healthy, and oh so tasty!

 

I have a sweet tooth so relish the chance to eat anything sweet if I can ‘get away’ with it because it’s a healthy version.

 

And these recipes sure are healthy.

 

Chickpeas contain protein, slow release carbs, fibre and something called ‘resistant starch’ which is what makes legumes (and cold, cooked potatoes incidentally) so very filling.

 

And filling is great when you’re trying to keep calories lower to lose weight. Who wants to go hungry? Not me!

 

I made 4 recipes from one tin of chickpeas, based on the drained weight being 240g (so 80g per portion), but don’t worry about it being exact.

 

The method for all 4 recipes is the same. Simply mash the chickpeas, then mix in the additional ingredients. If it’s too dry add a little of the liquid from the tin. This stuff is called aquafaba, and is actually a funky ingredient itself, being an egg white replacement (for vegans or allergies) in mousse, meringues or baking.

 

 

Apple Pie Hummus

Serves 1, 150 calories

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80g chickpeas

100g apple puree (baby food!) or one apple, stewed & mashed

Extra apple slices to dip, or carrot slices

½ tsp. vanilla extract

Pinch salt

Sugar free caramel sauce, optional like Zero Calorie Syrup, Sugar Free, Butterscotch, 400 ml

 

 

Peanut Butter & Jam Hummus

Serves 1, 200 calories

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80g chickpeas

1 tbsp. peanut butter or PB2 (peanut butter powder) mixed with water such as Bell Plantation, PB2, Powdered Peanut Butter (184 g)
1 tsp.  stevia or to taste

1 tsp. sugar free strawberry jam such as Stute Diabetic Strawberry Extra Jam 430g

Extra strawberries, or apple slices, for dipping

 

 

Vanilla Hummus

(Serves 1, 200 calories)

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80g chickpeas

1 scoop (25g) vanilla protein such as Awesome Supplements Vegan or whey Protein (use code POLLYHO5 for 5% off)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Splash of almond milk

Pinch salt

Optional extras: dark chocolate chips, cinnamon, blueberries etc.

 

 

Chocolate Hummus

Serves 1, 100 calories

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80g chickpeas

1 tsp. stevia or to taste, I like Nutri-Nick Vanilla Stevia Drops Natural Sugar-Free Zero Calorie Flavoured Stevia Sweetener for Baking Hot and Cold Drinks 50 ml

1 tbsp. cocoa powder, ideally fair trade or similar Organic raw Cacao / Cocoa Powder by Nukraft 1kg (available in 250g, 500g and 1kg)

 

 

Have you found any interesting hummus variations, either sweet or savoury? Please do come and tell us in my free Facebook group here!

 

 

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2 comments
Jenni Bourque says August 6, 2018

Believe it or not, I’ve never tried dessert hummus. This looks delicious.

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Polly says August 6, 2018

I’ve seen ones you can buy too but I love getting creative making my own!

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