There’s no denying the awesomeness of hummus and dessert, but have you tried the two together? Well, you might have some questions about this tasty and sweet combo.
What is a hummus dessert?
The hummus dessert is made from a chickpea base, just like regular hummus, but it also has sweeter dessert-like ingredients (cocoa powder, peppermint oil, vanilla extract, and honey) instead of things like garlic and olive oil. Today, you can find packaged versions in most grocery stores.
This dessert is not just to be eaten with just a spoon, it is quite a versatile variety. You can use it as a frosting on top of cupcakes, to dip fruits and vegetables in it, to top pancakes and toast, etc.
Is it really good for you?
Hummus is generally considered a healthy snack, especially when paired with whole wheat pita or veggie pita. It also makes a great spread on a sandwich or veggie wrap, but how does it stack up once you add sugar and chocolate to the mix?
Regular hummus often has one gram of fiber and about one or two grams of protein per serving, and the same goes for the sweeter variety, but most hummus desserts have about 60 calories and five grams of sugar per serving. every two tablespoons of serving. Standard hummus is generally sugar-free, although the calories are about the same.
So while the calories and nutrition in the hummus dessert aren’t all that different from its classic counterpart, there’s no denying the added sugar boost. However, it is much better than traditional frosting. With some fiber and protein in the mix, it’s easier to feel more satisfied with less.
However, like any dessert, you would stick to the serving size to avoid over-the-top, which can be very difficult with dips that you just dip into.
Chocolate hummus recipe. If you like traditional hummus with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt, cumin, and oil, you have to try this recipe for chocolate hummus. It is a perfect sweet variation to serve as a dessert. This sweet hummus is vegan, healthy, and takes just 5 minutes.
I’ve always said that there is nothing better than homemade hummus. It’s one of my favorite starters at friends’ dinners or couch, blanket, and Netflix nights. It takes just 5 minutes to prepare and has no comparison with what you buy in the store. So by doing it so many times, I’ve covered it in a ton of ways: with avocado, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, Kalamata olives… but this chocolate hummus is the first one that I make sweet.
I saw it for the first time on Pinterest and was curious to know what it would taste like and whether it would be sweet because chocolate or peanut butter would be the main flavor. And the truth … is that it is a mixture of the two! This chocolate hummus tastes of both things: at first you notice the pure taste of chocolate, but as you eat more, it is as if the palate gets used to the cocoa and takes on more flavor from the chickpea and peanuts.
How to make Chocolate Hummus
To make this recipe, in the same way as with traditional hummus, you will need a food processor or mincer. All you have to do is put all the ingredients in the machine and chop everything well for about 5 minutes. Easy right?
I always use canned chickpeas for hummus, since the result is very, very similar, and we will save a lot of time cooking the chickpeas. Total, they are going to go choppy. In this recipe for chocolate hummus, being sweet, we will change the tahini for peanut butter and also add either honey or maple syrup. This will make the hummus creamier and super silky inconsistency.
It is important that when you drain the chickpeas, you keep the water that they bring in the pot (called aquafaba), since if after chopping everything we see that the chocolate hummus is still not creamy at all, we can add a little of this aquafaba so that the mixture is more homogeneous. If you’re reading this too late, and you’ve already thrown away the aquafaba, don’t worry, you can use cold water too. But if you usually throw away the aquafaba … it is time for you to change this habit since there are a lot of recipes that you can make with it: the vegan chocolate mousse is a top of the recipes with aquafaba.
|Cooked Chickpeas||1 pot|
|Maple syrup (or agave, or hon||85 g|
|Cocoa powder||50 g|
- Drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid from the pot in case we need it at the end.
- In a food processor or grinder, add the chickpeas, peanut butter, cocoa, maple syrup, salt, and two tablespoons of the aquafaba.
- Chop everything well for at least 1 minute, leaving a creamy chocolate hummus.
- Adjust the consistency of the hummus by adding more aquafaba if it is too thick.
Serve it with sticks or fruits: strawberries, raspberries, pineapple.