I admit that the name “dessert hummus” is sort of baffling to the tastebuds. You can imagine the slightly gritty, savory texture of pulverized chickpeas in traditional hummus but can’t quite image how “sweet” can come anywhere near this popular appetizer. Two week ago, I was a skeptic just like you.
Hummus flavors like sun-dried tomato and roasted red pepper are all the rage, but a coworker suggested I try to make a sweet hummus, or dessert hummus. She had seen them on Pinterest, and read the overwhelmingly positive comments people were saying.
So off I went in pursuit of a sweet hummus recipe. The only problem I pondered, was that hummus is supposed to be healthy. I didn’t want to load it up with heavy nut butters and certainly not any sugar.
So here it is folks. My dessert hummus. Sweetened only with the natural flavors of banana and a tablespoon of honey. The two mild flavors block out any actual chickpea taste, so while you still get the protein-packed nutrition, what you end up tastes close to a frozen banana ice cream of some sort. Top with a few chocolate chip minis or nuts for fun and extra texture, and I kid you not, you will be eating this by the spoonful!
It’s a totally healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth — and who doesn’t need more of those?
Banana Dessert Hummus
- 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained
- 3 large frozen bananas
- 3-4 tbsp* almond milk (or your favorite milk)
- 1 tsp vanila extract
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and combine until smooth. *Add more or less milk for desired consistency.
- Serve with strawberries, apple slices, graham crackers — or eat it all by itself. It’s that good!
Also see, The Easiest Banana Bread around.