The inspiration for this recipe comes from the various types of dessert hummus I see at the grocery store. I’m intrigued by all of the “cookie” flavors!
I already had a good basic hummus recipe and thought I’d give my own version of a “cookie” flavor a try. But which cookie? Hmmmm….
At first, something like a sugar cookie taste seemed be the easiest place to start, and then I remembered the cinnamon sugar goodness of my Mom’s Snickerdoodle recipe. Well, that settled that! Snickerdoodle Dessert Hummus, I’m coming for you!
I tweaked this recipe about 5 times before I decided it was just right. You’ll notice, no tahini in this recipe. I used cashew butter instead and I love the buttery richness it gives the hummus.
This recipe was created using my Vitamix, but a food processor will be just fine too.
Serve this with apple and banana slices, but spiced wafers, graham crackers and vanilla wafers are all good “dippers”.
(1) 15 ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained and rinsed well
1/4c. Maple syrup
2 tbsp cashew butter
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar (don’t omit! it’s the secret tang of a true snickerdoodle!)
2 tsp. almond milk (I use a brand slightly sweetened with honey, but you
can use unsweetened…may need to add a bit extra maple syrup if you
want a tad sweeter).
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
Place ingredients in Vitamix and blend until smooth. You will need to use
the tamper to keep hummus moving and blending.
If you’ve been thinking about a Vitamix, I can’t recommend them highly enough. It’s definitely on my list of kitchen essentials.
We are definitely a “dip” family, so while this is a dessert hummus dip, in our family, it’s also a “snack” dip and a “because it’s there” dip too!
If you like to try new dip recipes and you’re craving more of a savory dip, try my Warm Asiago Cheese and Arichoke Dip.
I’d love to know what you think of my Snickerdoodle dessert hummus recipe, so leave your comments below!
Oh! Here’s another tip! Just call it snickerdoodle dip…no need to give up the secret that you’re getting the kiddos to eat beans!
From my kitchen to yours,