This snickerdoodle hummus recipe is a finger-licking-good dessert hummus that is vegetarian and sugar-free. It’s the perfect way to add protein into snack time and a healthy but delicious dip for even the pickiest family.
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Why Make Dessert Hummus
There are a lot of reasons to make dessert hummus. First, it should be noted that not all dessert hummus recipes are equal. My first time making chocolate hummus was a disaster!
Since then, I’ve practiced with different recipes and different combinations in search of a hummus dip that doesn’t taste like hummus.
Because that’s really the trick here. I love hummus, don’t get me wrong. We eat some form of hummus almost every day of the week.
When it comes to a dessert hummus, though, it should taste so good you don’t know it has chickpeas in it. That’s the trick. A dessert hummus should be a healthy dessert, but one that doesn’t make you miss “real” desserts.
Looking for other dessert hummus recipes? Check out our Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus Recipe.
Who Can Eat This Snickerdoodle Dessert Hummus
One of the main reasons why people make dessert hummus is because they have dietary restrictions. Mostly this means people who can’t eat sugar or dairy products. They can’t eat chocolate or regular cake, so they turn to hummus as an alternative.
This hummus doesn’t include sugar or dairy. Although not chocolatey, it is sweet and delicious. For us, it was finger-licking good. Just see the notes below in the ingredients if you have strict dietary restrictions.
The best people who can eat this snickerdoodle hummus are kids. I swear they would have no idea this is a protein-packed dessert with no sugar! I swear.
What Are Snickerdoodles
Cream of tartar is a dry ingredient, similar to baking soda, that adds acid to a recipe. Snickerdoodle hummus really focuses on the sweetness and the cinnamon of a snickerdoodle cookie. This hummus tastes like cinnamon cookie dough.
Ingredients For Snickerdoodle Hummus
In addition to drained and rinsed chickpeas, as with any dessert hummus recipe, it’s important to find the right balance of sweetness to make the recipe just right. More than with traditional hummus recipes, it’s important to taste this hummus before serving and adjust the flavors as needed.
To make this hummus sweet, add honey and vanilla extract. If you are on a strict sugar-free diet, look for vanilla extract that is “no sugar added.” This is normally the case with pure vanilla extract, like this one here.
Instead of tahini, which is normally used in hummus recipes, use almond butter. Be sure to stir the almond butter before using it to get to the right consistency. You can buy almond butter on Amazon here.
The seasoning comes from loads of ground cinnamon, which also gives the hummus its dark color. And, add a bit of salt, which won’t make the hummus salty. Instead, it will help balance the flavors and bring them all together.
How To Make This Snickerdoodle Hummus Recipe
Place the chickpeas in a colander and rinse them under cold water. Put them to the side.
Add the almond butter, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.
Add the rinsed and drained chickpeas and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed to make it sweet but not sugary. If needed, add a bit more honey to sweeten.
Serve with graham crackers, sliced apples, or strawberries. It can be kept in the fridge for four or five days, but it never lasts that long in our house!
- 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons of almond butter
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Add almond butter, honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Add the chickpeas and blend until smooth. Use a rubber spatula to ensure all ingredients are blended.
- Taste and adjust ingredients as needed to make it sweet but not sugary.
- Serve with graham crackers, sliced apples, or strawberries.
Prep time includes the time to slice fresh fruit for serving.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 147Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 378mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 5gSugar 11gProtein 5g
This nutritional data is provided by a third-party source and should not be relied on if you are on a strict diet.
Modifications And Variations
I’ve found this ingredient combination works best. You can use maple syrup instead of honey. Or, use cashew butter instead of almond butter. It just might mean spending an extra minute or so on tasting to adjust for the sweetness of the maple syrup and the texture of the almond butter.