Snacks

October 7, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Hummus Dip

Pumpkin meets chickpeas in this sweet and delicious Pumpkin Spice Hummus Dip. This plant-based, sugar-free, fruit-sweetened dip is perfect for dipping fruit or eating with a spoon!

I'm so excited about this recipe! I've wanted to share a sweet hummus for a long time now, but I've tried tons of recipes and I haven't been able to come up with one that I love. Until now!

Yes, I know. Hummus is traditionally savory. If you can't get over the whole "sweet hummus" thing, try thinking about it as dip that just happens to have chickpeas.

If it's still not working for you, you can always try my Sweet Potato Hummus or Beet Hummus recipes. They're incredible. But Pumpkin Spice Hummus Dip... amazing.

Y'all know by now that I have a bit of a sweet tooth. So of course it makes sense why I would love this dip so much, but let me tell you a bit more.

Recipe Features

It's pumpkin spice. Yep. Classic fall. Delicious, vitamin-A-filled, pumpkin meets cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves. What a combination. These 'warming' spices are just the right flavor profile for crisp fall days.

It's hummus. So it has chickpeas. But don't worry, you won't taste the chickpeas at all. Since chickpeas have a pretty neutral flavor, the pumpkin and spices pretty much mask any bean flavor. What they don't mask is the nutrition! Beans have great protein and fiber and are great for longevity, gut health, cancer-fighting, and much more!

It's gluten-free and oil-free. As per usual, my recipes don't have oil or gluten. This one is no exception.

It's sugar-free and fruit-sweetened. Besides the pumpkin, which delivers some sweetness, we're using dates for sweetener. I had some fresh Deglet Noor dates from an amazing Mediterranean store by my house, but you don't have to use those if you can't find them. Medjool dates work great too! Either way, the dip is entirely fruit-sweetened, with some extra fiber thrown in there from the dates.

Pumpkin Spice Hummus Dip

Ingredients

We're keeping it super simple with this one. Only a few healthy ingredients!

  • Chickpeas: Any hummus has chickpeas. Like I said, you won't taste them at all. You'll just get all the amazing health benefits!
  • Pumpkin: Pumpkin is such a fun ingredient. It's slightly sweet with that distinct squashy taste. It also has tons of vitamin A. A single serving of this hummus will get you more than your daily requirement.
  • Aquafaba: This is the liquid that a can of chickpeas come in. Reserve this liquid when you strain your chickpeas. We'll use this to thin the dip without adding oil.
  • Almond Butter: Usually hummus has tahini (and I love to use sunflower seed butter) but we're using almond butter here because almonds have that slightly sweet taste that compliments the pumpkin really well. You can use cashew, walnut, pecan, or whatever nut butter you'd like.
  • Dates: Dates make his hummus sweet and delicious. Add as many as you'd like to your desired sweetness level.
  • Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Cloves: The classic spices found in PSLs and other pumpkin-spiced dishes.

How to make Pumpkin Spice Hummus Dip

It's easy. Just add all the ingredients to your food processor and blend until the mixture becomes smooth. It should resemble the texture of a regular hummus.

What to eat with sweet hummus

For savory hummus, I suggest dipping carrots, peppers, or your favorite veggie. But what on earth do you dip in sweet hummus?

Fruit! Dipping sliced or whole dates (like I did in the pictures) in this hummus makes a super duper sweet snack. You can also dip banana slices, strawberries, or grapes.

Bread things. And by "bread things" I mean plant-based graham crackers or biscotti.

Your spoon. This is my preferred method. I love eating savory hummus by the spoonful. Turns out, sweet hummus is no exception. Pumpkin Spice Hummus Dip is so good that you'll have no problems eating by the spoonful.

I hope you enjoy!

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for giving us incredibly healthy foods like beans. Let us choose the foods that nourish us in body, mind, and soul. Amen.

Pumpkin Spice Hummus Dip

Pumpkin meets chickpeas in this sweet and delicious Pumpkin Spice Hummus Dip. This plant-based, sugar-free, fruit-sweetened dip is perfect for dipping fruit or eating with a spoon!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

12

Prep:

10

min

cook:

0

min

total:

10

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed reserve aquafaba liquid
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 Cup Aquafaba (liquid from the can of chickpeas)
  • 2 Tablespoons Almond Butter
  • 6-8 Pitted Dates I used fresh Deglet Noor dates; medjool dates work too
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cloves

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor. Process until combined and the mixture reaches a hummus-like texture. Enjoy with fruit or by the spoonful!

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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography