Like so many other plant-based eaters, I love hummus! Hummus on my potato waffles, hummus with veggies, a thinned out hummus for a sauce over my buddha bowls.
Hummus is a plant-based staple for so many because it’s convenient, versatile and a great source of protein!
A basic hummus recipe is usually made of chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and spices. Want to know how you can make it without oil? Check out my post: How To Make A Basic Oil-Free Hummus.
If you eat it a lot, it’s fun to make variations and add give your hummus some flare! So I decided to amp up the flavor and create an autumn-inspired take on the traditional hummus.
Well at this time of year, what better way to give it a makeover than adding pumpkin! Pumpkin has a wholesome, mild sweetness that is not usually seen in hummus, but it’s surprisingly delicious!
There are so many Halloween-inspired baked goods, candy and other sweets on the grocery store shelves, in the office breakroom, at school, etc. that I wanted to create something that felt like a treat but that was more nutritionally balanced and health-promoting.
So I give you this Pumpkin Pie Hummus to fully enjoy during this decadent season!
I like to serve it with sliced apples and pears. You could also dip veggies, like cucumber and bell pepper.
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Recipe by Katie Mae
Makes 2½ cups | Ready in 5 minutes | Stores 10 days in fridge
¾ cup water
1½ cups cooked garbanzo OR cannellini beans (14 oz can, drained and rinsed)
1½ cups unsweetened pumpkin puree
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, divided (optional)
1 tablespoon orange juice OR 3 Medjool dates, pitted (optional)
1½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract OR ½ vanilla bean
¼ cup pecans, toasted and crumbled (optional)
- Add the water beans, pumpkin puree, 3 tablespoons shredded coconut, juice or dates, and pumpkin pie spice to a high-powered blender. Blend until creamy. This may take a couple minutes, so if necessary give your blender a break to prevent it from overheating.
- Transfer the hummus to a serving dish. Garnish with remaining shredded coconut and crumbled pecans.
None are used in large amounts, but still, I want to highlight that the coconut, pecans, and juice/dates are optional ingredients. If you want a fat-free hummus, leave out the coconut and pecans. If you want an unsweetened hummus, leave out the juice/dates.