I have a simple but oh-so-tasty recipe for you this week. It’s taken me a lot longer than I expected to get it just right, but I promise it’s worth the wait.
Healthy Brownie Batter Hummus.
Need I say more??
OK, maybe I’ll say a little more.
I love this recipe! You likely already have all or most of the ingredients in your cabinet and it’s incredibly simple to make. The hardest thing about this hummus recipe is letting it chill for 30 minutes or longer before you eat the entire batch.
I first started working on this dessert hummus recipe over the summer when I brought an early version of it to a get together with some friends and their kids. It was a huge hit and since then, I’ve been working on perfecting the recipe while keeping it mostly healthy. It hasn’t been easy, but I’ve finally done it!
I’ve tried it with and without peanut butter; With and without flour; With different sweeteners. You name it, I’ve probably tried it and this is honestly the best version I’ve made. The simplicity is what makes this a nutrition-filled hummus.
The black beans are an excellent source of nutrition: healthy carbohydrates and protein as well as fiber and antioxidants. Adding in cocoa or cacao powder will add even more antioxidants. Of course, to keep it healthy I suggest serving this dessert hummus with fresh fruit not the crackers. But, the graham crackers are a nice treat.
This recipe is simple to double or triple if you need to bring dessert to a party or if you just know you’ll need that much for yourself.
You can also modify it by leaving out the peanut butter to lower the calories or for allergies. You could also use maple syrup or stevia in place of the agave, if you prefer.
So next time you’re craving something sweet but don’t want something that will go straight to your waist, give this healthy brownie batter hummus a whirl.
Healthy Brownie Batter Hummus
A decadent yet healthy treat; loaded with micronutrients and antioxidants.
Author: Brianna Wright
1 Can Black Beans
2 T Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup Agave Nectar
1/4 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
1 t Vanilla Extract
1-2 T Cashew Milk
- Drain and rinse black beans extremely well.
- Add all ingredients to a food processor except the cashew milk. Process until smooth, adding a tablespoon of cashew milk at a time as needed to smooth hummus.
- Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Serve with vegan graham crackers or fruit such as berries or bananas.