This dessert hummus tastes like gingerbread cookie dough. It’s sweet with those classic gingerbread spices like ginger, nutmeg, and maple syrup.
Try this tasty holiday gingerbread inspired hummus recipe when you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional holiday cookie. Serve it with pretzels, apple slices, or graham crackers for a fun & healthy holiday appetizer.
How to make gingerbread hummus
We love this recipe because it has all of the favorite holiday flavors without all of the bad for you ingredients. Sure, we also love a good Christmas cookie too. But it is also about creating balance and not going overboard with treats in our home.
If you’re looking for a deliciously healthy holiday snack or appetizer for your next gathering… or while watching your favorite Christmas movie, this is the recipe for you!
This sweet and spicy holiday treat tastes a lot like the classic gingerbread cookies but without the brown sugar and instead uses maple syrup to give it sweetness.
And this hummus is also a vegan and gluten-free recipe.
This recipe does not require anything fancy and uses mostly pantry staples. In fact, you may already have most of these in your home right now.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- nut butter of choice – peanut butter, sun butter, cashew butter, almond butter all work great in this recipe!
- milk of choice – whole milk is my preferred, but almond milk or other non-dairy milk work well too
- maple syrup
- blackstrap molasses
- vanilla extract
- ground ginger
Alternatively, pumpkin pie spice can be used in substitution of these spice. I have used 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice to get the same flavor combination that I like for this recipe.
Making your own hummus from scratch is incredibly simple to do! All you’ll need is a food processor or blender to mix the ingredients together.
Begin by draining the can of chickpeas. And then add all of the ingredients to the bowl of the food processor or blender if using.
Next, start blending the ingredients together until well combined and creamy.
🍯 How to store leftover hummus
Extra hummus can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days (3-5), but not more than one week. Be sure to keep in an airtight container. A glass bowl is preferred for freshness.
Besides just eating this dessert hummus right off of the spoon, this recipe pairs really well with fresh fruit. Here are a few more ideas for serving with this holiday flavored hummus.
- fresh apple slices
- graham crackers
- over toast for breakfast
- pear slices
- pita bread
- fresh strawberries
- spread over celery and top with raisins
More favorite sweet treats to try
Here are a few more of my favorite sweet treats with healthier ingredient alternatives.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Hummus is a good combination of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. And when consumed in moderation, it makes a great weight management food.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are great serving options for hummus. Pita chips, crackers, bread, and sandwiches are also great options for serving.
Yes, it is a main ingredient in hummus along with the chickpeas. But… it does not need to be in hummus if you don’t like the flavor. In my spicy garlic hummus, I don’t use tahini and it is also not used in dessert hummus.
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Gingerbread Hummus Recipe
- Add the drained chickpeas, the nut butter, milk, maple syrup, molasses, vanilla, and spices to the bowl of a food processor or blender.
- Blend on high speed until well combined and creamy – about 2-3 minutes.
- Spoon the finished hummus into a serving bowl & enjoy!