This is a sponsored post on behalf of Barlean’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting companies that I love.
A few years ago, I was strolling through a local farmer’s market and came across a table selling dessert hummus. Now, I love hummus, but making it something sweet sounded completely disgusting to me. And making it a dark brown color made it resemble, well, poop. How can that taste good?
There was a sample for Brownie Batter Hummus and after chatting with the vendor, I decided to give it a taste.
OMGeeee…it tasted soooo good!
There was no bean taste and all chocolate. It tasted just like brownie batter. I don’t know about you but I enjoy brownie batter more than actual brownies. I promptly scooped up multiple containers of a variety of different flavors. After that, I would make a weekly stop to pick a container up or two because I was hooked. Soon after, the company went out of business. Whomp, whomp, whomp.
I hadn’t even thought about dessert hummus until last fall a friend posted on Facebook about a delicious chocolate hummus she found at one of our local grocery stores. The debate that ensued was hilarious. Some people were appalled at the thought of chocolate and beans. Others, like me, were like, “It’s sooooo good!” I promptly headed out to the grocery store and scooped up a container hoping it would taste as good as I remembered. It was a different brand and had a different flavor but was still pretty tasty.
This recipe is inspired by that Brownie Batter Hummus I tried years ago. My kids will gobble this up so I feel like I’m winning in the Mom department when I can get my “selective eater” daughter to eat beans. Lol!
- 1 can (15 oz) Chickpeas, drained, rinsed and dried
- 5 Tbsp non-dairy milk of your choice)
- 5 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp Barlean's Flax Oil
- 1½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor. Blend till everything is combined and smooth.
- Add more milk if needed.
- Enjoy with pretzels, fresh fruit, on toast or crackers.
I added Barlean’s Flax Oil (affiliate link) to the Brownie Batter Hummus for a dose of hearty-healthy ALA Omega-3 fatty acid. Just one tablespoon of flax oil can meet your daily ALA needs. Omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial to your health for multiple reasons like reduced inflammation, improved heart health and protecting the brain against aging. Barlean’s has been in the flax business for 30 years so I think they know their stuff!
Flax oil can easily be swapped for other types of oil. The possibilities are endless salad dressings, dips, sauces, hummus and even smoothies. However, do not use it for cooking since it can’t be heated over 225 degrees fahrenheit.
So serve up this Brownie Batter Hummus knowing that it’s full of good for you nutrients but tasting like a decadent dessert. And it doesn’t taste like beans!
Dessert hummus – yay or nay?