A delicious dessert hummus is a great way to add some hidden protein and healthy benefits into a delicious fruit dip. This Snickerdoodle Hummus recipe tastes like snickerdoodle cookie dough and is a decadent fruit dip your whole family will love.
Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Hummus Recipe
While on my girls’ trip to Phoenix, my friend introduced me to the decadence that is brownie hummus.
It was a delicious, healthy dip that tasted like brownie batter and worked wonderfully as a fruit dip while adding a boost of protein to our late night girls’ snack.
I was an immediate convert but was so disappointed when I got home and couldn’t find it anywhere!
So, I set out to make not just a brownie batter hummus, but a variety of dessert hummuses to add to our family’s healthy snacks.
This snickerdoodle dessert hummus tastes just like snickerdoodle cookie dough and is an amazing fruit dip. If you like all things cinnamon and sweet but want a few more healthy dessert recipes in your repertoire, you need to try this dip!
The best part about this recipe is that it truly doesn’t taste healthy! My mom was incredulous when I told her I made cookie dough hummus and she is not one to hold back if she doesn’t like one of my recipes – and she loved it. Not only do I have her endorsement, but my daughter was literally eating this hummus with a spoon.
But you can rest assured that this cookie dough dessert hummus is decidedly healthy – with plenty of protein and fiber as well as a variety of nutrients and minerals like iron, zinc, manganese, folate and copper. It also helps regulate digestion and blood sugar while being incredibly filling so you aren’t tempted to overindulge or continue to snack after enjoying your hummus.
I feel like I need to address those who hate the idea of dessert hummuses. Hummus literally translates to chickpeas, which this and other dessert hummuses use as a base. I love a classic savoury hummus recipe as a dip for veggies or a spread for sandwiches or shawarma wraps, but why shouldn’t we use this versatile legume to make sweet fruit dips if it works beautifully? I’m not claiming any degree of Mediterranean authenticity with this recipe – but I feel like it’s only appropriate to pay respect and name this recipe according to the culture that originated the idea of whipping up cooked chickpeas to make a dip. I would feel disrespectful calling it a Healthy Snickerdoodle Fruit Dip when what it truly is – is a hummus-inspired dessert dip.
Should I use canned or dried chickpeas to make dessert hummus? While I give the instructions below on how to make this snickerdoodle hummus from dried chickpeas, the effort of removing all of the chickpea skins is time-consuming. Using canned chickpeas will not only save you boiling time, but often the skins have been removed during processing so you can skip this step.
Can I use a different nut butter other than almond butter? Yes – cashew nut butter or macademia nut butter will work great in this recipe. You want to stick to a natural nut butter to avoid added sugars in this healthy hummus, and I personally think peanut butter will overpower the other flavors in this recipe but you can try using it if you’d prefer. Tahini is also a great nut-free alternative if you want to be able to send this dip to school or serve as an allergen-friendly dip.
Check out our quick recipe video to see how easy it is to make snickerdoodle cookie dough hummus – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:
Snickerdoodle Hummus Ingredients
- Chickpeas, cooked
- Almond Butter <– can use tahini paste, cashew butter or macadamia nut butter
- Maple Syrup <– can use molasses
- Vanilla Extract
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: add a half teaspoon of baking soda into the chickpea cooking water to help loosen the chickpea skins and reduce the phyllic acid that causes gassiness in the finished hummus.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Food Processor
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Wooden spoon or spatula <– I like these spatulas because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.
How to Make Snickerdoodle Hummus
If using dried chickpeas, place the chickpeas in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then remove from heat and allow the chickpeas to soak for about an hour.
After the hour, drain the chickpeas then place back in the pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce heat and simmer for up to 2 hours, until they have achieved a soft, mushy texture.
If you want the skins to remove easily, add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water for the last half hour of the simmering time.
Drain, rinse and allow the chickpeas to cool. Remove as many chickpea skins as you can to reduce a bitter taste.
Place all hummus ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth and completely uniform, about 3-4 minutes.
Taste and adjust the snickerdoodle hummus according to your personal preferences.
Grab your free printable recipe card for our Snickerdoodle Hummus recipe:
- 1 1/2 cups Chickpeas, cooked
- 1/4 cup Almond Butter <-- can use tahini paste
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup <-- can use molasses
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- If using dried chickpeas, place the chickpeas in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then remove from heat and allow the chickpeas to soak for about an hour.
- After the hour, drain the chickpeas then place back in the pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce heat and simmer for up to 2 hours, until they have achieved a soft, mushy texture.
- If you want the skins to remove easily, add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water for the last half hour of the simmering time.
- Drain, rinse and allow the chickpeas to cool. Remove as many chickpea skins as you can to reduce a bitter taste.
- Place all hummus ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth and completely uniform, about 3-4 minutes.
- Taste and adjust the snickerdoodle hummus according to your personal preferences.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your family loves this Snickerdoodle Hummus recipe as much as mine does!
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