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Why make this spiced cranberry dessert hummus!
When I first posted this Spiced Cranberry Dessert Hummus recipe a lot of you commented in surprise that dessert hummus was actually a thing. That’s the beauty of it though, chickpeas are so versatile and really are a flavour carrier for whatever you add to them.
Once you make your own hummus, honestly, you will wonder why you had spent all those years buying shop bought versions! Homemade hummus is so quick to make. It can be thrown together in 15 minutes if you are making a basic recipe.
Here are some other reasons why this Dessert Hummus is so wonderful:
- Fun to make: this is the perfect recipe to get involved in on the run up to Christmas. Make on a Saturday afternoon and then curl up in front of a Christmas film with your well earnt snacks! Creating the tortilla shapes are also a great activity for children to get involved with too.
- Healthy snack: we all know that Christmas is typically a time of indulgence. But if you are anything like me, whilst I love all the treats, I still try to make sure they are nutritious. This delivers in being fun, tasty and healthy all at the same time.
- Make ahead: this will store for a few days in air tight containers, so feel free to make ahead
- Perfect for entertaining: having friends over for some drinks? Or having a film night? This is the perfect easy going snack idea for it
- Makes plenty: this recipe will give you leftovers, so you can enjoy over the course of a few days
- A great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce: this hummus is a super way to use up leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving or Christmas
spiced cranberry dessert hummus – Recipe notes
** This hummus is more than just for pairing with the tortilla chips. If you manage to have any leftover, use as a toast topper, dip apple slices in it or even pop it on top of a bowl of porridge
** Add more or less water when blending the hummus, depending on whether you prefer a firmer or runnier hummus
** In terms of consistency, blend more or less depending on whether you like it smooth or chunky. This recipe gives you a fairly smooth version
spiced cranberry dessert hummus – recipe ADAPTIONS
** If you can’t find fresh cranberries, frozen ones will also work. Just place them in the pan frozen and let them defrost as they reduce.
** Any sort of white bean will work if you don’t have chickpeas. You can use cannellini or butter beans and will get a similar end product.
** Substitute with another cold pressed oil if you don’t have olive oil. Something like rapeseed, avocado or a nut oil will work just as well. Just avoid coconut oil.
- Hummus Ingredients
1 Can of chickpeas
3 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp Tahini
1 Lemon, juice of
2 tbsp Water
Pinch of salt
- Cranberry Sauce Ingredients
300g Fresh cranberries
30ml Fresh orange juice
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tbsp Maple syrup
- Tortilla Chip Ingredients
Pack of premade tortilla wraps
1 tbsp Coconut oil, melted
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- Place all the hummus ingredients in a bowl and blend with a stick blender or a food processor until smooth
- Add the cranberry sauce ingredients to a saucepan and simmer on a low / medium heat until thick, stirring occasionally
- Add the cranberry sauce to the hummus mix and combine well
- Preheat the oven to 160oc and line baking sheets with parchment paper
- Using Christmas cookie cutters, cut shapes out of the tortilla wraps
- Mix the coconut oil and cinnamon in a small bowl. Brush this mixture onto 1 side of the cookie shapes, so the brushed side faces up
- Bake for 8 minutes, remove and brush on the other side with the oil. Bake for another 8 minutes in the oven
- Remove from the oven and enjoy dipping in the hummus
I can’t wait to hear what you think of this Spiced Cranberry Dessert Hummus so please leave a comment below and tag me in your wonderful creations! I’m @fortheutteroffood on Instagram and use the hashtag #theutterloveoffood. I’m also on Facebook – please say hello!