HU-MOUSSE -- Dessert Hummus

>> Wednesday, September 7, 2011

U.n.-freakin'-r.e.a.l. I had been thinking of making a dessert hummus for weeks. (My friend Jesslynn can verify.) So, when I finally got an overwhelming urge to whip some up this morning, I went with it. If you've followed us for a while, this mix is 10,000 times better than our Avocado Chocolate Pudding.

OK. More like 100,000,000 times better.

Seriously! Chocolate-peanut butter hummus blended to light, airy perfection with coconut milk -- sweetened with maple syrup. And just like with our Sneaky, Garbanzo-Infused Banana Bread, you don't notice the beans.

Still, I can tell many of you will be skeptical.


What you'll need . . .
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 4 tablespoons light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Method . . .
  1. Put everything into a food processor and blend well.
  2. If you'd like your humousse lighter, add a bit more coconut milk. But don't add more than a teaspoon or so at a time.
  3. Top with chocolate chips or chocolate-covered almonds (though, I do admit they didn't photograph well -- they look a bit like mouse droppings -- go easy on me, please!).
I can't wait to get home from work tonight and eat more of it. I figured breakfast wasn't the best time for me to down an entire bowl. I'm just hoping there will be some left for Stephen to try!

Uhm . . . I'm apologizing in advance. I can't make any promises.

What's the strangest dessert you've ever fallen in love with? For me, this one is certainly a strong contender. Just leave a comment on email us at neverhomemaker [at] gmail [dot] com.

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