So I had this crazy idea the other day to make some kind of dessert/sweet hummus. I Googled dessert hummus and found out that it wasn’t so crazy and in fact many other like minded people had already figured out how to do just what I was thinking of. Thank you Google. I wasted no time in whipping up this recipe and taste testing it – the things I do for the blog! It was love at first bite.
The high powered Blendtec or a Vitamix blender makes this super smooth and creamy. If you don’t have a high powered blender – no worries- you can also blend this in your food processor. You would never know the base ingredient was garbanzo beans. Trust me on this one and give it a try.
Serve this creamy, dreamy sweet hummus with some fresh fruit, it’s also good spread on banana slices ,quick breads like banana nut, whole grain muffins, toasted whole wheat bread, pita bread or home made pita chips. Make a sandwich on whole wheat bread with a little hummus, fresh apple or pear slices and a sprinkle of dried cranberries. I made one and it was so refreshing for breakfast.
Snickerdoodle Dessert Hummus
- 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 2 Medjool dates, pitted,chopped or 2 tablespoons date sugar or sweetener of your choice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- fresh grated nutmeg to taste – optional – but oh so good!
Add all ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor and process until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. Mine turned out to be a thick hummus, you could add a little apple juice to thin it if you wish – I might do this next time. From photos on line I saw that some people had a thinner hummus from this recipe – must depend on the brand of the garbanzo beans or how soft they are.
Serve spread on fruit, pita bread, toasted whole wheat bread or pita chips.
Yield: 2 cups
Servings Size: 1/4 cup
Nutritional Information (using 2 dates)
Per Serving: 140.8 Calories, 5g Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 196.7mg Sodium, 213.9g Potassium, 22.5g Carbs, 4.4g Fiber, 5.4g protein WWPP 4
Recipe adapted from The Wannabe Chef
I have been cooking up a storm around here.Yesterday was unusually rainy and cold here and chili sounded good so I made a huge pot of Engine 2 Three Bean Chili. Never did I think I would be telling you that I made a huge pot of chili in June! Of course I had to tweak it a bit with more seasonings and let it simmer for a few hours instead of the recommended 20 -30 minutes. Chili is better when it is allowed to simmer,the tomatoes break down more mellow out and the flavors blend together and develop. The result was a winner! The leftovers will be even better today and some will be frozen for future meals. Recipe coming soon.
You know how I like to cook ahead – so while I had the kitchen in a mess I made up a double batch of veggie burgers. Once they cool I wrap them individually and put them in a freezer container. They can be reheated in the microwave for quick and easy meals. It’s much easier to stick with a healthy food plan when you plan and prepare food ahead of time. P.S. Chorizo Patties and Vegetarian Chili Burgers are two of our favorites. I will post soon about the recipe I used yesterday – it’s another good one! After all that kitchen time yesterday there is no need to cook today. Love that.
A Trip Down Memory Lane
My Grandma Gritz was a wonderful home cook and baker (one of my favorite people of all time) and for as long as I can remember she would to listen to a daily 30 minute radio show called Kitchen Klatter. It was a syndicated radio show directed at the homemaker. It aired out of Shenandoah, Iowa in the kitchen of the host who had other female relatives join in the conversation. They chatted about recipes, gardening, parenting and family. Grandma kept a notepad and pen nearby so she could take notes if they mentioned something she wanted to try, a product she should buy or a good hint about cleaning. Kitchen Klatter had their own line of products including a wide variety of flavorings that Grandma, mom and I also used. Grandma felt like she knew the Kitchen Klatter ladies and their families. When I would be at her house listening to the show with her she would fill in the gaps about what was going on with the family as the ladies chatted about current family events.
Grandma bought a copy of their cookbook for my mother and myself. (She did pass along that love of cooking and baking to us.) This Midwestern style cookbook was a good resource for me as a new bride trying to figure out what to cook each night. I don’t know why Kitchen Klatter popped into my mind this morning as I started to write about my day in the kitchen. It motivated me to dig out that cookbook and browse through it remembering some of the recipes I made and the few notes I wrote. Glazed Pork Chops had a big red star next to it with “good” written in the margin. I am naughty like that – I write in my cookbooks noting if we liked a recipe, what changes I made and what I would do differently if there is a next time! Grandma did the same thing.
Then it dawned on me how much my blog resembles that radio show I grew up listening to with my Grandmother. Weekly I have the privilege of sharing my favorite recipes, food finds, family trivia and our hiking and biking adventures. I have gotten to know many of you who follow and read my blog and leave me comments or send me private emails. If you are also a blogger, chances are I am reading and commenting on your blog too. Together we have built a community much like the one my Grandmother was drawn to with her favorite Kitchen Klatter show. Although technology has changed how we communicate somethings remain the same, such as the need to reach out and find like minded people and be a part of a community. I think my Grandma would have loved Nutmeg Notebook!
Thanks for choosing to be a part of my Kitchen Klatter.
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How would you choose to eat this Snickerdoodle Dessert Hummus?
Have you ever heard of the Kitchen Klatter radio show?