This banana bread dessert hummus takes our favorite baked good and makes it into a flavorful, creamy spread that you can serve with fruit or your favorite crackers.
It’s no secret that I love banana bread! I’ve made so many different banana breads that I really love – a vegan banana bread, an apple cinnamon bun banana bread, the BEST chocolate banana bread, even a single serve banana bread! But today, I wanted something different. I decided to create a banana bread-inspired dessert hummus! This makes such a tasty dip for fruit or crackers and it’s perfect for a shareable treat.
What is Dessert Hummus?
If you’re new to dessert hummus, it’s a simple spread made with chickpeas, just like traditional hummus. But instead of adding additional savory ingredients like tahini or garlic, we turn it into a sweet dessert! Chickpeas are the blank canvas then, we can add things like chocolate or cocoa powder or in this case, peanut butter, sweetener, and bananas! You can find storebought dessert hummus in the refrigerated section of many grocery stores. But why buy storebought when you can make this at home?
How to Ripen Bananas Quickly
If you want to make this recipe but your bananas are still looking a little green here’s how to ripen your banana faster. To ripen bananas quickly, place them in a paper bag with an apple or a tomato, which releases ethylene gas that speeds up the ripening process. Close the bag loosely and leave it at room temperature, checking the bananas periodically for ripeness.
How to Make Banana Hummus
The first thing you need to do is blend the chickpeas until very smooth. If you want super creamy hummus, you have two options:
- You can peel the chickpeas to remove those little skins.
- Or you can boil the chickpeas in water with a pinch of baking soda for about 20 minutes until they’re very soft.
No it is not vital that you do this – but it will make for a creamier hummus, and I know that is what we are all after! So I do it and recommend doing one of those two things.
After that, all you do is throw your ingredients together in your food processor and blend until smooth! It might take a few minutes, so be patient. I topped my banana hummus with crumbled walnuts and a drizzle of maple syrup, but you don’t have to do that.
In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:
- a food processor
- a spoon to scrape down the sides of the food processor as you blend
- a strainer for your chickpeas
What to Serve with Dessert Hummus
There are plenty of things you can serve with this dessert hummus. Here are a few of my favorite dippers:
- Apple slices
- Cinnamon sugar pita chips
- Chocolate sweet crisps
- Graham crackers
- Vanilla wafers
If you try this recipe please leave a comment below letting me know what you think! If you remake on Instagram dont forget to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and share in my stories!
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