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A few months ago, I was buying hummus at the grocery store, and I couldn’t help be but annoyed at how pricey it was.  I knew it was a good choice for a snack for us: high in protein, low in fat.  But by the time I bought the pita chips to go with this hummus, I spent out at least $12 for one snack.

Stop the madness!

I decided to start look into making my own hummus.  I had heard it was easy, and it turns out I heard right.  Lamenting the money I had already wasted on store-bought hummus, I start brainstorming ideas for fun hummus flavors.  Soon, I was in a situation in which I would have been able to make a new flavor every day of the week.  I didn’t do it…but I could have.

This recipe is one of my favorites that I came up with.  It is a little sugary, but it has some good stuff like almond milk and almond butter.  It makes an awesome snack or dessert, and it pairs well with fruit or pita chips.

sweet cinnamon hummus

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup (or agave)
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp all spice

1. Combine all ingredients in a small food processor

2. Blend until smooth

3. Chill 1-2 hours prior to serving

I know that this hummus tastes great with apples, pretzels, pita chips.  If you try it with anything else, I’d love to hear about it!


Happy hummusing! 


2 Replies to “sweet cinnamon hummus”

    1. Awesome! Let me know how it turns out. I wanted to have a “week of hummus,” and post a new hummus each week…but I was kind of bad about writing down the exact recipes. I have to make them all again first 🙂

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