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This heat wave just won’t let up! As much as I’ve wanted cookies lately, especially my Loaded Zucchini Cookies, I just can’t bring myself to turn on the oven. Our air conditioner is already working hard enough! So, needless to say, baked goods are out for a while. That’s why most of my recipes lately have been oven and stove free. No heat required. There’s enough of that nonsense outside.
Because I’m stubborn and refuse to use heat, I needed some recipe ideas. I have quite a few now, but for this week, I wasn’t sure what to do! Then, one of my good friends requested brownie batter hummus and I thought that sounded delicious! And I thought you all might think so, too! So, by special request from Kelly, I developed this Vegan Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus recipe.
Vegan Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus
If you’ve checked out some of my recipes in the past (you can find them all here), you might notice a good portion of them are vegan. You also might be wondering if I am vegan. Well, honestly no, I’m not. But, I try to eat more plants than not because it makes me feel better physically. Plus, I have know there are a lot of vegans out there looking for healthy and delicious vegan recipes! I love making food that many people can eat. Why not try to keep it inclusive, right?
That being said, let me explain what’s in this tasty snack. Just like any good hummus (and like my Vegan Parsley Pesto Hummus), it all starts with a can of garbanzo beans. I’ve always been a huge chickpea fan. They were literally my favorite thing at the salad bar growing up. And if we’re being honest, they still are today. But besides being delicious, they are relatively high in plant-based protein and fiber! And they make this dessert hummus extra creamy.
Normal hummus recipes often involve tahini. And while I love tahini, I just wasn’t feeling it for this recipe. So, instead, I went with cashew butter! Cashew butter is a favorite of mine because it’s creamy and rich, adding a deeper flavor to this Vegan Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus recipe. It also adds healthy fats and a little more plant-based protein, which is always a good idea!
Obviously, this recipe wouldn’t be called “Vegan Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus” if it didn’t taste like brownies! To add sweetness, I chose to use dates. My favorite part about dates, besides the sweet flavor, is their fiber content. It’s always a good idea to consume your sugar with some fiber, so dates are the perfect choice for a natural sweetener! As for the chocolate flavor, I used my old favorite, raw cacao powder. I basically use this stuff in everything. It’s just so good, and it’s a great way to get that rich chocolate brownie flavor while adding antioxidants and magnesium!
To get the right texture, I had to include some extra liquid to this Vegan Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus recipe. I chose to use nut milk to stay consistent with the cashew butter flavor. Personally, I used the Almond Cashew Macadamia Nut Beverage from Trader Joe’s, but use what’s best for you! I also included olive oil in this recipe even though I was hesitant to at first because the flavor can sometimes overwhelm other flavors. But it was the perfect ingredient for just the right smooth texture!
How to Eat Dessert Hummus
Well first off, eat this however you dang well please. There is no right or wrong way to enjoy food. However, I know a lot of people have never heard of dessert hummus! So, these are just some of my recommendations on how to eat this Vegan Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus:
- Scoop with apple slices, strawberries, cherries, or other fruit that goes well with chocolate.
- Spread on shortbread cookies, vanilla wafers, pretzels, or other crunchy snacks.
- By the spoonful. Because it’s just that good.
No matter how to snack on this tasty treat, I hope you enjoy it! Let me know how you plan on eating it (or your favorite way to eat it) below!