This sweet pumpkin hummus is the perfect fall treat. It is easy to prepare and if you are allergic it is a good option for you, since it does not contain dairy, gluten or refined sugar. This recipe is so tasty that you will not believe that it is really healthy.

Sweet hummus with pumpkin

For all pumpkin lovers, this will make an excellent gift. A healthy but delicious vegan sweet pumpkin hummus.

Ingredients:

  • 1-15 oz of cooked chickpeas.
  • 1 heaping cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup nut butter, can be peanut or almond too, see how to make almond butter here: almond butter .
  • 2 tablespoon of coconut oil.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  • 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon.
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger.
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Instructions:

Mix everything in the food processor until you get the consistency of pumpkin hummus. Serve with apples, crackers, graham crackers, gingerbread cookies, etc.

Pumpkin hummus nutrition facts

Nutritionally, pumpkin is rich in phytonutrients such as carotenoids that aid in eye health, have been shown to protect against certain types of cancer, and improve joint health.

The beta-carotene in squash, which gives squash its orange color, has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in our bodies to maintain healthy skin, growth, and reproduction.

Pumpkin also contains a good amount of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, riboflavin, copper, and manganese.

Chickpeas add dietary fiber, healthy carbohydrates, protein, manganese, folate, copper, iron, and magnesium.

A recipe to get out of trouble

This recipe is a great dip for any fall occasion, great for getting out of trouble with kids who can’t settle for just any healthy food.

  • Tasty fall snack for children.
  • Ideal for a Halloween party.
  • Healthy dessert for Thanksgiving.
  • Snack for work.
  • Alternative to a dessert full of sugar.

This sweet pumpkin hummus can be made a few days in advance, which can simplify things on a day or party or when you need a quick snack.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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