Too Good to Wait

We interrupt this Tea Week to bring to you a special recipe.

I fully intended to publish this recipe after Tea Week, but that would just be cruel. This is far too good to hold out on you like that.

Angela reminded me the other day of the wonder that is dessert hummus. As you may recall, I made a Cinnamon Peanut Butter Hummus a few months back, but it is NOTHING compared to what I whipped up today.

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I knew the Cinnamon PB Hummus was missing something, and finally landed on what it was today: almond milk. It smoothes out the hummus and adds another level of creaminess, giving the hummus a fabulous light, sweet taste.

Maple Peanut Dessert Hummus

3/4 c. cooked chickpeas, cooled

3/4 c. roasted peanuts

1/2 c. canola oil

1/2 c. almond milk

1 T. maple syrup

1 T. jam (I used Crofter’s!)

1 tsp. cinnamon

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Grind the chickpeas and peanuts in a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients, and process until smooth.

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Serve with fruit, carrots or pita chips. Alternatively, spread it on a tortilla to enjoy as a wrap. Try to refrain from eating it straight with a spoon. ;)


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The listed nutrition data is for 2 T. of hummus. No promises that you’ll be able to stick to just 2 T, though!

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Today’s Push-Ups Challenge tip:

Today, I’m looking for a tip from YOU. My wrists start to ache when doing my push-ups…any suggestions on how to avoid this?

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I fully intend to camp out with this dessert hummus, apple slices, and some carrots tomorrow night while watching the LOST finale. Ahhh, perfection!

Comments

  1. says

    Julie the dessert hummus sounds delicious! I wish I could offer you a tip re: wrists hurting, but I get that problem too after a while.

  2. says

    Ohhh mylanta…that looks AMAZING! I love dessert-versions of normally savory foods. Speaking of which, that hummus would make the perfect “sauce” on a dessert pizza ;)

  3. says

    When I’m at yoga and there’s a lot of down dog/chatarunga/pushup/up dog they tell us to place your hands down with your index and middle finger facing forward with about an inch in between the two. Use those two fingers during the push ups/ yoga as an “extension” of your wrist.
    By the way, did I tell you I’m totally doing your push up challenge?? It’s short and sweet- push ups first thing in the AM and right before bed.

  4. says

    oh my word – YUMMMMMMMMMMM
    just another “to make” once i buy myself that food processor I’ve been talking about for -you know- six months now. ;)

    also- wrist pain-free push-up tip…

    instead of doing my push-ups with my hands on the floor, I use two small hand weight dumbbells. I put the dumbbells ( i use the 8lb weights i have because they sit a bit more off the floor than the 3lb weights i have ) where my hands go, and then grip them instead of putting my hands flat. This changes the angle of where my wrist is bent during the push ups – and is a lot easier on the joints!

  5. says

    thank you for sharing this! i need to come up with brunch items for my cousin’s wedding shower. she is a bit of a food snob so i want to impress her with unique stuff!

  6. says

    That looks delicious!

    I found your blog through workoutmommy’s blog hop! I’d love for you to come on over
    and cheer me on as I loose 100 lbs!

  7. says

    did you used dry chickpeas that you cooked and cooled?
    i def. have EVERY ingredient on this list in my kitchen -which you know is no easy feat when it comes to me. im thinking of giving a dessert hummus blender try….

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      Yes, but you could also use canned. I think a blender would work, it just might not be as smooth!

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