Sweet Hummus

Sweet hummus can be used as a dip for fruit, spread on crackers, used to frost cakes or just eat with a spoon! Desert hummus tastes nothing like normal hummus but retains the two main ingredients chickpeas and sesame seeds. 

If you love normal hummus you have to try these dessert hummus recipes! You’ll love how great these high plant protein hummus recipes taste. They’re all loaded with fibre, healthy fats and nutrition. 

All of these homemade non-savoury hummus recuipes are oil free. Traditional hummus often has a lot of oil added, this is olive oil if it’s a premium brand but most have lots of cheap vegetable oil. I don’t add any oil to these dessert hummus recipes as they contain enough natural raw fats from avocado nuts and seeds.

chocolate avocado hummus ingredients are chickpeas, sesame seeds, vanilla, avocado, coconut cream, dates and cocoa

Only use chickpeas with no added salt. Get the ones in can’s where the only ingredients are chickpeas and salt. If you’re boiling your own chickpeas then you want to use about 240g in cooked drained weight or 120g raw chickpeas to equal one 400g can.

I often use a pressure cooker to make a big batch of chickpeas to last a few days. I use them in everything from savoury to sweet and are my number two ingredient after quinoa!

chocolate avocado hummus just blended in a food processor. it takes just 5 minutes to make this healthy sweet hummus

To make the chocolate avocado hummus I use just normal cocoa powder that’s been dutched. You can use raw cacao if you prefer – it’s more nutritious but is also more expensive. More on the difference between cocoa and cacao.

chocolate avocado sweet hummus recipe made from just a few wholefood ingredients. Perfect to top any healthy dessert or just eaten with a spoon

The chocolate avocado hummus is sweetened with dates to add fibre and nutrition along with sweetness without breaking the bank. But you can use any sweetener you like for this hummus – I’m just trying to show variation in these four hummus recipes.

sweet hummus with chocolate avocado close-up has a creamy texture. Sweet hummus is a complet meal in one and perfect with any fruit such as bananas or berries.

I make my own sesame seed paste rather than using tahini for homemade sweet hummus. Just because it’s cheaper, fresher and more nutritious.

You can make your own sesame seed paste just in a small bullet style blender by blending 100-200g of whole sesame seeds for a minute. Then shaking to get the seeds back on the blade then blending for another minute.

I try to use unhulled sesame seeds as they are higher in many minerals that are found near the skin, but in the video, I used hulled as they were all I could source on the day before making these sweet hummuses.

Yield: 8 servings

Chocolate Avocado Hummus

Chocolate Avocado Hummus


Avocado and chocolate work so well together to give healthy desserts a really amazing taste and texture. Nobody will know there is avocado in this sweet chocolate dessert unless they know it’s there. If making this chocolate hummus for someone skeptical just don’t tell them of the avocados existence and they won’t know.

Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • 2 Avocados
  • 3 tbsp Ground Sesame Seeds
  • 1 cup / 175g Dates
  • 4 tbsp Cocoa
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 3/4 / 180ml cup Water

Instructions

  1. Place everything into a food processer.
  2. Blend for 1-2 mins until all combined and add more water if the chocolate avocado hummus is too thick.
  3. Enjoy within 2-3 days and store in the fridge.

Notes

Use pre ground seasme seeds, don’t put in whole sesame seeds as they won’t be broken up in a food processor.

Adjust the sweetener amount to suit your tastes

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 50

My strawberry cheesecake hummus is exactly what it says on the tin! The taste of strawberry cheesecake in a hummus, well a cashew raw strawberry cheesecake. The chickpeas make it into a velvety and creamy dip.

No plant milk is used in this hummus and instead, whole cashew nuts are blended to give sweet creaminess with chunky of yumminess. I don’t soak cashews as they’re the only nut this isn’t needed for.

strawberry cashew cheese cake hummus recipe has an amzing creamy dairy free taste. Fresh strwaberries work so well in this dessert hummus recipe

If using a food processor you to make this hummus you will get chunky bits of cashew nuts remaining. If you like crunchy peanut butter this is great, if not you may want to blend the cashews first in a bullet or use cashew butter.

The strawberries can be replaced with any other berry like blueberry, raspberry, blackcurrants or blackberry. I just really love strawberry cheesecake and local British strawberries are in season and available to buy without plastic at the time of making.

healthy dessert hummus made from strawberrys and cashew nuts. Tastes like a straberries and cream dessert without any refined sugar or dairy

A shot of beetroot juice helps to give a pinkey colour but is not essential. I just used some of the beetroot juice in precooked (without vinegar) vacuum packed.

I tried several variations of this cheesecake hummus recipe to decide if it needed the sesame seeds/tahini. It worked well with walnuts and pecans but in the end I decided to use sesame seeds as it’s a hummus recipe after all. I love this sweet hummus topped on my 3 ingredient cookies.

the ingredients for strawberry cheesecake hummus include vanilla, cashews, coconut, maple syrup, strawberries and sesame seeds. Super easy and healthy dessert hummus recipe

Sunflower seeds can be used instead of cashew nuts. They aren’t quite as yummy as they have a lower sugar content and don’t blend to be as creamy but it’s useful to make nut free and makes the dessert hummus recipe cheaper.

If you haven’t tried a raw strawberry cheesecake recipe check out my strawberry cashew cheesecake pots. They taste amazing and are full of goodness.

strawberry hummus topped with a fresh berry and a sprinkle of ground sesame seeds. this looks like porridge but is a decadent dessert hummus

Yield: 6 servings

Strawberry Cheesecake Hummus

Strawberry Cheesecake Hummus


Strawberry cheesecake hummus is a decadent dip that is free of any dairy or cheese and uses cashews instead. You’ll either love or hate the look of this but if you like hummus and cheese cakes you have to try this healthy dessert hummus recipe!

Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • 1 cup / 200g Strawberries
  • 3/4 cup / 115g Cashews
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 4 tbsp Sweetener like maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp Beetroot juice
  • 3 tbsp Ground Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup / 60ml Water

Instructions

  1. Place everything for the strawberry cheesecake hummus into a food processor.
  2. Blend for 1 -2 minutes until everything is combined and in a smooth hummus like texture.
  3. Taste the dessert hummus and add more sweetener if needed.

Notes

As this hummus recipe recipe uses freshly blended strawberries it needs to be eaten within 3 days and always kept in the fridge.

It also works really well with any other berries.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 115

Raw carrot cake hummus is actually my favourite out of all of the dessert hummus recipes. The sweet carrots and spices with walnuts just works so well.

If you like the taste of carrots in a dessert do read my raw carrot cake balls and my carrot pumpkin seed milk recipes!

carrot cake hummus is made from wallnuts, fresh carrots, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and all spice. It's a bit like pumpkin spice dessert hummus

I usually add some raisins to my carrot cake creations like this hummus, but often get so much negative feedback that I left them out from this recipe. But really if you like raisins or vine fruit do add 2-4 tablespoons.

This carrot cake hummus tastes amazing with cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and ginger that works so well with the raw carrot and walnuts. If you don’t have walnuts then pecans work just as well.

ingredient to make carrot cake hummus are carrot, coconut cream, walnuts, nutmeg, allspice, turmeric, cinnamon, sesame seeds, vanilla and sweetener. The walnuts can be replaced with pumpkin seeds or peacan nuts

I like to add a pinch of turmeric to this to give a golden colour and add a bit more nutrition. You really don’t taste it unless you know it’s there.

No water is added to the carrot cake hummus as two carrots give enough moisture to make a thick dip. This one is perfect in the centre of oats in the morning. Or like all of these healthy sweet humus recipes, it’s great just with a spoon!

desert carrot cake hummus that's healthy and full of good stuff

The sweetener used in the recipe is agave nectar, just because it has a very mild colour. But you can use your favourite natural sweetener in this recipe.

If you want to make your own sweetener check out my recipe for date syrup. It’s the healthiest natural sweetener out there as it retains all of the fibre of the fruit so the natural sugars are absorbed slowly and it’s loaded with nutrition.

carrot cake sweet hummus topped with fresh carrot, nutmeg and walnuts

Yield: 8 servings

Carrot Cake Hummus

Carrot Cake Hummus


Carrot cake hummus is made from a blend of spices that perfectly complement sweet carrots and creamy chickpeas. Sweetened naturally without any refined sugar and loaded in nutrition. This dessert hummus has no added oil and is suitable for whole food healthy diets as it just contains whole plant based ingredients.

Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can 400g Chickpeas
  • 2 medium Carrots
  • 2 tbsp Ground Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 cup / 75g Walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Allspice
  • 4 tbsp Sweetener like maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Blend everything together in a food processor until combined. You can leave behind some carrots and walnuts as a garnish if you want.
  2. Add more water if the mixture is too thick.
  3. Taste the carrot cake hummus and adjust the spices and sweetness to suit you
  4. Garnish with some grated carrot, walnuts and spices if you like.
  5. Enjoy the sweet carrot cake hummus within 3 days and keep in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 82

Vacuum packed cooked beetroots are used in the red velvet hummus recipe below. Always choose the ones that are just pure beet with no vinegar added.

You can use fresh beetroots if you prefer and they just need to be boiled in water for about 10 minutes. Don’t throw away the boiling water after cooking beets as this contains nutrition and colour – perfect to add a bit of organic brightness to any recipe! Always peal raw beets very carefully as some dirt blended into dessert hummus can ruin it with a gritty texture.

red velvet sweet hummus recipe made from beetroot and cocoa to have a light chocolate creamy taste. no dye used in this red velvet recipe as beets give all the pink colour you need

The red velvet hummus isn’t quite as bright as I would have liked – it is more of a light beetroot colour! It could have been brighter using raw beets but the taste didn’t quite work for me as it was too earthy.

Even when commercial products use beetroots for the colour they’re often heavily concentrated and adjusted to get a bright pink and I wanted to use a pure easy ingredient here.

red velvet hummus ingredients include beetroot, cocoa, coconuts, vanillia and coconut cream. no oil in this sweet hummus and full of heart healthy fats

You’ll notice the red velvet is decorated with goji berries. This was just because I had some and had run out of cacao nibs for a garnish and didn’t want to use mint again.

Using the goji berries would have worked in the recipe to make it more fruity and a deeper red but I wanted to keep this sweet hummus recipe with easy to source ingredients. Although goji berries are now easy to find most food shops in the UK, that isn’t the same everywhere.

healthy sweet hummus that's red velvet flavour. This close up photo shows the creamy yet still hummus like texture of this healthy natural hummus recipe

Red velvet was traditionally natural as cocoa used to be processed with a different agent. This made it react with baking soda and vinegar to give a natural red colour. Now since almost all cocoa is dutched the reaction does not take place so all red velvet comes from red dye.

Coconut sugar is used in this recipe just to give a bit of a variation in natural sweeteners. Use any that you like for this sweet hummus recipe.

red velvet healthy dessert hummus topped with goju berries. a bowl of this hummus is a meal in one and can be enjoyed with just a spoon!

Yield: 8 servings

Red Velvet Hummus

Red Velvet Hummus


Sweet hummus made with cocoa, natural sweeteners and beetroot to have a light chocolate sweet creamy flavour. No dye is used in this recipe it gets its natural pink colour just from beetroot.

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 cooked beet
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp cocoa / cacao
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp ground sesame
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. Blend everything for the red velvet hummus together in a food processor for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Serve in a bowl and you can top with something red to enhance the colour like goji berries.
  3. Enjoy within 3-5 days and store in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 65

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