Chocolate Hummus

Ok, so this is good.  Like, really, really, ridiculously good!!  Yes, that’s a Zoolander reference.  Yes, thanks for noticing…..

I’ve seen countless recipes for this one, thought to myself “I should try that, it sounds good” and then never did.  So if you find yourself here thinking the same thing, do yourself a favour and DO IT!  Do it now!  It takes less than 10 minutes, you probably have all the things you need in the house and you will not regret it!

Bonus?  This can GO TO SCHOOL in lunchboxes because there are not nuts!!  But your kids will want to eat it with a spoon, spread it on toast, wrap it in a tortilla with bananas, dip apples in it…..

prep

10 minutes

Bake time

 

makes

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 356ml can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 C pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp tahini (or nut/seed butter of choice)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted or avocado oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Acai Smoothie booster 
  • 2 Tbsp Dark Dutch Cocoa or raw cacao powder
  • 1/8tsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse chickpeas and pick out skins.  Add to a food processor or high-powered blender.
  2. Add maple syrup, tahini, oil and vanilla.  Puree until smooth. Approximately 3 min.
  3. Add cocoa, smoothie booster and salt.  Puree again until combined. Another 2 min.
  4. Serve with crackers, fruit, on toast, eat with a spoon…enjoy!
  5. Will keep in fridge for a week. But it won’t last.  You should probably double the recipe….

Notes

If tahini or nutbutter aren’t your thing, reserve the aquafaba (water in the can with the chickpeas) and use 2 Tbsp in place of nut/seed butter.

Melt coconut oil in a hot water bath for a few minutes before using.  It will blend better than if solid.  If coconut oil is too overwhelming flavour-wise, try the avocado oil instead.

For the smoothest experience, once chickpeas have been rinsed and skins picked, soak them for 10-15 minutes in boiling water first.  Drain water before blending.  If using dried beans that have been soaked and cooked, add an extra 7-9 minutes of cook time to make them extra soft.