This Sweet Pumpkin Hummus is the perfect fall treat. It's easy to make and allergy-friendly because it's dairy, gluten, and refined sugar-free. This dip is so tasty you won't believe it's actually healthy!
I'll admit it, I'm a pumpkin freak. September 1st rolls around and I need my pumpkin fix. You might have already known this if you've seen my Pumpkin Mac & Cheese or Pumpkin Vegetable Casserole (just to name a few).
It's funny how people seem to be a pumpkin lover or pumpkin hater. I was telling my friend about this awesome sweet pumpkin hummus and she was like "nah, I'm not into pumpkin". I was like "WHAT!?". Yes, we are still friends but it took me a minute to get over that.
For all of you pumpkin lovers out there, I've got a treat for you. This healthy yet delicious vegan sweet pumpkin hummus!
What's a Sweet Hummus?
Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed paste) and is normally savory.
I've done a twist on hummus with my Sweet Pumpkin Hummus. I still incorporate chickpeas but I switched in almond butter for the tahini since it's a bit sweeter tasting.
While this hummus is sweet, I didn't want it full of sugar or artificial flavors so I stuck with some real maple syrup.
I love serving this with apple slices for a healthy fall snack but it's also great on graham crackers (they have gluten-free ones now as well).
Nutritionally, pumpkin is rich in phytonutrients like carotenoids which aid in eye/vision health, have been shown to protect against certain cancers, and improve joint health.
The beta-carotene in pumpkin, which gives pumpkin it's orange color, has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in our bodies to support healthy skin, growth, and reproduction.
Pumpkin also contains a good amount of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, riboflavin, copper, and manganese.
The chickpeas add dietary fiber, wholesome carbohydrates, protein, manganese, folate, copper, iron, and magnesium.
A Great For Fall Festivities & Kids
This Sweet Pumpkin Hummus is dairy and gluten-free (and the almond butter can be subbed with a seed butter) so it's allergy-friendly.
It's a great dip for any fall occasion. I can see having it as a:
- tasty fall after school snack for the kiddos
- dip for a Halloween party
- healthy dessert for Thanksgiving
- afternoon snack at work when you need a pick me up
- sugar-filled alternative to dessert
This sweet pumpkin hummus can be made a few days ahead of time which can simplify things on a day or a party or when you need a quick snack. I love making a big batch of this and having it for the week.
Other Fall Recipes You'll Enjoy
Can't get enough pumpkin? I feel you! Check out my other fabulous pumpkin recipes:
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. If you try it, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback and rating.
Sweet Pumpkin Hummus
- All all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
PLEASE NOTE: Nutritional information data is computer generated and only an estimate so it should be used only as a guide.
Mary Ellen Valverde MS, CNS, LDN is a Licensed Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist who empowers vegans to feel confident in creating sustainable habits that align with their values and health goals. She shares easy gluten-free plant-powered food to nourish your body + satisfy your tastebuds. Mary Ellen's recipes and nutrition info have been featured on Yahoo News, Parade, VegNews, LIVESTRONG, Dr. Axe, Greatist, LIVEKINDLY, Brit+Co, Well+Good, and more.