Tis the season right?  Like many of you, I LOVE pumpkin.  I’ve been making lots of pumpkin smoothies and one of my very favorites, Pumpkin Hummus.  It is simple to make, and it’s a great alternative to sugar and fat-laden desserts.

I use medjool dates as my sweetener.  Dates are a whole food, so although they contains a lot of sugar, it is natural sugar in the form of a fruit.  You’re getting fiber and nutrients along with it, unlike refined sugar.  You could use stevia instead if you prefer.

Last year I served Pumpkin Hummus as a dessert option at our Thanksgiving.  With sliced fruit or graham crackers, it’s delicious!

(My kids also love it as a snack, as seen here after school one day!)

Kids Pumpkin Hummus Snack

Pumpkin Hummus

1 can organic pumpkin

1 can organic garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup almond milk

4-6 medjool dates, pits removed

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin Hummus Ingredients

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Adjust sweetener and spice as desired.

Pumpkin Hummus Blender

Serve with sliced apples, persimmons, pears, bananas. . . lots of options!  Enjoy!

pumpkin hummus