Snickerdoodle Dessert Hummus

So I had this crazy idea the other day to make some kind of dessert/sweet hummus. I Googled dessert hummus and found out that it wasn’t so crazy and in fact many other like minded people had already figured out how to do just what I was thinking of. Thank you Google. I wasted no time in whipping up this recipe and taste testing it – the things I do for the blog! It was love at first bite.

Sinckerdoodle Dessert HummusIf you like the flavor of Snickerdoodle cookies – sugar and cinnamon – you will surely enjoy this slightly sweet hummus!

Snickerdoodle Dessert HummusThe high powered Blendtec or a Vitamix blender makes this super smooth and creamy. If you don’t have a high powered blender – no worries- you can also blend this in your food processor. You would never know the base ingredient was garbanzo beans. Trust me on this one and give it a try.

Snickerdoodle Dessert HummusServe this creamy, dreamy sweet hummus with some fresh fruit, it’s also good spread on banana slices ,quick breads like banana nut, whole grain muffins, toasted whole wheat bread, pita bread or home made pita chips. Make a sandwich on whole wheat bread with a little hummus, fresh apple or pear slices and a sprinkle of dried cranberries. I made one and it was so refreshing for breakfast.

Snickerdoodle Dessert Hummus

  • 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted,chopped or 2 tablespoons date sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • fresh grated nutmeg to taste – optional – but oh so good!

Add all ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor and process until smooth.  Store in the refrigerator. Mine turned out to be a thick hummus, you could add a little apple juice to thin it if you wish – I might do this next time. From photos on line I saw that some people had a thinner hummus from this recipe – must depend on the brand of the garbanzo beans or how soft they are.

Serve spread on fruit, pita bread, toasted whole wheat bread or pita chips.

Yield: 2 cups

Servings Size: 1/4 cup

Nutritional Information (using 2 dates)

Per Serving:  140.8 Calories, 5g Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 196.7mg Sodium, 213.9g Potassium, 22.5g Carbs, 4.4g Fiber, 5.4g protein WWPP 4

Recipe adapted from The Wannabe Chef

Nutmeg Notes

Kitchen Klatter

I have been cooking up a storm around here.Yesterday was unusually rainy and cold here and chili sounded good so I made a huge pot of Engine 2 Three Bean Chili. Never did I think I would be telling you that I made a huge pot of chili in June!  Of course I had to tweak it a bit with more seasonings and let it simmer for a few hours instead of the recommended 20 -30 minutes. Chili is better when it is allowed to simmer,the tomatoes break down more mellow out and the flavors blend together and develop. The result was a winner! The leftovers will be even better today and some will be frozen for future meals. Recipe coming soon.

You know how I like to cook ahead – so while I had the kitchen in a mess I made up a double batch of veggie burgers. Once they cool I wrap them individually and put them in a freezer container. They can be reheated in the microwave for quick and easy meals. It’s much easier to stick with a healthy food plan when you plan and prepare food ahead of time. P.S. Chorizo Patties and Vegetarian Chili Burgers are two of our favorites. I will post soon about the recipe I used yesterday – it’s another good one! After all that kitchen time yesterday there is no need to cook today. Love that.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

My Grandma Gritz was a wonderful home cook and baker (one of my favorite people of all time) and for as long as I can remember she would to listen to a daily 30 minute radio show called Kitchen Klatter. It was a  syndicated radio show directed at the homemaker. It aired out of Shenandoah, Iowa in the kitchen of the host who had other female relatives join in the conversation. They chatted  about recipes, gardening, parenting and family. Grandma kept a notepad and pen nearby so she could take notes if they mentioned something she wanted to try, a product she should buy or a good hint about cleaning. Kitchen Klatter had their own line of products including a wide variety of flavorings that Grandma, mom and I also used. Grandma felt like she knew the Kitchen Klatter ladies and their families. When I would be at her house listening to the show with her she would fill in the gaps about what was going on with the family as the ladies chatted about current family events.

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Grandma bought a copy of their cookbook for my mother and myself. (She did pass along that love of cooking and baking to us.) This Midwestern style cookbook was a good resource for me as a new bride trying to figure out what to cook each night. I don’t know why Kitchen Klatter popped into my mind this morning as I started to write about my day in the kitchen. It motivated me to dig out that cookbook and browse through it remembering some of the recipes I made and the few notes I wrote. Glazed Pork Chops had a big red star next to it with “good” written in the margin. I am naughty like that – I write in my cookbooks noting if we liked a recipe, what changes I made and what I would do differently if there is a next time! Grandma did the same thing.

Then it dawned on me how much my blog resembles that radio show I grew up listening to with my Grandmother. Weekly I have the privilege of sharing my favorite recipes, food finds, family trivia and our hiking and biking adventures. I have gotten to know many of you who follow and read my blog and leave me comments or send me private emails. If you are also a blogger, chances are I am reading and commenting on your blog too. Together we have built a community much like the one my Grandmother was drawn to with her favorite Kitchen Klatter show. Although technology has changed how we communicate somethings remain the same, such as the need to reach out and find like minded people and be a part of a community. I think my Grandma would have loved Nutmeg Notebook!

Thanks for choosing to be a part of my Kitchen Klatter.


I’m glad you are here. Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question.

How would you choose to eat this Snickerdoodle Dessert Hummus?

Have you ever heard of the Kitchen Klatter radio show?

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  1. Jody - Fit at 55 says:

    I saw Snickerdoodle & had to click right away! 🙂 I don’t have any type of blender or food processor so – but it sure sounds amazing & especially if you don’t taste the beans! 😉 I might put it on a Snickerdoodle cookie!!! 🙂

    OH I LOVED your personal story Tami!!! Memories are so important!

    1. Tami says:

      I would love a little of this spread over a snickerdoodle cookie Jody! Yes, for this recipe you at least have to have a food processor and no you can’t tell there is beans in it! If you lived closer I would make some for you. 🙂

  2. Sharon says:

    Loved the story and the term Kitchen Klatter! The hummus recipe is just what I’m looking for to take to an upcoming event. Something creative and different.

    1. Tami says:

      Happy memories for sure. Well this recipe fits the bill for creative and different! Let me know how it turns out for you Sharon. 🙂

  3. Renee@Mykitchenadventures says:

    I have never heard of Kitchen Klatter, but I love it! and yep, I totally write in all my cookbooks. I have a gazillion, so many times I don’t pull one out for years, and then I don’t really remember the changes I made to recipes…like I think I will, so writing in the margins really helps!

    Yes! to dessert hummus…YUM!

    1. Tami says:

      I knew you would write in your cookbooks Renee! You are so right if it’s a recipe that gets long forgot there is no way to remember how you tweaked it or what you thought would be an improvement!

      I hope you will try this recipe! 🙂

  4. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    The snickerdoodle hummus sounds wonderful! It’s being pinned. 🙂

    And, yes, blogs are a wonderful way to get to know about what others do and like in the kitchen and about their lives. It’s a nice little community. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Tami says:

      I saw that this recipe was pinned quite a bit on Pinterest! It’s so lovely and different and a dessert you can feel good about serving.

      I do like the little community we have going – nice little friendships have been made and it takes us beyond our home community. We have the opportunity to connect with people whom we otherwise would never meet if not for the internet. How cool is that?

  5. Mary @ Fit and Fed says:

    The dessert hummus sounds like a great idea, pinning to my list of recipes to try! It’s been cold and rainy here, too, in the Seattle area. I’ve been making soups and tarts, nothing too summery. I’m glad you are building and enjoying community with your blog, it’s not always easy to do!

    1. Tami says:

      Such unusual weather for us this time of year – the cooler temps sure do alter what we feel like cooking and eating! Happy Cooking Mary. 🙂

  6. Veronica says:

    Oh the hummus sounds fabulous! I’d probably just eat it with a spoon! lol. I’ve never heard of that radio show but I loved hearing about your Grandma’s love for it and how your blog reminds you of the show today. I think your Grandma would have loved your blog too. 🙂

    1. Tami says:

      I have to admit that I did eat some of the dessert hummus off a spoon! It was lovely. 🙂

      It’s fun to travel down memory lane with others – I have loved all the stories you have shared recently about your Grandfather.

  7. The Candid RD says:

    I knew this recipe sounded familiar, I made Evan’s cookie dough hummus last year and it looks like that’s where you’ve adapted this from. It was FABULOUS!! I like your modifications. Yum. And yes, the team members where I Work would LOVE this!

    1. Tami says:

      Actually he came up with this version of dessert hummus but I subbed dates for the brown sugar and added fresh nutmeg to mine. So tasty!

  8. Linda Sharp says:

    Great story! I too got my love of cooking from my grandmother. Many a day I would be in the kitchen with gma watching, working and learning. She never measured a thing – she was great fun!

    I too write in my cookbooks – always have. How else would I remember my changes and whether or not family liked it? LOL.

    Have a great day!

    1. Tami says:

      God bless our Grandmothers and their love of cooking! Glad to know we are both writing in the margins of our cookbooks. 🙂 Happy Cooking Linda.

  9. Cammy@TippyToeDiet says:

    This reminds me I’ve got a couple of dessert hummus recipes on my to-do list. Must get busy. 🙂

    Love the Grandma memories. Aren’t we fortunate to have known our grandmothers?

    1. Tami says:

      So many recipes so little time to try them all Cammy! 🙂 I am so happy that I lived near my Grandparents and was able to spend quality time with them. They are some of my happiest childhood memories.

  10. Roz@weightingfor50 says:

    LOVE the Kitchen Klatter story. Thanks for sharing the memory with us Tami. Have a wonderful day!!

    1. Tami says:

      My pleasure Roz! 🙂

  11. Biz says:

    I loved this post Tami and couldn’t agree more. How wonderful will it be for our future grandchildren to read our words! My blog started when I was 40 years old and I am hoping that my grand kids will get over the fact that I swear like a truck driver!

    I can’t tell you how many cookbooks I’ve bought at garage sales, well worn and written in and the people selling them don’t want to keep them! I buy them every time. 😀

    1. Tami says:

      Well Biz I guess not everyone shares our love of cookbooks! Yes indeed you do swear like a truck driver – you make me laugh!

  12. Kristi Rimkus says:

    What a terrific idea. I can see kids really liking this hummus with apples. I’ll make this the next time my nephews come to visit for sure. You have wonderful memories of your grandmother. How lucky you are. 🙂

    1. Tami says:

      Kristi I do think kids will love this dip with apples or bananas. I am blessed to have such wonderful memories of my Grandparents – the good ole days! 🙂

  13. James says:

    From the pic it looked like peanut butter. But hey your third photo got me craving for this, I wish I could eat it just by looking at it, looks easy to make, let me try it too.

  14. Judy says:

    Hey this looks very yummy! I can’t wait to try it–a new way to enjoy hummus!!
    Love hearing about Grandma Gritz–brings back lots of fond memories!!

    1. Tami says:

      Glad you enjoyed the Grandma Gritz story – I sure do miss her!

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