It is that time again…time for me to go pumpkin crazy.  Let’s see, so far this week I have had a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (someday I’ll get around to writing down my recipe), pumpkin tamales (Thank you Mother’s Market!!!), and I ate my fair share of pumpkin while developing the recipe that follows…one that is sure to become a favorite for me.

I bought 10 cans of organic pumpkin at Trader Joe’s last week (no joke) and set to work in the kitchen to work on an idea I had while trying to fall asleep the night before.  Apparently that is what I do.  While other people have sugarplums dancing in their head, I have pureed pumpkin.

My first dessert hummus (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip) was such a hit with my kiddos that I wanted to come-up with another dessert hummus which would satisfy their sweet tooth and pump them with lots of fiber and protein.  This new dessert hummus recipe is even healthier than my first since it is nut-butter free and thus low-fat.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do…I have been known to eat it by the spoonful.

Rest assured, there is sure to be lots of pumpkin on Veggie Grettie reader’s future.


15 oz. can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
15 oz. can organic pumpkin 
10 Medjool dates, seeds removed
1/2 cup plant-based milk of choice (So Delicious almond or coconut milk works great)
1/4 cup So Delicious creamer (I used vanilla)
1 Tbs. pumpkin pie spice (That is NOT a typo, I like LOTS of spice)
2 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla
2 SweetLeaf stevia packets


Place all of the ingredients into the food processor (a high-speed blender will probably work, but I haven’t tried it) and pulse a few times to incorporate.  Process for 1-2 minutes and stop to scrape down the sides.

Repeat processing until extremely smooth.

Store in the refrigerator.

For a printable version of this recipe click HERE.


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  1. Just got done making this. It’s really, really GOOD! Although the original recipe says nothing about putting it in the microwave to heat it up (I’m sorry but I just cannot eat cold pumpkin pie), I did and it was wonderful. I actually found myself saying, “Mmmmmm” out-loud!

    For all you pumpkin pie fans out there, I recommend you try this recipe. I seriously cannot tell the difference in taste. My husband, who’s not a pumpkin pie fan, even said, “Tastes just like the real thing – it’s really good”. Thumbs up – now pass me another plate, please ;D Thank you so much for sharing this easy, delicious, and satisfying recipe Veggie Grettie!

  2. This looks amazing! What could I use instead of dates?

    • Some raisins might work and / or you could use some extra stevia. Another idea would be to reduce the milk by 1/4 cup and replace it with maple syrup.

      I haven’t tried either substitution though, so I am not sure whether or not it will turn out well.

      If you try, please report back with the results.


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