Let’s make this pumpkin spice hummus recipe to get all of the fall pumpkin vibes coming along.
We are going to be making pumpkin spice hummus for the fall. Whenever I am coming up with a recipe, I think about what are the convenient items that I can use because everyone is looking for a way to save time.
Why Add Pumpkin to Hummus
Adding pumpkin to hummus is a great way to add even more nutrition while creating a beautiful dish. In addition, I think about how can we keep the nutrition in there along with great flavor.
That being said, we are going to be using ready-made hummus for this recipe. Alternatively, if you would like to make hummus from scratch first, you can definitely do make that and then proceed with this recipe.
What Type of Canned Pumpkin to Use
Next we will be using a can of pumpkin that is unsweetened. Be sure to grab the canned pumpkin that is 100% pure pumpkin. We will only be using about half of the can, so plan to store the remainder or use it in another recipe.
What Type of Spices are Used in this Recipe
We are going to sweeten it up with a little honey.
Of course, we are going to use those fall spice flavors that we love. These include vanilla extract, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves.
One of the best parts of making this pumpkin spice hummus recipe is the orange color that the hummus turns when combined with the pumpkin. Then the hummus starts to remind of exactly what it is, pumpkin!
Mix the pumpkin and the hummus ingredients. Take a little sniff and smell that great combination.
Honey and Alternative Sweeteners
Adding the honey to the hummus may seem like an odd combination with the hummus. However, the flavors do well together. A sweet flavor with hummus can create new flavor profiles similar to the example of dark chocolate hummus.
If you enjoy more of a sweet pumpkin hummus, you will want to add a little more honey than the recipe states.
Some alternative natural sweeteners for this recipe instead of honey are maple syrup or brown sugar. Alternatively, you can also make a sugar free version of this recipe by adding a sugar alternative such as erythritol or monk fruit sweetener.
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves
When you add the spices, cinnamon is one that you can be most liberal. However, the ground nutmeg and ground cloves are much stronger, so go easy on those.
Remember when you are making this pumpkin spice hummus, you are not going to be eating it by the spoonful, you are going to be pairing it with something to “scoop” it. Suggestions for pumpkin spice hummus pairings are listed later in this post.
As you make the recipe, mix it well. Using a small spoon, taste the mixture to see if it is good. If you need to add a little more honey, add another drop.
Pumpkin Spice Hummus Tastes Like Pumpkin Pie
If you enjoy pumpkin pie but want a more nutritious version with less sugar, this pumpkin spice hummus is the right fit for you. The blend of the spices and the pumpkin with the traditional hummus brings the vibes of the pumpkin pie, but just a less sweet version.
Now, if you have a big sweet tooth, and you want it to taste more like pumpkin pie, there is a way. Mixing brown sugar will make it taste more like pumpkin pie and give it a sweeter touch.
Alternatively, if you want a lighter version, there are some options for a erythritol based brown sugar to add the sweetness without all of the added sugar and calories.
Pumpkin Spice Hummus
This pumpkin spice hummus is super easy to make and does not require a blender or food processor. In fact, all you need is a mixing bowl, rubber spatula, and your ingredients. (Oh, and a little elbow grease -that’s what we call it in the south! This means mixing muscles! )
How to Make Pumpkin Hummus
You have come to the right place with this easy pumpkin hummus recipe that you can make in 5 minutes.
This recipe does not require any fancy equipment. All you need is a mixing bowl, a mixing spatula, and the ingredients.
In addition, a nice serving dish will compliment the dip. Add your favorite pairings with this dish such as apples, carrots, and pretzels.
Pumpkin Hummus Ingredients
This pumpkin spice hummus recipe only has 7 ingredients. We are using very convenient ready-made hummus and canned 100% pure pumpkin puree.
Be sure to grab the correct pumpkin can. Pumpkin pie filling has additional ingredients besides the pumpkin in it.
How I made this recipe – This recipe came together very quickly using simple and convenient ingredients.
What to Serve with Pumpkin Spice Hummus
Pairings are really important when it comes to making a dip. You have to get the pairings right if you are going to serve a dip.
By this point you may be wondering what to eat with pumpkin hummus.
Here are a few pairings that are great flavor profile matches:
- apples of any type
- whole grain crackers
Nutrition of Pumpkin
For this recipe, we are starting with canned 100% pumpkin puree.
The best part is that this recipe can be made any time of year. It doesn’t have to be October or November only. By utilizing canned pumpkin, this recipe can be made year-round.
1 15 ounce can
Servings per container 3.5
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugar 0g
Calcium 30mg (2%), Iron 1.7mg (10%), Potatssium 250mg (6%), Vitamin A 930mcg (100%), Vitamin C 5mg (6%)
Nutrition of Hummus
Hummus is made mainly from chickpeas or garbanzo beans.
Here are the nutrition facts of general traditional hummus:
Additional types of similar hummus are: spicy carrot hummus and black bean hummus if you are feeling adventurous.
8 ounce container
Servings About 8
Serving Size 2 Tablespoons
Amount per serving:
Total Fat 4.5g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 115 mg
Total Carbohydrates 4g
Total Sugars 1g
Added Sugar 0g
2% Daily Value Iron
Pumpkin Spice Hummus Ingredient List
8 ounce hummus
10 ounces (2/3 can) of pureed 100% pumpkin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 teaspoon vanillla extract
3 to 4 tablespoons honey
perfect for fall charcuterie board
1. Combine hummus and pumpkin puree in a medium mixing bowl. Using a rubber spatula, mix together well until well combined. Mixture will be orange in color.
2. Add to the mixture ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, vanilla extract, and honey.
3. Mix well and serve.
4. If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Pumpkin Spice Hummus
- Mixing Bowl
- Mixing Spatula
- 8 ounces Prepared Hummus (Original)
- 10 ounces Canned Pureed 100% Pumpkin Puree (about 2/3 of 15 ounce can)
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3-4 Tablespoons Honey
- Combine hummus and pumpkin puree in a medium mixing bowl. Using a rubber spatula, mix together well until well combined. Mixture will be orange in color.
- Add to the mixture ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, vanilla extract, and honey.
- Mix well and serve.
- If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.