apple spice hummus

Finally back in action with a recipe today. 

I’m a bit all over the place this week, and have tried to plan things out using TeuxDeux.  I always feel better when I have a list of what needs to get done for the week, as opposed to making a daily list.  My time is currently being juggled between these things: people photo edits, photo shoots, a photography presentation I’m giving at the Foodbuzz festival [in 2 weekends!], product demos for LGF, the starts of a blog redesign, recipe developing/testing/food photos, and blog writing.

I think balancing everything is the hardest part!

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Last week, I shared my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Hummus, and told you there would be a similar non-pumpkin recipe coming soon. 

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Simple recipes are nice to have on hand, especially when holiday parties are happening left + right.  

But really, a party isn’t necessary.  I might even tell you not to make this for a party.  Because if you plan to make it for a party, the host will be sad when you show up with hummus on your face, and finger swipe marks in the bowl.

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It’s hard to keep your fingers out of this one!  And for that matter, spoons, apple slices, toast, crackers, and cinnamon tortilla chips as well. 

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Slightly sweet, semi-smooth, and spiced for fall.

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Party or not, put this on your list!

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Apple Spice Hummus [yields ~3c]

  • 15oz can [1.5c] chickpeas
  • 1 1/3c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1T sunflower oil
  • 1T honey
  • 1/4c raw cashew butter
  • 1t molasses
  • 2-2.5t cinnamon
  • 1/2t salt
  • 1/8-1/4t nutmeg
  • 1/16t clove
  1. Blend everything together in a food processor until smooth. [A mini food processor will work, but you may need to make it in 2-3 smaller batches.]
  2. Taste + adjust spices if desired.

*Raw cashew butter [unsalted/unroasted] yields the best flavor, but other nut butters will work.  I recommend using them in their raw form, so the flavor is not too strong.  You can easily make raw cashew butter at home in your food processor.  Process 2c of cashews [for an 11c capacity processor], scraping the bowl when needed for about 8-12min, until cashews are buttery + smooth.  Add 1/2-2T oil if needed to smooth out.

*You can sub apple instead of applesauce if desired.  The texture will not be as smooth, but it’s still quite tasty.  You will need about 2c of chopped apples.

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According to TeuxDeux, it is now time to sleep!