Sweet Potato & Maple Whipped Honey Hummus

“Our destinies are the culmination of all the choices we’ve made along the way, which is why it’s imperative to listen hard to your inner voice when it speaks up. Don’t let anyone else’s noise drown it out…”
― Megan McCafferty, Second Helpings

Sweet potato and maple whipped honey hummus - super thick and creamy! Vegan and GF! This hummus is more like a DESSERT than a dip!

I almost cannot believe that this hummus came out of our kitchen. Quite simply:  it is utterly amazing…

Sweet potato and maple whipped honey hummus - super thick and creamy! Vegan and GF! This hummus is more like a DESSERT than a dip!

You can probably make out the texture from the photos already; this hummus was super thick and seriously creamy. It was so perfectly sweet, and the spices were so well balanced that it could have basically passed as a dessert. Given one large spoon, it would be way too easy (and enjoyable) to finish an entire bowl of this delicious stuff all on its own. It was pure indulgence. I felt as if I was wasting it by using it as a dip…

However, because it’s made with such healthy and wholesome ingredients (No iffy supermarket oils + additives), the consistency actually turns out to be incredibly light! Despite the thickness, the hummus turned out to be easily ‘whipp-able’ and spreadable. And so, if anything, what makes it so dangerously addictive is its sheer lightness – you could continue to eat this stuff forever without suffering from a sickly overload.

So, if you are a big fan of red pepper hummus (and hummus in general), or a sucker for all things sweet potato and fall…look no further, I have the hummus which you have been looking for all of your life. You will go to sleep dreaming of this stuff. (You think I’m joking right?)

Addiction, anyone…?! Someone hide the salted tortilla chips please, I repeat:  HIDE THE SALTY TORTILLA CHIPS FROM US ALL!!

Sweet potato and maple whipped honey hummus - super thick and creamy! Vegan and GF! This hummus is more like a DESSERT than a dip!

 

This hummus is basically the marriage of autumn and summer. What’s not to love about this in the middle of a rainy October? For you guys living over in the States, the sweet potato is prominent enough to make this the perfect (if not the best ever) Thanksgiving side dish!

Makes one hummus mountain! (serves 8-10)

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled, and diced.
  • 1 x can of chickpeas (keep the water)
  • ½ tsp powdered garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini sesame seed paste
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg + cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Sprinkle of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until you have a thick, smooth paste.
  2. That is all. Easy right?!
  3. Remember to reserve the chickpea water. You will likely need to add more water as you are processing the hummus (up to ¼ C depending on how you like it/how thick your mixture happens to be) but don’t be afraid to, since the hummus will thicken with time.
  4. Try not to eat the whole bowl by itself. It goes seriously well with a large bag handful of tortilla chips…Enjoy!

Sweet potato and maple whipped honey hummus - super thick and creamy! Vegan and GF! This hummus is more like a DESSERT than a dip!

The reason why my photos are so obsessed with water crackers is because we didn’t have any salty tortilla chips in at the same. We bought some later (after it had gotten dark outside) and relished in them then. Boy, were they good; a match made in heaven if you like…a little like the way that sweet potato and hummus are.

I genuinely feel as if I could never buy another hummus again. My loyalty is with all things sweet potato and homemade now…

The end.

What’s your favourite hummus recipe?! Share, share!

“It may be the wrong decision… but fuck it; it’s mine.”
― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

  • http://www.primaverakitchen.com Olivia – Primavera Kitchen

    This REALLY looks very tasty!!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Ahhh Olivia it is dangerous I tell you! <3

  • http://whatjessicabakednext.wordpress.com/ Jess @ whatjessicabakednext

    This hummus looks absolutely divine! Love the flavours!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      The flavours are basically just a huge tease – somewhat between sweet chilli and pumpkin pie. Thanks Jess for stopping by! :)

  • http://www.pumpkinnspice.com Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice

    I am totally addicted to hummus so I’m absolutely loving this recipe, Tash! What a great idea to combine sweet potatoes and maple. Such a perfect fall flavor. Delish!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Ah Gayle I promise you that it creates a whole new level of addiction! You can kind of see now why it’s a dessert and side dish in one, right? 😉 So much <3 for maple right here too!

  • http://evaetsandra.com Eva

    I don’t have any recipe of hummus but yours looks so good !

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Eva let this one be your first! Hehe

  • http://www.spicysouthernkitchen.com Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen

    I am in love with sweet potatoes! This hummus looks perfectly creamy and delicious!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      The consistency is great, the sweet potato is so fluffy yet also gives it so much substance too! Creamy and smooth indeed :)

  • http://bakingamoment.com Allie | Baking a Moment

    Sounds amazing and so different! Gorgeous pics too, Tashiana!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      It’s combining the best of two worlds, right?! Thank you Allie, that means so much! Love Tash x

  • http://www.naivecookcooks.com ami@naivecookcooks

    This is one unique hummus recipe! Never before eaten sweet potato hummus – definitely trying it!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      It is super unique Ami! But it complements the hummus so well and makes it so nice and thick too :) Let me know how it turns out for you please!

  • http://www.unexpectedlymagnificent.com Meredith @ Unexpectedly Magnificent

    I love sweet potatoes and I love hummus. Together? Genius! This looks delicious, Tash! :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Ah anything with the *genius* status from you must be pretty good! 😉 If you love sweet taters then you will have to try it, it’s a whole new world of them! Thanks Meredith :)

  • http://www.maebells.com Annie @Maebells

    What a great idea! This is like the ultimate fall snack!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Yes Annie! And it’s so nice to make one huge batch at home + be able to know what’s inside too, right? :)

  • http://bakeeatrepeat.ca Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Wow, that looks amazing! I was just wanting to find another hummus flavour other than roasted red pepper that actually sounds good to me, and now I think I’ve found it! This looks perfect. Pinned!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      It is like an enhanced sweet red pepper, with a secret ingredient that you couldn’t quite put your finger on – until you realize that sweet potato is hummus-able! 😉 Thank you for the pin Stacey!

  • http://www.livewellbakeoften.com Danielle

    I love hummus! The combination of flavors in this hummus look absolutely amazing. I can’t get over how thick and creamy it is too. Pinning this!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks for the pin Danielle! The combo is somewhere between crazy delicious and mildly sweet, it goes well with pretty much anything that you can think of :)

  • http://sweetpeasandsaffron.com Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

    This looks absolutely amazing! I love sweet potato hummus, and your version looks delicious :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thank you Denise! It is just so! You have to try some :)

  • http://prettysimplesweet.com/ Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet.

    I love hummus, but this is a whole new level of it! It sounds so unique and delicious Tash!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Shiran! It seriously is :) <3

  • http://lifemadesweeter.com Kelly – Life Made Sweeter

    This hummus looks incredible! I love the idea of adding sweet potatoes with maple and honey – what an amazing flavor combo in hummus. Totally the best of summer and fall :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Yes Kelly! As I say, it is totally both dessert + side dish in a single bowl! A weird mix, but hey, it works! 😀

  • http://www.cearaskitchen.com Ceara @ Ceara’s Kitchen

    Sweet Potato Maple Whipped Hummus? Honestly, that sounds aaaaaamazzing! I cannot wait to try this recipe. I love love love sweet potatoes (eat them a couple nights a week) and love that you married autumn and summer in this recipe :) Delicious and Pinned!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks for the pin girlie! It is whipped and utterly delicious! Omg I am getting hungry just responding to your comment about it…<3 Sweet potato love x

  • http://www.heatherssweetsandtreats.com Heather

    Awesome! I love the addition of sweet potatoes to the hummus!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Great minds think alike, isn’t that right Heather? 😀

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com Joanne

    As a sweet potato addict, I must say. THis is so exciting to me. Can’t wait to try it!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      It brings addiction to a whole new level Joanne 😀

  • http://whiskandshout.com Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    This is beautiful! I love sweet potatoes and this looks like something you’d get in a restaurant :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Ah that makes me so happy (coming from you!) Thanks Medha! <3

  • http://sugarhero.com Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com

    I am a fan of red pepper hummus…and sweet potatoes…and dipping crackers in everything…so I think you’ve got my dream dish right here!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Its the perfect balance between sweet and savoury :) And it is super dreamy indeed! <3

  • http://www.tworaspberries.com Michele @ Two Raspberries

    Wow, this is such a unique but super yummy flavor combo for hummus 😉 I need some of this! Yummm

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks Michele, glad you like it! It’s so easy to make to, – crazy simple! :) Your apple pie oats look delicious!

  • http://www.inspirationkitchen.com Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    Love this hummus recipe Tashiana! When you hide those Tortilla Chips, can you hide them at my house? :-)

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  • http://www.yummybeet.com Allison

    Oh my word. This is just so glamorous. I need this hummus in my life! Such a beautiful presentation, all whipped and piled high. Gorgeous recipe, girl!

  • http://thegastronomicbong.com/ Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong

    Oh Tash, this sweet potato hummus is just genius!! Love it to the core! :)

  • http://www.cookwithmanali.com Manali @ CookWithManali

    what fun flavors! the hummus looks incredible! :)

  • http://www.vanillaandbean.com Traci | Vanilla And Bean

    My Goodness Tash!!! I ‘m so excited to find this! I love hummus, but get so board with the same ol’ same… but THIS is just what I needed! When I first saw a photograph of your hummus, I first thought pumpkin. Then I saw sweet potato! Now I want both types of hummus! Lovely photos and quotes… they speak to me.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Thanks for your lovely comment Traci! Yes, it truly is the best of both fantastic worlds…fall + summer in one dip/dish and hasaijids its sooooo addictive and moreish…I don’t think I need to sell it to you any more 😉 I’m also glad you like the quotes too! Quotes sum up something very special that is very hard to convey otherwise. Have a great weekend!

  • http://www.snixykitchen.com Sarah @ SnixyKitchen

    Oo – sweet potato hummus?! That sounds like such a great combo.

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Match made in heaven, Sarah! <3

  • http://seekingvictory.blogspot.com Nicole – Seeking Victory

    Such a lovely flavour combination. I also like that with the sweet potato it would have more of a smooth texture rather than needing to bulk it up with oil as many regular hummus recipes do. Yum. Just favourited this to make later

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      There was surprisingly little oil, given the HUGE portion size it created with so few ingredients, the sweet potato is super silky too. So happy you like it Nicole :)