Chocolate hummus (a misleading title)
This was taken from a recipe advertising it as chocolate hummus, but later the author describes it as being like raw choc brownie dough. YES!!
The end result is far more like a dessert than a hummus. In fact, I can’t see any link to a hummus at all – aside from it being a dip. Although, that too is debatable as it’s not particularly liquidy!
On the other hand, it tastes divine! I may, possibly, have eaten pretty much the whole batch on my own 😉 My favourite taste-testers were impressed though when they were allowed a nano portion of MINE.
As it’s bean-based it contains a whole bunch of great nutrients, protein and fibre and also counts as one of our ‘5 a day’. If you have a fussy eater who is not eating beans (or veg) this may be a way to add those into the diet.
I went lower sugar than the original recipe so you may want to add more, to taste.
Quick, simple and nutritious.
1 can of black beans
1/3 cup of fat – I used melted butter but coconut oil or any nut butter is what the original recipe asked for
¼ cup sweetener – I used maple syrup but honey would work (the original recipe called for ½ cup)
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla – I used extract
3 ½ tbs of cocoa powder – this seemed like a LOT but I think it works!
I recently learned a new trick for making regular hummus like store bought (read here https://theconfidenteater.com/blog/funfoodideasforfussyeaters/beans/hummus-like-store-bought/ ) so did the same with the beans. I also tried without, and it’s still nice, but the texture is more ‘bitty’. I also have a very cheap blender so one that is more ‘grunty’ may solve that problem without the boiling.
So, using the ‘hummus’ trick:
– Tip the whole contents of the bean can into a pan. Add 1/4 – ½ tsp of baking soda. Bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 20+ minutes – lid on.
– Strain the beans
– Put cooked beans in the blender
– Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until mixed
I find the mixture is quite thick, rather than ‘dip’. It tastes divine and can easily be scooped up on a slice of apple, for example, or just eaten with a spoon!
I also tried adding ¼ cup of milk to make it runnier. It worked well.
*recipe adapted with thanks from Chocolate Covered Katie
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
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