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Sweet Pumpkin Hummus {dairy & gluten free}

This Sweet Pumpkin Hummus is the perfect fall treat. It’s easy to make and allergy-friendly because it’s dairy, gluten, and refined sugar-free. This dip is so tasty you won’t believe it’s actually healthy!

I’ll admit it, I’m a pumpkin freak. September 1st rolls around and I need my pumpkin fix. You might have already known this if you’ve seen my Pumpkin Mac & Cheese or Pumpkin Vegetable Casserole (just to name a few).

It’s funny how people seem to be a pumpkin lover or pumpkin hater. I was telling my friend about this awesome sweet pumpkin hummus and she was like “nah, I’m not into pumpkin”. I was like “WHAT!?”. Yes, we are still friends but it took me a minute to get over that.

For all of you pumpkin lovers out there, I’ve got a treat for you. This healthy yet delicious vegan sweet pumpkin hummus!

Jump to:
  • What’s a Sweet Hummus?
  • Pumpkin Nutrition
  • A Great For Fall Festivities & Kids
  • Other Fall Recipes You’ll Enjoy
  • 📖 Recipe
  • 💬 Reviews

What’s a Sweet Hummus?

Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed paste) and is normally savory.

I’ve done a twist on hummus with my Sweet Pumpkin Hummus. I still incorporate chickpeas but I switched in almond butter for the tahini since it’s a bit sweeter tasting.

While this hummus is sweet, I didn’t want it full of sugar or artificial flavors so I stuck with some real maple syrup.

I love serving this with apple slices for a healthy fall snack but it’s also great on graham crackers (they have gluten-free ones now as well).

Pumpkin Nutrition

Nutritionally, pumpkin is rich in phytonutrients like carotenoids which aid in eye/vision health, have been shown to protect against certain cancers, and improve joint health.

The beta-carotene in pumpkin, which gives pumpkin it’s orange color, has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in our bodies to  support healthy skin, growth, and reproduction.

Pumpkin also contains a good amount of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, riboflavin, copper, and manganese.

The chickpeas add dietary fiber, wholesome carbohydrates, protein, manganese, folate, copper, iron, and magnesium.

A Great For Fall Festivities & Kids

This Sweet Pumpkin Hummus is dairy and gluten-free (and the almond butter can be subbed with a seed butter) so it’s allergy-friendly.

It’s a great dip for any fall occasion. I can see having it as a:

  • tasty fall after school snack for the kiddos
  • dip for a Halloween party
  • healthy dessert for Thanksgiving
  • afternoon snack at work when you need a pick me up
  • sugar-filled alternative to dessert

This sweet pumpkin hummus can be made a few days ahead of time which can simplify things on a day or a party or when you need a quick snack. I love making a big batch of this and having it for the week.


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