Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Maple Sweet Potato Hummus

This hummus is the perfect snack for any get together or after school munch time. It is slightly sweet because of a hint of maple syrup and some cinnamon, but it is packed with sweet potatoes and garbanzo beans. This is perfect with apple slices or graham crackers. Plus, there is enough to last for one big party or several days after school (it can also be divided into a few glass containers and frozen for up to 3 weeks.
Maple Sweet Potato Hummus 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans 2 cups cubed sweet potatoes, steamed until tender (or 2 cups mashed sweet potatoes) 2 Tablespoons maple syrup 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 3 Tablespoons olive oil (more as needed) 1. Combine the garbanzo beans and sweet potatoes in a food processor and process until smooth and free of lumps. Add maple syrup, cinnamon, and ginger, and while mixing, slowly add olive oil (add more if hummus consistency is too thick). Hummus should be smooth and creamy. Refrigerate any hummus that won’t be eaten immediately.

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