How to Make a Healthy and Delicious Cookie Dough Hummus

Welcome to my all-time favorite Cookie Dough Hummus recipe! As an Israeli chef, I’ve always been passionate about blending traditional flavors with new and innovative ingredients. This recipe is a perfect example of that.

I know what you’re thinking – chickpeas in hummus and chocolate chip cookies don’t mix, right? But trust me on this one, the combination of chickpeas, peanut butter, and oats with vanilla extract and chocolate chips will take your taste buds on a wild ride!

This recipe is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth who is looking to indulge but still enjoys eating healthy. Not only is it packed with protein and fiber from the chickpeas, but it also uses wholesome ingredients like old fashioned oats and unsweetened applesauce.

Whether you’re looking for a delicious snack to share with friends or a unique dessert option, this Cookie Dough Hummus will not disappoint. So, grab your food processor and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cookie Dough Hummus
Cookie Dough Hummus

Do you have a sweet tooth that can never be satisfied? Look no further, because this cookie dough hummus recipe will satisfy all your cravings! Trust me, as an experienced chef, I know how to make dessert hummus unlike any other. Here’s why you’re going to love it!

Firstly, the ingredients in this recipe are both healthy and satisfying. Chickpeas, old-fashioned oats, ground flax seeds, and unsweetened applesauce are just a few of the ingredients that make this hummus not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Instead of refined sugar and unhealthy fats, I use honey and canola oil to add natural sweetness and creaminess. You won’t feel guilty after indulging in a bowl of this deliciousness!

Secondly, my recipe uses only common pantry items for the base: garbanzo beans (chickpeas) that can be found in any ethnic food section or in your pantry already. This means you don’t have to make a special trip to the grocery store to try out this recipe. Additionally, the other ingredients in my recipe are easily accessible and can be substituted with alternatives if needed.

Third and most importantly, this cookie dough hummus is perfect for both dessert and snacks! Craving something sweet? Dip your favorite fruits like sliced apples or bananas into the hummus for a guilt-free snack. Wanting something sweeter? Go ahead and indulge with some chocolate chips or raisins for that extra crunch. If you’re feeling adventurous and want a more sophisticated addition to your cheese board – serve it! The flavor blends particularly well with cheeses like brie or feta.

In conclusion, my cookie dough hummus recipe is a unique twist on a classic dessert that has been perfected to meet your sweet cravings without sacrificing nutrient-dense ingredients. By incorporating healthy ingredients into traditional indulgent dishes we are one step closer to satisfying our sweet tooth while nourishing ourselves instead of feeling deprived. So give it a try today – once you do, I am sure you will come back for more!

Ingredient List

 A sweet twist on classic hummus that will leave you wanting more!
A sweet twist on classic hummus that will leave you wanting more!

Ingredients for Delicious and Healthy Cookie Dough Hummus Recipe

Do you have a sweet tooth, but want to stay healthy? This cookie dough hummus recipe is the perfect dessert hummus that can satisfy your cravings without ruining your diet. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Old fashioned oats (1/2 cup): A good source of fiber that adds a granular texture.

  • Garbanzo beans (1 can, 15 oz, drained / rinsed well): Also known as chickpeas, this will be the base of your hummus.

  • Ground flax seeds (1 tbsp): Rich in omega-3 fatty acids; makes the dough less sticky.

  • Ground cinnamon (1 tsp): A warming spice that pairs well with sweetness.

  • Canola oil (1 tbsp): The neutral-tasting vegetable oil will ensure smooth blending.

  • Honey (2 tbsp): Adds natural sweetness to your cookie dough hummus.

  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp): Enhances overall flavor and adds depth to chocolate and nuts.

  • Peanut butter (1/4 cup) or any nut butter: Delivers fat for creaminess and nuttiness that complements sweetness perfectly.

  • Unsweetened applesauce (2 tbsp): Moisture minus oil is a great trick to reduce fat content. It also adds more fiber and flavor to your recipe.

  • Raisins (4 tbsp): Minced raisins give a caramel-like effect and bursts of natural sugar throughout your hummus.

  • Hot water (4 tbsp): Loosens up hummus if it’s too thick for final blending stage.

You can substitute honey with maple syrup or any other liquid sweetener of your choice. You may also substitute peanut butter with almond butter or tahini for a distinct nutty taste. Finally, to complete the cookie dough experience, add roughly chopped chocolate chips or crumbled up brownie pieces on top.

The Recipe How-To

 Who knew cookie dough could be healthy AND delicious?
Who knew cookie dough could be healthy AND delicious?

Now, let’s get started with the recipe. Here are the step-by-step instructions for making the perfect Cookie Dough Hummus.

Prep Work

Before we dive into the recipe, we need to do some prep work. Rinse and drain a can of garbanzo beans and set them aside. Gather all the ingredients necessary for this recipe.

Making the Cookie Dough Hummus

  1. In a food processor, add 1 cup of old-fashioned oats and pulse until they become like flour in texture.
  2. Add the garbanzo beans to the food processor, blend them till it’s pureed.
  3. Add in 1/2 cup of peanut butter or any nut butter of your choice, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, 1/4 cup honey, 2 tbsp canola oil, 1 tbsp ground flax seeds and pulse until it forms smooth dough.
  4. Now add 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/8 tsp salt and blend it together till perfectly mixed.
  5. Here comes the cookie part, fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips (or any other add-ins like raisins or chopped nuts) into the hummus mixture until well combined.
  6. If it is dry or harder to mix, add hot water one tablespoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.*
  7. Let it chill for an hour in the fridge so that flavors could mix well for tastier results.

Enjoy your cookie dough hummus along with your favorite fruits or crackers as per your choice!

*Note: Taste will not be affected by adding water – only consistency

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect dip for all your favorite fruits and pretzels.
The perfect dip for all your favorite fruits and pretzels.

This cookie dough hummus recipe is already pretty flexible, but here are a few more ideas for substitutions and variations to make this dessert hummus your own.

– Nut Butter: You can use any type of nut butter in this recipe, such as almond butter, cashew butter, or even sunflower seed butter. Just keep in mind that different nut butters will have different flavors and textures, so choose one that you enjoy.

– Sweetener: Instead of honey or maple syrup, you can use any other liquid sweetener like agave nectar or brown rice syrup. If you want to reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe, you can also try using stevia or monk fruit extract.

– Chocolate: If you’re not a fan of chocolate chips in your cookie dough hummus, you can swap them out for other mix-ins like raisins or chopped nuts. You could also use white chocolate chips instead of regular chocolate chips if you prefer.

– Spices: If you want to switch up the flavor profile of your hummus, try adding some other spices like nutmeg or ginger. You could also increase the amount of cinnamon for a stronger cinnamon flavor.

– Oats: Instead of using old-fashioned oats, you could try using quick oats or steel-cut oats in this recipe. Just keep in mind that the texture of the finished hummus may be slightly different.

– Beans: This recipe calls for garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), but you could also use other types of beans like black beans or cannellini beans. However, keep in mind that different types of beans may affect the flavor and texture of the finished hummus.

Experiment with different ingredient combinations until you find your perfect cookie dough hummus recipe. And remember – this dessert hummus is all about indulging your sweet tooth without any guilt.

Serving and Pairing

 Get ready to indulge without the guilt.
Get ready to indulge without the guilt.

Let me tell you, this cookie dough hummus recipe is pretty versatile in terms of serving and pairing. You can eat it as a dip or spread it on your favorite toast. You can also use it as a filling for sandwich cookies or as an outstanding topping for ice cream.

When it comes to serving, my personal preference is to serve it chilled, but at the same time, you can also serve it at room temperature. If you’re interested in impressing your guests, pair it with some sliced bananas or strawberries. Trust me, these combinations will rock your world!

Additionally, this dessert hummus pairs well with some crunchy veggies like carrot sticks or celery sticks, crackers, pretzels, or even some pita bread. The flavors blend beautifully together and give you that perfect mix of crunch plus sweetness.

If you are someone with a major sweet tooth, might I suggest topping off the cookie dough hummus with some brownie crumbles? It’s like making a dessert hummus taco! The savory and sweet combination of the chickpea cookie dough hummus and chocolate brownies are just perfect.

In conclusion, whether you’re planning a party or simply looking for an indulgent snack at home or on the go – this hummus has got you covered. With so many different ways to serve and pair this recipe, you are sure to find a combination that satisfies your taste buds!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Enjoy the taste of cookie dough without the raw eggs.
Enjoy the taste of cookie dough without the raw eggs.

One of the perks of making this Cookie Dough Hummus Recipe is that it’s easy to make it ahead and store it for later consumption. Once prepared, transfer your hummus to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. It will be good for up to one week.

If you’re making it well ahead of time, consider freezing the cookie dough hummus. To thaw, take the container out of the freezer and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight. On the day you want to eat it, set the container on the kitchen counter until it reaches room temperature.

To reheat frozen cookie dough hummus, microwave it on low heat or let it thaw overnight in the fridge. If needed, add hot water to loosen up the consistency before enjoying its creamy texture.

One tip for storing is to sprinkle some chocolate chips or raisins on top before sealing off your container. This not only adds flavor but also makes a fun visual appeal. Whenever you grab a container from storage, you’ll be welcomed by an indulgent-looking snack.

Whether you choose to prepare it as a healthy dessert or as a snack, making this Cookie Dough Hummus Recipe ahead of time will save you time and allow you to have a delicious high-protein treat ready when you need it most.

Tips for Perfect Results

 An unexpected and irresistible dessert dip.
An unexpected and irresistible dessert dip.

To ensure that your cookie dough hummus turns out perfect, keep these tips in mind:

1. Use fresh ingredients: Make sure the garbanzo beans, oats, and flax seeds are fresh to avoid any bitterness that can spoil the taste.

2. Use a powerful food processor: Because this recipe requires a lot of blending, make sure you use a strong food processor to achieve a creamy texture.

3. Adjust consistency: If the hummus is too thick, add hot water one tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.

4. Chill before serving: Letting the cookie dough hummus chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving will enhance its flavors and firm up its texture.

5. Customize to your liking: Feel free to adjust sweetness levels by adding more honey or maple syrup, or by sprinkling some extra chocolate chips on top.

6. Experiment with toppings: Mix in raisins or chopped nuts for added flavor and texture, or sprinkle with cocoa powder or shredded coconut on top.

7. Try different nut butters: Swap out peanut butter for almond butter or tahini for added variety.

8. Serve with dipping options: Offer pretzels, graham crackers, fruit slices, or vegetables as dipping options to add more depth to the experience, true to how I like to marry different flavors to bring my recipe apart and turn up their personalities.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to create a delicious and unique dessert hummus that will satisfy any sweet tooth!


Now, onto frequently asked questions! Here are some answers to the common queries you might have as you navigate this cookie dough hummus recipe.

What to eat with cookie butter hummus?

This spread is rich in protein and incredibly versatile. It can be enjoyed on toast, used as a dip, added as a topping to ice cream or smoothie bowls, and of course, spooned right out of the jar!

Is almond chickpea cookie dough good?

It’s surprising how tasty these cookies turned out to be. Although the chickpea cookie dough required more time to bake compared to the usual slice-and-bake ones, the cookies were incredibly soft, decadent and had a buttery flavor despite not having any actual butter in them.

What do you pair hummus with?

In this recipe article, we’ll be creating a delectable veggie dip that pairs perfectly with an assortment of vegetables, including carrots, celery, cucumber slices, bell pepper, radishes, snap or snow peas, broccoli, and more. Additionally, we’ll be sharing tips on how to enjoy this tasty dip with various bread and chip options such as pita bread, pita chips, flatbread, pretzel chips, bagel chips, crackers, and crostini. So, let’s dive in and get started!

What can I do with a lot of hummus?

Here are some tantalizing recipes that are inspired by Mediterranean cuisine: Hummus-Beef Burgers, Hummus-Sesame Noodles, Mediterranean Chicken Salad Cups, Hot and Buttery Chickpea Dip, Chicken and Hummus Brown Rice Casserole, Hummus Flatbread Pizza with Greek Salad, Chickpea Croquettes, and Romaine Salad with Orange-Hummus Dressing. These mouth-watering creations consist of a variety of ingredients including ground beef, noodles, chicken, chickpeas, and salad greens, all of which are combined with creamy and flavorful hummus spreads.

Bottom Line

in conclusion, if you want to indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt, try making this delicious cookie dough hummus recipe. With the perfect blend of chickpeas, peanut butter, and vanilla extract, this dessert hummus will satisfy your cravings and leave you feeling satisfied.

But what sets this recipe apart is its versatility. You can swap out ingredients and experiment with different variations to create a customized cookie dough hummus that suits your taste buds. Whether you prefer chocolate chip or raisin, there’s a version for everyone.

Furthermore, this recipe is simple to make and easy to store. You can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for up to three days – perfect for when you need a quick and healthy snack or when you’re entertaining guests.

So next time you’re looking for a guilt-free treat that won’t weigh you down, give this cookie dough hummus recipe a try. You won’t regret it.

Cookie Dough Hummus

Cookie Dough Hummus Recipe

Don't knock it until you try it! This sweet and tasty dip is wonderful change to the usual hummus. Serve it with apple and pear slices for a super healthy snack. It's packed with wonderfully healthy ingredients and makes for an awesome protein and fiber packed afternoon snack!! Go ahead, try it! (I found this interesting recipe on All, thank you Serafina ! I had to share with RZ.)
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 2 cups
Calories 142.6 kcal


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey or 1 teaspoon Agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds, seed**
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut


  • - Pour the hot water over the raisins and cinnamon. Let stand for 10 minutes, then strain, and set aside raisins.
  • - In a food processor, process until smooth the applesauce, peanut butter, vanilla extract, honey, canola oil, and ground flax seed.
  • - With the motor running, slowly add the garbanzo beans, drained raisins, instant oatmeal, and coconut. Process until the mixture is smooth or to your desired consistency*.
  • - Chill in the refrigerator for at east 2-3 hours, over night is best.
  • *if you want the consistency a bit smoother, consider adding some of the water from the soaked raising.
  • ** As a good substitution, i use "Naturally More Peanut Butter" it's a natural PB made with flax seeds- if you use this, omit the flax completely.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 106gCalories: 142.6kcalCarbohydrates: 24.1gProtein: 4.7gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 0.7gSodium: 228.8mgFiber: 4.3gSugar: 3.7g
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