Brownie Batter Hummus (Healthy Chocolate Dip)

This Brownie Batter Hummus is a decadent dessert dip, perfect for dipping strawberries or spreading on waffles. I think it would even make a delicious chocolate frosting for a healthy birthday cake!

brownie batter hummus with strawberry

What is Chocolate Hummus Made of?

This Brownie Batter Hummus is quite a departure from traditional hummus. In fact, it’s not really “hummus” at all, because I don’t make it with chickpeas! Inspired by my popular Black Bean Brownies, this recipe calls for black beans, which result in a creamier and smoother chocolate dip. And since you’re adding cocoa powder anyway, no one can tell the difference!

brownie batter hummus ingredients in food processor

You can definitely use cooked chickpeas if you prefer, and then you’ll add some cacao powder, vanilla, coconut sugar, and almond butter, for added creaminess. The finished chocolate dip is SO delicious!

What Do You Eat with Chocolate Hummus?

When I heard about chocolate hummus, my first thought was… what do you eat with it? I think the natural choice is fruit, especially strawberries. Who can resist a chocolate dipped strawberry?

chocolate hummus on toast

You can also spread this fiber-rice chocolate dip on toast, over waffles, or on top of Almond Flour Pancakes. My favorite idea is to use it as a healthy cake frosting! You’d probably have to add a little extra sugar to fool kids, but I think it’s totally doable.

Is Brownie Batter Hummus Good For You?

This chocolate hummus recipe is made with low-glycemic coconut sugar, so it has a lower impact on your blood sugar levels when compared to store-bought chocolate dips. It reminds me of eating brownie batter, but without any raw eggs!

brownie batter hummus with mini chocolate chips

Is it healthier than the traditional garlicky hummus you’re used to? Probably not, because this one does have a sweetener added. But, I love the idea of using this as a way to get picky eaters to try more fruit (my kids love dipping things!) and as a fiber-packed frosting option.

You can also simply add some mini chocolate chips and eat it straight-up as “brownie batter.” (Without any raw eggs to worry about!)

How Long Does Chocolate Hummus Last?

Like most other hummus recipes, this dessert hummus should last up to a week in the fridge. For best shelf life, be sure to serve portions in a separate bowl so that extra moisture (like that from cut fruit) doesn’t cause the overall batch in the fridge to spoil faster.

brownie batter hummus overhead in a bowl

How to Make Brownie Batter Hummus (1-Minute Video):

5 from 7 votes
brownie batter hummus with strawberry
Brownie Batter Hummus (Healthy Chocolate Dip)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This Brownie Batter Hummus is a delicious dessert dip, made with just a handful of healthy ingredients.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free, vegan
Keyword: brownie batter hummus, chocolate hummus
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 53 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a large food processor fitted with an "S" blade, add in the black beans, cacao, sugar, almond butter, vanilla, and salt. Process until relatively smooth, then add 2 tablespoons of water to help it come together with a spreadable texture.

  2. Taste the dip and adjust any seasoning to taste. For a frosting, you can add 1/4 cup more coconut sugar, if needed, or you can add more cacao powder for a darker chocolate flavor.

  3. Serve right away with fresh fruit, or store it in the fridge where it will thicken up further. This can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Brownie Batter Hummus Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): Calories: 53, Fat: 2g, Carbohyrdates: 8g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g

Recipe Notes:

  • You can use chickpeas instead of black beans if you prefer. In my experience, the chickpeas don’t blend quite as smoothly as the black beans do.
  • For a sugar-free dessert hummus, you can use a zero calorie sweetener of your choice. Since I stopped using stevia, I can’t test this myself, but my guess is that you won’t need as much water since you won’t have the bulk from the granulated sugar.
  • For a nut-free chocolate hummus, feel free to use sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter. (Peanut butter works, too, if you can have that.)

If you try this recipe, please leave a comment below letting me know how it works for you! If you try a substitution, I also appreciate your feedback. We can all benefit from your experience!

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Comments

Marissa

This is amazing!! I could eat it straight out of the food processor like it’s raw brownie batter. I love the idea of using it as cake frosting.

laura j blackman

I think I am going to bake brownies and then frost them with this!

Michaell @thevanillaplum

This looks to die for! And it looks like it would be hard not to trade lunch for this since there are so many whole food ingredients. Yum.

Melissa

YES! This tastes so delicious and is so brownie-like it’s uncanny. Comes together incredibly easy and like all of Detoxinista’s recipes…it’s awesome! It’s so wonderful, I think I’d enjoy it with even less sugar.

maria

Wow, it really does taste like brownie batter. I can’t even taste the beans! Do you think it would freeze well? I’m going to try not to eat it all in one sitting. LOL

rachel

This is better than the brownie batter hummus that Boar’s head makes! I could definitely just eat it with a spoon.

wendy

I never would have thought of making chocolate hummus, but I’m glad you did! This is such a delicious recipe!

Shari

Just made this delicious dessert I added a tbsp of maple syrup that you recommended in other recipes to make it just to make it a little bit sweeter! Worked perfectly!! I actually feel like I’m eating brownie batter when I was a kid but love how healthier this is!! Family is eating it all up now!!

Kirsten Hope

Do you drain the beans first?

    Marissa

    Yes, and rinse them off to remove any excess sodium.

Teresa

This is so simple and soooooo delicious!! My family and I love it. Thank you!

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