Friday, January 7, 2011

Apricot Cinnamon & Pecan Hummus

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Lately I've been all about hummus. I used to hate the stuff (probably because it wasn't chicken fingers or fries)...but like I shared before, I'm over that stage and therefore embracing my love for chickpeas. Today I was inspired by Mama Pea, who made a similar hummus for her girls one day. I didn't have almonds on hand as her recipe calls for, so I adapted it a bit and came up with this...

  • 1/2 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 4 dried apricots
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • splash of water
This recipe is beyond easy. Just cut up the apricots and dates then place all of the ingredients in your food processor or blender and blend well! I added a little more than a splash of water since it was thicker than I hoped for. Here is the final result:

I think this would taste especially good with pretzels, but I chose carrots for today.

Guess what? IT'S SNOWING! I just got a phone call from the school of the kids I nanny for and they are getting dismissed early. That means no gym and movies and hot chocolate with the hubby all night instead :)


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