Thursday, 11 August 2016

Chocolate Chickpea Spread


Am I crazy for posting this recipe? Yes, this is basically a chocolate hummus. And no, it doesn't taste gross. Actually, it tastes so so delicious and like something in between cookie dough and chocolate sandwich spread. Yum!

This sweet spread is a mixture of chickpeas, cacao, dates and nut butter, and doesn't taste like chickpeas at all. It's quite nutritious too, as chickpeas are full of minerals, protein and healthy carbs. And please don't fear the dates. Yes, dates contain quite a lot of natural sugar, BUT they also contain quite a lot of fibre and several minerals. Try this spread on some really dark rye bread, so good!

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I'm on my second week off from work and loving it. I'm actually in the middle of a moving chaos as I'm moving in with my love in a few days. I couldn't be happier or more excited about us living together, but the actual moving part... not so much. It's hard work, right? So yesterday, after packing and sorting through stuff for almost 12 hours I finally called it a day and relaxed with a face mask, lit candles and old Scrubs episodes. There are few things a little "me"-time can't fix :)


Note: This is an old recipe I posted on my Swedish blog a couple of years ago. Click here for the recipe in Swedish. 

Chocolate Chickpea Spread

1 can chickpeas (rinsed), or about 1 1/2 cup (3 1/2 dl) 
2 tbsp hazelnut butter (or peanut butter)
Pinch of salt (if using unsalted nut butter)
3 tbsp raw cacao powder or regular cocoa powder
1/2-1 cup (1-2 dl) fresh dates (pitted)
1/3 cup (3/4 dl) oat milk or other plant milk
Pinch of vanilla powder

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until the spread is completely smooth. Adjust the amount of dates until desired sweetness. Enjoy!

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