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January 06, 2023 2 min read

This pumpkin spice hummus is an easy and nutritious fall dessert that tastes like pumpkin pie.

It’s perfect for Epiphany and would make a tasty addition to any fall-themed sweet table, served with apples slices for dipping.
This pumpkin hummus also happens to be gluten free and vegan so it works if you’re accommodating guests with various dietary restrictions.

What to serve with this pumpkin spice hummus 

I like to serve this pumpkin hummus with apple slices for dipping. You can also spread it on toast, waffles, or pancakes without eggs (or just enjoy it straight off a spoon).


A dish filled with pumpkin spice hummus next to a pile of sliced apples.

Ingredients and substitutions

I used canned pumpkin purée in this hummus but you can use homemade fresh pumpkin purée instead if you prefer. Either way, make sure there is no added sugar or any other ingredients besides pumpkin in the purée.

I prefer to use canned chickpeas in this pumpkin hummus recipe but you can use dried chickpeas instead if you like (just soak them first for 8-12 hours, then cook until tender). If using canned, be sure they don’t contain any added salt.

I sweetened this dessert hummus with maple syrup. I prefer a subtle sweetness but if you have a strong sweet tooth you can increase the maple syrup to 1/3 cup instead of 1/4 cup.

Pumpkin pie spice gives this hummus its warm, cozy, pumpkin pie flavor. If you can’t find pumpkin pie spice (it often sells out quickly in the fall when everyone’s in the mood for pumpkin) then you can substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves. 

How to make it

Start by draining and rinsing the canned chickpeas, then add them to a food processor or blender along with the pumpkin purée, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.

Ingredients in a food processor.


Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the food processor or blender as necessary.

Hummus in a food processor.


Then it’s ready to transfer to a serving dish and garnish with a sprinkling of chopped pecans or pumpkin seeds, if desired.


Store this pumpkin spice hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.


Hummus in a dish next to some apple slices.