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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Peanut Butter Hummus

So I've had a busy couple of days doing some blog planing. For starters I cleared the wipe-board that hadn't been used for over a year in the old office. Want to know an easy secret to cleaning an old wipe-board? Hand sanitizer. Yup I put a little bit on there and it was as clean as new. I then mapped out the next 8 weeks of blog posts... Crazy huh! Trust me there are lots of fun weeks coming up. Then I created a facebook page and a pinterest page for Laura's Baking Talent.

I have been posting on my personal pages all along, but I'm getting more interest so decided to branch out and give the blog its own facebook and pinterest pages. I learned a lot setting up a facebook page for a business :) Still learning the quirks. You can follow both the facebook page and the pinterest page with the social media icons I added to the upper right corner of the page. I found them and embedded them with html code. Sound fancy? I'm impressed with myself. Especially since I didn't even know the term social media icon before I started. So was Jim when he saw the code. He is the computer mastermind around here not me :)  

I have plans for a few more fun additions to the blog, but you will have to wait and see them as they come :)

Now on to peanut butter hummus, because that is really what you want to know about right. So I have to admit that when making hummus for the first time there is one SCARY ingredient that you have to get. Tahini.... I mean exactly what is tahini. Exactly?

Trust me Tahini really is ok. I buy it a couple of times of year and use it all the time for hummus... and the recipe from Sunday and the one that will be posted on Thursday use it and they taste super awesome. However I found this peanut butter hummus recipe.. and it uses peanut butter instead of tahini. I love peanut butter, I know it, I have bonded with it since I was a child. It is a best friend. So if you want to try hummus for the first time, and don't want to get tahini... this is the recipe to try. Plus its yummy... Its good with vegetables and pretzels.. and pretty much anything....


1 can chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
1/2 clove garlic (chopped)
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp peanut butter
1.5 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
2.5 Tbsp greek yogart
2 Tbsp peanuts

Chop up the garlic before putting it into the food processor. Add all the ingredients to the food processor order doesn't really matter. Just make sure and add the chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, peanut butter, lemon juice, salt, cumin, greek yogurt and peanuts.

Pulse for 7-8 time, or until the hummus gets to be the texture that you want it to be. This hummus will be thicker than a hummus made with tahini.

Place on a tray with veggies, pretzels, or crackers. Enjoy!

This recipe was adapted from one on Nigella's website.

If you like this you may also enjoy

Peanut Butter Bomb Smoothie

Reese Puff Treats


  1. What a great idea to use peanut butter instead. Maybe my kids would even like hummus.

    1. You should try it and see if they like it :))