Hold on to your hats, boys and girls. Anyone who loves pumpkin pie is going to swoon over this dip. I know I just posted a pumpkin pie-ish recipe last week, but clearly I can’t get enough of the flavor.
When I posted the recipe for my Sweet White Bean Apple Dip, one of my readers (Hi, Mari Jo!) mentioned that it would be good with pumpkin puree. I knew it was only a matter of time before I gave it a try. How right she was.
I had some girlfriends coming over this weekend, so it was the perfect time to give the white bean+pumpkin idea a whirl. As a pumpkin pie lover, I am super excited about the results. This dip seriously tastes like pumpkin pie in a dip form.
Everyone who tried it was so surprised to hear that the base was white beans. They would have never know had I not told them. Don’t feel guilty if you make this and decide to keep the beans a secret. I won’t tell.
Besides the incredible taste, I’m also happy to have another snack option with a good protein punch. It’s great for me as a pregnant mama with extra demands for protein. It’s also good for Meghan, who, in typical 3-year-old fashion, has one favorite source of protein: peanut butter. Other than that, you never know if she’s going to eat her other protein options in a given day. Make the option sweet like this dip, she’s much more likely to eat up. Win win.Print
White Bean Pumpkin Pie Dip
A sweet and spicy dip loaded with protein thanks to the white beans (that you can’t taste!), this is perfect with apples, graham crackers, or even as an oatmeal topping.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 3 1/2 cups 1x
- Category: Dip
- Cuisine: American
- 1 1/2 cups cooked white beans, or 1 (15 ounce) can, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (plain, not the pumpkin pie mix)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- In a food processor, process the beans until they are almost smooth. Add the other ingredients and continue to process until you have a smooth texture. (If you don’t have a food processor, go ahead and use your blender to make this) Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 104
- Sugar: 6.4g
- Sodium: 179mg
- Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 20g
- Protein: 4.4g
Keywords: healthy party food
This dip is healthy, super quick AND easy, and tastes like you are indulging. In my book, it doesn’t get any better than that. Have a great week!