Colorado is well-known for its tasty pinto beans, but we also grow lots of Mayocoba beans. Mayocoba beans, also called yellow beans, are creamy, buttery, and absolutely delicious. Mayocobas are delightful in savory dishes (in fact, we often enjoy a bowlful cooked with nothing but salt), but one of our new favorite ways to enjoy them is this Snickerdoodle Hummus.
You’ve probably tried lots of variations on hummus, but have you tried dessert hummus yet? We highly recommend this delicious, healthy dessert starring Colorado Mayocoba beans! Thank you to A Legume a Day for sharing this recipe with us.
Mayocoba Bean Snickerdoodle HummusCourse: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Savor the delicious versatility of beans with this healthy dessert hummus!
2 cups cooked Mayocoba beans
1/4 cup Almond butter
1/3 cup Maple syrup, or to taste – use real maple syrup!
2 Medjool dates
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tsp Cinnamon (or 1 tsp if you have very strong cinnamon)
2 Tbs Milk of choice (dairy, oat, etc.)
- Drain the Mayocoba beans. With beans you cook at home, rinsing is not really necessary like with canned beans, but you can rinse them if desired.
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor and puree until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. If necessary, you can add an extra splash of milk.
- Taste and make adjustments as needed. For example, add another Medjool date or a touch of maple syrup if it isn’t sweet enough. Or maybe – especially if the beans and almond butter weren’t salted – you need a pinch of salt?
- Serve with fresh fruit, graham crackers, or other items to dip. This also makes a tasty spread for toast, or simply enjoy a bowlful as is!
Looking for another recipe with these incredible Mayocoba beans? Try this Lemony Masala Mayocoba Bean Curry!