Sweet Orange-Honey Hummus & Pear-Kissed Flatbread

January 10, 2011

With two cups of coffee down, caffeine pumping readily through my veins, the rumbling of hunger in my stomach, and all of my creative juices following and focused on one thing, I went to work on my mission…

In all of the choices we are faced with breakfast fare, I wanted something sweet, yet savory. Fun and sophisticated. I wanted something original and beautiful. After endless blog recipe searching and taking inspiration from a few sources, I finally decided on a mashup of the following dishes:

  1. Christina‘s Super Sweet Potato Hummus
  2. Lori and Michelle‘s Almond Butter Fig Flatbread
  3. Angela‘s Peanut Butter, Jam, & Banana Breakfast Pizza

You probably still have no idea how these three recipes are related so I’ll just show you.

Orange-Honey Hummus & Pear-Kissed Flatbread

Socca (adapted from this Pure2Raw recipe)

  • 1 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tbsp coconut oil

Whisk together the garbanzo bean flour, water, salt, cinnamon and 1 tbsp melted coconut oil.

Place the remaining 2 tbsp coconut oil in a 10 inch spring form pan into a 400 degree oven. Heat the oil for a few minutes, until melted (about 1-2 minutes) then pour the socca batter into the pan. Baked for approximately 25 minutes.

While the socca is baking, prepare the Orange-Honey Hummus.

Sweet Orange-Honey Hummus (adapted from this Hungry Meets Healthy recipe)

  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 orange juice
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom honey (or obviously, regular honey)
  • 3 tsp tahini
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor, until smooth(ish). Set aside.

Put it all together (adapted from this Oh She Glows recipe. Plus, it just looks so good.)

Cut pears, or other fruit, into uniform slices. Place baked flatbread on a plate, top with sweet hummus, and fan fruit across the hummus.

Sprinkle with cinnamon…

And top with pomegranate seeds.

Then devour (if you’re not afraid to cut into it like I was)!

πŸ™‚ Happy Monday!

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

hazel@Honey Extractors June 21, 2011 at 1:29 AM

How Sweet this recipe.. I love it . Easy to make homemade foods for sure they will love this.Thank you for sharing your recipe.


Alisa Fleming January 14, 2011 at 6:22 AM

I really want to try socca, I just keep forgetting! Is the springform pan a must you think?

Looks so yummy Lori!
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Ela January 12, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Wow, talk about creative borrowing and adaptation! I love that it has a Mediterranean flair uniting it all. Socca and hummus–match made in heaven, with quintissentially south-European pears atop…

In the mornings, I usually just roll with what’s regular rather than making something fancy, I’m so hungry in the am, but for a leisurely brunch or something, this sounds delectable.

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sophia January 10, 2011 at 9:22 PM

My dear girl!!! You just created a MASTERPIECE!!! That thing just sounds and looks absolutely awesome. I never thought to be drooling over hummus because I never cared for it much, but wow! Definitely drooling over this!


Natalie @ cinnamon bums January 10, 2011 at 4:46 PM

love the pictures youre taking with your new camera!!! and the colors of this dish are so vibrant and beautiful =)

where is that honey from?? it looks delish!!!

yes i FINALLY got my luggage back 2 weeks after i arrived back home!!! im home for another week and then i head back to boston!! thanks for asking =)
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Pure2raw twins January 10, 2011 at 2:54 PM

oh girl, you know a way to our heart!! Love the idea of orange honey hummus, YUM!

Love all the pics too!!!


salah@myhealthiestlifestyle January 10, 2011 at 12:54 PM

oh my goodness, this recipe is a MUST! I have to try it!
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kate January 10, 2011 at 12:40 PM

oh my word! that looks and sounds amazing! i think you are so kind food pairing genious lady. i need to try these recipes asap.
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Christine (The Raw Project) January 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM

What a beautiful breakfast and awesome use of socca, it sounds amazing!


christina January 10, 2011 at 8:53 AM

wooooo! glad you made it! i love that you made it w/ orange honey. that goes perfectly with the OJ πŸ™‚
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Amber Shea @Almost Vegan January 10, 2011 at 8:18 AM

Impressive! Honey in hummus, I’ll have to try that someday…
Love the jewel-like pom seeds, too πŸ™‚
.-= Amber Shea @Almost Vegan´s last blog ..P90X Week One- vegan protein galore =-.


Anne January 10, 2011 at 8:08 AM

oh geez. (said in Wisconsin accent) that looks SO. GOOD. Am going downstairs to stir orange juice and honey into yesterday’s hummus batch as we speak…
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melissa January 10, 2011 at 7:56 AM

OH My!! Love this girl. It looks so decadent:)
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Lindsay Cotter January 10, 2011 at 7:47 AM

thats almost too pretty to eat! I love all those flavor combinations. Well done Lori!
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Katie January 10, 2011 at 6:45 AM

Oh my god! This was breakfast?!? OK, nevermind. You are never invited to my house for food ever. You’d be ashamed.

Side note though – orange flavored hummus is fantastic. I made some last fall with butternut squash instead of chickpeas and it turned out the bright, beautiful orange color. Almost to pretty to eat it. But I did of course.
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Orange you glad… =-.


Christin@purplebirdblog January 10, 2011 at 6:28 AM

What a gorgeous recipe!!! I love it!
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