Hummus Bread (the hummus is IN the bread!)

January 20, 2013

Hummus in bread instead of on bread? I love, love, love hummus, but this was a recipe I wouldn’t have given a second look if it weren’t for sent me several links from King Arthur’s website. I was intrigued by the hummus bread, so I thought what the heck, I’ll bake it with her. And it was awesome! The hummus makes it moist, but it’s not super-heavy. It was delicious served with a bowl of hearty vegetable chowder for dinner, and, oddly enough, it was great topped with hummus. Hummus on hummus bread!

Hummus Bread

There’s hummus in the bread! Sesame seeds too!

Recipe Notes

  • The bread recipe is designed for a bread maker, but I followed the instructions for making it by hand (I used my stand mixer).
  • The recipe includes a hummus recipe. I used one of my favorite hummus recipes instead (this one from Cooking Light). You could use store bought hummus too.
  • One of the recipe’s ingredients is Whole-Grain Bread Improver. I just bought some and this was my first time using it. I can’t say what the bread would be like without the improver (which is primarily vital wheat gluten), but it rose beautifully, and I’ll give some of the credit for that to the improver.
  • I didn’t have garlic oil, and didn’t want to simmer garlic in oil (which I how I assume you’d make garlic oil), so I used olive oil and sprinkled a little garlic powder in it.

This is a great recipe to try if you like hummus or if you have some hummus to use up. Be sure to click over to Michele’s blog to see how hers turned out.


  1. Your bread looks gorgeous. I love how high it rose over the pan, and the color is amazing. Thanks for baking along with me.

  2. Wow, this is a really beautiful loaf! I am intrigued by the use of hummus!!

  3. This looks good. I wonder how it would turn out with the ‘improver’. Next time I make hummus I think I might try this,

  4. What a neat idea! Next time I have leftover hummus I need to keep this in mind. The crumb on the bread looks fantastic!

  5. This sounds great. The hummus probably makes it both delicious and healthy!

  6. Wow! This is pure genius – I love hummus, so to have it flavor a bread is enticing. Will certainly give this one a try.

  7. This sounds so good! Love hummus in any form

  8. This sounds so delicious…love hummus! Sounds like my kind of bread!

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