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Lantana Wants You to Eat Hummus for Breakfast

The surprise ingredient in this non-traditional spread (fruit!) lends it serious breakfast potential.

On any given day, you could find us happily crushing containers of hummus. (It's quite possible we could turn into a chickpea at any point considering how much we love the legume!) The beloved spread—which is traditionally made up of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and salt—is jam-packed with plant protein and fiber. Not to mention, it's one of the best ways to get people excited about breaking out their veggie sticks! But just when we thought the traditional spread couldn't get any better, Lantana Foods transformed it with an incredible twist. The hummus company's bright idea (and very bright spreads) has deliciously changed the spread game forever, all due to the addition of one surprise ingredient: fruit.

Admittedly, we never really thought of noshing on thick hummus for breakfast—until now. Lantana Foods' line of fruit-forward hummus serves as the perfect topping for whole-grain waffles or Ezekiel toast. Their flavors are unique and rainbow-esque to say the least, coming in Blueberry, Cherry, Mango, and Strawberry. The entire hummus line is vegan and gluten-free so most eaters can get in on the yummy action.

Creative ways to enjoy Lantana hummus

Lantana fruit hummus
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Lantana's fruity hummuses are made with a white bean base (instead of the classic chickpea puree), and each offers a uniquely flavorful twist. The best part about this lineup is that it's wildly versatile, so there's a healthy flavor for every palette, and you can switch it up constantly.

Wondering how to incorporate this sweet and tangy spread into your morning meal? The fruity hummus is finding its way into all sorts of iconic pairs with consumers swapping out cream cheese on bagels for the new condiment. The line even successfully broke up peanut butter and jelly: "We've had feedback that people are replacing jelly in a peanut butter and hummus sandwich—sort of a protein bomb there," Matt Gase, CEO of Lantana Foods, told Gourmet News. In fact, just two tablespoons of the strawberry-infused spread packs in 60 calories, 0 grams of fat, 80 milligrams of sodium, 9 grams of carbs (2 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar), and 2 grams of protein. Now that's a snack we can get behind!

Next time you whip up a batch of pancakes on Sunday morning, try swapping sugary maple syrup with a smear of Lantana's Cherry hummus. Or try stirring the mango hummus into a crunchy bowl of granola or dolloping it into overnight oats for extra creaminess. When snack time rolls around, opt for dipping crudités into Lantana's savory hummuses such as the Sriracha Carrot, Edamame, Cauliflower, and Hatch Chile. We can't think of a better way to make breakfast and snack time healthy and exciting!