Good morning Old Man, I never made hummus by baking the beans. Usuallyuse drained canned beans. If I don't have the Tahini in the house, Itoast my own Sesame Seeds and grind them up w/ the beans. I�imagine one can toast them together w/ the beans, if one use yourmethod. Sometimes I roast a couple of red peppers, peel off their skinand add that as well. We use hummus a lot as sandwich spread.