Easy Hemp Granola


This crunchy hemp granola packs a nutritional punch with a variety of nuts and seeds. It’s grain-free, vegan and sweetened only with maple syrup and dates.

I think this might be the best granola I’ve ever made!! Bold statement I know, but it’s THAT good. It has the crunchy texture and sweetness that I love but it’s completely grain-free and contains no refined sugar. Loaded with nutrient-dense nuts and seeds and lightly sweetened with maple syrup, this granola has a nutty flavor with hints of cinnamon and vanilla as well as a lovely coconut aroma.

Glass jar with hemp granola made with nuts and seeds.

The whole time the granola was baking our house smelled like a huge coconut macaroon… and it was amazing. If I could buy a candle that smells like this granola baking I totally would.

Wooden spoon scooping up hemp granola from a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Is Granola Healthy?

Ready for a truth bomb? There are a lot of store bought granolas that aren’t very healthy. They’re typically packed with a lot of sugar and highly processed oils. The good news is: granola is super easy to make and homemade versions ARE healthy! Especially this one.

Blue mixing bowl wish ingredients for hemp granola including nuts, seeds and coconut flakes.

Ingredients in Hemp Granola

Like I mentioned, this hemp granola is super crunchy and has a subtle sweetness — just the way I like my granola. 

  • Nuts and seeds – add a variety of textures, flavors and nutrients. 
  • Maple syrup and dates – add just the right amount of sugar. 
  • Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts – pack quite the nutritional punch with 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of omega-3 + 6 fatty acids (aka healthy fats). They also contain magnesium, fiber and iron.
Wood spoon scooping up hemp granola.

How to Serve Healthy Granola

I have no shame in admitting I often just eat this granola by the handful for a healthy snack. I also love it with almond milk and banana slices for hearty breakfast, but usually I use it as a topping for yogurt bowls, overnight oats, chia pudding and smoothie bowls

It’s so delicious we’ve already gone through two batches in a couple weeks and I’m tempted to make another batch today.

Hemp granola on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Wood spoon is on the sheet.

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Hemp Granola

5 from 58 votes
This crunchy hemp granola packs a nutritional punch with a variety of nuts and seeds. Paleo, vegan and free of refined sugar.
Glass jar with hemp granola made with nuts and seeds.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 20


  • 3/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds, (pepitas)
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut, desiccated, shredded or flakes
  • 1 cup hemp hearts (or hemp seeds)
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pitted and chopped Medjool dates


  • Preheat oven to 250°F. Place almonds, pumpkin seeds, pecans and walnuts into a food processor and pulse a few times to chop the nuts and seeds into smaller pieces. Don’t process too much because you still want some chunky pieces.
  • Transfer the nut mixture into a large bowl, add all remaining ingredients except the dates and stir well. Spread an even layer of the mixture onto a large parchment-lined baking sheet. You may need two sheets if you’re baking sheets aren’t oversized like mine.
  • Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, add dates and give the mix a good stir. Bake for 25-30 minutes more or until granola is golden brown in color. Remove from oven, let cool and enjoy. It will get crunchier as it cools. I recommend storing any leftovers in a Mason/Weck jar in the fridge. It will stay extra crunchy this way.



Serving: 1/4 cup Calories: 235kcal Carbohydrates: 16g Protein: 5g Fat: 17g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 9g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hemp granola


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    1. Sarisa
      November 4, 2022 AT 1:27 pm

      Do you know if it possible to skip the maple syrop? I cannot eat any type of sugar, so i was wondering if the flavour will be off without the maple.
      I made last week your 5-Ingredient Grain Free Granola (No Sugar) and it tastes amazing!!! so thank you for that 😊

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 9, 2022 AT 6:10 pm

        Hi Sarisa – I wouldn’t recommend leaving out the maple syrup completely because it helps the granola stick together. You could replace it with honey, agave, or another liquid sweetener of choice. I am so glad you enjoyed my 5-ingredient grain free granola. Thank you so much!

    2. Leigh
      October 5, 2022 AT 1:08 pm

      5 stars
      Seriously Delicious!! Stored half in fridge and half in freezer to last me a month. Will definitely be making again. So yum with Greek yogurt and blueberries.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 5, 2022 AT 3:13 pm

        WOO! I am so happy to hear that you are loving this recipe, Leigh! Thank you so much for your review + star rating, I so appreciate it!

    3. nathalie
      September 20, 2022 AT 3:29 pm

      The recipe is great, but the timing was really off for me. I burnt 3 batches:( I finally decided to cook for only 32 minutes total and worked. Any idea what can be? It is delicious though±!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 21, 2022 AT 8:11 am

        Hi Nathalie – I am so sorry to hear that. Did you bake it at 250 degrees? It is possible that your oven might be a bit more powerful than mine so that might be what caused it. Also, I would recommend baking this granola on the middle rack in the oven. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe though. Thank you for your review + star rating, I so appreciate it!

    4. Kaylee
      August 31, 2022 AT 10:53 am

      4 stars
      Hi! Is it possible to bake this into bars? Would love these on-the-go!

    5. Eileen
      June 25, 2022 AT 2:15 pm

      5 stars
      Love this!! The dates are hard to cut. Hoe long do you think it will last in the refrigerator?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 27, 2022 AT 12:39 pm

        Hi Eileen – it should last about a week or so in the fridge and a few months in the freezer. Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment and review, I appreciate it!

Parchment paper lined with protein balls.


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