Easy Hemp Granola

GF V

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

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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Recipe Rating




    106 comments
    1. Naz V
      April 15, 2021 AT 7:02 am

      4 stars
      Could you please share how you’ve calculated the nutrition value of this recipe? I’d love to learn how to do this with recipes i make at home. thank you <3

      1. Cheryl Scanlon
        July 29, 2021 AT 3:43 pm

        5 stars
        Excellent. Added dried cranberries to the mix. Next time I am going to try reducing the oil a bit just to save on calories.

      2. Brittany Mullins
        April 15, 2021 AT 1:25 pm

        I use My Fitness Pal!

    2. Rory
      March 18, 2021 AT 5:55 pm

      This is the best homemade granola recipe! I make it without the dates to keep the carb count lower. Any estimates on the per serving carb/fiber count leaving the dates out?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 19, 2021 AT 11:50 am

        So glad you’ve been enjoying this recipe, Rory!! I don’t know the nutritional info without the dates, but you could easily plug it in to a calculator. I use My Fitness Pal!

    3. Jen Perkins
      March 3, 2021 AT 9:38 am

      5 stars
      This granola is absolutely DELICIOUS!! My kids love it too and have been enjoying it as an after school snack with fresh berries. Thank you for another incredibly easy and delicious recipe Brittany!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 3, 2021 AT 10:10 pm

        Woo!! So glad you loved it, Jen! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    4. Jen Perkins
      March 3, 2021 AT 9:33 am

      5 stars
      This granola is absolutely DELICIOUS!!

    5. Brenda
      February 28, 2021 AT 3:55 pm

      5 stars
      Hands-down the best healthy granola I’ve ever eaten. The only problem is I want to eat the whole pan right out of the oven.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:17 pm

        Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear!! So glad you loved this granola. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it.

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