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 breakfast. It would also be delicious with yogurt or on a smoothie bowl. 

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


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 65 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20

Description

This crunchy hemp granola packs a nutritional punch with a variety of nuts and seeds. Paleo, vegan and free of refined sugar.


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 Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
  • 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

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Place almonds, pumpkin seeds, pecans and walnuts into a food processor (affiliate link) 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 5g

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  1. One of the best granola recipe I’ve tried! Absolutely delicious! Just left out the dates because I felt it would be sweet enough with the maple syrup. Even my skeptical daughter (who apparently is not a fan of nuts, I just learned) tasted it and gave me the thumb’s up and the green light so make again. 🙂

  2. I ABSOLUTELY love this granola! Gonna make another batch today. My first batch didn’t have any coconut oil in it(I ran out of it) and it still tasted AMAZING!
    Thank you so much for this deliciousness!

    • Yay!! That makes me so happy to hear, Bettina. I’m so glad you’re enjoying this granola. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It’s super helpful to other readers. 🙂

  3. This granola is AMAZING! My family can’t get enough of it. I love nuts, so the bountiful amount you get in one bite, complemented by the coconut and chia is really delicious. We have been eating it with almond milk and yogurt, as you also mentioned, but the best way to consume it is right out of the container. We’re running low, so I will probably be preparing another batch in a few days!

  4. AHmazing!! Soooooooooo good!! I subbed hazelnuts for walnuts (that’s what I had). Thank you for this life-changing recipe!

  5. My kids will not eat granola but they loved this and same for my husband! I replaced the maple syrup and used some local honey and this is going to be a staple in my house!!

  6. Just wondering if it would be possible without coconut oil? Only thing i don’t have on hand at the moment and I don’t want to use any other oil. Thanks!

    • Hey Savanna! You could certainly try it without coconut oil. The mixture might be a bit dry, but you could always use butter / ghee or more maple syrup if it seems too dry. Let me know how it turns out if you end up making this!

  7. Hi, hi! I’ve made this many times without the dates and it’s AMAZING! I’m now looking for a no sugar granola recipe. Could this be made without the maple syrup? Would I need to increase coconut oil for moisture? Any thoughts are appreciated! Thank you for the great recipe.

    • Hi Stacey! I’m so glad that you like this recipe so much. It’s one of my favorite granola recipes too! You can certainly try it without the maple syrup. Maybe add everything (besides the maple) and give the mixture a stir and see if it seems dry. If it is add a bit more coconut oil until it seems moist enough. I’m not sure how well it will stick together, but I think it’s worth a shot. Let me know if you try it. 🙂

  8. In addition to the nice smell it made in my kitchen, it is quite possibly the best granola I have ever eaten!!! Thank you for sharing! A friend of mine has a wheat intolerance and I am always looking for new things to make when she visits. This will definitely be added to the list!

  9. This looks delicious! I love all your recipes. How big is a serving size? I see the 20 servings for the recipe, but can you ballpark what one serving is in tablespoons or cups? Thank you!

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