Easy Hemp Granola

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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 54 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

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.

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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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    122 comments
    1. Judith Davoren
      March 14, 2022 AT 7:09 am

      5 stars
      Fabulous granola. The whole family loves it – Thanks for sharing! ❤

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 14, 2022 AT 9:43 am

        Woo! Love to hear that, Judith. Thanks for sharing your review, I really appreciate it.

    2. Holland
      March 9, 2022 AT 12:52 pm

      Hi there, I’m so excited to try this recipe! How important is it to use raw nuts? I have most of these on already on hand, but they are roasted.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 10, 2022 AT 8:35 am

        Hi, Holland. Roasted nuts have a tendency to burn if you try to re-roast them, so you’re better off using raw nuts. If you do try with the pre-roasted nuts, let me know how it turns out!

    3. helene
      February 28, 2022 AT 4:56 am

      excellent post thank you

    4. Tami
      February 7, 2022 AT 7:37 am

      5 stars
      I have tried many granola receipes and this one is by far the best. Super easy and the flavor is perfect. Yum!!

      1. Sheila
        February 20, 2022 AT 11:06 am

        5 stars
        This is the best granola…ever!!! I thought I may add some dried fruits…but it is so amazing I wouldn’t change anything. So pretty!!!
        I can’t wait to share with my friends!!!

        1. Brittany Mullins
          February 20, 2022 AT 1:20 pm

          Yay! I’m so happy to hear you love this recipe, Sheila! Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review and star rating, I really appreciate it!

      2. Brittany Mullins
        February 7, 2022 AT 8:51 am

        Yay! So glad you loved this recipe, Tami. Thanks so much for making it and for coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    5. Jenny
      January 17, 2022 AT 11:40 pm

      Looks wonderful!!! I am not a fan of coconut. Can I just omit it, or is there a substitute you recommend?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 18, 2022 AT 9:53 am

        Hey Jenny- you can definitely omit the coconut flakes. You could try subbing with your favorite dried fruit.

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