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


  • 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 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

Keywords: hemp granola

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    78 comments
  1. This granola is AMAZING! Easy to make, house smelled fantastic while it baked, my husband couldn’t wait to try it! The proportions are great, temperature and time of baking ideal. Nothing was burned as it happened with other granola recipes. I skipped dates (although I love dates) to make this keto friendly. I store it in the fridge as you recommended and it’s sooo crunchy! 🙂 THANK YOU for sharing with us your amazing ideas!

  2. Absolutely delicious! I knew this would be good, however it exceeded every expectation. So quick to bring together, the house smelled incredible as it baked. And in a bowl topped with almond milk it was the best breakfast. I’ll be making this again, and again, and again! Thank you Brittany!!

      • Making it again this morning – as soon as my granola jar empties I must refill. This may just be my favorite recipe I’ve discovered in months! As cereal, a yogurt topper, overnight oats topper, just to nibble on…. it is perfect. Thank you Brittany!

        • Ahh yay!! That seriously makes me so happy to hear, Danielle. I’m so glad you’re loving this recipe. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. 🙂

  3. I generally eat store-bought granola because it’s easy. I only ended up making this because I ran out of my usual stuff, and I happened to have almost everything required by this recipe anyway. I’m not sure I’ll go back! My boyfriend tends to let me eat most of my baking projects, but he is addicted to this granola! I think he’s eaten it once a day this entire week. He eats it plain, and I’ve been eating it with yogurt and berries. I used about 3/4 of the maple syrup amount because it was the last of my bottle, and the granola is still tasty but I think I’ll go for the full amount next time.

    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Kenna! So glad this granola was a hit. Thanks for making it and for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

  4. Can’t wait to try this recipe!! Is it better to use raw nuts? What I have in the house are all low heat toasted.

  5. This granola is super easy to make, smells amazing while it is baking, and tastes delicious. My husband even excitedly accused me of using butter because he thought it was so flavorful there was no way it was also healthy!

  6. my goodness. HOW did I just stumble onto your site today. It is like you have compiled a list of all my favorite recipes into one convenient location. SO QUALITY, SO CLEAN. I love to see it. Keep doing what you’re doing xoxo trying this granola tonight hehe

  7. I never leave reviews for things normally but I had to for this granola! So delicious and nutritious! I put a spoonful or two over greek yogurt and fruit in the mornings and it adds so much flavor and fillingness 🙂

    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Elizabeth! I’m so glad you enjoyed this granola. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

  8. I couldnt wait to try this recipe and had so much fun making it. I’m new to hemp hearts, but LOVE this granola! Starting out on a healthier path, this is going to be a staple for me. I love having it for breakfast! It really keeps me feeling full and satisfied, with just the right amount of energy. I feel amazing with it. THANK YOU!

    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Hannah! I’m so glad you enjoyed this granola recipe. Thanks so much for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. The reviews are super helpful to other readers, so I really appreciate it. <3

  9. Outstanding Granola, easy to make, fun and makes your home smell amazing! I love it with a little oat milk-perfect. Feel free to tweak a lil bit like dried cranberries instead of the dates for variety. Brittany crushed this recipe and finally found a way to put Hemp Seeds to work lol.

  10. Hemp granola is fantastic. I never had hemp hearts and now I’m hooked. My family loves the granola. Added raisins to mine too. Fan fav!!! Thanks

    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Tracey. I’m so glad this granola was a hit with your family. Thanks so much for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It’s super helpful to other readers, so I appreciate it. <3

  11. This is soooo good. Just finished making it. Very easy to make and the aroma is to die for. Definitely will be making it again and I think I’m saying bye bye to store brought granola.

    • Woo-hoo!! This makes me so happy to hear, Vanessa. I’m so glad you’re loving this hemp granola. Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It means the world to me. <3

  12. This has got to be what heaven smells like! It’s the 2nd EBF granola I’ve tried. Now we’re hooked on this and the Coconut Almond! So easy, healthy, delicious, and GF. Brittany, thank you SO much! Your recipes never disappoint! xoxo

  13. Omggg all the smells while baking; better than any candle!! This was soo good we all loved it! Will definitely make it again. We added pumpkin spice and cinnamon!

  14. We LOVE this granola. My 1 and 5 year olds love it in plain yogurt. Makes the house smell so lovely when baking!

    Have you tried to sub the maple syrup for honey? (What we have on hand at the moment)

    • Ahh yay!! I’m so glad this granola is a hit with your kids. I think using honey instead of maple syrup would work just fine! You might just need to melt it a bit before mixing if it has hardened.

  15. Made this granola and it is beyond delicious! First of all, very easy to make. Secondly, it tastes soooooo good.

  16. 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. 🙂

  17. 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. 🙂

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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!!

  21. 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!

  22. 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. 🙂

  23. 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!

  24. 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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