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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    102 comments
    1. 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!

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

      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!

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

      This granola is absolutely DELICIOUS!!

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

      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.

    5. Gabrielle
      February 28, 2021 AT 9:25 am

      I haven’t even baked this yet and it already tastes fabulous! Thanks for such a great recipe.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 28, 2021 AT 11:32 pm

        Woo!! So glad you love this recipe, Gabrielle! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    6. Deborah
      February 22, 2021 AT 3:47 pm

      My answer to eating hemp hearts! But, I have a coconut allergy. Okay to just use olive oil instead?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 22, 2021 AT 5:15 pm

        Yes! I think olive oil or avocado oil will work just fine.

    7. Steph
      February 21, 2021 AT 11:21 pm

      Delicious recipe! I must have done something wrong because it didn’t stick together even after waiting a couple hours to take it off the pan. I’ll definitely be trying the recipe out again.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 22, 2021 AT 9:49 pm

        Oh no sorry to hear that!! Can you remember if you changed anything about the recipe?

    8. MICHELE R BROWN
      February 4, 2021 AT 8:53 am

      DELICIOUS!

    9. Ioana
      January 24, 2021 AT 11:18 am

      I just made this amazing snack/ granola. Delicious. Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 24, 2021 AT 8:07 pm

        So glad you loved this granola! Thanks for the review, Ioana! I appreciate it. 🙂

    10. Danielle Guzman
      January 17, 2021 AT 4:09 pm

      My absolute favorite granola! The smell while baking is incredible. As it cooled my husband kept walking by to grab a handful! We love it as cereal, or on oatmeal, a yogurt topper, or on a smoothie bowl. The possibilities are endless, but it never lasts long enough.. Double the recipe when you make it!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 17, 2021 AT 6:38 pm

        Ahh yay!! That makes me so happy to hear. I’m glad this granola was a hit. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a review, Danielle. I so appreciate it!

    11. Eva Toth
      January 9, 2021 AT 5:30 pm

      I added Cardomim, Allspice, & Black Pepper

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 10, 2021 AT 11:56 pm

        Oh I bet that was yummy!!

    12. Arden
      December 10, 2020 AT 10:13 pm

      Love this recipe especially with the variety of seeds and nuts. I eat this with Greek yogurt most mornings. Thank for sharing this

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 11, 2020 AT 1:54 am

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

    13. Katie Boone
      October 26, 2020 AT 10:15 pm

      This is my all time favourite granola. It’s lower in carb, super crunchy and so satiating as a quick snack or topper to yogurt, muffins or oatmeal.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 27, 2020 AT 11:14 am

        You are the best, Katie!! Thank you for your review! 🙂

    14. Steph
      October 6, 2020 AT 1:15 pm

      This hemp granola is incredible! It’s so easy to make and tastes amazing!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 7, 2020 AT 9:59 pm

        I’m glad you’re loving this granola recipe, Steph. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    15. Veronica
      September 30, 2020 AT 12:10 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 30, 2020 AT 5:28 pm

        Ahh yay, this makes me so happy to hear!! I’m glad this granola was a hit. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. 🙂

    16. Stephanie
      September 29, 2020 AT 4:17 pm

      This is so f$&@!!! Good! I can’t stop eating it 🤪

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 30, 2020 AT 5:38 pm

        Haha so glad you’re loving this granola, Stephanie!! 🙂

    17. Danielle Guzman
      September 26, 2020 AT 11:14 am

      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!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 28, 2020 AT 3:01 pm

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

        1. Danielle Guzman
          October 14, 2020 AT 10:23 am

          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!

          1. Brittany Mullins
            October 14, 2020 AT 4:21 pm

            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. 🙂

    18. Katie Hackenson
      August 28, 2020 AT 3:42 pm

      How long would this last in the freezer and/or fridge?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 28, 2020 AT 5:21 pm

        It should last about a week or so in the fridge and a few months in the freezer. 🙂

    19. Kenna
      July 16, 2020 AT 1:17 am

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 16, 2020 AT 4:25 pm

        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

    20. Olympia
      July 6, 2020 AT 1:04 pm

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 6, 2020 AT 5:08 pm

        Any type of nut will work! Raw or roasted. 🙂

    21. Katie
      June 27, 2020 AT 7:52 pm

      This is my go to granola recipe! I cut the sugar down a bit and still just as delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 29, 2020 AT 1:29 am

        Yay!! So glad you’re loving this granola recipe, Katie. I really appreciate you taking the time to come back and leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

    22. Rachel
      June 22, 2020 AT 12:58 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 23, 2020 AT 10:31 am

        Haha that’s amazing! So glad this granola was a hit, Rachel. Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

    23. Molly
      June 2, 2020 AT 10:21 pm

      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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 3, 2020 AT 12:35 pm

        Ahhh I’m so glad you found me!!! I can’t wait to hear what you think of the recipes. Let me know how the granola turns out if you try it. 🙂

    24. Elizabeth P
      May 8, 2020 AT 7:44 pm

      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 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 12, 2020 AT 9:33 pm

        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!

    25. Hannah C.
      May 2, 2020 AT 4:59 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 3, 2020 AT 4:26 pm

        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

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