Easy Hemp Granola
Published Jan 31, 2020, Updated May 17, 2023
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love Granola? Try These Recipes Too
- Coconut Almond Granola
- Grain Free Granola (No Sugar)
- Chocolate Granola
- Pumpkin Granola
- Granola Cookies
- Granola Butter
More Recipes with Hemp Seeds
- Hemp Tabbouleh
- Vegan Parmesan Cheese with Hemp Seeds
- Hummus Avocado Toast with Toasted Hemp Seeds
- Rice Salad with Cannellini Beans and Hemp Hearts
- Hemp and Pecorino Crusted Salmon
- 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
- 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 information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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