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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4.79 from 71 votes

Hemp Granola

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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hemp granola
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This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest. As always, opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make EBF possible. 

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150 Comments

  1. This is the best granola I’ve ever had! I’m making my second batch today. The first time I made it I substituted cashews for the pecans and flax seeds for the chia. Today I’m adding dried pears and oats. Smells fabulous!

    1. Ahh this is amazing, Kris. I am so glad you are gave this recipe a try and it turned out great for you. Thanks so much for sharing your review + star rating, it means so much to me!

    1. YAY! I am glad to hear you are enjoying this recipe and it turned out great for you, Krystal. Thanks for taking the time to share your review + star rating, it means a lot to me.

  2. 5 stars
    Hemp Granola recipe is simply delicious… I love the aroma in the house as it bakes and better yet first sample bites. Yummy! Thank you.

    1. Hi Ada – I am SO happy to hear you are loving this granola and it turned out amazing for you. Thanks you for sharing your review & star rating, it means so much to me!

  3. 5 stars
    This is an EXCEPTIONAL recipe for people fighting cancer. We made it for us and several people. THANK YOU! 🙏🏻 ❤️

    1. Aww thank you so much, Windy! I am so glad you found this recipe and are loving it. Thanks for sharing your review + star rating, I truly appreciate it!

  4. 5 stars
    This granola is delicious and so easy. I probably make it very other week. Now my little grandson loves it so may be making if more often.

    1. WOO! I am so glad this recipe is a hit for you and your grandson, Lisa. Thank you for sharing your review & star rating, it means so much to me!