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Hemp Granola Recipe (Naturally Sweet + Gluten-Free!)

by Heather

You’ll love this hemp granola because it’s protein-packed, gluten-free, and has zero refined sugar added in. The crunchiness comes from the combination of nutty hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, and buckwheat groats. This less sugar protein granola uses a little maple syrup as the natural sweetener. Top your morning yogurt, smoothie bowls or even ice cream with this protein-packed hemp heart granola for the easiest of mornings!

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Easy Protein-Packed Hemp Granola Recipe

Granola is one food I always keep on hand for a more simplified morning. Whether it’s simply in a bowl with almond milk for a healthy snack, or over homemade yogurt with berries for breakfast, we love it!

After watching how easy granola really is to make, you’ll want to keep it stocked too!

Plus this recipe is packed with fiber, protein, healthy fat, and the best crunchy texture! Each serving offers 19 grams of protein.

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What you’ll need to make hemp granola

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How to make this homemade granola recipe

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small pot over low-medium heat add the butter and allow it to melt. Once it has fully melted, stir in the maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine, and set aside.
  3. In a 9″x13″ glass baking dish, combine the buckwheat, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon and sea salt. Pour the butter mixture in and stir to fully coat the dry ingredients. You can also mix this in a large bowl before pouring into the pan. Spread into an even layer.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, stir the granola, then bake for another 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, stir the granola. It should be less wet and beginning to get a golden color around the edges. Stir in the shredded coconut and bake for 5 more minutes.
  5. After 5 minutes remove from the oven and allow to fully cool before storing and storing in an air tight container at room tempterature. Waiting to stir until the granola has chilled gives you better granola clusters.

Watch me make this recipe

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

Super simple delicious granola

I’ve shared the recipes for chocolate peanut butter buckwheat granola and maple coconut peanut crunch granola before and this recipe follows the same steps.

The thing I love most about making those granolas plus this one is how simple they are!

There are 3 simple steps.

  1. Warm and whisk the wet ingredients together.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together right in your baking dish.
  3. Stir wet ingredients into dry and bake!
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Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this crunchy granola recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Raw buckwheat groats – Rolled oats are a good alternative here.

Hemp seeds – Flax seeds are a good alternative for hemp seeds or hemp hearts.

Sunflower seeds – Try pumpkin seeds in place of the sunflower seeds. You can also substitute in chopped almonds, peanuts, pecans, or a different nut.

Butter – Coconut oil or cacao butter are good options to replace the butter.

Peanut butter – Use any nut or seed butter in place of the peanut butter.

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How to customize your hemp granola

Granola is super customizable allowing you to use what you have on hand. Out of sunflower seeds? Use pumpkin seeds!

Need to use a different nut butter? Go for it! Change the flavor slightly and use whatever nut/seed butter you’ve got.

The recipe is super customizable so make it work for your pantry!

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How to store leftover granola

Granola is great for meal prep. Once you’ve cooked your batch of granola, let it fully cool before placing in an airtight container.

You can also freeze granola. Once cooled, add to a freezer bag and flatten so it lays flat. Freeze for up to 6 months.

To defrost, simply place on the counter to warm to room temperature.

Hemp Granola (naturally sweet + gluten free!) | cooking with kids

Kids in the kitchen

I took a pause this week from creating a Colorful Cooking For Kids recipe lesson because I wanted to bring you into the kitchen with myself and one of my kiddos! 

Nova was game for making granola and let me tell you, it’s such a joy bringing that silly 4-year old into the kitchen right along with me. 

She is full of excitement and joy and is always eager to help.

Want to know one of her favorite kitchen activities? Cracking eggs!

Her skills have been improving a ton with practice over the past year and I can now let her crack solo, of course checking for shells which often still make an appearance.

There were no eggs being cracked in our granola recipe, but still a lot of fun getting help from her!

Measuring, pouring and mixing are great early skills to learn and practice.

Here’s the video recipe of us making hemp granola together!

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Hemp Granola

You’ll love this hemp granola because it’s protein-packed, gluten-free, and has zero refined sugar added in. The crunchiness comes from the combination of nutty hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, and buckwheat groats. This less sugar protein granola uses a little maple syrup as the natural sweetener. Top your morning yogurt , smoothie bowls or even ice cream with this protein-packed hemp heart granola for the easiest of mornings!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, buckwheat, gluten free, granola, hemp seed, meal prep
Servings: 12
Calories: 478kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a small pot over low-medium heat add the butter and allow it to melt. Once it has fully melted, stir in the maple syrup, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine, and set aside.
  • In a 9"x13" glass baking dish, combine the buckwheat, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon and sea salt. Pour the butter mixture in and stir to fully coat the dry ingredients. You can also mix this in a large bowl before pouring into the pan. Spread into an even layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, stir the granola, then bake for another 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, stir the granola. It should be less wet and beginning to get a golden color around the edges. Stir in the shredded coconut and bake for 5 more minutes.
  • After 5 minutes remove from the oven and allow to fully cool before storing and storing in an air tight container at room tempterature. Waiting to stir until the granola has chilled gives you better granola clusters.

Notes

If your granola seems wet still after the total of 40 minutes baking (oven temp can vary), continue to bake in 5 minute increments until the granola is no longer wet.
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 421IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 6mg
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If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in April 2020. Updated September 2020.*

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