Healthy Eating

Hemp seed granola

Prep Time: 5 minutes  | Cook Time: 22 minutes  | Total Time: 27 minutes |*Servings: 16 half-cup servings 

This nut-free granola is rich in flavour. Hemp seeds are a great source of protein, fibre and contain omega-3 fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory effects and support cardiovascular health. Pumpkin seeds contain vitamin E which helps strengthen our immune system. Cinnamon and ginger are anti-inflammatory spices and provide a wonderful depth of flavour to this highly addictive recipe. Enjoy this delicious granola with fresh fruit, yogurt, milk or simply eat on its own.   

Nutritional information (per serving*): Calories: 281; Total Fat (16g); Saturated Fat (2g); Monounsaturated Fat (6g); Carbohydrates (28g); Protein (8g); Fibre (4g); Sodium (152 mg); Omega-3 Fatty Acids (1g)


  • 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw hemp seeds
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds 
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp powdered ginger 
  • 1 tsp salt (optional) 
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup maple syrup 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2/3 cup raisins (add after granola is finished baking)    


Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Step 2
In a large bowl, combine the oats, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, powdered ginger and salt. Stir until ingredients are mixed evenly.

Step 3
Add in the olive oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix until the dry ingredients are lightly coated. 

Step 4
Pour the oat mixture onto the baking sheet and spread into an even layer.

Image 1 - Step 2 add dry ingredients

Image 2 - Step 3 add wet ingredients

Step 5
Bake for 22-24 minutes, stirring halfway.

Step 6
Allow the granola to cool completely (undisturbed) for about 45 minutes. 

Step 7
Add the raisins and break the granola into pieces.

Step 8
Keep in an air-tight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks or in a sealed freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Extra tips:

  • Swap out ½ cup of pumpkin seeds for ½ cup of pecans for extra crunch and flavour.
  • Add coconut flakes halfway through baking time for additional crunch and flavour.

Image 3 - Step 4 lay on baking sheet

Image 4 - Step 8 place in jar