Hemp Recipes: No-Bake Hemp Brownie Bites… a superfood snack!

In the past two years, raw shelled hemp seeds have become well photo of hemp heartsknown for their nutritious value. Although recognized as a superfood by some, they’re still carrying the cannabis family stigma. Hemp and marijuana are frequently in the news these days, providing us with plenty of information about the benefits of marijuana’s nutrient-dense cousin.

Unlike marijuana, it is legal to consume hemp in the United States. Marijuana and industrial hemp are not the same plant; they are different species of Cannabis sativa L. While marijuana contains 3-15 percent of the psychoactive ingredient delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), industrial hemp has less than 1 percent. Despite this fact, growing hemp is still illegal in the majority of United States and, interestingly enough, the U.S. has the highest consumer rates of hemp foods, soaps, lotions, and other products.

The centre, or “heart” of raw hulled hemp seeds is the most nutritious part. It is an excellent source of protein, essential amino acids, dietary fibre, and omega 3 and 6. It also contains antioxidants, vitamins,  minerals, manganese, and zinc, to name a few. They are energy-boosting and stabilize appetite, while improving digestion. As well as being a superfood, they are gluten-free and make an excellent replacement for those with nut allergies. They make a nutritious, and tasty addition to yogurt, salads, wraps, desserts, stir-fries, smoothies, cereals, and baked goods.

Add this No-Bake Hemp Brownie Bites recipe to your collection of Hemp Recipes!

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Banana Bread

Makes: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 45-60 min.

Ingredients:

2 eggs
1/3 cup applesauce
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
1/4 cup hemp seed hearts
1/4 cup chocolate or carob chips (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix first 3 ingredients with mixer at medium speed until pale yellow. Add dry ingredients alternately with bananas to mixture. Mix at medium speed until well blended. Pour into greased or sprayed loaf pan (9 x 5 or 8 1/2 x 4 1/2). Bake 45-60 minutes, until cake tester comes out clean and dry. Let cool in pan 20-30 minutes before turning out onto rack.

Apple Heart Muffins

Makes: 12
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 rounded tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup plus 2 tbsp frozen, thawed apple juice concentrate
2/3 cup buttermilk (or non-dairy milk)
2 tbsp oat bran
2 small Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1/3 cup hemp seed hearts

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350C. Grease 12 standard size muffin-pan cups.
Mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and salt. Mix together eggs, apple juice and milk. Stir flour mixture and oat bran into egg mixture until dry ingredients are just moistened. Do not over mix. Gently stir in chopped apples and hemp seed hearts. Spoon batter into prepared pan, filling cups 2/3 full. Garnish each muffin with an apple slice, sprinkle with hemp seed hearts.

Veggi Chili

Makes: Enough for 6
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 45 min.

Ingredients:

2 tsp. coconut oil
3/4 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups canned peeled tomatoes, chopped, with juice
1 cup hemp seed hearts
1/3 cup of water
3 Tbsp. chili powder, more if desired
2 tsp. molasses
3/4 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1-1/2 cups canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1-1/2 cups canned black beans
1 jalapeno pepper (optional), diced

Directions:

Heat oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until softened. Stir in next 8 ingredients and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to medium low and simmer 15 minutes.Add beans and simmer another 20-30 minutes, adding water if chili becomes too thick.Stir jalapeno pepper into chili just before serving.

Hemp Seed Heart Burgers

Makes: 6 patties
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

10 ounces soft tofu
1 cup hemp seed hearts
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp. dried basil
2 cups herb seasoned stuffing

Directions:

In a blender, puree tofu then add the rest of the ingredients except stuffing. Put stuffing into a bowl and pour tofu mixture over top. Mix well. Form into burger patties and bake on a greased cookie sheet in a 300 F oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Thai Cabbage Salad

Enjoy the exotic flavors of Thailand with this salad. Enzymes from the veggies, and protein and essential fatty acids from the hemp seed hearts make a delicious meal.

Ingredients:

3 cups finely diced red cabbage
2 cups finely diced green cabbage
2 cups bit sized cauliflower
1 avocado
1/2 cup hemp seed hearts
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup brown rice syrup
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 Tbsp umeboshi vinegar
1 Tbsp grated orange zest
1 inch fresh ginger, juice extracted
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
Generous pinch of chili powder.

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently. Set aside to marinate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Green Goddess Salad Mix

Makes about 4-5 cups.

Ingredients:

1/2 head romaine lettuce, sliced
1/2 head of red leaf lettuce, sliced
1 cup red cabbage, sliced
1 pint cherry tomatoes
3 Tbps hemp seed hearts

Directions:

Place sliced leaves in a large salad bowl. Combine with sliced cabbage and cherry tomatoes. Toss with dressing. Top with hemp seed hearts and serve.

Perfect for lunch the next day. To make your salad last longer, keep dressing and greens in separate containers and toss before eating.

Hemp Borsht

Borsht is a traditional Russian specialty. It is a very tasty soup which is loaded with powerful cancer fighting antioxidants.

Makes: Enough for 3
Prep Time: 15 min

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp hemp seed oil
1/2 cup hemp seed hearts
4 cups of beet (peeled & chopped)
2 cups of beets (shredded)
3 cups of water
1 large avocado
1 small onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp tamari

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except shredded beets in a blender. Blend on high until creamy and smooth. You may need to help stir it if you do not have a strong blender (a Vitamix is best!).

Borsht can be served hot or cold. If you prefer it hot, place the blender mix in a pot and warm it on the stove on low (if you have a Vitamix, it will warm by keeping it blending on high for 5 minutes). Stir the shredded beets into the hot or cold mixture and serve. You can garnish with strips of fresh chives.

White Canadian

Makes: 4 cups (serves two)
Prep Time: 5 min

Ingredients:

3/4 cup hemp seed hearts
4 cups filtered water
4 Tbsp maple syrup
4 tsp nutmeg

Directions:

Fill 2 glasses with ice. Add 2 Tbsp of maple syrup and 2 tsp of nutmeg to each glass. Pour 2 cups of Hemp Milk in each glass and stir well.
This is a tasty holiday treat.  Happy Holidays!!