Crunchy Hemp Granola

Makes: 10 cups
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 3 hours

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups hemp seed hearts
4 cups rolled oats
3/4 cups shredded coconut
3/4 cups rye flakes
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup flax seed
1/3 cup coconut oil, hemp seed oil or safflower oil
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 250 F. In a large bowl combine the dries and mix well. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt until blended, then pour over the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly until everything is evenly coated.

Put the mixture in a 12″x18″x3″ roasting pan. Bake 2 1/2 – 3 hours at 250 F, stirring every half hour, or until granola is evenly light brown in color and mostly dry. Let cool completely. Serve with dried fruit and milk of your choice. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Hemp Seed Hearts and Nut Spread or Butter

A healthy alternative to commercial products, it is easily made and keeps in the fridge for several days. Take equal quantities of hemp seed and any nut you choose; sunflower seeds add a lovely, creamy emulsifying effect. Toasting them adds another twist in flavours.

Choose whichever nut you fancy. Classic peanut butter with shelled hemp seed is fantastic. Use the basic recipe and see what combinations you can come up with. Favourites like cashew, peanuts, pistachio or almonds produce great results.

Ingredients:

(will give about a small jar, will keep in the fridge for up to a week)

100 grams nuts (see examples below)
100 grams hemp seed or 30-40 grams of shelled
50 grams sunflower seeds (toasted or not)
1 dessertspoon honey

Directions:

Toast the sunflower seeds in a dry pan if desired. Grind the hemp, sunflower seeds and nuts you are using as fine as possible, then mix them together in a bowl with the honey, to form a paste. Spoon into a sealable container and enjoy on toast or bread.

Made with peanuts and served with red current jelly is a firm children’s favourite.

Awesome Oatmeal

Makes: Enough for 2

Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

2/3 Cups oatmeal
1.5 Cups water
1 Bartlett pear, washed, cored and chopped coarsely
1/4 Cup hemp seed hearts
3 Tbsp maple syrup

Directions:

Bring water to a boil, add oatmeal. Lower heat to simmer, cook oatmeal until thick. Remove from heat and cover for 2 min. Add the pears, hemp seed hearts, and maple syrup. Mix well. Enjoy!