Healthy and Delicious Hemp Heart Cookies. Gluten-Free!

I am always looking out for healthy snacks for my kids’ school lunches.  I can’t send peanuts to school and incorporating a healthy protein into their lunches is sometimes a challenge.  So what if I told you that you can make a cookie that is high in omegas, high in protein and gluten-free?  And that the kids go gaga over?  Alright, here it is.

Hemp hearts are the hulled seeds produced by the hemp plant.  They are very high in protein and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, vitamin B and folic acid.  And if you are unfamiliar with hemp hearts but familiar with marijuana, NO they do NOT contain any THC and will NOT make you high :)  The hemp plant is grown legally for the food and textile industry whereas marijuana is grown for the illegal drug industry. Just thought I’d throw that in there just in case you were wondering.

Hemp hearts have a mild, nutty flavour.  They can be added to salads, any baking, smoothies and just about anything else.  Try some!  Find them at most natural food stores or purchase through my Amazon store here.

Thanks to my good friend Leah for sharing her recipe!

Healthy and Delicious Hemp Heart Cookies. Gluten-Free!
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Serves: 12 cookies
  • ⅔ c. brown cane sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ c. butter, melted and cooled.
  • ½ c. gluten-free flour (coconut, almond, rice or wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 c. hemp hearts
  • ½ c. dried cranberries
  • ½ c. dark chocolate chips
  1. Mix together sugar, egg and butter.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, hemp hearts, cranberries and chocolate chips.
  3. Combine and mix well.
  4. Drop, in spoon-sized amounts, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until just baked through.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before using a flipper to remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely on wire rack.

This recipe was shared on Waste Not Want Not Wednesdays #48.

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