These Hemp Heart Superfood Cookies taste like a delicious hybrid of oatmeal cookie meets coconut macaroon and they’re packed with superfoods like goji berries, hemp hearts and chia seeds.
I’ll admit, it can be a little difficult to keep up with every new superfood being touted as the “healthiest thing you can eat.” Kale, quinoa, maca, turmeric, pitaya, açaí berries… I could go on, but you get the point. It’s so hard to know what’s the real deal and what’s marketing hype.
That’s kind of how I felt about hemp hearts when I first heard about them. “Ok, yeah, whatever, another seed I’m supposed to eat, blah, blah blah.” At least that was how I felt, until I learned about:
- How much protein, fiber and omega fatty acids hemp hearts have
- The fact that they are a complete protein (they contain all essential amino acids)
- Hemp hearts are actually really delicious
If you’ve followed any of my WIAW posts (where I post all my meals for a day) you’ve probably seen hemp hearts making an appearance on quite few of my dishes. Honestly I treat them a bit like food fairy dust. Bada-bing Bada-protein!
Some of my favorite ways to enjoy hemp hearts include:
- Sprinkled on smoothie bowls
- Sprinkled on salads
- Sprinkled on yogurt
- Sprinkled on oats
Yes, there’s a lot of sprinkling going on around here. In fact, after several months of hemp-loving-bliss, I reached out to Manitoba Harvest, my favorite brand of hemp hearts, to see if they’d be interested in a collaboration. They kindly provided me with some samples to create a new recipe. You can even enter to win your very own bag of hemp hearts on my Instagram page.
I think I might have found my new favorite way to eat hemp hearts. Yup, these superfood cookies. I honestly was not prepared for these to turn out as good as they did. I thought they’d be more “earthy-crunchy,” but instead they taste like a glorious hybrid between an oatmeal cookie and a coconut macaroon. They’re also delicious proof that nutrient-dense foods can taste great. I’d take one of these ‘lil guys over a processed snack any day.
However, whenever I make something that I love this much, I have to test it out on a friend or family member, aka someone whose hobbies don’t include trying every superfood under the sun. I’m proud to say these cookies are sister approved. So bust out your chia seeds it’s time to make some cookies!
- 1 Cup of Oats
- ⅔ Cups of Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 3 Tbsp of Hemp Hearts
- 3 Tbsp of Goji Berries
- 1 Tbsp of Chia Seeds
- ⅓ Cup of Nut Butter
- ¼ Cup of Honey or Maple Syrup
- ¼ Cup of Almond Milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- In a medium sized bowl mix together dry ingredients (Oats, Coconut, Hemp Hearts, Goji Berries, and Chia)
- In a separate bowl stir together Nut Butter, Honey and Almond Milk until well combined
- Slowly pour wet mixture into dry mixture, stirring to form a dough, dough will be very chunky
- Roll dough into small 1" balls and place on a greased baking tray
- Bake cookies for 10 minutes
- Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container to maintain freshness
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win your own bag of hemp hearts.
- Have you ever tried hemp seeds?
- What’s your favorite cookie add-in?
- Do you like trying new superfoods/foodie trends, or would you rather let the hype die down first?
Totally depends, but I usually like most “healthy” things so I’m pretty open to at least trying something
Disclosure: Manitoba Harvest povided me with product, however I was not compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.