Almond, Honey and Hemp Heart Cookies Recipe + a Contest & GIVEAWAY! {ENDED}


If you’ve been hanging around the healthy living scene long enough, you should know that hemp is a super plant that is used for a variety of different things.  Not only is it used to produce clothing, paper and fuel but it is also edible.  The seed from the hemp plant provides food such as hemp oil and powder as well as hemp seeds which can be used in a handful of delicious and nutritious ways. Manitoba Harvest

 Manitoba Harvest, based out of Canada, is largest manufacturer and seller of hemp foods in the world and they’re totally passionate about it.  All of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Food products are Non-GMO Project Verified, they’ve earned the “gold stamp” in food quality and live by the mission of quality from “shell to shelf”.  Manitoba’s sole focus is on hemp foods, producing hemp oil, hemp protein powder and tasty little sprinkles of superfood goodness called hemp heartsHemp Hearts
 Hemp hearts are nutritious little nuggets that offer 10 grams of plant protein and 10 grams of Omegas in every 30 gram serving! They contain more protein and omegas but less carbs than both chia and flax and are extremely versatile, not to mention tasty! While I have been a long time user of Manitoba’s Hemp Hearts, I was recently given the opportunity through my relationship with #SweatPink to create and share a recipe with you.  As I mentioned, hemp hearts are versatile.  They have a subtle nutty flavor and are great on salads, on top of yogurt, smoothies or soup or you can get fancy and use them to crust fish or chicken. The possibilities are endless really, you can check out all of Manitoba’s hemp recipes here.
 
Hemp hearts are also great in desserts or cookies and I choose to use them to make these scrumptious Almond, Honey & Hemp Heart cookies which are not only gluten free, but grain free too! 
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Almond, Honey & Hemp Heart Cookies
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl then tablespoon into balls and flatten out on a greased or non stick baking sheet.
  3. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 12-15 or until golden.
  4. Remove, let cool & enjoy! :)
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CONTEST ALERT! 
 
Good news is if you want to try hemp hearts out for yourself, Manitoba Harvest is offering 20% off everything on their site with the code HHSweatPink14 :) Even better news is once you grab yourself some to try or if you’re like me and had a bag handy like me, you can enter their contest that is going on right now and win a 5lb bag!!!! That’s like the size of a small newborn. 
 
Anywhoo, to enter just get creative in the kitchen, snap a pic and post it tagging @ManitobaHarvest #hemphearts and #sweatpink on Instagram or Twitter.  That’s it.  Once you post and tag, you’re entered! Contest ends November 30th. 
 
GIVEAWAY ALERT! 
Hemp Hearts Giveaway!But wait, there’s more (said in my best sweepstakes voice), Manitoba Harvest has also offered to giveaway a 2oz package of hemp hearts, the same size that I received for the review! Just enter through the rafflecopter below.  Giveaway is only open to residents of US and Canada and ends on October 24th. a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
Have you ever had hemp hearts? How would you incorporate them into a recipe? 
 
Disclosure statement: This post was sponsored by Manitoba Harvest through my partnership with Fit Approach as a Sweat Pink Ambassador. I was not compensated monetarily but was provided a sample of hemp hearts to review. As always, all opinions are my own. 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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54 Comments

jill conyers
Reply October 15, 2014

I love to add hemp seeds to salads for a nutrient boost and a little crunch.
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Deborah
Reply October 15, 2014

I would add it to yogurt! And sounds like a great addition to my coconut oil/coconut butter/cocoa/almond butter, etc creations!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply October 15, 2014

This vegetarian hasn't even tried hemp at all! I may need to win this :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 15, 2014

    Whaaat??? I am shocked! You most certainly need to win!!! :)

Alanna
Reply October 15, 2014

Love adding hemp hearts to oats or yogurt. Your cookies look delicious and so easy!!
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Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply October 15, 2014

I haven't tried hemp before. I really think I need to!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 15, 2014

    You definitely need to! They really are tasty with just about everything! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply October 15, 2014

oooo these sound so good! I've never put hemp hearts in cookies but it's a great idea!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 16, 2014

    Thank you! It is a fun and different way to enjoy them! :)

liana@runtomunch
Reply October 15, 2014

I want to add to salads
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Montana
Reply October 15, 2014

Never tried these before, but maybe I'll win your giveaway and then I can make your awesome cookie recipe :-)
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 16, 2014

    Haha, yes!!! They are great, you'd really like them :)

Rosie
Reply October 15, 2014

Something I just tried making and it is sooo good - healthy raw bars. Mix tahini and honey together (honey to taste). Mix in some hemp protein and stir until it is a wet ball. Add hemp hearts and combine. Shape into your favorite shape, you can make it into a square and then refrigerate and cut into small squares, or I like to make into balls, then square them off. They are a nice snack for a dessert with organic tea. I love hemp hearts, I also just made mac 'n cheese and added hemp hearts as a topping - yum!

    aelicatese
    Reply October 16, 2014

    That sounds so yummy, I will definitely have to try that! Thanks so much for sharing!! And mac'n'cheese with hemp hearts is genius!!!

      Rosie
      Reply October 16, 2014

      whoa - I was just looking at the ingredients for the bars, and I forgot to say the cocoa! I add the cocoa before the honey, that way you can better gauge how sweet you want them to be. I don't make very sweet. It tastes like halvah. I tried once with Dutch process cocoa, but liked it better with regular cocoa.

Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply October 15, 2014

Looks like a great recipe!
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Khaleef @ Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet
Reply October 15, 2014

In smoothies or baked goods.
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Sarah
Reply October 15, 2014

We love adding hemp hearts to yogurt, smoothies, and baked goods!
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Brittany @ Barr & Table
Reply October 15, 2014

I love adding hemp hearts to my homemade nut butters!
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Ariana
Reply October 15, 2014

Those sound sooooo delicious!!!
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Amy Lauren
Reply October 15, 2014

I would mix these with my yogurt.
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 16, 2014

    I haven't tried them in yogurt yet but I bet it would be delicious!

Autumn
Reply October 15, 2014

did you say cookies? Count me in! I still havent tried hemp, I must add it to my shopping list. Does it have any flavor or is just crunchy?
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 16, 2014

    You should definitely try them! They have a nutty flavor similar to pine nuts!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply October 16, 2014

Great review! Your cookies look great! I may have to try those with the rest of my stash!
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 16, 2014

    Thanks Mary Beth! Your recipe looked really delicious too! :)

robin
Reply October 16, 2014

I sprinkle them over everything! Oatmeal, soup, in smoothies...
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Smitha @Runningwithsdmom
Reply October 16, 2014

Great recipe! I would use the Hemp Hearts in THIS recipe!
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Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom
Reply October 16, 2014

I made those yummy cookies.
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    aelicatese
    Reply October 17, 2014

    Yay! What did you think? Hope you liked them!

      Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom
      Reply October 17, 2014

      I liked them. Had for breakfast yesterday & today. I just baked them a little too long. I like them a little gooier, so less baking time next time!
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        aelicatese
        Reply October 17, 2014

        It is easy to bake them long and my almond butter cookies are usually more on the crunchy side. Maybe adding oats or some flour would make them gooier!

Becca
Reply October 16, 2014

I love to sprinkle them on yogurt or add them into smoothies

Paige c
Reply October 17, 2014

I would top my yogurt and salads with them!

EVA
Reply October 17, 2014

Well, I'd DEFINITELY make these cookies with them, and I'd probably throw them in a wrap. Or maybe sprinkle into my hummus for some texture-clashing? Actually, I'd have a whole 5 lb bag....throw them in everything!

    aelicatese
    Reply October 17, 2014

    They really are delicious in everything! I have put them on top of hummus as well and it is wonderful!

      EVA
      Reply October 18, 2014

      Really? So I'm not as crazy as I thought! HA!

suzie
Reply October 17, 2014

No, but would love to try!

Cheryl
Reply October 20, 2014

I've never tried them, but I want to now! I would definitely try to make those cookies and probably also add to salads!!!

Lindsay D.
Reply October 22, 2014

Would love a bag of these to bring on the road!

MICHELLE
Reply October 23, 2014

I would put it on top of my oatmeal.

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