hemp seed recipes low carb

No Bake Hemp Seed Granola Bars

These no bake hemp seed granola bars are a delicious combination of nuts, seeds and peanut butter for a low carb snack or breakfast on the go. As well as being low carb, they are vegan and gluten free too.

Tasty and fulfilling, this healthy nut & seed bar recipe is a great way to enjoy hemp seeds in your food. Hemp seeds are a good choice for the keto vegetarian as they are a complete protein with all the essential amino acids.


Hemp is a great choice for a vegetarian diet as it is high in magnesium, a source of iron, zinc, omega-3. It has ALL 10 essential amino acids, making it a perfect plant-based protein and effective natural metabolism booster. High in fibre and low in carbs hemp protein is the ultimate superfood.


This recipe is as easy as mixing peanut butter, coconut oil with hemp seeds, nuts and seeds. If you don’t have every ingredient in this recipe you can use numerous ingredients instead. A few suggestions are:

  • Nuts – walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia,
    Brazil nuts
  • Seeds – Flaxseeds, Sesame, sunflower
  • Almond butter
  • Sunflower seed butter
  • Protein powder – for an additional protein boost
  • Cacao powder
  • Dried starfruit – Making these is simple and a good low carb substitute for sultanas in a granola bar.

Easy no bake hemp seed granola bars are a delicious, low carb, vegan and a great keto vegetarian breakfast or snack on the go.

Keto Hemp Seed Oatmeal

This quick keto hemp seed oatmeal is ready in 5 minutes. Hemp seed hearts give this low carb oatmeal a thick texture to replace the oats for a hearty low carb & gluten free breakfast.

If you miss your oatmeal whilst following a low carb diet, this hemp seed porridge with help you through those cold mornings. Oatmeal is not keto friendly as it is a grain, but hemp seed hearts are a great alternative. Hemp hearts, chia seeds and flaxseeds make this a thick hearty cereal with only 5.5g net carbs a bowl.

Also known as “NoOatmeal” this creamy hot breakfast is also grain free, vegan, dairy free and gluten. The high fibre content means it will keep you going all morning too. I just love how it keeps me full all day. It’s now a weekly breakfast for me. The Chief Taster has yet to enjoy a bowl as I made the mistake of telling him that flaxseed was in it. Rookie mistake! Next time, I’ll give it a fancy title and get him to sample it before I tell him what’s in it!

What are Hemp Hearts?

The texture of this low carb oatmeal is mainly due to the use of hemp seed hearts. Hemp hearts are the edible interior of hemp seeds and are a great source of protein. It is a complete protein and provides all the essential amino acids, making it an excellent choice for a keto vegetarian diet. They have a mild nutty flavour and are also great sprinkled on a salad.

I purchase mine from a health food store but just found a cheaper bag in a specialist food store we have on the island. Head to the nuts and seeds section of a store and they should be there.

Are Hemp Seeds Keto?

Hemp seeds are a great addition to a keto diet as they have a good balance of fat and protein and due to their high fibre content are a great low carb ingredient. It’s a powerhouse of a superfood too!

A hearty keto hemp seed oatmeal is a hearty low carb breakfast. Quick, easy, ready in 5 minutes and 5.5g net carbs a bowl.