Monday, March 9, 2015

My Love of Hemp

It is no secret in my house that I LOVE hemp- hearts that is.  And it is no secret either that a Manitoba girl such as I am can boast that these tasty little babies are home grown in my province.

Hemp hearts are so tasty and can be used in everything.  I use them in oatmeal, cookies, on yogurt, pancakes, power bars and in smoothies.  I also use them in main coarse meals like in meatloaf or lasagna or sprinkled on top of baked salmon.
 My latest hemp spotting happened when I needed to satisfy my desire for my favourite sweet; apple crisp.  What a winner I created!  The crew must have agreed as the pan was almost cleaned out 2 hours later.  I hid the last bit for lunch for myself tomorrow.  Don't judge; when there is 5 in the family sometimes a girl just has to be sneaky.

Hemp Heart Loving Apple Crisp

spray a 9 x 13 pan with spray and set oven to 350 degrees

ADD to pan:

7 apples, peeled and sliced thinly
Sprinkle of xylitol
healthy sprinkle of cinnamon (2-3 tsp cinnamon)
1/2 cup water

in a separate bowl mix together

1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 hemp hearts
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp coconut sugar

Cut in 1/2 cup coconut oil (mine is in solid form so I used my pastry blended and cut it in but you could use liquid coconut oil also) If too many crumbs, add a bit more oil.
Spread on apples and bake about 35 min until bubbly and slightly brown.
Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Anyway, if you haven't tried Hemp Hearts, I encourage you to grab yourself a bag.  They can be purchased through manitoba harvest @ManitobaHarvest (IG and Twitter), #hemplove, #hemphearts #sweatpink

I was sent a bag (the smaller one in the picture above) as a sample but the other bag and the protein powder are my own.  Opinions expressed are clearly those of love!
Enjoy your day and insert some HEART!