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Hemp Chocolate Cookies

Sneak a little chocolate into your morning with these Hemp Chocolate Breakfast Cookies. Packing a hefty nutritious punch, these cookies are just the right amount of sweet to get you energized to face the day.


One evening, a couple months ago, when it wasn’t too cold, or too wet, or too hot…
We had a little visitor in our driveway.

When I caught my daughter looking at him adoringly and calling him “Cute Steve”, I told her she should pick him up and let him stay in her room…(if you thought I was talking about a boy – shame on you!!!)
Of course, this is when she scrunched up her face and said “mom, eooooowwwww, I don’t want warts”

Yup – Steve happens to be a toad – who seems to love our driveway! He has been faithfully showing up these past couple of months and helping in bug control!

When he first showed up though, I found myself Googling toads and warts, only to find out how big a misconception my daughter and I had been operating under!

Manitoba hemp hearts

Seeing I am confessing and all…that’s not been my only misconception…

For the longest time, I used to think that using hemp hearts could result in me getting a positive result on a drug test.
Am I the only one with a smorgasbord of misconceptions…or should we start a support group? -And serve chocolate at our meetings? 🙂

However, after more Googling, I found out that, while hemp is a species of “Cannabis sativa”; it contains “0.001% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)” and will not cause a positive reading on a drug test, nor will it lead to any other episodes of hallucinations. According to their website, Manitoba Harvest’s co-founders played a part in having Industrial Hemp legalized in Canada in 1998.

hemp and chocolate

Since then, these slightly nutty, nutrition dense seeds, containing “10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of Omegas” have exploded in popularity and use!

So when I was given the opportunity to review Manitoba Harvests’ Hemp Hearts – I figured I had to come up with something different than sprinkling it on my smoothies…And, since we love cookies at home…I figured I would go the cookie route.


Hemp Hearts are non-GMO and while the hemp seed is naturally gluten free, Manitoba Harvest specifies that a stray kernel of wheat or barley could result in a positive reading for gluten so, as they work towards methods to harvest hemp seeds in the best way possible – these hemp hearts do not have a gluten free labeling on them.

I based these Hemp & Chocolate Breakfast Cookie Recipe on these Healthier Chocolate Scones. I used a mix of rice four and almond meal (though an equal quantity of ground oats can be substituted for them), and combined it with hemp hearts, cocoa, dark chocolate, brown sugar (which can be substituted with honey/agave), an egg and coconut oil (which can easily be substituted for butter) and voila – cookies for breakfast!

Hemp & Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

Hemp Chocolate Breakfast Cookies {Recipe}

4.50 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Shashi
Sneak a little chocolate into your morning with these Hemp Chocolate Breakfast Cookies. Packing a hefty nutritious punch, these cookies are just the right amount of sweet to get you energized to face the day.


  • 1/2 cup rice flour can be subbed with 1/2 cup ground oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal can be subbed with 1/2 cup ground oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Hemp Hearts
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 oz roughly chopped dark chocolate 1/3 cup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil can be subbed with melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Mix all the dry ingredients with a spoon/spatula
  • Add the egg and melted coconut oil and mix well
  • Form into 6 balls and gently flatten slightly before placing on a parchment lined baking tray
  • Bake 10 – 12 minutes and let cool
  • Can be enjoyed as is or topped with almond butter or chocolate hazelnut butter


Serving: 1g | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 284mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g
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Disclaimer: As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I was given the opportunity to participate in this opportunity hosted by Manitoba Harvest and Fit Approach; I was provided with a sample of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts to review. I received no other compensation; as always all opinions are 100% my very own.

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  1. alexa says:

    hi, can we omit eggs for flax egg for vegan ? thankx

  2. foodrecipeshq says:

    You always introduce me to great products. I heard about hemp seeds but never about hemp hearts… Needless to say, I am very curious about and want to tried them!

  3. Wow!
    I love the use of hemp in these cookies. So creative!

  4. I’ve used hemp seeds for smoothies, but these cookies look much more enticing!

  5. My favorite two words to put together? Breakfast and cookie. Heck to the yes!

  6. spicedblog says:

    Interesting! I had no idea you could bake with hemp hearts. I need to stick around you, Shashi…I keep learning things by accident. Haha! But more importantly, can we talk about Cute Steve? I love that he shows up regularly…you should start keeping some bugs around to feed him. 🙂 When we lived in Atlanta, we had a snake that lived in our driveway. He’d show up about once a week, and we named him BOLO (Be on the Lookout). I’m terrified of snakes, and he always gave me a start…especially when I’d find him in the bushes when I was weed-whacking. But he was our buddy. (Don’t worry…I did some extensive googling to make sure he was a harmless corn snake…but that doesn’t mean he didn’t scare me still.)

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – Thanks David! What do you say about hemping those count chokula treats? 😉
      Yup – Steve met us this evening too – though tonight he was quite energetic – kept leaping around! My daughter loves collecting bugs -so I am sure she would love that challenge!
      YIKES – a snake in the bushes! I would scream like a girl!:) But, I guess a snake outside is better than a snake inside right? I am glad that y’alls one was harmless – I have seen one in my yard too – but since the “Steve” has been guarding our abode, I haven’t seen the snake.

  7. Here in Queensland we have the dreaded cane toad. They can kill heaps of things and even dogs aren’t safe around them. They’re also really big and ugly. Ugh. No kissing toads for me.

    I love the idea of the hemp into cookies. I’ve never seen it in Australia.

  8. I will join that support group and yes, we’ll chocolate 😀 i am under the impression if you eat a poppy seed bagel it will show up on a drug test- is that true? i have no idea. (I’m afraid of slimy things so im going to go on believing the thing about warts and toads 🙂 Is there another support group for denial?) these breakfast cookies look sooo good! i want one (2) for breakfast!

    • Shashi says:

      You know what Charlotte – I don’t know either – some articles I Googled said yes and some said no and some said it depends on how much time passed between eating a poppy seed pastry and taking a test – my mind is boggled!
      Yes – there’s a group for denial too – though in it – if you happen to have your chocolate cookie stolen, you might have a hard time figuring out who took it or if it was indeed stolen…

  9. cheri says:

    Hi Shashi, did not know that about hemp, very interesting. Will have to pick me up some. Love these cookies.

  10. The Dose of Reality says:

    Cute Steve!!! I love it!! I feel stupid to write this, but I didn’t know you could use hemp in recipes and that is was so good for you! You learn something new every day! (and obviously anything in cookie form will get a thumbs up from me. Make that a chocolate cookie, and I am totally sold!!) –Lisa

    • Shashi says:

      Nope – don’t feel stupid – I have never had a candy apple nor have I had a beef burger …I guess the scales are tipped towards me eh? 🙂
      Thanks Lisa!

  11. Kim says:

    I had no idea that hemp might possibly (or not:) make you test positive on a drug test. My husband absolutely refuses to ever eat anything with poppy seeds since he is subject to random drug testing. I’m pretty sure that he would have to eat more than any recipe calls for in order to have it show up but…

  12. Love these breakfast cookies, look so good! I need to buy some hemp seeds! Pinned!

  13. cookies for breakfast is always a great idea! I use those hemp seeds for smoothies or salads.

  14. Juliana says:

    Hemps…yes, I add hemps to my mixture of steel cut oatmeal…and sometimes to bread. I love the idea of these cookies for breakfast…delicious way to start the day.
    Hope you are having a great week Shashi 😀

  15. I am all for the support group if it means chocolate will be there – especially these chocolate breakfast cookies! They look so amazing and I love the hemp in here! Totally wish I had a few of these to snack on right now – pinning 🙂

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – thanks so much Kelly! I will bring the chocolate hemp cookies if you bring some of those pumpkin and chocolate donuts – deal? 🙂

  16. Love the breakfast cookies. have never tasted or used hemp, I will confess, I thought the same thing. Good to know as they are really good for you, the cookies are wonderful.

  17. Almost Getting It Together says:

    I need to use up an entire bag of hemp hearts fast… I should make these!! loveee hemp hearts!

  18. kitchenriffs says:

    When we lived in Florida, little frogs would get in on occasion. Much to our cats’ delight! Poor little things didn’t last long. 🙁 Anyway, I didn’t know any of that about hemp! Nor have I ever used it. I’ve been missing out! Story of my life. 😉

    • Shashi says:

      Please don’t be so hard on yourself – I had been missing out for awhile too- but better late than never right? 🙂
      I don’t have cats, but my dogs are scared of the toad outside – one wouldn’t go near it, the other one sniffed it and when the toad moved, my dog bolted – these are the same dogs that will hurl themselves at a 200lb person who runs towards us (because they were trying to catch a Frisbee) – go igure!

  19. Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani) says:

    Oh my …THESE COOKIES!! You keep outdoing yourself girl! I am currently using Vega One protein powder which contains hemp! Other than that, I am yet to try the stuff…clearly I have the perfect recipe to try ’em out with!!

  20. I love the idea of pairing hemp hearts with chocolate! But then again, I love the idea of pairing -anything- with chocolate. And even though the smoothie I made was delicious, now you’re making me wish I had cookies for breakfast. I guess it’s going to have to be cookies for lunch instead :mrgreen:

  21. Tara says:

    I’ve only tried hemp once before, and that was in the form of protein powder. It was absolutely disgusting! But I’m hoping that in this form they would be far more edible 😉

    • Shashi says:

      Tara – hemp hearts taste very very different than the hemp protein -in my opinion. Hemp hearts are more neutral but slightly nutty too – and incredibly versatile!

  22. Those cookies look delicious! I have a bunch to use up and these would be perfect!

  23. Mike says:

    Hemp hearts…I’ve yet to try ’em. I use hemp seeds a lot, but never cared for hemp hearts. Now I want to try ’em!

  24. fitfoodiemama says:

    Yum! I made an almond butter/honey version of these! SO good and perfect for breakfast!! 🙂

  25. Joanne says:

    Haha at least you had a funny misconception about hemp! And turned it into some delicious breakfast cookies. I want these when I wake up tomorrow.

  26. I use hemp and hemp protein quite often in my energy bars. These cookies look wholesome and definitely are a keeper.

  27. Shashi, I love the information you’ve provided on hemp seeds. I understand now that they aren’t habit forming or truly illegal, so why am I still so hesitant to try them? I don’t know, but I am, but DANG those cookies look good!

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – Becca – it took me awhile after I had the facts for me to give them a try – I still cannot bring myself to eat poppyseeds…GAH!

  28. Happy Fit Mama says:

    Oh those look insanely good! Pinning for future reference!

  29. hotlyspiced says:

    I’ve never liked toads and I’m so glad your daughter didn’t want to invite the toad into your home – who knows where it may have ended up! I love your breakfast cookies and I know how good hemp is for you but for bizarre reasons, hemp is illegal here xx