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Keto Granola Bars – No-Bake Hemp Seed Bars

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These Keto granola bars are healthy, easy, no-bake seed bars with a delicious chewy texture and sweet maple flavor from sugar-free monk fruit syrup.

These delicious breakfast hemp seed bars are allergy-friendly, 100% nut-free, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

Start the day with one of these bars to remain full, they contain as much as 9 grams of plant-based protein and only 4.2 grams of net carbs.

KETO GRANOLA BARS hemp seed bars
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Why You’ll Love Hemp Seed Bars

These Hemp Seeds bars are perfect as a protein-loaded breakfast and they are:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Paleo
  • Low-Carb
  • Keto-Friendly
  • Ready in 20 minutes
  • Almost 10 grams of protein

How To Make Keto Granola Bars

If you like my low-carb granola bars recipe you’ll love these as a nut-free version.


All you need to make them are the ingredients below.

  • Hemp hearts – or also known as hemp seeds are seeds from the hemp plants. Yes, you read that well, the plants that also give cannabis, except the seeds contain only traces of THC so you are totally safe eating them. Hemp seeds have amazing nutritional value. They are high in healthy fats, fiber, and proteins, and very low in carbs with only 1.4 grams of net carbs per serving of 30 grams. Amongst all seeds, they are the ones with the optimal ratio of fatty acids, omega-6 to omega-3 meaning they are powerful seeds for healthy skin and reduce heart disease. If you are vegan, they will bring you the highest amount of plant-based protein, 25% of calories are protein which by weight is similar to beef. Amazing, right?
  • Pumpkin Seeds – Pumpkin seeds are also great seeds to have on a keto diet.
  • Chia Seeds – chia are superfoods very rich in fiber and nutrients.
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Unsweetened Coconut Flakes – or unsweetened shredded coconut.
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – you can use refined coconut oil or unrefined. Unrefined is the purest but it has a strong coconut flavor. I recommend refined coconut oil if you are not as much a coconut lover as me.
  • Sunflower Seed butter – this is an amazing nut-free alternative to peanut butter on a low-carb diet. Sunflower seed butter is often found in the healthy food store or organic aisle of your supermarket.
Step-by-step instructions on how to make keto granola bars hemp seeds bars.

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Storage Instructions

These hemp seed bars are no-bake granola bars and must be stored in the fridge or they soften too much.

You can also freeze the bars the day before going on a trip or hike. Carry them frozen, they will defrost along the way.

Enjoy the lovely keto granola bars and before you dig in, share a pic with me on Instagram! You know I look at all of them and love it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Are Hemp Seed Bars Healthy?

On a low-carb diet, we are obsessed with counting net carbs, which as a reminder is the number of total carbs taking away fibers and sugar alcohol.
But it’s also crucial to consider the micronutrients.
These hemp seed bars have in one single bar 45% of your magnesium daily recommended intake.
If you have been on a keto low-carb diet for a while, you know that supplementing with magnesium is recommended.
This helps stabilize blood sugar levels, decreases muscle cramps, or helps with sleeping issues.
So these bars, are not only delicious keto granola bars to start the day.
They are natural magnesium supplements packed in a tasty on-the-go breakfast bar.

Are Hemp Seeds Keto?

Yes, hemp seeds are great keto-friendly ingredients with only 1.4 grams of net carbs per 30-gram serving.
They are also great sources of protein – 9.5 grams per serving – and healthy fat – 14.6 grams per serving (source).

KETO GRANOLA BARS hemp seed bars

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KETO GRANOLA BARS hemp seed bars

Keto Granola Bars Hemp Seed Bars

4.3gNet Carbs
Keto Granola Bars are easy, chewy, no-bake hemp seeds bars. 100% Nut-Free, Grain-Free, and Vegan with only 4.2 grams of net carbs and 9 grams of protein per bar.
Prep: 25 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Yield: 10 granola bars
Serving Size: 1 bar
4.96 from 222 votes


Dry ingredients

Chocolate drizzle

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  • Line a 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients, the order doesn't matter. Stir, set aside. 
  • In another mixing bowl, add sunflower seed butter, melted coconut oil, sugar-free syrup, and vanilla. 
  • Microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Microwave again for 30 seconds if your sunflower seed butter is too hard to combine. You must obtain a thick brownish paste. If you don't have a microwave, bring it on a stove in a small saucepan, often stirring until the ingredients are combined.
  • Pour the seed butter mixture onto the dry ingredients and combine with a spoon until the mixture covers all the dry ingredients evenly.
  • Transfer the mixture into the prepared loaf pan, press with a spatula firmly to compact the granola bar mixture as much as you can.
  • Freeze 20 minutes to set.

Chocolate drizzle

  • Meanwhile, melt the sugar-free chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small bowl. You can microwave by 30 seconds burst, or use a saucepan under medium heat.
  • Bring the bar out of the freezer. Lift the parchment paper to pull out the bar from the loaf pan and place it on a plate or chopping board.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the bar and bring the bar back to the freezer for 2 minutes to set the chocolate.
  • Cut into 10 bars. I recommend warming the knife blade under a flame or hot water (dry the blade to avoid wetting the bar).

Storage and freezing

  • Store the bars in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks or wrap them individually into plastic wrap and freeze them for up to 3 months. 
  • These bars must be kept in the fridge as they soften after 20 minutes out of the fridge.
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Nutrition1 bar
Yield: 10 granola bars


Serving: 1 barCalories: 285 kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 13.5 g (5%)Fiber: 9.2 g (38%)Net Carbs: 4.3 gProtein: 9.2 g (18%)Fat: 24.9 g (38%)Vitamin C: 53 mg (64%)Iron: 3.8 mg (21%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

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  1. 5 stars
    These bars are delicious! I cut them skinnier and keep them in the freezer. I eat one for breakfast or for dessert after dinner. I didn’t have pumpkin seeds so I substituted crushed macadamias instead.

  2. Can I bake this? Or is there a baked version of the bars? I much prefer the taste of roasted hemp hearts, and it’s easier to digest when cooked.

    I was considering baking all the seeds first, and then mixing with the wet ingredients to set. Or should I just bake everything together? What would you suggest?

  3. 5 stars
    I’m in LOVE with these! I used homemade toasted coconut almond butter instead of the sunflower seed butter, left out the additional sweetener, and added some slivered almonds. So good. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. 5 stars
    This caught my eye on Pinterest. I’m 4 months new into keto, and was excited to try this!
    I made these just now and am impressed. I plan on sticking these bars into the freezer for when I have that hunch for something like this.

    First time trying Lankanto Sugar-free syrup and– Wow, this is some very sweet stuff. The Sunflower butter is so lovely, too. I love the flavor profile of it. It’s so savory. Great combination of ingredients overall; I’ll experiment with this recipe on the next batch. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    I loved your recipe… it’s hard to eat just one piece.i just finished my first batch and I’m preparing to make them again .i didn’t add more sweetener ,they were perfect like that for me.what I did add was some orange zest to balance the sweetness .sooo good .i also used choc zero maple syrup witch is way ticker than the lakanto brand,but probably if it’s thinner it gets absorbed by the ingredients anyway ..I’ll have to check more of your recipes !!!!

    • 5 stars
      I first made this recipe last summer when I was cutting carbs. Now I made it again because of all the seeds and nutrients and because it is tasty! I use whatever seeds I have on hand. This time I cut down the sunflower seeds and added some flaxseeds and sesame seeds. I am not a big fan of coconut flakes so I substituted for chocolate chips and removed the drizzle. I love that it is friendly for people with nut allergies! Thank you!!!

    • Yes you can but the brand here contains maltitol which I am not a big fan so I order mine from US, Lakanto is the best. Enjoy the recipes around here. XOXO Carine

  6. 5 stars
    I made these tonight. I added sliced almonds instead of pumpkin seeds because I didn’t have any. I also toasted the coconut as I like the flavour of it. I left the sweetener out, and found these to be the perfect sweetness. These are now at the top of my list for a quick healthy snack. These are too die for!

    • I never thought the recipe will work as well without the sweetener, thanks for sharing ! I am sure many will now try that option. Enjoy the recipes on the here. XOXO Carine.

    • It is 100% sunflower seeds turned into a creamy butter like we do with nuts. You can replace by any nut butter you love like peanut butter, almond butter or buy sunflower seed butter in the supermarket, here it is sold next to peanut butter. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  7. Can you use a different nut butter instead of sunflower butter? I only have peanut butter and almond butter on hand at the moment.

    • Yes peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter any natural nut butter with no added sugar or oil will work well. XOXO Carine.

    • The recipe is not using maple syrup but Monk fruit syrup, it has no carbs and no sugar. Enjoy the bars, XOXO Carine

  8. 5 stars
    Thank you Carine!!!! I’m not on Keto but I’m GF, DF and low Oxalates so I really appreciate this recipie. I made them with honey mixed with a little water instead of maple syrup. I did that because I need to up my prebiotic foods. They don’t freeze well so maybe i need less water (I was trying to make it the consistency of maple syrup. Any tips? Anyway, they are still delicious!!! Oxoxox,Lora

    • I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. I am not familiar with sweetener like honey or maple syrup in this recipe I am using sugar-free maple flavored syrup it is very different and freeze well. If you add water it will not make the bars freezer friendly, I guess the water will create ice in the bar. Otherwise store in the fridge, they last very well up to 1 week. Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine.

  9. Bonjour Carine,

    I have allergies to nuts. Could i use coconut butter/hempseed butter/tahini and flax seeds and maybe chia seeds instead of the nuts portions?



    • This is 100% nut free recipe you don’t need to change anything in those bars if you have nuts allergies. But yes, coconut butter (or any seed butter) will be a good substitute to sunflower seeds butter if you like. Enjoy! XOXO Carine.

  10. 5 stars
    Hey! I am new to Keto and it is awesome that life saving recipes like yours exists. I am wondering if I can use any kind of vanilla extract on keto? Or does it need to be a special kind and keto friendly in some way?
    Thank you!

    • Hi Sofia,
      I am so glad you find my blog and you enjoy the keto friendly recipe here. As soon as your vanilla extract has no sugar added it is good ! You can also use vanilla seeds from the pods instead. All those are keto friendly. Enjoy ! XOXO Carine

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