Cranberry Hemp Bread

Hi Friends!

I’m excited to review a new product with you today. Something I’ve never tried before! Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts. If you know me, you know I have a love for seeds and nuts, (I’m practically addicted to nut butters) so when I was given an opportunity to review these little guys, I SAID YES!


Hemp Hearts are raw shelled hemp seeds.  Upon tasting them, they reminded me of sunflower seeds. YUM! Slightly soft with a nutty flavor. I immediately imagined them in a smoothie or topping warm oatmeal. Super easy to use, you can sprinkle them on pretty much any meal.


I read the label and was shocked by how much nutritious goodness Hemp Hearts provide. Check it out:

  • 10 grams of Protein per 30 gram serving
  • 10 grams of Omegas 3 & 6
  • Lower in carbs than Chia and Flax seeds 
  • Vegan and Non-GMO (totally diet friendly, yaaaaay)

Inspired, I set out to incorporate these Hemp Hearts into a recipe of my own. 


Cranberry Hemp Bread..oooooh, aaaaaaaaah

I not only used the seeds to top this sweet bread but I added some to the inside. Boom, packed with nutrition!


DSC_4750This Cranberry Hemp Bread reminds me of the consistency of an Irish Soda Bread, which is perfect for March. Sweetness from the cranberries and a nuttiness from the Hemp seeds. Awesome! Ready for the best part? One lucky reader will get there own bag to try. Enter below to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Cranberry Hemp Bread


  • 2/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Hemp Seeds (1 Tbs set aside)
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs xylitol or other sugar substitute (1/2 Tbs set aside)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (1/2 tsp set aside)
  • 1/3 cup cranberries
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbs room temperature butter
  • 1 egg white
  • Cooking Spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small ramekin, combine the 1 Tbs hemp seeds, 1/2 Tbs sugar substitute and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. This will be used for the topping.
  3. Combine dry ingredients, oat flour, wheat flour, hemp seeds, both sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cranberries in a large bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients, yogurt, vanilla, butter and egg white.
  5. Using a fork, add wet ingredients into dry until just combined. Mixture is a little crumbly.
  6. Use your hands and knead the dough a few times right in the bowl.
  7. Shape the dough into round loaf and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Spray dough with cookie spray and sprinkle with hemp seed topping.
  9. Bake bread for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned.
  10. Let cool and serve!

SHARE THIS POST:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestGoogle+Email to someone

Muscle Monday -Full Body Circuits

Grab Button - Muscle Monday-3

Congratulations Lynne T. on winning the Redpack Giveaway! I can’t wait to see what you make. Friends, I’m excited to bring a new feature to So Small So Strong. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking in the month of February about what exactly my Blog Voice is. I admire so many bloggers out there and…

Read More »

Warm Tomato Soup Recipe

2015-02-22 20.36.55

Brrrrrrrrrrrr, it’s frigid outside!! CUE SOUP… That’s better!  I don’t know where you all are but here in NJ it’s so cold. That’s why I’m pretty excited to bring you todays recipe. First, the beautiful people at Redpack sent over this amazing Tomato Kit for me to do a little cooking, challenge accepted! Redpack and Red…

Read More »

Tiago’s Birthday

photo 1-55

Today is a special day for Tiago. Most people are used to me calling him by his fancy nickname…”Boyfriend”.  Today he turns 30! Happy 30th Birthday Tiago! To honor my love I thought it would be appropriate to share a few things about the man in my world.  He was in the Navy Adores Soccer…

Read More »

Fruity Soft Serve Recipe


What a CRAZY few weeks! I can honestly say I’m so happy to be in February! Wait it’s NJ and it’s cold. Good thing I received an order of sunshine in the mail. Del Monte Pure Earth juices arrived at my doorstep and I immediately opened one and tasted a tropical breeze.  SUMMER IN A BOTTLE!…

Read More »