You guys know I’m always chatting about brain health and omega-3’s. Well this tasty treat is packed with omegas thanks to a nice dose of hemp hearts. No don’t worry, not that kind of hemp; the only high you’ll be getting from these is a chocolate peanut butter high.
So what are hemp hearts? Well, they’re the edible interiors of the seed that hemp grows from. The hemp plant does share the same plant species as the marijuana plant. But the hemp plant contains nearly undetectable levels of THC. Hemp hearts contain less than 0.3%, while traditional marijuana plants can contain levels upward of 10 to 30%.
Per serving, hemp hearts contain 10 grams of plant-based protein and 12 grams of omega-3 and omega-6 per 30-gram serving (which is more than a comparable serving of chia or flax). Combine this with raw cacao powder, an egg, coconut oil and some peanut butter and you’ve yourself got quite a health bomb.
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1 cup + 2 T Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
few drops of liquid stevia (optional - I didn’t use stevia but if you prefer sweeter, go for it )
1 T coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray mini cupcake tin with cooking spray
In a bowl, mix the cacao, hemp heart , eggs, vanilla extract and stevia until well combined
Spoon about a tablespoon of the mixture into each well in the cupcake tin
Press down to form a little cup - shown here
Bake for 10 minutes
While the cups are baking, melt coconut oil and peanut butter in a double boiler
Remove tray from oven after 10 minutes and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes
Remove cups from pan and place them on a plate or flat surface
Use a spoon to fill the cups up with the coconut oil / peanut butter mixture
Freeze for 30 minutes
Remove and sprinkle salt on top