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Hemp Granola with Poached Pear Recipe

Try Lisa Guy's delicious Hemp Granola with Poached Pear recipe

Credit: Lisa Guy

This delightful breakfast is packed with nutritional goodness. Hemp seeds give your diet a boost in fibre, protein and healthy fats. This dish will also deliver probiotics to support your gut and immune health. Ginger is an excellent anti-inflammatory herb that is beneficial for cardiovascular health and anyone who suffers from arthritis. Ginger also helps stimulate circulation and eases digestive complaints.

Serves: 4



  • 2 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup flaked almonds
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup whole oats
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • Poached Pears
  • 4 small ripe pears, peeled
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2½cm ginger root
  • Zest 1 orange
  • Organic natural or coconut yoghurt, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In small bowl combine honey or maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla.
  3. Place coconut, nuts, seeds, oats and cinnamon in food processor and pulse 3–4 times to form chunky granola. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir through honey mixture until well combined.
  4. Spread granola mixture evenly onto baking trays and bake for 20–25 mins until golden brown. Toss mixture together after 15 mins. Allow to cool then store in jar in fridge.
  5. To poach pears, place pears, juice, water, ginger and orange zest in small saucepan. If necessary, add extra water to cover pears. Simmer for 20 mins until soft.
  6. To serve, spoon yoghurt into bowl, top with 1 pear and sprinkle with granola.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .