Homemade Granola Bars

Traveling is stressful enough. Finding healthy and affordable snacks for the whole hungry crew shouldn’t add to that stress! I find that with just a little bit of planning, I can bring healthy snacks with me, wherever I’m going. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or car, these homemade granola bars are travel-friendly and totally delicious.

Ingredients

  • ¾

    cup almond butter
  • ½
    cup maple syrup
  • 3
    cups rolled oats
  • ¼

    cup dried cranberries 
  • ¼
    cup dried cherries     
  • ¼

    cup walnuts
  • ¼
    cup almond slivers 
  • ¼
    cup pecans
  • 1
    tsp cinnamon
  •   
    a pinch of sea salt

Directions

  • 1

    Over low heat, combine almond butter and maple syrup. 

  • 2 Then, add in the rolled oats, nuts, dried berries, cinnamon, and sea salt. 
  • 3

    Remove from heat and stir well to combine all ingredients.

  • 4 Spoon the mixture into a gallon-sized Ziploc® brand bag. Once it’s full, squeeze out the air and freeze for at least an hour.
  • 5 When the mixture has solidified, remove it from the freezer and use a sharp knife to cut into granola bars. It’s kind of crazy how good these granola bars are. That little bit of cinnamon really makes them somethin’ special.

    Photography by Nathan Michael

Tip

Packing these treats is super easy! Just place pieces of parchment paper between each snack so they don’t stick together.
Joanna Hawley