Carmel’s Healthy Granola Bars

granola bars RFT’s Healthy Travel Expert Carmel Baronoff, host of PBS’s television series “Living Well with Carmel,” offers her go-to granola bar recipe. These are great for travel and will help you resist those high-fat, high-calorie temptations on your next trip.


  • 2 cups oats and sunflower seeds toasted
  • 1/4 cup of almond butter
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 tbs vanilla

    granola bars

    These bars are filled with healthy oats, nuts and raisins that will help curb unhealthy cravings.

  • 1 tbs cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the oats and sunflower seed on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for no more than 10 minutes.

In a small sauce pan, heat the almond butter, honey and maple syrup on low heat until combined. Pour the oats into a large mixing bowl and combine with the raisins, walnuts, almonds, vanilla, cinnamon and almond butter mixture. Mix until well incorporated.

Line a 9×11 inch cake pan with plastic wrap (keeps the granola bars from sticking). Pat down the ingredients well. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes and then cut into bars. Keep the granola bars in the refrigerator.

Want more about traveling healthfully? Check out Carmel’s latest “Healthy Travel” story.


Carmel Baronoff

Carmel, who dubs herself as the “Health Coach” for baby boomers, shows audiences that with healthy eating, continued activity and mental clarity, being 50 and older can become the best time in our lives. She is the cheerleader and guide for living well in during your 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond with the promise of achieving new meaning and satisfaction for decades. Carmel hosts the PBS television show “Living Well with Carmel.”