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
- 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.