Sunday, July 21, 2013

Recipe Redux -- Have Snacks Will Travel

Recipe Redux time!!  This month's theme?  Travel snacks!  I love that it was set for after I got back from vacation.  I made 3 different travel snacks.  Granola bars, apple chips and squash chips.  All three were delicious.  I have a cavity I found out about right before the trip so, eating them was a bit painful at times but, it honestly didn't stop me.  

I rarely make apple chips anymore because I can eat 3 or 4 apples worth of chips in 1 day!  I'm addicted to them.  

Granola bars before they were cut

Granola Bar
Makes 8 or 16
Calories: 127 / 63
Fat: 0.8 / 0.4
Carbs: 29.8 / 14.9
Protein: 3.8 / 1.9

2 1/2 cup Quaker multigrain cereal
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 + 1/4 cup sugar free maple syrup
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cup dried mixed fruit
1 cup mashed banana
1 cup pumpkin puree {NOT PIE FILLING}

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees and spray an 8 x 8, or 9 x 9 pain with pan spray (choose which size depending on how thick you want them)
  2. Stir together the cinnamon, syrup, vanilla., banana, pumpkin.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the fruit and oatmeal.
  4. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry and stir together until the cereal is completely coated
  5. Bake for 35-45 minutes until the are slightly dry on top
  6. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes then put them on a wire rack to finish cooling.  Cool completely, then cut. 

Apple Chips
For some reason I didn't get an AFTER shot of my apple chips

  1. Core and slice apples.  {I used my mandolin}
  2. Toss the apples in some lemon juice. {to keep them from browning}
  3. Dehydrate for 12-18 hours
  4. Cool before storing

Acorn Squash Chips


These were a pain in the butt to slice!  So I only did a quarter of the squash and roasted the rest for my dinner the next nite.  They took about 4.5 hours in the dehydrator. They tasted kind of nutty.  Needed a bit of salt.  So, if you want to add a bit of flavor (and don't mind a bit of fat) I'd toss them with some olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

What kind of snacks do you enjoy when you travel?  Do you take store bought or home made?




  1. Wow - 3 snacks for the price of one! So interesting to see pumpkin puree in a granola recipe, too! Hope you had some great travels :)

    1. Everything that I had planned for the trip got messed up but, I still had an amazing time away from everything with my family. The pumpkin actually blends in with the rest of the ingredients. Nothing stands out. I was very surprised. I would have normally posted all three of these recipes for my blog and I couldn't decide which one was more deserving of the Recipe Redux so I decided to post all three LOL.

  2. I wish I had a dehydrator. I love apple chips with cinnamon.

    1. I wish I had thought to add cinnamon to these! But you can bake them in the oven at 250 degrees for about 90 minutes, flipping them over about halfway through. I've never tried it but, I've seen recipes online for them.

  3. I'm with Dixya, second recipe I've read today and want to make that uses a dehydrator.

    1. You can make most dehydrator recipes in the oven. Bake them at about 250 until done.

  4. My dehydrator has been stuffed in the back of a cupboard for a few years now, but you've inspired me to get it back out.

    1. Thanks! I don't use my dehydrator as much as I'd like to because I can eat 5 apples worth of chips in 1 day.