Peanut Butter Banana Trail Mix

Peanut Butter Banana Trail Mix

Welcome to Road Trip Week! Or actually, it might even be Road Trip Week(s). Hubs and I are off on another cross-country road trip to Florida to spend time with my family. We may end up driving to more places to see more family, so we decided to drive to avoid crazy airline ticket prices. And also, we are masochists and love to torture ourselves with endless driving.

Summer is a big time for vacations and road trips! Whether you’re just driving for a few hours, or a few days, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite recipes for road snacks along with some tips to keep things healthy while you’re on the road so I am going to do a little road trip series over the next couple of weeks!

Road trips are often synonymous with eating a lot of junk food. When you have done as many cross-country trips as my husband and I have done, junk food every time and all of the time just doesn’t fly. I spent yesterday in the kitchen prepping lots of homemade snacks for us to take in the car. It’s worth the extra time to prep some of our road food myself.

I am going to start this series off with one of my favorite trail mixes: Peanut Butter Banana Trail Mix! Peanut butter and bananas are a match made in heaven. Trail mix can be tricky. It sounds healthy, but it can be loaded with sugar and salt if you’re not careful, which is why I prefer to make my own. I use either raw nuts or lightly salted to keep the sodium down. I always like to include almonds for extra protein. Dried fruits are a great addition, but can add a lot of sugar, so I use them with caution, only including dried bananas in this version. Then I added some peanut butter chips and a small handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips. I tend to fill my trail mixes mostly with nuts, but I decided not to give exact measurements for this recipe because you can really add as much or as little as you want of each ingredient!

Peanut Butter Banana Trail Mix

Peanut Butter Banana Trail Mix

Ingredients:

  • raw almonds
  • peanuts (raw or lightly salted)
  • banana chips
  • peanut butter chips
  • chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients in a bowl or galloon-sized ziplock bag and shake or stir to combine. Store in air-tight containers or ziplock bags.
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Peanut Butter Banana Trail Mix

   

8 comments

  1. I’ve never tried banana chips, but I’ll have to look for them–they sounds awesome. :)

  2. You have great timing – we have a road trip coming up as well and I’m trying to decide what foods to make / pack for the ride! I love homemade trail mix! Hope you have a great time!!

  3. What gorgeous mix… I may eat it faster than expected. :)

  4. This trail mix is absolutely lovely, delicious recipe :D
    Going to use it when I go hiking!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  5. I love trail mix and carry it along when I am chauffeuring kids for activities. :D Love the banana chip addition!

  6. “Peanut butter and bananas are a match made in heaven” – I couldn’t agree more with you! These two rock together! Trail mix is a great snack and an excellent companion in times of long waiting :)

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  7. Peanut butter and banana!! I love this combo!

  8. Okay, if ALL trail mixes were like this, I would be a trail mix fiend. Nary a raisin in sight; my kind of mix ;) plus tons of banana and peanut butter goodness!

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