I start with a basic homemade granola recipe that we have enjoyed for years - a light maple glaze, and perfectly chewy and crunchy. This homemade version is so much better than anything you can buy at the store - and you can have it in the oven in less than ten minutes, and still have a few minutes left over!
The old-fashioned oatmeal and nuts are baked with a light maple and cinnamon glaze. I usually add some nut butter - stir in your favorite peanut, almond, cashew or sunflower butter. I add some nuts - slivered almonds, pecans, peanuts (whatever I have on hand) and some sunflower or pumpkin seeds. This serves as the base.
Then the fun begins - the kids add their raisins, craisins, dried blueberries, apricots or mangos; freeze dried strawberries, raspberries or blueberries, yogurt covered raisins, chocolate or butterscotch chips, mini-pretzels, and there is usually a nice addition of Reese's pieces, M&M's and skittles. Always colorful, always different, and always fun!
Mix everything together, fill a baggie and seal tight - and you are ready to hit the road. Perfect for planes, trains and automobiles!
Happy trails to you!