Hiking snacks part 2: granola & other stuff

A roundup of hiking snacks. 15 recipes for granola, trail mix, healthy cookies, and roasted chickpeas.

Did you just look at that title and think “surely she could have said something more descriptive than ‘other stuff'”? Because I did. If you have a single term that encompasses trail mix, roasted chickpeas, cookies, and blondies, please let me know. Anyway! If you missed part 1 of the hiking snacks roundup, the bar and ball recipes are there. The recipes for granola and all the other stuff I just listed are here.

Granola and trail mix are fairly obvious hiking snacks; granola is granola bars in a different shape and trail mix has the word “trail” right there. Both usually contain lots of nuts and dried fruits, thus providing the energy density I talked about in the first post. Cookies and blondies are less obvious hiking fuels; I could tell you these are “healthified” recipes – which is true – but honestly, sometimes things don’t go as planned and you just need a cookie. Bring emergency cookies.

First up, the granola recipes:

Hiking snacks: granola recipes

Clockwise from the top left of the image:

Cantaloupe pistachio granola from Strength & Sunshine

Chocolate chip cookie dough granola from Athletic Avocado

Healthy pumpkin spice granola from Simple Fit Foodie

Goji berry granola from Vermilion Roots

Other granola recipes to try:

Nutty cardamom granola from The Kitchen Paper

10-minute nutella skillet granola from Chef Savvy

Simple grain-free granola from Minimalist Baker

Oatmeal cookie granola from Joy the Baker

Sweet & salty blueberry almond granola from Athletic Avocado


And the recipes for all the other stuff:

Hiking snacks: recipes for trail mix, cookies, roasted chickpeas

Clockwise from the top left of the image:

Grant Ranch tropical trail mix from Vermilion Roots

Blueberry breakfast cookies from How Sweet Eats

Three-ingredient flourless pumpkin cookies from Healthy Helper

Pumpkin spice roasted chickpeas from Strength & Sunshine

And a few more:

Flourless chocolate chip chickpea blondies from Ambitious Kitchen

Exotic edamame trail mix from Healthy Helper


What’s your favorite type of snack to take hiking?


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11 Comment

  1. Thank you so much for featuring my recipes!!! Great roundup!
    Kaila@HealthyHelperBlog recently posted…3 Ingredient Paleo Pita Bread [gluten-free + high protein]My Profile

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      You’re welcome 🙂
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  2. Diana says: Reply

    This is such a wonderful roundup! I can only eat so many Quest Bars while hikinh.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I agree, gotta have some variety in the snacks!
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  3. Another awesome roundup! I want all the snacks!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Thanks Nicole!
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  4. All of these look incredible! When I go hiking, I like something portable and easy to eat while walking, so a protein bar is usually my go-to! Id like to have bananas, but I don’t want to carry around a peel. Great roundup!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Thanks! I don’t do bananas either, just too easy to bruise/squish fruit in a backpack.
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  5. All of the snacks look great! Granola bars or cookies are my favorite hiking snacks. The three-ingredient flourless pumpkin cookies are right up my ally!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Thanks Amy!
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