25+ Best Healthy Road Trip Snacks Recipes (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, some Paleo) (2024)

25+ Best Healthy Road Trip Snacks Recipes (V, GF): a tasty collection of the best healthy recipes for sweet and satisfying road trip snacks! Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo ones, too!

25+ Best Healthy Road Trip Snacks Recipes (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, some Paleo) (1)

When I was younger, my whole family would pile into the car every summer for a road trip. Sometimes it was just a 3-hour road trip from Oakland to Milpitas (blame the frequent bathroom breaks), or it’d be an Homer’s Odyssey-esque-long trip from NorCal to SoCal. Complete with 500 pitstops.

It was always so, soooo hot. Our family of six drove in a tiny car without AC the whole way. There’d always be arguments, freeway trivia games, and way too much high-fiving. 😉 But the thing that always got us to truly enjoy the roadtrip?


If you’ve got good snacks, you can really put up with anything. Like… your sister’s elbow poking right into your side, your other sister’s sweaty knee poking into your other side. Having to stop one more time for a bathroom break. And your mom singing “Sweet Dreams” at the top of her lungs while putting on really, really fragranced floral lotion. (By the way, that’s the Eurythmics, not the Marilyn Manson, version… if that’s any help). .

But the second my mom took her cooler, and backpack, and oversized party tote of snacks out, we all turned those sweaty frowns and elbows upside down.

I always think back on these moments with a smile (and some creaky sides). And a rumbly stomach. So here’s to all the summer road trips, FULL of delicious snacks! I’ve rounded up my favorite, super easy to make healthy and scrumptious snack recipes for you to try.

Almost all of them (I’ve GOT to finalize this list stat!!) are good to stay at room temperature for 1-2 weeks, if not a month, depending on how epic your road trip is gonna be. They are quick ’n easy, vegan, gluten free, refined sugar-free, and crazy delicious. You ready?

Let’s rock this!


Here are a few items I used to make these recipes. 🙂

Gluten Free Oat Flour|2-Tablespoon Cookie Scoop |Maple Syrup |Cookie Sheet |Gluten Free Rolled Oats|Stainless Steel Measuring Cups|Baking Pan (8-inch) |Unbleached Parchment Paper |Blanched Almond Flour

Gluten Free Vegan Cookies

Sometimes ya just need a cookie… and then some! Cookies are basically portable dessert, don’t you think? All of these recipes keep for at least 1 week if not more. If you’re interested in treats that keep for up to 1 month (yep, even at room temperature), try out the no bake bites and cookies lower in the post. 🙂 And, if for some reason you’re super motivated and wanna bring cupcakes on your roadtrip (please tell me someone does this!! .), you’ve got to try myVegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakesor myVegan Chocolate Cake Recipeif you’re extremely motivated!

Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies(GF, V, DF, Refined Sugar-Free)(pictured below)

Almond Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies(Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

Good Morning Breakfast Cookies(Vegan, Gluten Free)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies(V, GF, Refined Sugar-Free)

4 Ingredient Paleo Coconut Macaroons Recipe(Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Cookies(Gluten Free, V, DF, One Bowl)

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

Easy Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies(V, GF, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

Vegan Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Walnut Oat Cookies(Gluten-Free, Oat Flour, Dairy-Free, Vegan)

Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies(Gluten Free, Healthy, V, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

Chocolate Dipped Vegan Coconut Macaroons Recipe(Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free)

Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies(Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Whole Grain)

No Bake Energy Bites

Bites, bites and more bites! Literally one of my favorite on-the-go snacks ever. They’re all super easy to make, and highly portable. Great for a road trip don’t ya think? The easiest ones below have the fewest possible ingredients (3 or 4 ingredients) and come together in about 10 minutes. Bonus: they’re all protein-packed and made with healthy, plant-based ingredients. 🙂

3 Ingredient No Bake Almond Butter Paleo Energy Balls (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan)(pictured below)

No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free)

No Bake Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Energy Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, One Bowl)

No Bake Almond Butter Paleo Brownie Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, One Bowl)

4 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Bites Recipe (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Protein-Packed)

No Bake Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Energy Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Whole Grain)

No Bake Almond Butter Coconut Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free)

No Bake Cranberry Coconut Energy Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter No Bake Energy Bites Recipe (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Protein-Packed)

No Bake Gluten Free Almond Joy Energy Bites (Vegan, GF, DF)

No Bake Double Chocolate Cherry Coconut Energy Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, One Bowl)

Gluten Free No Bake Brownie Energy Bites(Vegan, GF, Dairy-Free, One Bowl)(pictured below)

Granola & Snacks!

You’ve GOT to try this granola ⬇. You can prep it in about 5 minutes (depending on your scooping and measuring abilities lol) and it’s SO crispy. Best part: the CHUNKS!!! If you’re not feeling granola-y, hop over to the snacks below the pic.

Homemade Chunky Paleo Granola with Clusters (Grain-Free, Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo)(pictured below)

4 Ingredient Coconut Almond Pecan Paleo Granola (Paleo, Oil-Free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)

Chocolate Almond Butter Pretzel Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Maple Sesame Almonds (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo)

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars(Vegan, One Bowl, GF, DF)

Skillet-Roasted Maple Cinnamon Pecans (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Almond Breakfast Cookies(Vegan, GF, Dairy-Free, Healthy)

Oil-Free Paleo Cinnamon Nut Granola (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Grain-Free)

No Bake Cookies

… ’nuff said. 😉

4 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Protein-Packed)(pictured below)

4 Ingredient No Bake Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Protein-Rich)

3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free)

No Bake Gluten Free Peanut Butter Fruit and Nut Cookies (GF, Vegan, Dairy-Free, One Bowl)

4 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free, One Bowl)

4 Ingredient No Bake Coconut Macaroons(Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, Dairy-Free)

Granola Bars and Energy Bars

One of my favorite road trip snacks are granola bars! You might’ve guessed that from the title of this section. 😉 When I switch things up from granola bars, I like to break out the breakfast bars. Here are a few of my faves:Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars,Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars,Easy Gluten Free Coconut Chocolate Chip Banana Breakfast Bars.

5 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Homemade KIND Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free)(pictured below)

No Bake Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

3 Ingredient Homemade KIND Coconut Almond Bar Recipe (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Oil-Free)

No Bake Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

4 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free)

3 Ingredient No Bake Gluten Free Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Vegan, GF, Dairy-Free)

4 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free)

5 Ingredient Homemade KIND Nut Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar Free)

No Bake Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Bars (4 Ingredient, Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Dairy-Free)

No Bake Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Granola Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Whole Grain, Dairy-Free)

4 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Energy Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Protein-Packed, Dairy-Free, No Added Sugar)

Homemade Dark Chocolate Sea Salt KIND Nut Bars (Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Protein-Packed)

Looking for even more tasty recipes to make? Here are a few more gluten free vegan & paleo recipe roundups for you:

50+ Easy Vegan Dessert Recipes (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo)
15 No Bake Paleo Vegan Desserts (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo)
30+ Amazing Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Healthy, GF)
15 Easy Gluten Free Vegan Homemade Candy Recipes
25+ EasyGluten Free Vegan Candy Recipes
62 Unbelievably Good Vegan Frozen Desserts


15+ Best Gluten Free Muffin and Quick Bread Recipes
25+ Healthy Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes
15 Healthy Gluten Free Vegan No Bake Snacks (V, GF, Paleo)
15 Healthy Protein-Packed No Bake Energy Bite Recipes (Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, Dairy-Free)

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤

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