Reindeer food 2016

Reindeer food

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 6

Let the kids create a snack for Rudolf and his hard-working reindeer team. This crunchy granola also makes a delicious breakfast on Christmas morning

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal491
  • fat20g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs61g
  • sugars31g
  • fibre8g
  • protein14g
  • salt0g
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  • 150g porridge oats
  • 150g jumbo oats
  • 50g mixed nuts
  • 25g pumpkin seeds
  • 25g sunflower seeds
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 100g sultanas
  • 100g apricots, chopped



    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • mixture of sweets (we used silver balls, chocolate beans, jelly sweets and hundreds and thousands)


  1. Heat oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 1. Put all the ingredients (except the apricots, sultanas and sweets) in a large bowl. Stir everything well, then spread out onto two baking trays in an even layer. Put the tray in the oven for 40 mins.

  2. Leave the granola to cool on the tray, then break it up into small chunks and stir in the sultanas and apricots.

  3. Put the granola in a jar ready for breakfast. To make it suitable for magic reindeer, put a few spoonfuls into a small paper bag and mix in some sweets.

  4. Tie with string or a ribbon and add a fun label for Father Christmas to find.

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