Reindeer food

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

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 491
  • fat 20g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 61g
  • sugars 31g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 14g
  • salt 0g


  • 150g porridge oats
  • 150g jumbo oats
  • 50g mixed nuts
  • 25g pumpkin seeds
  • 25g sunflower seeds
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 100g sultanas
  • 100g apricots, chopped
  • 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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