Reindeer Food

Prep: 15 mins
Difficulty: Easy
Cook: 40 Mins
Serves: 6


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 (such as silver balls, jelly sweets, or hundreds and thousands)


  1. Heat oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 1.
  2. Put all the ingredients (except the apricots, sultanas and sweets) in a large bowl.
  3. Stir everything well, then spread out onto two baking trays in an even layer.
  4. Put the tray in the oven for 40 mins.
  5. Leave the granola to cool on the tray, then break it up into small chunks and stir in the sultanas and apricots.
  6. Put the granola in a jar ready for breakfast.
  7. To make it suitable for magic reindeer, put a few spoonfuls into a small paper bag and mix in some sweets.
  8. Tie with string or a ribbon and add a fun label for Father Christmas to find.


Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2016
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