Sustainable Reindeer Food Recipes
Make Christmas this year both magical AND sustainable with these brilliant recipes for reindeer food (plus one that humans can enjoy too!)
Gather the ingredients, enlist some tiny helpers and then sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve. It's the perfect way to boost Rudolph's energy levels as he makes his way around the world!
Simple Reindeer Food Recipe
This is a super simple and sustainable option, plus it only involves three ingredients.
1. Rolled Oats
2. Wild Bird Seeds
3. Dried Fruit
Mix all your ingredients together and then sprinkle outside on Christmas Eve.
Edible Reindeer Food Recipe
This is a yummy granola recipe that can be left out as a snack for Santa and his team, while also doubling up as a festive breakfast for the whole family.
150g Porridge Oats
150g Jumbo Oats
50g Pumpkin Seeds
50g Sunflower Seeds
4 tbsp Sunflower Oil
50g Golden Caster Sugar
2 tbsp Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
100g Dried Apricots (Chopped)
1. Heat oven to 120C fan. Put all the ingredients (except the apricots and raisins) 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 raisins and apricots.
3. Put the granola in a jar ready for breakfast. You could also put a few spoonfuls into a small paper bag and tie with string or ribbon for Father Christmas to find.
*adapted from this BBC Reindeer Food Recipe
For more festive ideas, for example alternative Christmas Eve traditions, check out our blog here.