Homemade Teething Biscuits

It was during my pregnancy that I began making decisions about how I wanted to feed my boys. Because their big sister has so many problems with food, I wanted to do everything within my power to not repeat or completely avoid the same problems.

When they began eating, I made their food. And I did a lot of studying at the grocery making decisions on the types of baby food they would eat. Though they are eating jarred baby food now, I still give them as much as I can straight from my kitchen. And, I won’t pass up an opportunity to make them something perfect.

So, surfing Pinterest yesterday I came across a post by Imprintalish for her version of homemade teething biscuits. Once I finished reading her post, I knew exactly how I would do this for my boys!

With that, here’s my modified recipe… hope you’ll give it a try, and be sure to let me know how your little one liked them in the comments!

Homemade Teething Biscuits

Homemade Teething Biscuits

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup dry oatmeal (or whole grain) infant cereal
1 jar (4 oz) sweet potatoes baby food
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tablespoons extra virgin organic coconut oil
3 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients. Mix until a ball is formed. Roll out with a bit of flour and cut in shapes, sticks, squares, or use a cookie cutter. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to completely cool. Makes 1 dozen. Store in air tight container.

Homemade Teething Biscuits

Flour, baby cereal, and cinnamon.

Homemade Teething Biscuits

Once dry ingredients are mixed, add oil, baby food, and water.

Homemade Teething Biscuits

Begin to mix. Mixture will be crumbly.

Homemade Teething Biscuits

Continue mixing until a ball is formed. I used my hands to get it to this point.

Homemade Teething Biscuits

Roll out, using just a bit of flour to prevent sticking.

Homemade Teething Biscuits

Cut into shapes that you want to use. Repeat with left over dough.

Henry & Oliver Taste Test

I made these so early this morning (bonus points for making them BEFORE my cup of coffee), that the boys got their first try of them right after they finished breastfast. I figured it would be a great time to have them try them out (while they’re already a mess), and keep them busy while I start cleaning up the breakfast mess. It was perfect, they so loved them!

Homemade Teething Biscuits

Henry with his homemade teething biscuit.

Homemade Teething Biscuits

Oliver with his homemade teething bisucit.

I have to tell you though, Joanne, Zadey and I tried them as well — they’re not bad, they’re just very bland. Perfect for babies, not so great for big kids and adults. :)

Substitutions

I plan on making many more today. I have more baby cereal than we could ever possibly use. And, I’ll be making them in a variety of flavors including banana, pear, butternut squash, apple, and winter squash. Since the recipe isn’t for very many, I will probably double or triple the recipe to have many on hand for awhile. I can see these easily becoming a daily thing for my boys (and maybe with these, I can eat my entire dinner in peace)!

8 Comments

    • says

      You do not have to use the coconut oil. I use it for two reasons: taste, and health. But there are many good oil options, any would work, but I wouldn’t use olive oil.

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