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.
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
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.
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!
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. :)
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)!