Monday, September 10, 2012
teething baby biscuits for the little one
i finally got around to making these teething baby biscuits for our little one. i have no idea what homemade teething biscuits are like, so i don't really know what to say about these. i guess i've always kind of imagined them sort of like a shortbread cookie, but these are nothing like that. they're a bit doughy. but that could be because of the ingredients used. it is a very simple recipe. please feel free to chime in if you know what they're supposed to taste like because i really have no idea.
below's the recipe should you like to try them for your little one(s). overall, i think this is a good starter recipe. you can adjust the ingredients to your liking. i personally like it because it's very simple and uses no added sugar. you can substitute regular flour for whole wheat or rice flour (gluten-free friendly). actually, you can even use barley or oat flour. your pick. ;)
Banana Teething Biscuits
recipe from here
- 1 cup whole wheat, all-purpose, rice, barley or oat flour
- 1 cup dry infant rice or oat cereal
- 1 very ripe banana, mashed until smooth
- 2 Tbsp. canola or olive oil
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and cereal. In a small bowl, stir together the banana, oil and about 2 Tbsp. water; add to the dry ingredients and stir until you have a soft dough, adding a bit more water or flour as needed until the dough comes together and is not too sticky. (It will depend largely on the size of the banana, and how juicy it is.)
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out about 1/4-inch thick and cut into smooth shapes. i had a heart-shaped play dough cutter on hand so i used that. you can of course do circles or sticks (without pointy edges – squish them a bit with your fingers). Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes, or until golden. Cool completely and store extras in an airtight container.
Note: Instead of the infant cereal, these can also be made with oats, ground in the food processor to a coarse flour.