How to make your own wholesome teething cookies
Well there isn’t a whole lot to say about this recipe.
I was looking for something I could make for Charlotte to gnaw on that would keep her busy. They had to be tasty and healthy.
Of all the recipes I tried this teething cookie has the most structural integrity. Others I made were too soft, too crumbly or too gummy (not the safest attributes). I suggest keeping these in an air-tight bag or container because I’ve discovered they become a bit hockey puck-like after being exposed to the air for a while. You may also find yourself following your baby around with a broom if you are particularly uptight about the neatness of you home; there will be crumbs on your floor.
You can substitute a lot of the ingredients to suit your needs. For example you would probably be fine using quinoa flour instead of wheat if you’d like it to be gluten free. These cookies are vegan as is. For the rice cereal you can use store bought if that’s what you have but I make my own by grinding brown rice in a coffee grinder and it works wonderfully.
Now let’s get baking!
Banana Teething Cookies
Makes approximately one dozen medium cookies. ~8 months+
What you need:
- 1/2 Cup Rice Cereal (or ground brown rice, oats, quinoa, etc.)
- 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil, just melted or softened
- 1 Small Mashed Banana or 1/2 Large Banana (Or other pureed fruit such as pumpkin) – about 1/2 Cup
- 1-2 tsp Cinnamon (include nutmeg, ginger, ground cloves or pumpkin spice if you like)
- 2-4 Tbsp Water (or juice)
What you do:
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix everything a bowl starting with 2 Tbsp of water and adding a little more at a time until a dough is formed.
- Roll out onto lightly floured surface until about 1/4″ thick and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter or even just the top of a drinking glass.
- Place on lined cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- Cool completely then store in an airtight container.
Have fun with this recipe and experiment with different spices and fruits or vegetables to keep it exciting!
Safety Precautions: Teething cookies should get soggy and crumble a bit so your child can eat them however your child should be supervised while eating these and be in an upright position. She should be able to “chew” these with her gums and have tried all the ingredients before. You should also stick to a large round shape like a circle or heart as opposed to something like a star or gingerbread man that is more likely to break off into chunks.
Did your wee one enjoy these cookies? Do you have a recipe you and your baby love? Let us know!