The teething biscuits at your grocery store may have added sugar or other ingredients you don’t want to feed your little one. So we’ve found recipes for eight great teething biscuits, from simple no-bake recipes to wheat-free versions. Nutritious, gum-soothing baby treats, coming right up.
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Oat & Banana Drops: Momtastic offers up this classic recipe full of oats and mashed up bananas. Choose overripe bananas for sweetness and add a few delicious spices like cinnamon and cardamom. In 15 minutes, you’ll have a tasty, vegan teething biscuit.
Sugar-Free Baby Rusks: You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now for these sugar- and salt-free teething biscuits from the Welsh-Italian Chiapa sisters: eggs, flour, baking powder and applesauce (or another fruit puree). Add cinnamon, orange zest or Parmesan for extra flavor.
Fruit & Vegetable Teethers: Teething biscuits don’t get any healthier than these Fruit & Vegetable Teethers from Weelicious. Simply thinly slice fruits and veggies like sweet potato and kiwi, and then put them in a dehydrator. If you don’t have a dehydrator, this banana leather version requires only an oven – and is a hit with older kids too.
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Pear-rific Oat-tastic Teething Biscuits: The name of Everyday Champagne’s recipe says it all. Pears plus oats = awesome teething treats. Mix together oat flour, baby cereal, pear puree and allspice to make a sweet biscuit free of added sugar or salt.
Grain-Free Teething Biscuits: Created by a nurse, these grain-free teethers are packed full of nutrients. The ingredient list is longer than some: coconut and cassava flour, applesauce, maple syrup, molasses, egg yolk plus spices. But the extra effort is worth it: Each ingredient packs a nutritional punch. The recipe also includes clove, a spice that some say soothes teething pain. When stored in the freezer, the biscuits last for months and offer a cool treat for your little one’s gums.
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Healthy Homemade Teething Biscuits: Boys Ahoy’s recipe calls for rice cereal, flour, coconut oil, cinnamon and banana (or substitute applesauce). Then, roll out the dough and cut with your favorite cookie cutter to create crisp mum-mums in fun, baby-friendly shapes.
Apple Teething Rings: These super-simple teethers from Babble are free of common allergens including wheat, nuts, soy and eggs, because they’re made of nothing but apples. Thinly slice apples and bake them on a parchment-lined sheet, and you’ll have teething rings for the little ones—and apple chips for grown-ups!
The Natural Mum’s Super Easy Rusk Recipe: With only two ingredients, you can whip up these teething treats anytime. All you need is a fruit or veggie puree and a few cups of spelt flour. Because the puree choice is up to you, the flavor options are endless. Try sweet potatoes one day and peaches the next.
What’s your favorite teething biscuit recipe? Share it in the comments below!