L is 15 months old and still has no teeth. Yes, kids typically start teething around 6 months but we like to think she follows the beat of a different drum and does things in her own time. So while most parents are past the teething biscuits we are just getting started and I loved the idea of a homemade option. Plus it is a great way to use up that rice cereal that she had no interest in.
The original recipe called for apple sauce but I had peaches that needed to be used so I puréed them and substituted them with great results. I can imagine sweet potatoes, bananas or avocados would be good options as well.
While I find them to be bland, L seems to enjoy these. Which is all I can ask for!
Peach Teething Biscuits
Yield: approximately one dozen
1 c dry infant rice cereal
1/3 c. fruit or veggie puree [I used peach]
2 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F . In a bowl, mix together flour and cereal. Add in oil, puree and water. Mix until dough comes together to form a firm, non-sticky dough. Add water or flour (1 tablespoon at a time) if necessary.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out about 1/2 inch thick and cut into shapes or bars. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly brown. Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container.