Do you have leftover baby food or rice cereal to get rid of? Are you doing baby-led weaning and trying to find a way to use your baby food? Do you have a teething baby and are looking for something they can chew on? Then check out these teething biscuits!
We have a ton of baby food that we never used because we are doing baby led weaning with my son. Of course, I didn’t want to let it all go to waste so I search for a way that I could actually use it. I came across teething biscuits.
It’s a recipe that uses both baby food and baby cereal. You can use oatmeal or rice. One of the best things about the fact that it uses baby cereal is that baby cereal has a lot of iron.
In July at my son’s 9-month appointment, I found out that my son has low iron. On top of having to give him an iron supplement I need to make sure that he is getting more iron in his diet.
Baby cereal as 45% of the daily value of iron in it. Also, a few of the baby foods that are good sources of iron are the peas, garden vegetables, pumpkin, sweet potato, and Hawaiian delight.
Now on to the recipe. At the bottom of this post, I will link the original recipe. I did need to change a few things. We ended up adding 1 tablespoon more of water and 2 oz more of baby food. Though it’s not really needed to add both. If I could go back, I would have just added a whole 4 oz container of baby food. The reason I would have done more baby food over water is that my son is anemic and adding baby food adds iron. Also instead of using vegetable oil we use Coconut oil since that was what we had. Of course, you can follow the original recipe and tweak it as needed.
For this recipe you will need:
- 2 teaspoons- Cinnamon
- 1 cup- Flour
- 1 cup- Baby Cereal
- 1/3 cup or 1 four oz container -Baby Food (we did add 2 oz later)
- 3 tablespoons- Water
- 2 tablespoons- Vegetable oil
- Parchment paper ( it helps the cookies not stick to the pan)
- Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees.
- Add all of your ingredients in a bowl and mix until you get a dough-like texture. Add more water/baby food as needed.
- Sprinkle flour onto the surface you plan to roll your dough out on and on to your rolling pin. Then roll the dough out to be 1/4 inch thick.
- Using your cookie cutter stamp the dough into desired shapes. Then place shapes onto a pan lined with parchment paper.
- Place cookies in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool then give to your kids to enjoy.
Here’s a link to the original recipe.
My son loves these teething biscuits, and I hope yours will too. Let me know what you think in the comments down below.