There are so many fun stages of babyhood and man, they do go by quickly! I miss my baby’s toothless grin, but I sure don’t miss the teething. If you are a mom with a teething kiddo, you know what I mean, right? It is so incredibly hard to allow your little one feel any discomfort at all. There are a million great teething remedies and I tried them all. The frozen washcloth, the teether rings, the gels…they can all provide great temporary relief. Today I am going to share my tried and true teething biscuit recipe. I have made many edits over time to get it just right and I have never met a teething (or non-teething – they are pretty delicious!) kid who didn’t love these “cookies.”
Ainsley's Organic Teething Biscuits
1 c. rolled oats
1 c. steel cut oats
(grind oats in blender till they’re a flour consistency)
1 c. organic apple sauce
2 TB maple syrup
1/4 c. coconut oil (melted)
1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla extract
1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
1/4 c. unsweetened shredded coconut
(sometimes I put in chopped prunes for extra fun! You know what I’m talking about, mama!)
You can also add mashed banana or dates if you want a different flavor
Mix dry ingredients. Add in syrup, apple sauce, vanilla and melted oil. Form “bar” shapes and put on greased baking sheet or parchment paper. I like to lightly score each bar to make it easy to break them apart after baking.
Bake at 350F for 30-45 minutes, depending on your oven. Flip them halfway through so that you have a nice golden crisp on both sides of biscuit.
Store in uncovered dish for at least 24 hours which will harden them further. You can also put in freezer and serve cold for extra teething relief.
When our baby was teething I would try to always have a bag of these “cookies” in the freezer. Delicious, nutritious and most important of all… distracting!
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Carey Bradshaw, Author (& Nursing Aficionado)
Carey Bradshaw is a working mom just trying to balance it all. She runs Hooter Holster by Carey Bradshaw and Creative Butter. In her (scant) free time, besides perfecting her hands-free pumping bras, she loves yoga, reading, volunteering with Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara, and just being outside in the sunshine. Carey lives in Santa Barbara with her husband and business partner, George, their volunteer therapy dog, Buttercup, and their rambunctious and lovable "fournado."