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Make your own healthy teething biscuits as a fun and easy way to soothe sore gums and to provide a nutritious snack. You will appreciate how easy these are to make with simple ingredients.

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Favorite Teething Biscuits

Store-bought teething biscuits are convenient, but they are expensive and many contain added sugars (here’s everything you need to know about sugar for babies and toddlers), additives, and preservatives.

Most definitely take a close look at the ingredient lists and nutritional information to choose the best one.

An alternative is to make your own teething biscuits at home. You are going to love this recipe because it’s so easy to make with just 6 simple ingredients. The biscuits are naturally sweetened and packed with fiber, protein, and fat.

These baby crackers are not only perfect for a teething baby, but they make for a delicious and healthy baby snack or BLW breakfast. Serving suggestions will differ so be sure to check out the tips below.

Here are some more finger foods for babies!

Ingredients

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I am highlighting just the ones that need further explanation. The complete list is in the recipe card below.

  • Oats – You can use rolled oats or quick oats and pulse to make your own oat flour. 
  • Sweet potatoes – adds great texture, flavor, and nutrition. I like to cook in advance so it’s one less thing to do the day of. Here are different methods for cooking sweet potatoes perfectly. Ripe bananas work well too.
  • Chia seeds – provides a boost of fiber, protein, and healthy fats and adds texture.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Add oats to a food processor and blend until they turn into a fine flour.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until a dough forms.
  3. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Cut into rectangles (I like to use a pizza cutter) or circles or any shapes you wish using cookie cutters. You want them to be easy for little hands to grab.
  5. Simply lift the bottom parchment paper with the cut out biscuits and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown. Cool on a cooling rack for at least an hour.

Substitutions

  • No oats? You can use any whole grain flour of choice, like whole wheat or spelt flour. Almond or coconut flour will NOT work.
  • An alternative to sweet potatoes? Equal amounts of mashed banana, unsweetened apple sauce, pumpkin puree, or any leftover puree will work.
  • Dairy-free? Replace butter with coconut oil or avocado oil.

How to Serve Teething Biscuits

Baked biscuits with toddler's hand grabbing one.

It is important to allow the biscuits to cool completely as they will continue to harden. When your baby is teething, I recommend freezing them for at least an hour. That way they can gnaw on them for a LONG time without them breaking.

They will continue to soften and melt as your baby chews and gnaws on them. Be sure to stay close to your baby and remove any large pieces that break off, as needed.

On days when they are not teething, I suggest microwaving the biscuits briefly so they will be nice and soft.

You can even spread on some thinned out peanut butter, yogurt, or a fun dip to boost flavor and nutrition. They’re a great finger food you can serve at any time of the day.

Storage

Store cooled biscuits in an airtight container for 3 days at room temperature or up to a week in the refrigerator.

I highly recommend freezing them and serving straight from the freezer for teething babies. Otherwise, reheat in the microwave until soft.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can you give baby teething biscuits?

You can offer starting at around 6- 8 months old of age, once they have started to eat solids foods and have developed the ability to pick up and hold foods. It’s important to always supervise them closely and make sure they are sitting upright to prevent choking.

Are teething biscuits healthy?

Teething biscuits can vary in their nutritional value depending on the brand and ingredients used. Many contain added sugar or other less healthy ingredients.

Look for those made with minimal, wholesome ingredients and no added sugar or salt. These homemade teething biscuits are a great option.

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Teething Biscuits

Make your own healthy teething biscuits as a fun and easy way to soothe sore gums and to provide a nutritious snack.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 Biscuits
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Ingredients 

  • 2 cups rolled oats (200g)
  • 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes (220g)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Add oats to a food processor and blend until they turn into a fine flour. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until a dough forms.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut into rectangles (I like to use a pizza cutter) or circles or any shapes you wish using cookie cutters. You want them to be easy for little hands to grab.
  • Simply lift the bottom parchment paper with the cut out biscuits and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown. Cool on a cooling rack for at least an hour.
  • Freeze for at least an hour before serving.

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Notes

  • Store cooled biscuits in an airtight container for 3 days at room temperature or up to a week in the refrigerator.
  • I highly recommend freezing them and serving straight from the freezer for teething babies. Otherwise, reheat in the microwave until soft.

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 816IU | Calcium: 9mg
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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26 Comments

  1. Could olive oil or avocado oil be substituted instead of butter for a baby with cow’s milk protein intolerance? Thank you for all of the recipes and guidance you have made available!

  2. Is it possible to substitute with rice flour or tapioca flour, we do not have wheat or oats in our house due to family being coeliac.