Whose baby doesn’t love puff snacks? Not only are they learning how to pinch and pickup, but it encourages them to do things on their own. Most moms start with Gerber’s puff cereal snacks – but at $1.99 per container (on sale at Kroger) and the amount of sugar and other non-natural ingredients, its really not the healthiest thing for them to eat.
Here are some great teething biscuit recipes I found from the Wholesome Baby Food blog. This is an altered the Oats & ‘Naner Drops recipe, created in bite-size pieces. These are super nutritious, don’t contain sugar, egg, milk or any kind of wheat, and your older kids will like them, too
Homemade Banana Oat Bites Recipe
This mix will make a zip lock bag full of little oat bites that are soft enough for baby to “chew” and swallow. As long as baby can eat a puff snack, he or she can eat these, too. Make sure you are paying attention and watching your baby if they are eating anything, even if you don’t think they will choke on it.
2 cups quick oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2-3 overripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- Use a coffee grinder to grind 1 cup of oats into a powder and put into a bowl
- Add the rest of the oats to the powder mix, plus the salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
- Mash the bananas (I bought overripe mini-bananas at Kroger and it took 3 of them to make 1 cup)
- Add the vanilla and coconut oil to the bananas, then mix it into the dry ingredients
- Put the dough into a plastic baggie and cut the tip off, then pipe the mixture onto a parchment-covered baking sheet
- Bake at 350 for 12 minutes, or longer if you prefer them to be a little harder
At first I thought I could just pipe the cereal into little droplets on the baking sheet. This worked, but took FOREVER. Then I got the brilliant idea to pipe the cereal into rows. If you use this method then let them cool a little before chopping them into bite size pieces – otherwise they will fall apart.
PIPING INTO DROPS:
PIPING INTO ROWS: