I have the "do it myself" attitude lately and I am afraid my daughter already has that too! She is too funny. Scanning Pinterest during nap time got me thinking that I could make a healthier more natural teething biscuit. I ended up finding a few different ones and making it work for me. Simple swaps like white flour for whole wheat flour and vegetable oil for coconut oil, I think I have a winner, baby tested and approved :) Once this batch is gone I will work on other flavors and combos! Eeekkk exciting. This is a one bowl wonder! Start with 1 large bowl. 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of baby rice cereal. I use this cereal.
Next add in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Melt it down first, then measure out 2 tbsps. Gotta love Trader Joes!
Add in rest of ingredients. 4 tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 medium sized ripe banana, mashed. Mix all together. The "dough" is very dry, do not add more liquid! Just take off your rings and mix it with your hands until it is all blended, it will get there. I did not flour my counter but you can. Roll it out to about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thickness and just like cookies, pick the shapes of your choice. I dug out quite the variety because I wanted to see what was easiest for her to hold and eat. I did stars, bunnies, candy canes, apples, and moons. This batch of dough made approximately 20 teether cookies. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and place your cut outs on a baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes. Yes I did the taste test before I let her chew on it....seriously not bad! I mean, if I get hungry in the car and it's all I have on hand, I wouldn't put it past me to eat one :) Once they are done cooking, let them cool and store in an air-tight container. I kept some out and froze the rest!
Later that evening I couldn't wait to see if she liked it...she loved it! We tried the candy cane shape first so she could grab it easier and it has rounded ends in case she hit her face. We are not that graceful yet. I may rethink the whole pointy star thing :/ The entire time she was chewing on it and my husband kept warning me they make the biggest mess and he couldn't believe I was letting her "eat" it on the couch. Who cares right? Babies are messy but these biscuits are not! At least not yet! I made a believer out of him too! Enjoy!
Next we will try out the bunny for Easter!