Homemade Teething Biscuits

My little guy cut his first two teeth just over a week ago.  Some babies are champs with teething, but mine, not so much.  Miles was constantly gnawing on his hands {or anything he could get is mouth on, including me}, he was cranky, refused to nap, got sick, and just wasn’t his sweet, happy self until those suckers popped through.

I meant to buy some teething biscuits at the store but kept spacing it, so I just made some myself!  With a quick google I landed on Bridget’s blog My So-Called {Mommy} Life who had a simple recipe for teething biscuits.

The great thing about making these yourself is you know exactly what goes in them and what your baby is consuming.  And these biscuits are made of rice cereal, wheat flour, a banana, coconut oil, water and cinnamon.  That’s it!

  Baby likes!!  I’ve got these on hand for the next round of teething! 
Healthy Homemade Teething Biscuits
  1. 1 cup infant rice cereal
  2. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  3. 2 tbsp coconut oil
  4. 1 mashed banana
  5. 2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 4-8 tbsp water
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Mix everything together in a medium sized bowl, starting with 4 tbsp of water and adding more if necessary. Mix well until a dough forms (I used my hands). Roll out on a floured surface until about 1/4"-1/2" thick. Cut out shapes using cookie cutter or cut into squares. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Let cool completely. Store in air-tight container. These can also be stored in the freezer.
  1. **supervise child closely while eating these, they should get soggy and goopy but I am not guaranteeing your child won't bite of big chunks.
Adapted from My So Called Mommy Life
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    • Kristy says

      They will be hard and they will be darker in color than an actual biscuit (like a pillsbury biscuit?). The color in the picture is pretty accurate!

  1. Brianna says

    Also, how long can they be kept in an airtight container? And from your experience once they nibble on a certain piece should that piece be thrown out right after due to bacteria? Wasn’t sure about this…

  2. says

    Just a quick note to say thanks for the post – made these for my 8 month old (with my 3 yr old) yestereday (so got an activity out of it as well) – went over well with both of them. Actually, my 3 yr old is eating an awful lot of them – but I figure it doesn’t really do any harm. Thanks for this – we’ll make them again :)

  3. Tawny says

    I know there’s a lot of mixed emotions when it comes to giving babies wheat, and my baby is only 6 months old so I wanted to wait just a little longer. Do you think these would turn out if I just replace the flour with more of the baby cereal?

      • Bobbiann says

        Thanks for the recipe; the cookies look great, and so does the baby! BTW, just want to point out that regular flour is wheat. Whole wheat flour is what a lot of people mean when they say “wheat.”

  4. Sarah says

    I want to save this recipe for when my daughter starts teething, but I’m allergic to coconuts and I’m really not sure I want to give them to her. Is there a different type of oil I could use to make these?
    (Your little man is adorable, btw!)

  5. says

    I cannot wait to try these! Thank you so much for pinning! I have been looking for something like this! visiting from cookandcraftmecrazy. I love your blog! Thanks again! xo-Brooklyn

  6. Shannon says

    Sunflower oil and avocado oil would be great substitutes! And you can’t go wrong with classic Extra Virgin olive oil

  7. says

    Hi, I was wondering if you’d mind if I shared this recipe on my blog as well! It’s great, came to me highly recommended. I have a 4 month old who is just starting to teethe, so these will come in handy very soon I think!

  8. Jasmine says

    Hello there!
    I love this idea and I actually tried to make them, but my dough turned out to be really sticky. Do you have any idea what I did wrong? I followed the recipe just like explained, the only thing I changed was the oil. I used Virgin OLive Oil since I didn’t have Coconut Oil. Thanks, looking forward to your reply!

  9. Kelly says

    I found the dough to be quite sticky so I pipped mine into rings. They are in the oven and smell great! Finally, a recipe where it’s OKAY to let them be hard as rocks! Thanks for sharing!

  10. amanda says

    I keep getting air pockets in my biscuits. Are they safe to give to baby or should I keep trying to make them. I am new at baking.

  11. Tahoe Mommy says

    Just bought some teething biscuits for LO at the natural foods store today. He liked it, so I’m looking for a homemade recipe to try. Yours looks simple enough, but I’m staying clear away from rice cereal. As rice can have high amounts of arsenic in it (depends on where it is grown, but the EPA has found brown rice products to have up to 3 times the level of arsenic that is considered safe for drinking water. Just trying to spread the word…

    I would like to try this recipe with oatmeal cereal, apple sauce, and a wee bit of maple syrup.

    • Michelle says

      Hey, how did your modified recipe turn out? I too am trying to stay away from rice cereal but scared to experiment with baking.

  12. Holly says

    Hello! I just wanted to say that I’ve done these with Baby Gourmet’s “Ancient Grain Blend” cereal and they worked out fine! (For those who don’t want to use rice cereal)

  13. Michelle says

    I made these with organic baby oatmeal instead of the rice cereal and omitted the oil (because I forgot it). They came out way too hard!? Do you think it was the oatmeal or the missing oil that caused this? Even the dog had a hard time chewing them. :-\

  14. Kelly says

    Hi, i know this is a strange question but im wanting to make these for a good friend who has a teething 9 month old, and i don’t really know anything about ‘infant’ foods!
    Infant rice cereal… Is this in a powdered form or….? How can i make this myself, i looked up recipes that just indicated ground brown rice but surely this needs to be cooked first? Thanks so much for your help!!

    • Kristy says

      Infant rice cereal is in a powder form, yet. I’m not sure how to make it yourself htough…I’ve never done that!

  15. Susanne says

    Thanks Kristy for posting this. I have just baked them and they are already a success with my little one. This is third time lucky as I’ve tried two other recipes and they for reasons unknown to me just didn’t hit the spot with her. Thanks again.


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