Homemade Baby Teething Biscuits (Baby Crackers!)

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These super easy homemade teething biscuits are made with only 4 wholesome ingredients. They are perfect for a baby led weaning snack, or will soothe your baby’s sore gums when they are teething. Vegan, gluten free, sugar free, and allergen friendly, these baby crackers are way healthier than store-bought and so delicious too!

When my kids were teething, finding a store-bought biscuit I felt good about giving to my kids was a challenge! So many of the store-bought brands have added sugar, and are made with refined flours.

I wanted something that was made with all-natural ingredients, whole grain, and naturally sweetened for my teething baby.

As a result, I developed my own simple recipe for homemade baby teething crackers that turned out amazing!

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These healthy homemade teething biscuits are have a sturdy texture, while also having a great flavor. They’re easy for little hands to hold, and since they are hard cookies, they allow your baby to suck and gnaw on them.

This healthy snack will melt in your baby’s mouth and will relieve teething pain. It’s a great option when your baby needs to practice their pincer grasp to pick up smaller finger foods as well (just break the biscuits into little pieces for them to pick up and eat).

These baby teething biscuits became a favorite with my kids, and I’m so happy to share this simple and nutritious recipe!

👩‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • Wholesome Ingredients
  • Only 5 Simple Ingredients
  • Super Easy Recipe
  • Makes a Large Batch of baby crackers
  • Has a sweet flavor, but is sugar free!
  • Naturally Sweetened
  • Vegan, gluten-free, and dairy free
  • Natural Ingredients
  • Great Recipe for Healthy Kids
  • Egg free – No Egg Yolks or Whole Egg
  • Allergy Friendly Ingredients

🥘 Ingredients

You only need four simple, healthy ingredients for this baby teething biscuit recipe, easily found at any grocery store!

ingredients for healthy homemade baby teething biscuits recipe (baby crackers)

Rolled Oats: Use simple rolled oats that are ground down into a flour consistency in the food processor. You could also use oat flour if you prefer. Oats (and oatmeal) are a whole grain that are gluten-free and also gentle on your baby’s tummy. I don’t recommend whole wheat flour because it’s not gluten free.

Coconut Oil: Gives these finger foods a touch of needed fat, and moisture.

Vanilla Extract: A touch of vanilla gives these baby teething rusks a nice scent and flavor.

Ripe Bananas: Depending on the size of your bananas you’ll either need 2 small, or 1 large. This gives the biscuits natural sweetness without the need for any added sugar. I don’t recommend adding any sweetener like maple syrup to these biscuits – babies don’t need additional sugar in their diet! Avoid honey as well, as that is dangerous to babies under 1 year of age.

📖 Variations

  • Pumpkin Teething Biscuits: Add 1/4 cup pumpkin puree to the batter along with a dash of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.
  • Quinoa Teething Crackers: Instead of oats, try using quinoa flour or whole dry quinoa ground into a powder like consistency. These crackers will still be gluten free and you’ll get a little more protein from the quinoa too!
  • Peanut Butter Baby Biscuits: Add 1 tablespoon of powdered peanut butter to the batter before rolling out and cutting into baby rusks. (Note: this will make these biscuits not suitable for any baby or child with a peanut allergy).
  • Add Spices: Feel free to add a pinch of cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, or a pinch of salt to this homemade teething biscuit recipe for extra flavor!

🔪 Instructions

Preheat Oven, Blend Oats: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or 170 degrees C. Place the oats into a food processor and blend to form a powder. The dry ingredients for this recipe include the oat flour only.

oat flour in a blender

Combine Flour With Wet Ingredients: Add the rest of the ingredients, including coconut oil, vanilla extract, and bananas until a dough forms.

dough for baby crackers recipe

Roll Out the Dough: Remove mixture from the food processor and, with a rolling pin, roll in between 2 sheets of parchment paper to approx. ¼ inch thick.

dough rolled out between parchment paper

Cut Into Sticks: Remove the top layer of paper and cut into 36 evenly sized sticks or rectangles. You can also use cookie cutters to cut these into various shapes!

baby crackers dough cut into sticks

Bake: Place the sheet of cut teething sticks onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until just cooked through.

cut dough on a baking sheet

Cool: Remove and cool these homemade baby teething crackers on a cooling rack.

baked healthy homemade baby teething biscuits recipe (baby crackers)

❓Recipe FAQs

Why are store-bought teething biscuits bad?

Store-bought teething biscuits may be high in heavy metals. They also have added sugar, which if left on your baby’s budding teeth can cause early tooth decay!

What are teething biscuits made of?

Store-bought teething biscuits vary in ingredients. However, most are made with rice flour, tapioca starch, sugar, some form of fruit puree, and mixed tocopherols (preservatives used to maintain freshness).

What age can you give your baby teething biscuits?

You can give your baby teething biscuits when their teeth begin to bud. This usually occurs between the ages of 4 to 12 months, and most infants begin teething around 6 months of age.

Teething can cause significant discomfort for babies and is typically characterized by a lot of drooling, more irritability, sore gums, red gums, rosy cheeks, a runny nose, or even a mild fever. I recommend waiting to use teething biscuits until your baby is at least 6 months old and has started solids.

How do you change the flavor?

Instead of using banana puree simply use a different fruit puree to change the flavor. You could use pumpkin puree, sweet potatoes, apple sauce, pear puree, or any type of puree you prefer. If you use a fruit puree, make sure to drain all of the liquid so that your biscuit batter doesn’t get too watery.

What is baby-led weaning?

Baby-led weaning, or BLW, is a technique of introducing your baby to solid foods that allows your baby to choose what to eat. 

What makes these teething biscuits healthy?

The biscuits are made with whole grains which provides your baby with added fiber. They are refined sugar-free because they are naturally sweetened with pureed bananas. Banana provides your baby with vitamins and minerals such as potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C! They also have a touch of healthy monounsaturated fats from coconut oil.

❄️ How To Store

  • Store these baby teething biscuits in a cool dry place at room temperature in an airtight container
  • They will last for several weeks when stored properly.
  • You can also freeze these hard teething biscuits in a freezer safe container for 2-3 months. When ready to serve, remove from the freezer and allow to thaw at room temperature.

💭 Expert Tips

  • There’s no need to add any sweetener to these homemade teething biscuits as they are naturally sweetened by the ripe bananas.
  • Making your own oat flour is simple. Measure out the whole oats and transfer to a food processor or blender. Blend until you reach your desired consistency. I recommend using a blender for a finer consistency.
  • If you’d like, you can use a cookie cutter to achieve different shapes.
  • Use an oat baby cereal if you don’t have rolled oats.
  • Make sure that your biscuits are baked and hard so that they are not a choking hazard.
  • Use rolled oats, do not use steel cut oats.
  • These grain-free teething biscuits are great for young ones as they have allergy friendly ingredients.

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Homemade Teething Biscuits Recipe (Baby Crackers!)

These super easy homemade teething biscuits are made with only 5 wholesome ingredients. They are healthier than store-bought, vegan, gluten free, and so easy to make!

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time12 mins

Total Time22 mins

Course: Baby Food

Cuisine: American

Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 36 biscuits

Calories: 33kcal

  • Store teething sticks in a cool dry place in an airtight container. It will keep for a couple of weeks.
  • There’s no need to add any sweetener to these homemade teething biscuits as they are naturally sweetened by the ripe bananas.
  • Making your own oat flour is simple. Measure out the whole oats and transfer to a food processor or blender. Blend until you reach your desired consistency. I recommend using a blender for a finer consistency.
  • If you’d like, you can use a cookie cutter to achieve different shapes.
  • Use an oat baby cereal if you don’t have rolled oats.
  • Make sure that your biscuits are baked and hard so that they are not a choking hazard.
  • Use rolled oats, do not use steel cut oats.
  • These grain-free teething biscuits are great for young ones as they have allergy friendly ingredients

Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g