Wholewheat Molasses Teething Biscuits

by Sarah on October 14, 2010

Teething can be a slow and painful process for many babies. My little one seemed to teethe for months before his two bottom teeth finally came through two months ago. We’re back in the thick of teething again at the moment as my son dribbles and chews on anything within reach – toys, books, teething rusks – to try and soothe his gums. We did have some success with fruit popsicles a couple of weeks ago but this week he would rather eat bananas than a fruit popsicle.

As well as being high in fibre, these wholewheat molasses teething biscuits are also a good source of iron – important for growing bodies. This is especially important in light of the recent recommendations made by the American Academy of Pediatrics around iron supplementation in infants and toddlers.

Ingredients

1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon rice milk (or soy or cow’s milk)
3/4 cup wholewheat flour
2 tablespoons wheatgerm

Preparation

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolk, molasses, oil and milk.
  2. Add flour and wheatgerm to bowl with wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until mixture comes together in a dough. You may need to add a little extra milk if the mixture is too dry and doesn’t come together.
  3. Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut into desired shape (batons, circles etc).
  4. Bake in a preheated 180C oven for 12 minutes or until firm and browned.
  5. Cool before serving.

Makes 8 3-inch biscuits.

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Kristin December 10, 2010 at 5:36 am

I tried this out and we love it. They are easy to make, not too sweet at all, and they are not as messy as the store bought ones. For fun, I used a toothpick to write my son’s name in each one. I wrote a blog post with pictures here: http://www.bonbonmini.com/2010/12/teething-biscuits-1.html

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katepickle February 4, 2011 at 11:29 am

Ah this is just what I’ve been looking for… I was sure there had to be a way to make these myself! Off to check out the banana ones too! thanks!

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Sarah February 6, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Glad you like them! I used to give them to my son all the time when he was younger. Really helped on those days when his gums were bothering him.

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