Homemade teething Biscuit in 60 seconds!

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Baby Food: Homemade teething biscuit

Take a plain old slice of bread and turn it into the perfect teething biscuit!

This idea is nothing short of genius!

It’s perfect for small hands. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s cheap. You many never buy a box of teething biscuits again! Check it out…

Start with a slice of your favorite Whole Grain Bread.
Skip the ones with seeds which may pose a choking hazard

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Cut off the Crust

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Store the crust in a ziplock bag.
It makes great breadcrumbs! Just save up all the crust and then run through the food processor.

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Squish down the Bread.
You can use a roller, but I just press with my fingers

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Take a small amount of Unsweetened Applesauce.
This is optional, I like to add a little flavor and the moisture helps make the bread “stick”

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Smear the Applesauce.
Just a super thin layer

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Sprinkle with Cinnamon

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Roll as tight as your can, squishing as you go along to have the bread stick together.

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Microwave for 60 seconds

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60 Seconds should be all your need but if the bread still seems real soft, microwave for another 30 seconds.

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Let it cool.
It may still be slightly soft, but as it cools it will harden nicely

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Offer it to the unsuspecting baby.
He’ll think you slaved all day in the kitchen ;)

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The perfect teether!
Little Bean really likes these.

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Gnaw away Little Buddy. Gnaw away. :)

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(Inspired by Homemade-baby-food-recipes.com)

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89 Comments and 4 Replies

  1. BarbK

    I really like this idea. We don’t have a microwave – do you think putting it in the oven will give a similar texture?

  2. Brandi

    Awesome!! Can you please tell me how old your baby is? I am experimenting with baby foods, etc and wanted to know what is okay to give at what ages?? Is this teether okay for my 5 month old?

  3. roni

    He’s 7 months but I started solids at 4 months. I starting giving these to him around 5 months. I think it’s fine but as always you may want to ask you doc a his 6m appointment.

  4. Brandi

    THANK YOU!! I made this for her last night and she loved it!! I have the pictures to prove it! Love, Love, LOVE your blog!! Thanks for this recipe!!!

  5. Jene'

    I’m so glad I came across this. I don’t know how many times it’s been that my son has been gnawing on a teething biscuit then next thing I know he’s gagging with half of it broken off in his mouth. I’m definitely going to try this for him!

  6. Natasha

    I’ve been trying to avoid processes foods as much as possible. Of processed foods, is there a bread and applesauce that is best?

  7. sar

    This is a terrific idea. I’m going to try this tomorrow. I also call my kids – both of them – beans. @Natasha – you can try steaming a few apple slices and mash them up w/a fork if you don’t want to use packaged applesauce.

  8. roni

    Natasha – First, you could skip the applesauce. It’s not necessary but if you choose an unsweetened kind there should be nothing in but apples and ascorbic acid to prevent browning. Now the bread is a little harder. You could go with a sprouted variety which is less processed but there is no magic unprocessed breads. Bread is a processed food.

    Just a note too, the babies don’t really “eat” these. Sure they digest a little but it’s not like a dozen of chocolate-chip cookies. They suck and gnaw on it, then it falls to the ground and you end up throwing most of it away.

    I hope that helps.

  9. Natasha

    Roni – thanks for your great suggestions and baby food ideas. I guess what I’m really worried about are preservatives but I think I’m a little paranoid about food. I’m easing up though. @Sar, good idea. I’m going to give this a shot.

  10. sar

    I’ve been making these ever since I read this on pinterest and my baby LOVES them. I usually use a little smear of whatever baby food is already open for different flavors. She loves to hold it and will gnaw on it forever. I have found a lot of great stuff on pinterest but I probably use this one more than any others so far. Thanks again!

  11. Bobbie Jo Wallis

    I just made this for my twin 8 month old girls n they love them! Instead of applesauce i used pears….going to try applesauce later this week!

  12. Jennifer

    I read this and tried it immediately. I used baby food peaches instead of applesauce and sprinkled it with cinnamon. I thought it would be kind of like peach cobbler this way. I have to say I am beyond words. She loved it and it never broke apart. Thank you sooo much for posting this. I have been reluctant by those teething biscuits in the store, so having everything already in the kitchen at home I wasn’t wasting money on the biscuits to find out she didn’t like them or they fall apart. I’m going to pass this on to everyone I know with a baby.

  13. Reyna

    So the first time I tried to make this it burned. So I tried again and nuked it 30 sec, then 10 seconds at a time until it was hard enough. It is cooling as we speak.

  14. Kristi

    I love love love this idea. My question, does it dissolve like rice rusks? My daughter is almost 7 months old and has no teeth or sign of teeth. She is eating solids applesauce, pears and a bunch of veggies and those mum mum rice rusks. Just wondering if these would be ok for her??? Thanks!

  15. Gina

    My son is a little past this, but this is such a great idea!! I try not to give him too much bread, he would just eat it all now, lol, but at the sucking and gnawing stage, this would have been great.

    Kristi – I can’t imagine that dried out bread is anything like a mum mum. My son did (and does) love those as well. But there is no reason a 7 month old wouldn’t be able to gnaw on some bread, while supervised.

  16. Gwyneth

    I just made this for my daughter (6 1/2 months) who has only been eating pureed baby foods. When I handed it to her she looked at me as if we were breaking some sort of rule. Mine did burn just a bit so you might want to start with a shorter cook time just in case.

  17. Rebecca Evans

    Just made one for my little boy, but smeared cooked carrots inside w/ cinnamon. First one burned, so I made another & nuked it at less time. Little boy is in love with this! He’s a mess from smearing it all over, but I don’t care. So glad I found this recipe!

  18. Pam

    Like Reyna, I tried this but it burned in the microwave! I didn’t realize I was using “Honey Wheat” (at one minute) and it smoked up the whole kitchen!

    Honey wheat prob isn’t good right? He’s 7 mos.

    I think I gotta get “Whole Wheat”. Maybe you can’t just use any bread. :o(

  19. Lexi

    Saw this on pinterest this morning and immediately went to the kitchen. My son has been struggling with teething for weeks now and refuses any biscuits I’ve tried. Needless to say this one is already gone!! Thank you :)

  20. Sarah

    Awesome idea!! My five month old loved this! Until it got so slippery that he couldn’t keep a good grip on it anymore, but that’s ok! I love that it didn’t break into pieces like Gerber teething biscuits. I told all my friends about this! Thank you!

  21. Amy

    Could you make a bunch up and freeze them? It would be hard and cold, and feel good on my little ones gums. Have you tried that?

  22. Jacquelynn

    I made these for my 6 month old son right after seeing this, they turned out great and my son loves them! They work better then any other teething biscuit I’ve found to make. Thank you so muchfor this!

  23. Paizley

    Did I do this wrong or misunderstand? I guess since my son (6 mo) has two bottom teeth this is a bad idea. He pretty much bit through this & I was worried he would choke so I took it away. Is this only for babies with no teeth? Sorry if this sounds dumb.

  24. roni

    Paizley – I’m not sure you got it right, mine came out so hard I could barely bite through it. Maybe longer next time? Or a different kind of bread?

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