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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  1. Anne

    Kristina – I do not see why it would not work with GF breads. The only thing I can see being different would be that the texture of GF breads tend to be denser and drier. They might break up rather than squish down like regular bread does.

    If I was making this with GF bread I woudl use a rolling pin to flatten the bread down rather than fingers because of the texture difference. GF breads tend to be more like the texure of french or italian breads rathern than regular bread for those who do not know.

    Also I beleive the guide lines for giving gluten products to a baby are 6 months. If there is a history of celiac or intestinal issues of any kind in the family I would go with 1 year or at least when the child is talking well enough to let you know their tunny hurts after eating.

  2. Arwen

    I tried this, and my newest loved it! Took two tries. The first one I nuked–for 60 seconds–caught on fire! Smoke was everywhere. It was 100% wheat bread… So did it again, microwaving and flipping at 7 second intervals, and it came out perfectly. My daughter gnawed and sucked that thing into a disgusting slimy mess. Might not make it everyday for that reason, but it’s definitely something to do before bath time.

  3. Katie

    I thought so too. I am using 100% whole wheat bread (L’oven Fresh brand purchased at Aldi). I gave it to him anyways and it seemed okay. I did probably have to do 2 min and 30 seconds total (at 10 sec intervals so the bread didn’t burn). Thanks!

  4. roni

    ok, now it’s really strange because that’s what I used in the photos, at least I’m pretty sure. I only buy 2 types of bread and that’s on of them!

  5. Kristina

    I wouldn’t worry. My microwave takes a while also. I just keep heating it up. Just use small increments as it gets drier or it will burn.

  6. Michelle

    I pinned this so long ago but used it today for the first time. My daughter is 14 months and her side teeth are coming in. This is the perfect size and shape for those awkward spots. She’s struggling with the teething rings but she is enjoying this. Thanks for the great idea!

  7. Lauren

    I just did this and caught the microwave on fire before the minute was even up. Used “white wheat” bread.

    So confused as to how it didn’t work after so many rave reviews.

  8. roni

    What exactly caught on fire? The bread? Maybe you have a more powerful microwave, trying cutting time in half and then checking the hardness. I can honestly say I never had bread catch on fire before and I used at least 3 different types.

  9. MM

    Dd is loving these! FYI, mine burned heating it 60 seconds. But if I heated it for 60 seconds in 15 second intervals (and briefly rolled it on the plate before the next 15 seconds…) it turned out great.

  10. Melinda

    My baby loves these! We’ve looked everywhere for teething biscuits and they’re like $7 a box online after shipping so we decided against them. But these are amazing. Inexpensive, convenient and healthy! Thank you so much!

  11. Mary

    Anybody try in the oven and can give some advice?
    Our first attempt (and by our, I mean I read this page and comments), they didn’t roll well (bread broke); spread is ripe pear instead of applesauce. Used Vermont Bread Co Organic multi-grain, no seeds).
    Microwaved for 60 seconds, still seemed soft, did another 30. They are cooling now.
    We bought the Earth’s Best Barley and Healthy Times Vanilla (both organic) before finding this recipe, so have a comparison point…once we make them right.

  12. Anna

    I just went away and made these, they are amazing! So easy to do, and my girls eyes were all lit up! Thank you for an easy yet healthy teething option. ;)

  13. Trista

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who burn it on the 1st attempt LOL. I used Banana baby food. My son LOVED it!!! Thanks for sharing! wish I had known to o tis with my first to sons!

  14. Jackie Johnson

    I just made one didn’t have applesauce but used squash puree my grandson is enjoying it now.Thak you so much.

  15. Cynthia

    I tried this the other day.
    My son only has 2 bottom teeth and somehow he was able to bite a big chunk off. Did I not heat it long enough?
    Please let me know!
    I would like to try it again!

  16. roni

    Cynthia – it could be the bread you used or the amount of time you cooked it. Even store bought teething biscuits may chunk. Just be sure to supervise.

  17. Nina

    How young can you start your baby on these? My daughter is 4 months and 2 weeks and has been eating cereal since she turned 4 months, she took to cereal like she’d been eating for years, never even spit it out. She is teething and biting everything, I was hoping to buy her teething biscuits but they say 9 months and up on them, Im assuming because they crumble?

  18. Saba

    My 16 month old daughter has her molars coming now and has been cranky and eating less because of the pain. I was not sure if these would help now that she has a full front row of teeth to chew this. I used whole wheat bread, and just used finely blended fresh apple as a spread. No cinnamon. She simply loved it and ate 4 of these in one go, and it really helped soothe her gums too. Brilliant idea, thank you for this!

  19. roni

    Kayla – It’s basically stale bread so the rule would be as long as there’s no mold you should be fine. Not sure I could give a specific time frame. Sorry. :(

  20. Kristin

    These have truly saved the dreaded dinner hour when I’m trying to feed my 8 month old and cook dinner at the same time. With one of these in her hand, she gives me a few minutes in between bites of her purees to chop and stir what everyone else is having for dinner! I just used hardened whole wheat toast for my older two children, but these are so much sturdier (not to mention easier for the baby to hold). Thank you!

  21. wendi

    I would love to try this, however, I do not have a microwave. Would the oven or a toaster over work? I may just go ahead and try this.

  22. Amanda Medlar

    Hi…Roni, CAN U MAKE MORE THEN ONE AT A TIME & STORE THEM? HOW LONG DO THEY LAST? CAN U USE OTHER FLAVORS, SUCH AS STAGE 2 & 3 JAR FOODS, INSTEAD OF APPLESAUCE? THANX FOR THE IDEA, WE’RE IN THE KITCHEN NOW PLAY’N AROUND W/SOME IDEALS. GOD BLESS 0 :-} ^i^

    1. roni

      Hi Amanda!

      I’d only put on in the microwave at a time. You can store them in an air tight container easily. And totally! Other flavors would work! Some people even skip the flavors.

  23. Amanda Medlar

    THANX FOR GETTING BACK TO ME SOOOO FAST… I DID TRY THE JAR FOOD, IT WORKED AMAZINGLY, & MY NIECE LOVES THEM… & I PASTED YOUR RECIPE ON TO MY NEPHEW & HIS WIFE & DAUGHTER… I GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR INFO & RECIPES ON YOUR BLOG/SITE… GOD BLESS

  24. Marissa

    Thanks for the recipe! I can’t wait to try this! We are doing BLW with my daughter, and this seems like something she could easily teeth on and enjoy!

    1. roni

      That’s up to you. Did you talk to you doctor about starting solids? I think between 4-6 months is normal but I’m not professional.

  25. Journey

    My Mother Purchased some teething biscuits for my 10 month old son and gave one to him but she said they just crumbled up and even with NO teeth he bit a chunk out of it! I decided to try to make some for him and found this recipe so…I made it with a piece of 100% wheat bread. I sprayed it with I cat believe its not butter (he hates all things apple) and sprinkled a little cinnamon on it rolled it and microwaved it for 60 seconds. It seemed to take forever to cool so I popped it in the freezer. My son had been gnawing on this thing for over an hour! He has it in his little fist and has crawled all over the room, pulled up on furniture and played with his toys without letting it go! The best part is that he couldn’t care less about what I am doing so I have been able to take care of housework without him getting fussy! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  26. Kristina

    I tried this today and it turned out perfectly. i gave it to my daughter after her nap, she loved it at first, but after a few mins she started choking on it. she is 6 months old. great recipe but going to wait unil she’s older to try it again. very scary experience

  27. Michi

    you may not want to microwave anything for your baby. Microwaving kills food. Period. If it is very unhealthy for us imagine what it does to their little bodies. Also babies under 1 year do not digest wheat and grains are not healthy for us either. Wheat also inhibits their absorption of calcium. Its a great idea though if we can find alternatives to these two parts of the recipe. Any other ideas for something like this?

  28. Andrea

    Just made one for my 9 month old son. I did your recipe exactly (except omitted the cinnamon) and it turned out perfect! Our son is gnawing on it right now and LOVES it!! :) Will be doing these again!

  29. Ann

    My little munchkin is 5 1/2 months and I want to try this recipe. I just bought some baby mum mum biscuits and I am hesitant to give them to him. How does gluten free bread work?

  30. Danielle

    This is genius! My baby is 6 months and loves this. I couldn’t cookies hard enough that he couldn’t bite and these work perfect! He’s so content with this thanks so much for sharing!

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