Teething remedy: Biscuit recipe

Do you have a healthy recipe for teething biscuits for an eight month old? They are very expensive for what you get in the stores and most have high fructose corn syrup and other potentially allergic ingredients.

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I'd like to offer you some alternative ideas to the teething biscuits that you see in the supermarket these days since you are concerned about the ingredients that they contain.

Natural Food Stores

Have you been shopping at your local natural foods store? Sometimes they may carry teething biscuits that are made by smaller, natural food companies and quite often they are made with simple and natural ingredients, such as maple syrup.

Homemade Ideas

Actually any bread that has been hardened can be used for a teething biscuit. For example, cut some thick slices of your homemade banana bread into easy to hold strips and bake them in a very low oven (<200) for 15 to 20 minutes. You can also do this using a yeast bread such as oatmeal or whole wheat bread. Stale bagels were a favorite teething biscuit of my kids.

The following recipe is adapted from Vicki Lansky's "Feed Me I'm Yours."

Nutritious Teething Biscuits:

1 beaten egg yolk
3 tablespoons maple syrup or molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.5 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon uncooked oatmeal
1 cup flour (white, wheat or combo)
1 tablespoon soy flour
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk.

Blend wet ingredients, add dry ingredients. Dough will be stiff. Roll dough thin and cut into strips or desired shapes. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet. They can be made without the last 3 ingredients, but they add to the nutritional value.

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