baby biter biscuits

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

Rowan's been ready.  Ready for the next step of something to hold, work at, focus on, and in the end, have something tasty in his mouth.

He's been ready for a homemade biter biscuit.  

I love the homemade biter biscuit over store bought biscuits because Rowan doesn't get covered in layers and layers of the biscuit.  The homemade variety keeps him quite clean.  And I love that I can see and choose the ingredients going into his first "hands on" food.  A few grains, applesauce, a touch of cinnamon, and coconut oil and that's it.

They are the perfect beginner hand-held food for a baby discovering textures and flavors and ready for a bit of independence.

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

homemade biter biscuits

1 cup gluten free oat flour 

1/4 cup coconut flour 

1/4 cup almond flour (or arrowroot for nut free)

1 cup homemade rice cereal prepared (or store bought rice cereal prepared)

1/2 cup applesauce

1/4 tsp cinnamon

2 TBSP coconut oil

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

{I used two of my frozen homemade rice cereal pods, added water, warmed, and stirred to make my one cup of rice cereal prepared.}

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

Combine flours.  Prepare rice cereal to be thicker rather than runny.

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

Add applesauce to rice cereal.

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

Add applesauce-cereal to flours.  Add cinnamon and coconut oil.

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

Stir.

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

Lay out dough on a floured surface.  It will be a little moist.  You can either add a little flour to firm it up a bit or chill it for an hour before rolling it out.

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

Cut the dough.

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

Place biscuits on a lined baking sheet.  Poke holes in the tops with a fork if you'd like.  Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

They should be nice and hard or approaching hard.  Let them cool completely.  Then can be stored in an air tight container.

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

And let your teether enjoy!  Rowan usually gets a biter biscuit at lunchtime when he's at the table with us, staring at us eating.  It is a way he can feel a part of the family meal.  (He eats solid foods for breakfast and dinner right now.)

IMPORTANT: Since these are homemade biter biscuits they may crumble a bit more than the store bought ones (made with a lot more ingredients).  Always supervise your child.  

It took Rowan a few tries to get the biter biscuit.   I'm always next to him since all of the sucking by the end of the biter biscuit makes it break in half.  He now enjoys when a little crumble ends up in his mouth and he gums it to death.  :)

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits

You can experiment with ripe bananas in place of the applesauce in the recipe.  They are very mildly sweetened but nice.  The girls wanted to eat them themselves.  They would be a nice gift tied up with ribbon for a friend's teething child as well.  Try them!  I'd love to see what you think.

wee ones: homemade biter biscuits
wee ones: homemade biter biscuits