A note on baking times: each oven is different so you may want to start checking the biscuits every 5 minutes after the first 30. Also, these teething biscuits can grow with your child. Consider cooking them a few minutes less once your kids have graduated to actually chewing food more. They may like the grinding motion that a slightly softer (but still safe) teething biscuit gives them. For early teethers, you want the biscuit to be firm so that there's less chance of breakage. As always, keep an eye on your little one while she's working away on this tasty treat. Here's to happy chomping for your little one. Read on for a simple, basic vegan teething biscuit recipe, or click here for one-page, printable instructions.
1. Gather the ingredients.
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, plus more for dusting
- 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups brown rice flour (start with 1 1/2 cups and add more after mixing if the dough is too wet), plus more for dusting
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 tsp molasses
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1/2 cup water
- pinch of salt
2. Make the dough.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Add the ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and stir well, until a soft dough forms.
3. Knead the dough.
Generously dust the counter with flour (either whole wheat or brown rice flour). Dump out the dough, flour your hands well, and knead for a minute or two. The dough should be very pliable but not super sticky. Add flour as needed until the right consistency is achieved. Form into a ball.