I have been trying to limit the amount of refined sugar and processed foods that my kids get, so homemade things are often the way to go. I recently came across a recipe for teething biscuits that have no refined sugar (the sweetness comes from some maple syrup and apple puree) but are very tasty - just make sure to save some for your baby!
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons unsweetened apple puree/applesauce
- Preheat oven to 150C/300F.
- Place all ingredients into a medium bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until dough just begins to hold together.
- Dust counter with flour, then knead dough lightly until smooth, about 3 minutes.
- Roll out until 1 cm/ 1/3 inch thick.
- Cut out using medium biscuit cutter, and use a clean soda-bottle cap or a knife to cut out a small hole in the middle of each biscuit (so they look like doughnuts, and are easy to hold).
- Transfer to a greased baking tray, and bake for 35 minutes until barely brown.
- Cool completely on tray.
- Either eat as they are, or leave out overnight to harden slightly more.
- Store for 2 weeks in an airtight container.