14 Feb 2017 Bake Sweet
These biscuits couldn’t be any easier, even for those at the height of baby brain! They boast just having two ingredients and not to mention they are gluten, dairy, refined-sugar and wheat free. These are firm and rough enough for baby to gnaw on as a bit of teething relief and are ultra healthy too. Obviously, they are only suitable once baby has been weaned onto solids and should only be chewed on under supervision. Watch out for any allergic reactions if baby hasn’t been weaned onto any of the ingredients yet. My daughters loved these from about 7 months through to about 11 months (then we were onto more adventurous things). Add half a teaspoon of ground flax seeds to the mixture to help with any constipation issues while they’re at it. Presuming baby won’t get through this many before they are best by, pop them in the freezer to take out as you need. Those hot gums will even appreciate them being still a little bit freezing cold.
Makes about 22
Preheat the oven to 180C (fan 160C), 350F, Gas Mark 4. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Pop the oats in a blender and blitz until almost fine with just a little texture left.
Add the bananas and blend again briefly to give a slightly sticky paste.
Roll the mixture into about 22 small balls and then flatten them between the palms of your hands into about ½ cm thick discs.
Arrange them on the tray as you go.
Bake for 5 minutes, flip them over and bake for another 5-6 minutes until crisp. Remove and leave to cool.
These will last for a few days in an airtight container or will happily live in the freezer for longer.
Add a little ground cinnamon or ginger powder, raw cacao powder, chia seeds or linseed also if liked.
100g rolled oats
2 small bananas
YES, THAT’S IT!