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Homemade Teething Biscuits (Easy & Healthy!)


If you’re the parent of a teething baby or toddler, these healthy homemade teething biscuits are your new best friend. They are so easy to make with a just a handful of ingredients!

homemade teething biscuits in a white bowl with bananas in the background

Are Teething Biscuits Healthy?

Teething biscuits are designed to be chewed on by babies to help alleviate the discomfort of teething. They are usually made with soft, easily digestible ingredients such as wheat flour, rice flour, and oats. Although not a substitute for nutritious meals and snacks, they can be a healthy part of your baby’s diet.

Parents and caregivers should supervise babies while they are eating teething biscuits and avoid giving them to very young babies who may not yet have the ability to chew solid foods safely. Teething biscuits can also pose a choking hazard if they break into small pieces, so it is important to make sure that the biscuit is soft enough to be easily chewed and that the baby is not left alone while eating it.

However, those brand new, beautiful baby teeth can wreak havoc on their gums.. and teething biscuits can be a lifesaver when it comes to soothing sore little mouths! Many teething biscuits on the market are either a little over-priced or had some extra ingredients I didn’t necessarily want, like sugar, salt, or dairy milk.

I learned quickly how easy it is to make my own. These healthy homemade teething biscuits are portable and you can make a batch and freeze them ahead of time, which is great for when a tooth unexpectedly starts poking through. I love these because there are only 3 primary ingredients, and you can add different flavorings to keep things interesting. They’re soft enough to chew without hurting a sore mouth, but can stand up to plenty of drool!

a plate of homemade teething biscuits

Ingredients for Homemade Teething Biscuits:

  • Oats– you will want to use regular rolled oats
  • Banana– a ripe banana works best. It will puree better and add sweetness.
  • Coconut Oil– this is used as a binding agent, and gives the biscuits a creamier texture. Coconut oil is also believed to have soothing and pain-relieving properties.
  • Cinnamon– for flavor; this ingredient is optional.
  • Vanilla Extract– also for flavor. You can play around with the seasonings!
ingredients for homemade teething biscuits

How To Make Homemade Teething Biscuits:

  1. Blend the oats into a fine powder using a food processor.
  2. Add banana, coconut oil, cinnamon and vanilla (or any other flavor combination you are using). Pulse until all of the ingredients come together into a dough.
  3. Divide the dough into 12 balls. Shape each piece into a rounded, baton shaped biscuit roughly 1-inch thick and 4-inches long. Make sure there are no sharp edges!
  4. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Flip each biscuit and continue baking for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the edges are golden and the center is set but not too crunchy.
  5. Cool completely before serving. Store in the freezer or at room temperature in an airtight container.
process shots for how to make homemade teething biscuits

Notes on the recipe:

  • For the best oat flour… To make oat flour, you simply measure out the oats and then puree them in a blender or food processor. The finer you blend the oats, the more smooth your final texture will be in the teething biscuits.
  • Change up the flavor! These are fairly bland as is. My children liked them plain like this, but sometimes we’d add a pinch of cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg, or 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract to the recipe. You can also add 1 Tbsp raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder to the recipe. For a savory version, you can use olive oil instead of the coconut oil and add in some spices and fresh or dried herbs. Start small and work your way up!
  • Choose the right shape. I can get about 12 teething biscuits out of this recipe. You want them to be several inches long (long enough for your child to hold onto them) and fairly thin. Please be sure you round out the corners, as sore little mouths won’t want any sharp edges poking their gums!
a dozen homemade teething biscuits on a parchment paper linked baking sheet
homemade teething biscuits on a cooling rack

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Homemade Teething Biscuits

If you're the parent of a teething baby or toddler, these healthy homemade teething biscuits are your new best friend. They are so easy to make with a just a handful of ingredients!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 80kcal




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a food processor (or blender), blend the oats into a very fine powder.
  • Add banana and coconut oil (and any vanilla or spices you may be using) to the blender and puree until mixture comes together in a dough.
  • If the dough is very sticky to handle, you can pat a little flour (gluten free or wheat flour) onto the exterior of the ball to make it easier to handle. If the dough is too dry, you can add a little additional coconut oil.
  • Divide the dough into 12 balls or sections. Pat out each ball into a little baton about 4 inches long and 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide, and about 1/4 inch thick. Round the edges of each baton with your fingers so there are no sharp edges.
  • (Alternatively, you can roll the entire dough ball out into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick and slice it into 12 rectangles. Round the corners of each rectangle and make the shapes roughly even. I’ve found that shaping each baton works better for me than rolling and slicing, but you can do what works best for you).
  • Place evenly on a baking sheet so that none of the batons are touching. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Flip and cook another 5-10 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the centers are set but not too crunchy.
  • Allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, in the refrigerator, or the freezer.



Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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My little guy is allergic to oats. Can I substitute regular or whole wheat flour for the oat flour?

I was also wondering if these can be made with a different fruit. My daughter’s tummy really didn’t react well to bananas, so I’m going to wait quite a while before trying it again. Has anyone tried apple or something else?

I’ve used apple sauce and they were great but the dough is a bit stickier than with the banana. I piped the dough out onto the parchment using a Ziploc bag, with the corner snipped off. With the banana mix, I roll it out and use a cookie cutter.

Hi Emily, thanks for sharing this healthy and easy recipe.. Amber baby love it and so are her brother and sister too. But I encountered this problem where it is hard to form into dough if only using the ingredients that you provided. So I added 1 Tbsp of oil then almost 2 Tbsp of cold butter. Finally it form into dough that I can deal with.. I wonder if I can use rolled oat?

That was my problem as well. I didn’t have coconut oil so substituted with olive oil. The banana was also not 100% ripe so not sure if it was because of those two factors or not. I also couldn’t blend for entire time because the banana mixture would make the blades keep getting stuck.

I’ve just made this and found the mixture a tad too sticky to form into a dough so I added a bit of baby cereal (didn’t have any more blended rolled oats) and the mixture came together perfectly.

Tried them once with 2 bananas and PB a little of honey spread on top after baking. My LO loved them. Now tried them with one banana and almost a pkg of blackberries then made a well in the center, put some natural berry jam and folded into a biscuits. Total of 24. Baked 12 min on one side and 8 on the other. Some of the jam came out but not too badly. Will see how he likes them this time!

Just a heads up – it is strongly recommended that babies do not consume any honey (not even in baked goods) before their 1st birthday due to the risk of botulism.

My baby is 5.5 months and just started puree. Is he to young for these cookies (he is for sure teething)? He is still only on single foods avocado and peas so far..

Dear Emily,

Thank-you for this lovely recipe. They came out beautifully. I ground a little extra oat and then took it out before adding the remaining ingredients and used it to roll out the dough. I cut it into rectangles and then rounded the corners with my fingers. I found that if you let the dough sit for a short time it is not at all sticky as the oats quickly absorb any excess moisture. It was easy and quick and much cheaper than store-bought. I’m excited to try some variations of this recipe.

Thank you for your recipe. I found the mix was a little dry so added a spot of water to bring it together.
Also, after I formed them I cut out a hole and used a ribbon to tie it to my LO’s bib.

Just made these for a late night snack and they are fantasitic! Not sure if there will be any left for our little one though hehe. Thank you xx

Hi, great recipe. I made these today with 1 banana and baby cereal. I had to use apple sauce to get the dough to form. Felt a bit rubbery. Hope they taste okay for my baby. Luckily he isn’t too picky. I only made 7. But maybe I made them a bit large?! Oh well, glad to find this recipe as I would prefer to make most of his food. Thanks for sharing!

My daughter is 7months old. Would she be able to eat these. What age do you recommend for these biscuits?

Very good! I needed to add about 1/4 cup of applesauce for it to blend and used flour when shaping because the dough was very sticky. We ALL enjoyed them! 😉

what age would you recommend these for? I made them for my almost eight month old girl (she has 1 tooth) and she nearly choked on them. I tried them too and found them quite doughey. It takes quite some time and a lot of saliva to get them down… did I do anything wrong? I ground the oats with my food processor as fine as possible… maybe not fine enough? Would it possibly help to rebake the biscuits to turn them more into a kind of Zwieback? (which my LO doesn’t seem to have problems eating with)

We added one more banana and a little oat flour to make it non greasy. The dough came perfect and baked well too. Thank you for the simple and tasty recipe.

5 stars
So far so good! I just baked them, and they were super easy to make. I used baby oatmeal that it already fine and the dough turned out great. Not sticky at all! It was easy to form into bars and they smell like banana bread. Cant wait for baby to try.

Hi, Emily both of my daughters loved it!!! How long can i keep them at room temp in a tight container. 1wk? Or less?

How would these turn out after defrosting? I’m curious if they need to be put back in the oven after they come out of the freezer? TIA!

I have an almost 6 month old and am letting her try some solid foods and purees. And my mom keeps telling me about the giant teething biscuits she used to give us when we were kids that were like hockey pucks. We would chew/gum them for a while, make a big mess and no chunks would come off. Can yseem yo find anything like this and have now come across recipes like yours.
At what age did you start giving these to your kids?
And have you ever tried adding peanut butter?
Concerned about choking hazard…

5 stars
These are called teething biscuits which help the baby ease the discomfort of teething! Their not intended to replace any part of the infants nutritional needs! The consistency should be hard enough for your baby to gum on so the baby can’t break off pieces to cause choking!!

2 stars
These didn’t quite work as I hoped, I was looking for something really hard to “naw” on. I loved the ingrediants and process appears easy, but the dough was a bit dry (I added a little more oil). They are just too soft, but thank you for the idea.

Mine came out with a little give when you pressed on them but hardened up pretty quickly. Do you bake yours just long enough to stay slightly soft once they’re cooled or do they end up hardening up once cooled?

Any alternative to banana for this recipe? My little guy has eczema on his cheeks and the acid in banana flares it up.

Hi Beth! The banana in this recipe helps bind the dough together, but I did think of dates as a possible alternative. You could try soaking a couple of dates to soften them, and mashing them up before adding them to the oat mixture. You might need to add a splash of water to match the consistency of the banana. I can’t promise this will work, but it well might. 🙂 If you try it, please come back and let us know how it turned out for you!

I made this with pear puree instead of banana because my daughter doesn’t like bananas very much and I used steal oats instead of instant. I blended the steal oats and added the pear puree, coconut oil, and a teaspoon of vanilla. It blended perfect and formed an amazing dough that I was able to roll out without any issues. I will definitely be making these with all different kinds of fruits!! Love love love this recipe!

5 stars
Thank you for your nice easy recipe, I interested in trying already since all the ingredients mostly available in my kitchen. I have a question though, the consistency of the final ingredient does it become soft like the store baby biscuits?
Thank you for your time.

Hi Wajed! The consistency of these teething biscuits is fairly soft, but tough enough that babies can mouth them a bit before they break down. You can cook them a little less if you want them softer, or a little longer if you’d like them crunchier.

5 stars
Hi! I really like your articles! Two days ago I made biscuits and they were amazing. Thank you for the share

2 stars
They turned out so dry, it’s like eating saw dust. My 11 month old can’t even swallow them, nor I for that matter. I used a little more coconut oil because they were too crumbly but they still were too dry. When blending the oats, my blender could hardly handle it even though I have a nice Vitamix that I use for bread doughs. Not sure how I could improve this recipe to make it palatable.

Hi Pat, you can use steel cut oats as long as your blender can grind them to a fine flour-like consistency. If you have a Blendtec or Vitamix it should work just fine. I hope this helps!

You can just leave them on the counter for an hour or two and they should thaw. You can probably speed it up by putting them in the toaster oven on low. I hope this helps!

5 stars
Thanks for the recipe! I just popped my first batch in the oven. I made a few modifications. First of all, I don’t have a blender, so I ground the oats in a coffee grinder. I did a blend of fine ground and medium ground to give a little more texture. My baby is eating more finger foods now, and is ready to have new textures. Secondly, I used 4 tablespoons of ghee instead of coconut oil, since that’s all I have on hand. I felt like a little more oil would help bind the dough. I mixed the oat flour with clove, then rubbed the ghee into the flour with my fingers until it resembled course crumbs. Next I used a fork to mix in the mashed banana and vanilla extract. The end result was a crumbly looking dough, which I rolled into balls and patted into shape. The unbaked dough tastes good, so I have high hopes for the finished product! The kitchen smells great, though!

I plan on using this recipe as a base for other variations. For those with food sensitivities to banana, try apple sauce. I want to make some with mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes, pumpkin, butternut squash, etc. I have an Irish recipe for baked potato cakes. They resemble scones, and I think I can create a baby friendly version. Good alternatives to coconut oil: ghee, butter, sesame oil, avocado oil, olive oil, etc. Ghee has a similar result as Crisco, but better for you.

Hi Amy, they do fall apart when babies gnaw on them, but not quite to the extent that commercial teething biscuits do.

Haven’t made this yet but want to try it today. I see the calorie count for one serving.. but what is one serving? One biscuit? Two? 394 calories is high if it’s just one biscuit so I want to feed to my babe accordingly. (Also I’m a too tired mama to do the math and figure this out..) thanks in advance.

Hi Harmony, I’m not quite sure where that calorie count is coming from! Sorry for the confusion. I ran the numbers and it comes out to roughly 83 calories per biscuit. That said… babies and toddlers are very very good at regulating their own intake. So I wouldn’t worry about your baby overeating.

5 stars
I just made these as directed and they came out great. The dough formed easily and I was able to knead with my hands into shapes. My baby is 14 months and really likes them. They came out bready with a soft center, similar to a fig bar. I almost thought they were underdone but it’s just the way banana cooks.
One question, how long do they keep for at room temp and in the fridge?

5 stars
I just wanted to comment that I fee these biscuits are appropriate for babies over 1. My 14 month old still chokes on these occasionally because they are pretty dense.

Hi there can I use other cooked vegetables in stead of banana or does the banana serve a specific purpose?

Hi there, the banana adds flavor and also helps bind the biscuits. They may not stick together well with cooked vegetables only.

5 stars
I love how versatile this recipe is! I decided to try the savoury version, and opted for a half cup of pureed roasted pumpkin instead of the banana. I upped the olive oil to 3 Tbsp to make sure the pumpkin was moist enough and added a pinch of salt, rosemary and oregano, inspired by the focaccia bread I had made the day before which baby went nuts over. They turned out beautifully! In fact I may end up eating some myself with a bowl of soup! I found the dough a bit sticky when I first mixed it, but as luck would have it I was forced to set it aside for half an hour before baking and when I came back to it, it was perfect for shaping. Can’t wait to try more variations! Next up, peanut butter banana!

How soft are these supposed to be? I made these and they were fairly simple to make. I was afraid of overbaking them since the bottoms were turning brown when I flipped them, so I only baked them for 5 minutes on the 2nd side. I tried one and they’re too stiff to gum, but also not hard like gingerbread. They don’t really dissolve in the mouth. I’m concerned that my little one might bite off a chunk and then choke on it. He has his first two teeth coming in.
I used very fine almond flour since oats seem to bother my boy’s tummy. I also used 1 tsp of vanilla extract for flavoring since he’s had it before. I’m not sure if these turned out the way the recipe intended. Should these be hard like gingerbread? Any insight would be appreciated!

Hi April, you’re correct that they have a different texture than the store-bought biscuits, and are a bit more prone to breaking rather than melting. If you’re worried about choking, you might want to wait a couple of months until your baby is a little better at manipulating pieces of food in his mouth. I hope this helps!

This recipe needs a lot more work. Had to add more than 2xs coconut oil and they are baking like they will fall apart.

5 stars
Hello from France! I just made these for my teething 7 month old. They turned out great! I don’t have any bananas at the moment, so I decided to replace it with a jar of sweet potato purée. The dough came together to make a firm ball, I rolled it out, and cut them out with a round scalloped cookie cutter. I got 24 nice, firm biscuits out of this batch. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Next time I might try avocado oil with a jar of green veggies. The possibilities are endless.

5 stars
My girl loves these. I add in her leftover purées or fruit in hand. Not necessary, but a great way to use up fruit before it goes bad 🙂 or shredded carrots, etc. to mix it up. I always make a double batch now and freeze them so I always have them on hand. Thank you so much for this easy recipe, it is a staple in our house.

5 stars
Loved the recipe! They Came out perfect! Though I waited till I finished cooking them to ask my pediatrician if my 8month old should be using teething biscuits (he’s teething!)

Pediatrician: Is he crawling? ME: no not yet. Pediatrician: then he is not ready for teething biscuits.

Guess I’ll just eat these with Ice cream and save this recipe for when my LO starts crawlin’

5 stars
These are staples in our house even when our girl is not teething. I make a double batch and add any aging fruit we have on hand. I place all of the dough on a silicone mat in a jelly roll pan then use another silicone mat or parchment paper to push down and shape the dough. I use a pizza cutter to cut into strips. I put half in the refrigeratorFor immediate use, and put the other half in the freezer to keep them fresh until we use them.

If anyone has used a nut butter or peanut butter??? I have mixed nut butter from Costco that expires in a couple of days so I’m hoping to use this up. I just don’t know the science of binders (Banana, applesauce,…etc) and flours in banking.

I’m not sure- we haven’t tried this! But I’d love to hear how it turns out if you give it a try. 🙂

2 stars
I just made these, so the kids haven’t actually tried the yet, but I found the dough to be so dry. I added extra coconut oil, still wasn’t enough so I put a tsp of organic peanut butter in (it has a lot of natural oil) still dry but I went ahead with them. They cracked a little during baking. I will try this again, with a little less oat flour, see how that does.

5 stars
These were really good! I added a tsp of Cinnamon and toasted coconut flakes. I also added a splash of milk to form the dough as mine was a tad dry. L/o is 16months and really enjoyed them!

I made these a few years ago for my granddaughter and they came out great. Made then yesterday for my 7.5 month old grandson. Gave them to my DIL, because they were going to the other grandma’s for brunch and I told her to keep an eye on him when he had one. I think the dough wasn’t moist enough. I had to wet my hands a bit to shape them, but still, I think they will break/crumble a bit when “slobbered” on. The ones I made for big sister were nice and hard. I’ll try again and amend the dough if I think it’s too dry.

Moms and dads, a number of you mention that you used, or ask about using peanut butter in this recipe. I hope you have an epi pen on hand, in case your little one has a nut allergy, which is not uncommon in babies. My grandson breaks out in mild hives when he eats, or even touches certain foods and when our dog licks him. Nuts and dairy were confirmed last week, so far, at the allergist. Some babies could even experience respiratory distress. Might be best to wait until your pediatrician okays nuts and stick with fruits and veggies for this recipe while they are little.

Similar could be said for honey, which should not be given to babies under a year old. Sweetener is not needed when using banana, sweet potato and many other fruits or veggies. Babies don’t really need them to be sweet. We’ve just conditioned them to crave sweet things. They mainly like to put things in their mouth and chew/suck on them. But if you must, a pinch of stevia (lol! I don’t like stevia), or a tiny bit of maple syrup won’t hurt.

Happy Mothers Day!

Another thing I meant to mention, I store them in the freezer. If kept at room temp they will mold after a while. A week, or so?? In the fridge they might get moist and not be as hard.They will keep indefinitely when frozen and no need to defrost. They are teething biscuits, after all. The cold biscuit feels good on sore gums.

5 stars
I’m the grandma, SuSu, who made these biscuits and they worked very well as written. Not quite sure for the different results. My L/O is 9 months and just started crawling and heavily teething 3 teeth. These sooth her very much and she gums them until the bites are manageable.
I read yesterday, cloves are naturally soothing for teething any thoughts?

4 stars
This was the first time I tried my hand at baking. Followed your recipe and they turned out really well. My daughter is very choosy when it comes to taste & texture and she was pretty happy with these.
Thank you

Could you substitute apple sauce instead of banana???
Also, when you say flip, do you mean to rotate the pan or actually flip the cookies?
thanks. cant wait to try this recipe!

I’m not sure how it would turn out with the applesauce – you could give it a try? And yes – flip the actual cookies so that they get cooked evenly on both sides.

5 stars
So easy to make and my babies loved this recipe! Sharing it with my new mom friends and family! Will make some and gift it to the babies when they are old enough. Thank you for providing such a wonderful recipe!

5 stars
Came out very good for my 12 month old. But I wouldn’t recommend for very young babies. My baby was gagging on them at times

Can someone please help. I made these they came out good look great but are rock solid.. I’m afraid to give them to my baby incase he chokes. I was looking to make it similar to the baby liga biscuits which dissolve almost instantly once consumed.. these can’t be safe for a baby? What did I do wrong?

I’m not sure what happened for you. Did you change the recipe at all? Did you overbake? My recommendation would be to decrease the amount of time you bake them for – your oven might run hotter?

2 stars
A Caution! Easy to make. I thought they would be more like the Farley’s biscuits, the ones that the babies could suck on and the cookie turns to mush. These are not like that our guy has been on purees for a couple of months, he bit these off and gagged on a chunk . A caution! these do chunk off and they can choke. Watch them closely.

Hi I tried this recipe with 1 banana but the the dough is not forming it is very dry. Can I use 2 bananas instead or what can I use to form the dough?

My daughter loves them! She won’t chew on toys anymore so this is bound to help with teething pain. I used ghee in place of coconut oil and freeze dried mango powder to flavor these “mango-banana” and my LO chewed happily. Thank you for the recipe!

5 stars
My kiddo LOVES these and they have really helped sooth his teething pain.

I sometimes add a scoop of peanut butter to the mix and he really seems to like it.

I make them round using ring molds and they turn out perfect every time.