Homemade Teething Biscuits: Spelt SticksNaomi Odes
I got this recipe from a German friend. This is the first time I’ve made these sticks, and frankly, I could’ve done a little bit of a better job making them stick-like. I think they sort of look a little turd-like, but SERIOUSLY, they are delicious. I’ve eaten 3, already. Wait, aren’t these for Fuzz? Yes, they are. He can have the remaining 9 that I saved from the dozen I’ve made so far. (Well, maybe I’ll just have one more…)
These are very easy to make, although you need about 20 minutes to prep it before it goes in the oven, which Fuzz did not so much give me. This might explain the sloppy logs. Regardess, if you’re into making baby food these are great for older babies (nine months plus). Here’s what you need:
1lb Spelt Flour (available at health food stores or Whole Foods)
2 Bananas (I used frozen ones that were really ripe)
4 oz butter
You can also add sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, or flax seeds, but check to make sure your baby is not allergic first!
Preheat your oven to 400 and away we go!! Click for the awesome recipe.
Carrots and Bananas 1 of 6Peel Bananas and mash with a fork. Rinse, peel and shred carrots into very small pieces.
Spelt Flour 2 of 6Add carrots and bananas to spelt flour and mix
Butter 3 of 6Add butter (cut into chunks)
Dough 4 of 6Knead into dough
Rolled Sticks 5 of 6Roll into sticks and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 30 min at 400 or until golden brown and crispy.
Finished Sticks 6 of 6Wait for sticks to cool completely before giving them to baby. They should be hard, not soft.
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