Oat Banana Cinnamon Teething Cookies – GF & vegan +6M

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Teething cookies!! Definitely a recipe that will come useful when your little one will start drooling like a pro and chewing every single thing he can grab to relive the constant discomfort due to red gums and growing teeth.

With my two kids I learned that teething cookies are a wonderful way to distract your baby from the minor teething discomfort. They keep him busy chewing and holding the cookie. Still, teething cookies do not solve the pain of teething, they are a temporary distraction. If your little one’s discomfort is high, you might want to consult your pediatrician for some homeopathic medications or mild pain relief.

I’ve been trying many and many teething cookies recipes since I started BuonaPappa and the qualities I’ve been looking in the “perfect” teething cookie are:

  1. HARDNESS: the cookie needs to be hard enough to be chewed for a loooong time without breaking
  2. HOW IT BREAKS: a good cookie either melts in the baby’s mouth or breaks in pieces big enough not to represent a chocking hazard
  3. TEXTURE: if on the gooey side, it’s easier to chew with the gums.
  4. FLAVOR: at the end, even a teething cookie, it’s a food. It should taste good! It’s not fun without flavor πŸ™‚

The Oat Banana Cinnamon teething cookies have all the above qualities πŸ™‚ Not only, they are vegan = no eggs, no dairy. So, perfect for little ones starting from 6 months of age. They are also without additional sugars, the sweet flavor comes from the banana and the coconut oil.

For this reason I really suggest to use ripe bananas, with nice brown spots on the skin, they are sweeter!! To give some extra flavor I added cinnamon. This lovely spice tastes and smells so good and also has lovely healthy properties: it’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Definitely enough reasons to start adding a pinch of cinnamon here and there in your baby food πŸ™‚

The recipe is very easy. You only need a food processor and an oven.

Start preheating the oven to 35oF/180C. In a food processor add the banana, the coconut oil and water. Blend into a creamy mix.

Add the oat flour and cinnamon and blend to obtain a soft dough.

If you don’t have oat flour at home you can simply make it with some old fashioned/rolled oats. Place the oats in a blender and mix up until obtaining a flour consistency, 2 minutes should be enough. Yes, it’s that simple!!

Roll the dough into a 1/4-inch thick sheet and cut any shape that can be easily handled by your baby: sticks, circles are the easiest.

For the video I made the donut shape ones simply using a regular cup for the big circle and the medicine measure cup for the little circle πŸ™‚ I also made some sticks simply cutting the dough in rectangles and smoothing them with my fingers.

Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with some parchment paper and bake for 15–20 minutes, until pale golden. Cool completely and store extras in an airtight container. Enjoy!!!

Are you looking for more teething cookies recipes? Here you are:

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Oat Banana Cinnamon Teething Cookies +6M Vegan & GF
Servings: 14 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 banana very ripe
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 cups oat flour blend steel cut/old fashioned oats in a mixer up until obtaining a flour consistency
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C

  2. In a food processor add the banana + coconut oil + water. Blend into a creamy mix. 


  3. Add the flour and cinnamon and blend to obtain a soft dough.

  4. Roll the dough into a 1/4-inch thick sheet and cut any shape that can be easily handled by your baby: sticks, circles are the easiest.


  5. Place the cookies on a parchment paper on a baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 15–20 minutes, until pale golden. Cool completely and store extras in an airtight container. 

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    Nina
    April 9, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    Can you use blueberries or applesauce instead of banana? If so how much?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      April 9, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      Hi! Yes, you can but you might need to add a bit more oat flour as the blueberries/applesauce have more moist than the banana. Ciao! b

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    Janie
    April 10, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Would it be possible to sub coconut oil with say avocado oil?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      April 14, 2020 at 7:36 pm

      Hi! yes, avocado oil is a lovely substitution for this recipe!

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    Rico
    April 28, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Should these be soft or hard. I thought you want them hard to they can suck on them with out then breaking a part to avoid them choking… mine cane out out kind of soft

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      Barbara Lamperti
      June 18, 2020 at 6:42 pm

      Hi! They should come out hard. If they are not hard enough I would suggest to leave them in the oven once cooked. Turn the oven off and leave them inside. That will dry them out furthermore. Another trick is to store them on the countertop but not in an air tight container. They will dry out furthermore too. Ciao! b

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    Ella
    May 13, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Can I substitute berries for the banana

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      Barbara Lamperti
      June 18, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Yes, the banana has a more binding effect. I would use a bit less berries so that the cookies will still come out hard enough to bite. 1/2 cup berries should be enough.Ciao!

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    Brandy
    May 27, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Can I put these in the freezer?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      June 18, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      Good question! I never tried but considering the ingredients I would say yes. You might even want to offer them frozen to your little one. The relief from the inflamed gums will be nicer. Ciao, b.

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    Jill
    June 4, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    What is another alternative you would suggest for coconut oil?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      June 18, 2020 at 7:11 pm

      Instead of coconut oil you can use butter or avocado oil. Ciao! b

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    Haley Prior
    June 9, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Hi I just made these for my bub. So easy and awesome btw. She loves them so far! I was wondering how long they last before I should put them in the freezer?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      June 18, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      So happy to hear that you liked them! You can store them on the countertop for a good week. If it’s very warm outside (summer days) you might want to store them in the fridge. Ciao! b

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    karina m.
    June 12, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Hi,
    I was wondering if I can use Cereal Whole Grain Oatmeal instead of the oatmeal flour.
    ( company is Happy Baby). Its already a fine powder. TY in advance. =)

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