Thursday, January 8, 2015

Homemade Teething Crackers

Meghan struggles with eating, and we have been seeing a variety of specialists and therapists to help her out over the past several months. Therefore we like to try and get her as much nutrition per part of food that she manages to eat! I worked with & adapted several recipes for gluten free crackers and homemade teething biscuits to come up with these teething crackers for her. She really likes to gnaw on them when she's working on a tooth and they sneak some extra (albeit, a lot of the vitamins are synthetic) nutrients into her body. If there's a chance she's absorbing some of those extra vitamins and minerals while relieving teething pain, I call it a win!!

1 T. butter
1 t. coconut oil
1/2 t. salt
1 c. gluten-free brown rice cereal (I use Gerber Organic)
1/3 - 1/2 c. water (I use Berkey filtered)

Melt the butter and combine with coconut oil, salt, and rice cereal. Add water slowly, mixing with a spoon. Mixture should be a thick dough; do not add too much water - typically I use 1/3 to just a tiny bit more water.

Drop the dough into the middle of a baking sheet. Place some parchment paper or a silicone mat over the top and press until very thin. Score into the shape of crackers you want (I typically do long skinny strips) and bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Choose how long you cook the crackers based on whether you prefer a gummy cracker or a crispy cracker for your babe.

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