Peanut Butter Teething Biscuits: Introducing Allergens
New guidelines from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-sponsored expert panel recommend early and frequent introduction of peanut protein in infants between 4–6 months of age, depending on the risk for allergy development, to prevent peanut allergy.
So here’s how you make these delicious Peanut Butter Teething Biscuits that work wonders to keep your teething baby busy, introduce a common allergen (peanuts), and help your baby with strengthening their chewing and hand-and-mouth coordination:
Note: We’ve also made a downloadable and printable recipe card for you if you prefer having your own catalog of baby-friendly recipes!
Ingredients (Makes 20)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup quick oats
½ cup peanut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 mashed banana
½ cup applesauce
2 Tablespoons oil
- Mix the first five ingredients together.
- In a separate bowl, mix together banana, applesauce, and oil.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry to create a stiff batter.
- Using your hands, shape into small slightly flat fingerlike biscuit shapes.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for 10 minutes more.
- Leave uncovered to completely cool and slightly harden overnight. May be frozen and served directly from the freezer to soothe irritated teething gums.
Nutrition information per serving (1 biscuit):
Saturated fat: 0
- The recommended way to introduce baby-friendly peanut foods depends on whether your child is at high risk of developing a peanut allergy.
- Understand the symptoms of an allergic reaction and what to do.
- For high-risk infants, the guidelines advise 2g of peanut protein at any meal or snack, three times per week.
- Depending on your child’s risk, peanut foods should be introduced according to these guidelines after they’ve already started other solid foods.
- Whole nuts should not be given to children under 5 years of age.
- Do not give peanut butter from a spoon or in lumps/dollops to children under 4 years of age.
About the Author
Francesca Sta Maria is a data-driven marketing professional who is passionate about bringing awareness to products that improve lives and create sustainable change. She can’t choose a favorite food since she has so many after living in over 9 global cities across 5 continents.