Homemade Baby Biscuits

Jessica Penner, RDBabies & Kids, Baby Health, For Baby, Recipes100 Comments

DIY Baby Cookies

Homemade Baby Biscuit

Babies don’t need teething rusks but it sure is nice to give them something that they can easily pick up and eat. That’s where this recipe for baby biscuits comes in.

why these homemade baby cookies are the smart choice

While teething rusks are just starch, sugar, and salt, these biscuits are full of nutrients that babies need, like iron.

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DIY Baby Biscuits

  • Author: Jessica Penner, RD
  • Yield: 25


A high iron cookie for your baby.


  • 1 banana or ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup dry iron-fortified infant cereal
  • ¼ cup flour (all purpose, whole wheat or gluten free)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Combine the fruit, butter, and egg yolks with a fork until well-mixed.
  3. Add the dry ingredients and stir, using a spoon.
  4. Roll into 24 small balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
  5. Flatten the balls with the palm of your hand.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Once cooled, store in a sealed container in the fridge. These will be good for several days.

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100 Comments on “Homemade Baby Biscuits”

  1. Great cookies. Even adults can enjoy them. My baby wouldn’t t eat baby cereal so I needed to do something with it and this did the trick!

  2. Hey Jessica!

    Just want to confirm which cereal are we to use in this recipe? Rice, wheat?? Can we use formula milk instead?? Please do reply 🙂

    1. You can use any type of iron-fortified baby cereal, so either rice or wheat would be great. I wouldn’t recommend replacing the cereal with formula, no, I don’t think it would stay together. Thanks for your questions!

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