Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Frugal Tips: Make Your Own...


I wrote earlier about how easy it is to make your own baby food. Well, the same goes for teething biscuits! Now I do realize teething biscuits aren't that expensive in the grand scheme of things. But you can make them much cheaper at home with things that you already have in your pantry!

I made banana because I always have bananas on hand. In fact, many times I have gotten them for $0.30/lb at Harris Teeter when they are not as ripe. Even at full price they are very inexpensive. This is a basic bread recipe but will make great biscuits for your kid to munch on!


1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana
1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Combine ingredients and stir only until smooth. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour or until firmly set.

Cool, remove from pan, and cut into sticks. Spread sticks out on a cookie sheet and bake at 150 degrees F for 1 hour or longer until the sticks are hard and crunchy. Store in a tightly covered container.

I actually did half and half - left half of the sticks as bread and made the other half crispy. Brianna likes them both ways. I also used whole wheat flour to make them healthier but of course you can use white. If your child doesn't like crispy snacks, definitely leave it as bread and they will love it just as much!

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