Banana Oat Teething ‘Rusks’

Teething – it can be a bitch! And sometimes we just want an easy food that will entertain our little one and keep them happy for a second! These Banana rusks do just that – they are a different texture to a rusk as it’s hard to copy that with real food ingredients – these are harder at first but soften when gummed on.

Banana Oat Teething Rusks

Course 1 meal a day, 2 meals a day, 3 meals a day, Baby Led Weaning, BLW, Snack
Servings 10 bars


  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 small ripe spotty banana
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 165 degrees and take out a baking tray
  • Place the oats in a high power blender or food processor and blend until it resembles a 'flour' consistency
  • Add the ground oats to a bowl and mash in the banana well until smooth. Add in the melted coconut oil and ground cinnamon. Mix well to combine.
  • The mixture will be sticky – the best way to work it is to place it between two pieces of baking paper and press it out with your hands, or gently with a rolling pin until thin.
  • Score gently with a knife into the shape of the bars and place into the oven on the bottom sheet of baking paper to bake for roughly 12-15 minutes until semi firm to touch but slightly soft within. The bars will firm up more once removed from the oven and set aside to cool
  • Once cooled, take the knife and cut the bars apart from one another. Store in an airtight container for two days. These are best consumed on the day.


Able to be frozen: no, they will lose the ideal texture once frozen & defrosted 
You can make the mixture and leave in the fridge for up to 4 days, and cook fresh on the day for optimal texture.
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