I would often make my older sons wholemeal rusks when they were younger but I thought Id experiment with oats this time.

This take quite awhile to dry out and become hard. I don’t suggest baking these on a hot day like I did. 
 
These break a little easier then store bought risks. Rusks made with flour tend to be a lot harder I find. My son had great fun sucking on them once he got the hang of it. 
 
I’ll be experimenting with flavoured ones shortly.

My rusk recipes:

 
 

 

Baby Oatmeal Rusks
Yields 8
Homemade rusks are quick and easy. Oats are a great first food for babies so these rusks are perfect.
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 250g oats
  2. 100mls cooled boiled water, ave extra as well
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Add oats to bowl.
  3. Blitz on speed 9 for 30 secs. Scrape down. Repeat.
  4. Add 100mls water.
  5. Blitz on speed 5.
  6. Drizzle in water until it forms a firm dough.
  7. Stop and feel the texture if needed. It will be a little sticky but if you roll it into a ball it should hold its shape. You want it to be firm like playdough.
  8. Shape into 8 logs and place on your tray.
  9. I make little dents with my finger to make it easier to hold for my son.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes.
  11. Turn heat down to 150 degrees and bake until hard. It took about 45-60 minutes.
Notes
  1. Store in a paper bag. Putting them in a container will cause the to go soft.
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