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:



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Baby Oatmeal Rusks

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermo Mix
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Homemade rusks are quick and easy. Oats are a great first food for babies so these rusks are perfect.


  • 250g oats
  • 100mls cooled boiled water, ave extra as well


  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.


  • Store in a paper bag. Putting them in a container will cause the to go soft.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 60


  1. cameron goldsworthy January 14, 2014 at 10:34 am - Reply

    thanks for the idea. How long will they keep for?

  2. Peta Lee January 14, 2014 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    I would say about 2 weeks as long as they are kept in the brown bag.

  3. Santosh seo March 28, 2014 at 6:33 am - Reply

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  4. Aisha February 3, 2015 at 2:20 am - Reply

    Hi there, I tried this rusk recipe today and cooked for longer then the stated time but found that my 5month old could still bite bits off and they were a bit crumbly, are they meant to be like this? Thanks 🙂

    • Peta February 5, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      Yes these are a much different texture to traditional due to the oats. I highly recommend the banana biscotti rusks for bub. Can only suck them to death. No bits can be bitten off 🙂

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