Something a little different for a rusk. People often mention “I made them too fat!” and worry they cant use them for bub. Here is a solution – When the rusks have a firm crust but still soft, carefully cut them in two and continue baking. The end result is like a biscotti! Oh la la! My rusk recipes:




Banana Biscotti Rusks

  • Serving Size: 18

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermo Mixer
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 105
  • Total Time: 110


  • 2 large ripe bananas (250g), skin removed
  • 310g wholemeal self raising flour
  • Water, if needed


  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees.
  2. Place bananas into bowl and blitz on speed 5 for 10 seconds.
  3. Scrape down
  4. Add flour.
  5. Blitz on speed 7 for 5 secs.
  6. Lock lid and interval speed for 2 mins until a dough forms. This will be slightly sticky. If your mix is a little dry just drizzle in some extra water through the hole in the lid.
  7. Shape your dough into small logs keeping in mind they will rise. If you want a rusk, a longer skinny shape is best. If you are wanting the biscottis have them a little thicker, keeping in mind you will cut these in half.
  8. Place these on a lined baking tray and into the oven.
  9. After approximately 15-20 mins remove from oven and carefully slice the rusks in half. Please dont burn yourself!
  10. Continue to bake until very hard but not burnt. Approximately 30-45 mins depending on size.


  • Store these in a brown paper bag in the pantry. Storing them in a container will soften them.


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  1. Mary Symes April 28, 2014 at 2:03 am - Reply

    hi, i’m wanting to make these for my teething baby, but using rice flour instead. can you pls tell me if i would use the same quantity and how much baking powder? thanks 🙂

  2. Holly October 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I made these for my son and he loves them! Even my 2.5 year old daughter steals one or two! I made these about 4 weeks ago and they are still fresh in a paper bag on the bench!
    So glad I don’t have to buy that rock hard store bought rubbish now!!

    Thanks Peta!

  3. Christine November 3, 2014 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    These were so easy to make and love how my 7 month old can hold them! Would be interested to know if you had tried rice flour Peta. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Christine November 3, 2014 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    These are great and I love how my Son can hold on to them. I’d be interested to know if you could make it with rice flour too. Thanks for all your recipes Peta!

  5. Anna April 16, 2015 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    These are awesome. My baby and his two baby cousins all love them. I made 3 little men happy by making a batch of these!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOO easy!!

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