Whole Wheat Carrot Biscuits For Tiny Tums

Posted on Nov 4 2009 - 1:20pm by Christine

When we lived in England, a ‘biscuit’ was what would be known as a ‘cookie’ in the US.

Here in the Bahamas, however, the word ‘biscuit’ is generally used in the same way as in America – it means a little bread, made with a leavening agent and is pretty much the same thing as what the British would describe as a ‘scone’.

Biscuits here and in the US are often served alongside savoury dishes – and we’ve learned to really enjoy this little accompaniment to our dinner! We’ve also done a fair bit of playing around with recipes in order to create biscuits with – you’ve guessed it – vegetables in them!

Today’s recipe is our version of biscuits, made with whole wheat flour and carrots. We did use some white flour in the recipe as we found them a bit too dense with 100% whole wheat flour – but if your little one doesn’t mind a heavier texture, then simply use all whole wheat instead.

Whole wheat carrot biscuits

These biscuits are a great finger food for babies who are comfortably biting and chewing. They can be eaten just as they are, or spread with something yummy (try homemade yogurt cheese) – your little one can even use them to dip in soup!

To Make Whole Wheat Carrot Biscuits for Your Baby You Will Need…

2 oz (1/2 cup) whole wheat flour
2 oz (1/2 cup) all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tbsp butter
6 oz (3/4 cup) cooked, mashed carrots
2 to 4 fl oz (1/4 to 1/2 cup) milk
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 375 deg F (180 deg C).
Mix the flour, baking powder, spices and brown sugar together in a bowl.
Rub in the butter until the mixture looks like bread crumbs.
Mix in the mashed carrots, then add enough of the milk to form a soft dough.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 1/2 inch, then cut with a cookie cutter into circles.
Grease a baking sheet and place the biscuits on it, at least one inch apart.
Bake until golden (around 10-15 mins).

Please let us know whether your baby enjoyed these biscuits!

And you can find more tasty carrot baby food recipes here

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12 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Shonda November 15, 2009 at 6:08 pm -

    I tried these with my son and he loves them. I used a heart cookie cutter. πŸ™‚

  2. Christine November 15, 2009 at 6:19 pm -

    Oh, that’s lovely! And you have some fantastic recipes on your blog!

  3. Selma December 11, 2009 at 5:52 am -

    Great recipe! Quick and easy! And my baby loved it!

  4. BJ December 12, 2009 at 11:20 pm -

    My 17 month-old son loved them! Thank you! I used unbleached flour and am going to try 100% whole wheat next time and honey instead of sugar, I also may try more spices, as I couldn’t taste them, not that they were for me, mind you… I used a wee gingerbread cutter, but after they cooked, they looked like a fish! A great teaching tool about how Jesus fed 5000! I take a a few in a baggie on our outings. do you have more recipes to share with other vegetables? Thank you again.

  5. Christine December 13, 2009 at 8:55 am -

    Hello BJ, yes, we have lots of recipes using veggies! You can try entering the names of vegetables in the search box at the top of the blog, which will bring up all recipes/articles using those veggies – or please let me know if you’re looking for something specific.

  6. KJT January 3, 2012 at 10:28 pm -

    I can’t wait! I have about this much carrots left over from a orange-ginger roasted carrot dish and hope the bright warmth of their flavor comes through in this scone recipe. Thanks for this!

  7. Christine January 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm -

    You’re very welcome πŸ™‚

  8. taran May 26, 2012 at 2:01 am -

    can i give these cookies to my 7 months old?

  9. Christine May 26, 2012 at 7:55 am -

    It really does depend on your baby’s stage of development. As it says in the post, these are ideal for babies who are confidently biting and chewing – whilst they ARE very soft, they do not completely ‘melt in the mouth’ and will require a little chewing. Some babies are ready for that by 7 months – but some really might not cope too well with the texture.

  10. Jenny June 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm -

    I just made these for my almost-10 month old, but instead of carrots I used zucchini since we have a lot in our garden right now. I just steamed and mashed it and removed the seeds. I also didn’t roll them out, just dropped them on parchment paper. They are so good! My baby also loves them. I love that they are egg-less. I already have other variations in mind (such as mashed pineapple/coconut milk!)
    Thank you!

  11. Christine June 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm -

    You are very welcome πŸ™‚

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