Definitely no honey! You shouldn’t give honey to a baby under 18 months! Molasses is really high in iron which is why it is included! The maple syrup might not be sticky enough to hold these together. The wheat germ is also necessary as it provides a very high amount of fiber, protein, vitamin B6 and a bunch of other vitamins and nutrients!
Love the recipe, they look great. One concern is the molasses. It seems to fall in a “grey area”. It is said to possibly carry spores forming botchulisum like honey. I realize it is high in iron but is there a substitute if I am not comfortable giving it to my child?
I think it’s supposed to be for babies 8 months and up. Your baby should be able to chew solids before you start introducing any kind of teething cookie, they will crumble and they are supposed to be eaten.
I would suggest you get her a tri chew or a chewy tube if she wants some serious oral stimulation, they will provide enough sensory input for her.
Great timing! My son is getting teeth 3 and 4 right now and I am going to make these today. I’m subbing ground roasted flax seeds for the wheat germ, because it’s what I have, and subbing almond flour for the soy flour because I always have almond flour on hand. I am so excited to be able to give my son something that can help ease his pain. Thanks!