Oatmeal is a great food for people who experience reflux, and these soft, moist oatmeal cookies make for a healthy snack or dessert.
3 ripe bananas (blend until smooth)
1⁄2 cup brown sugar
2 whole eggs
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup instant rolled oats
1⁄4 cup sesame seeds (toasted in a pan on the top of the stove until golden brown)
1⁄4 banana cut into small pieces or 1 ounce dark raisins (simmered in water for 10 minutes to rehydrate) for garnish on top of the cookies
1. In a bowl, add the bananas, sugar, eggs, salt, vanilla and sesame seeds.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and
3. Add the dry ingredients to the banana mix in 3 stages by folding dry
into wet with a rubber spatula.
4. Spray non-stick coating on a cookie sheet.
5. Place 1 teaspoon of cookie mix on the cookie sheet. Keep cookies about
2 inches apart.
6. Place a small slice of banana or some raisins on top of each cookie.
7. Cook in a preheated oven set at 350°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until the
cookies turn a light golden color.
8. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Yield: 40 cookies
Nutritional information per cookie: Calories 84, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 12g, Fat 1g
Recipe from Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure by Jamie Koufman, M.D., Jordan Stern, M.D., and French master chef Mark Bauer. Used with permission.