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Recipes for People With Acid Reflux

Awesome Oatmeal Cookies

The special ingredient? Bananas!

awesome oatmeal cookies

"Awesome Oatmeal Cookies" — Jamie Koufman

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
rolled oats.

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

Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook and Cure

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.

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