Heartburn Friendly Cooking: Breakfast for Dinner

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide May 19, 2010
  • Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature full of quick and easy meal ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I'll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I'll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for others in your family without acid reflux disease. Bon Appétit!


    Breakfast for Dinner: When I was a kid, I loved eating breakfast foods for dinner. Now, as a parent, I can have a treat like this one any night of the week. I make two batches, one in a small bread pan for my son with acid reflux using stomach friendly ingredients, and the other batch with more typical ingredients. Below I have listed the ingredients for both recipes, with the stomach friendly substitutions shown in parentheses.

     

    Bread Pudding with Blueberries
    Ingredients:
    - 1 Tbs. butter or vegetable oil to coat the pan
    - 6 eggs (use egg replacer as directed on the package)
    - 3 cups milk (use rice or soy milk, whichever is best tolerated)
    - 3/4 cup maple syrup
    - 2 tsp. ground cinnamon (use only as tolerated)
    - 1/4 tsp. salt
    - 4 slices day-old bread cut into cubes (use rice bread)
    - 2 cups fresh blueberries (use cut up apples if blueberries are not tolerated)
    - 3 Tbs. sugar

     

    Directions:
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the eggs (or egg replacer until frothy). Make sure if you are using egg replacer, you use warm water for mixing. Add the milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt. Add the bread cubes and mix gently. Fold in the fruit. Pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the filling is set. (This recipe also works great in individual ramekins, just be sure to reduce the cooking time).