Reflux Friendly Cooking: Banana Bread Pudding
Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food 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!
Banana Bread Pudding
When my son with acid reflux disease was little, and hardly any food “worked” with him, I could always count on bread pudding made with rice milk and rice bread to comfort us all.
4 cups day-old French bread cut up into cubes (rice bread also works well)
1/4 cup butter or butter substitute, melted
2 cups milk (rice milk also works well)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg or ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup sliced firm bananas
Place the bread cubes in a greased 2 qt. casserole dish; pour the butter over the bread and toss to coat. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs; add milk, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt. Stir in the bananas. Pour over bread cubes and stir to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm. I sometimes cut this recipe into a third and make it into an afterschool snack in a small ramekin.