Reflux Friendly Cooking: Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide
  • 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!


    Oatmeal Breakfast Bars. My oldest son was home from college this weekend. He plays football and told me that he often has to eat breakfast on the run after morning practice. I made these bars to send with him back to school. They are super healthy and full of protein so they will stick with him until he has a chance to grab a meal.  

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    2 cups old fashioned oats

    1 cup flour (I used to oat flour to make it gluten free)

    2 tsp. cinnamon (or ground ginger if cinnamon is a trigger for you)

    1 tsp. baking powder

    1/4 tsp. salt

    1 1/2 cups milk (I used rice milk)

    3 Tbs. honey

    2 Tbs. peanut butter

    1/2 cup applesauce

    1 large egg

    1 tsp. vanilla extract

    1/2 large banana, quartered and diced



    Lightly coat an 8” x 8” pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients except for the banana. In another bowl, stir together the milk, applesauce, egg, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir to combine. Add the banana. Pour the batter into the pan and press to the sides. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Cool and cut into bars.


Published On: September 18, 2014