Another Acid Reflux Friendly Meal Idea Part II

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Guide
  • Last week I provided you with a dinner menu that could be easily modified for someone with acid reflux disease. This week, I am sharing a menu for a warm and soothing breakfast that can also be easily adapted for someone with a sensitive stomach.


    Homemade Granola

    A dear friend of mine runs a Bed and Breakfast and taught me this recipe. I use the modified version below all of the time for my son with acid reflux disease - it travels really well in baggies for a snack!



    2 cups quick oats

    1/2 cup coconut

    1/2 cup sliced almonds

    1/2 cup sunflower seeds

    1/4 cup sesame seeds

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    1/2 cup honey

    1/3 cup oil

    Dash of cinnamon, salt and sugar


    Mix honey and oil together in a bowl. Microwave for 10 seconds and stir, then toss with all the other ingredients. Coat a baking sheet with a non-stick spray, and spread the mixture onto the pan. Bake at 300 degrees for about 30 minutes. The trick is to turn the granola after about 15 minutes, then when the entire batch is lightly browned, remove from the pan immediately onto aluminum foil. Sprinkle with cinnamon, salt and sugar.


    To modify the recipe: Substitute puffed rice cereal for the oats, and use other dry ingredients which are tolerated (for my son, I only use rice cereal and coconut in the dry mixture). Mix with the honey and oil mixture and bake as directed above. When the granola is cooling on the foil, add cinnamon, salt, sugar, and any dried fruit which is tolerated such as banana chips.


    Baked Bananas


    4 firm bananas

    2 tablespoons melted butter

    dash of salt

    3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel bananas and place in a greased baking dish. Brush bananas with butter and sprinkle lightly with salt. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the bananas are tender. Drizzle with maple syrup if desired.


    Hot Milk Steamer


    1 cup milk for each serving

    2 teaspoons white sugar

    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


    Pour milk into a microwave safe mug. Add sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Heat one to two minutes in the microwave depending on desired temperature. Stir before drinking (whisking can make the texture a bit fluffier).


    To modify for a sensitive stomach, use rice or soy milk, whichever is best tolerated. This is a great alternative to hot chocolate for those with acid reflux.

Published On: January 28, 2009