Your heartburn diet does not need to eliminate desserts. This low fat recipe for banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting should keep heartburn from ruining your evening.  Please remember that everyone’s heartburn triggers may be a little different.

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or use paper cups.
  • In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until well blended. Set aside.
  • In a second larger bowl, beat together sugar and butter into a creamy mixture.
  • Add vanilla and the mashed bananas to the creamed sugar and butter and beat well.
  • Next, add egg whites to the mixture and beat thoroughly.
  • Stir in half the flour mixture with the sour cream. Add the remaining flour mixture, and stir until it’s just combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the greased muffin tin or muffin cups. There should be enough batter to make 12 cupcakes.
  • Bake for 25-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 15 minutes before removing the cupcakes from the pan, and cool cupcakes completely before frosting them.
  • To make the frosting, beat all the frosting ingredients together in a medium bowl until creamy.

Spread the frosting thinly over the cupcakes using a knife or spatula.


Diet alone is usually not enough to eliminate the symptoms of acid reflux and GERD (heartburn). Other lifestyle changes you can make to prevent continued damage to your esophagus are: 1) While sleeping, elevating the head of your bed with Gravity1st™ Elevated Sleep Systems mattress utilizes gravity to keep stomach contents where they belong – in your stomach 2) Losing weight 3) Stop smoking 3) Eliminate Alcohol 4) Ask your doctor about the prescription medications you are taking – they may be causing you problems.

Doctors who specialize in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, such as those recommended by are a great option. They are very knowledgeable about the disease and it’s common triggers.