Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  187
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  29 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  19 mg
  • Sodium  134 mg
  • Potassium  45 mg
  • Phosphorus  48 mg
  • Calcium  54 mg
  • Fiber  0.9 g

Cranberry Muffins

This Cranberry Muffins recipe by DaVita dietitian Bonnie from Texas is modified for the kidney diet from a recipe she found in Better Homes and Garden® Cookbook.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe modified from Better Homes and Garden® Cookbook and submitted by Davita Dietitian Bonnie from Texas.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1 muffin


    • 1-3/4 cups + 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 7 tablespoons sugar 
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 3/4  cup cranapple juice
    • 1/4  cup cooking oil
    • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Grease twelve 2-1/2" muffin cups or line with baking cups; set aside.
  2. To prepare streusel topping, combine 3 tablespoons of the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.
  3. To prepare muffins, combine remaining flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.
  4. In another bowl whisk egg, juice and oil together. Pour egg mixture all at once into flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in chopped cranberries.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Sprinkle streusel topping over muffin batter in cups. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden and a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. 
  6. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm.   

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Streusel topping is optional. Adds 2 grams fat and 2 grams carbohydate per muffin.
  • Freeze or refrigerate leftover muffins. Heat for 10 to 20 seconds in the microwave before serving.

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Cranberry Muffins

Namesx3 says:


What if you used cranberry juice instead? Dietitian comment: Yes cranberry juice will work and potassium is slightly lower.

Aug. 02, 2014, 1:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry Muffins

jimmiejack says:


How is the sugar in the muffin portion supposed to be divided? Dietitian comment: No the granulated white sugar is not divided. However the flour is divided. The recipe has been adjusted to reflect this.

Oct. 14, 2013, 6:24 AM - Inappropriate review?

Cranberry Muffins



Excellent version for a muffin. Love it. I've shared it with friends. THANKS!

Oct. 08, 2009, 7:54 AM - Inappropriate review?

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