Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  223
  • Protein  10 g
  • Carbohydrates  30 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  212 mg
  • Sodium  79 mg
  • Potassium  230 mg
  • Phosphorus  214 mg
  • Calcium  55 mg
  • Fiber  4.0 g

Cran-Apple Oatmeal Plus Egg

Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially if you are a dialysis patient. DaVita renal dietitian Ellen offers her recipe for Cran-Apple Oatmeal Plus Egg, a hearty breakfast packed with nutrition and filling enough to satisfy until your next meal or snack.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe modified from The American Diabetes Association, The American Dietetic Association Family Cookbook, Volume II-1984. Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Ellen from Ohio.

Portions: 2     Serving size: 1-1/3 cup


  • 2 cup water
  • 1 small apple, diced 
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup oatmeal, quick-cooking
  • 2 eggs


  1. Combine water, diced apple or applesauce, cranberries, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer until apple is tender.
  2. Stir in oatmeal, bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute.
  3. Gradually add half of the oatmeal to a beaten egg. Add that mixture back to oatmeal and cook about 10 seconds.
  4. Serve with milk or milk substitute and sweetener, as meal plan permits.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 fruit, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Egg may be added directly to oatmeal if desired.
  • Avoid instant oatmeal because it is high in sodium.
  • Oatmeal is a whole grain that contains more phosphorus than refined cereals usually recommended on the dialysis diet. Check with your dietitian to see if this recipe is appropriate for your individual diet.
  • If desired substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce for fresh apple.

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Cran-Apple Oatmeal Plus Egg

prince5909 says:


I love oatmeal. But because of the phosphorus can eat it only so often. I'll ask my dietian. Sound really good.

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