Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  151
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  20 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  37 mg
  • Sodium  72 mg
  • Potassium  29 mg
  • Phosphorus  34 mg
  • Calcium  27 mg
  • Fiber  0.5 g

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

DaVita renal dietitian, Meg from Alabama, knows how to make a crunchy snack treat that is kidney-friendly and easily fits into a diabetic diet. Try her remarkable recipe for Cranberry Orange Biscotti.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Meg from Alabama.

Portions: 18     Serving size: 1 piece


  • 2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, sweetened


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  3. In a medium bowl sift together flour and baking powder.
  4. In a large bowl beat sugar, butter, orange zest and salt with a mixer. Add eggs, one at a time and mix until well blended. Slowly add flour mixture and mix until all flour is incorporated.
  5. With a spoon, mix macadamia nuts and cranberries into dough.
  6. Remove dough from bowl onto a very lightly floured surface; form dough into a loaf that is approx 12” long and 3” wide.
  7. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until barely golden on surface. Remove from oven cool loaf for 30 to 40 minutes.
  8. Cut the cooled loaf into 3/4”-thick slices using a bread knife. Place slices back on the baking sheet and bake for another 15 minutes until biscotti are lightly golden. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Cooking times vary with each oven.
  • Biscotti can be stored in an airtight container for about one week.
  • Great for gift-giving around the holidays.

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