Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  297
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  42 g
  • Fat  13 g
  • Cholesterol  32 mg
  • Sodium  95 mg
  • Potassium  193 mg
  • Phosphorus  74 mg
  • Calcium  35 mg
  • Fiber  2.4 g

Easy Apple Oatmeal Crisp

Childhood memories often center around favorite foods. Do you remember the smell of cinnamon, brown sugar and butter baking with apples in the kitchen? If you do, chances are the dish was something similar to kidney-friendly Easy Apple Oatmeal Crisp, submitted by DaVita renal dietitian, Karen from Washington. Oh, the smell of it coming toward the table hot from the oven — yum!

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Karen from Washington.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/2 cup


  • 5 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cup whole oatmeal 
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter 


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.  Peel, coire and slice apples. 
  2. In a bowl, mix oatmeal, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.
  3. Cut butter into oatmeal mixture with a pastry cutter until well blended.
  4. Place sliced apples in 9” x 9” baking pan.
  5. Sprinkle oatmeal mixture over apples.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 fruit, medium potassium
  • 1 high calorie
  • 2 fat 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Five medium apples yield approximately 5 cups after peeled, cored and sliced.
  • Oatmeal is a higher phosphorus cereal and may be suggested as a food to limit. This recipe provides only 1/8-cup oatmeal per serving; phosphorus is comparable to many other acceptable dessert recipes.

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