Serving Size:
1-1/3 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Heart Healthy


  • 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 large 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.

Helpful hints

  • Egg may be added directly to oatmeal if desired.
  • Avoid instant oatmeal because it is high in sodium.
  • If desired substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce for fresh apple.
  • For a gluten-free version be sure to use oats that indicates gluten-free on the label.

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

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

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

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