Quick and Easy Apple Oatmeal Custard


Serving Size:
1 mug

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Gluten-free


  • 1/2 medium apple
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Core and finely chop apple half.
  2. Combine oats, egg and almond milk in a large mug. Stir well with a fork. Add cinnamon and apple. Stir again until fully mixed.
  3. Cook in microwave on high for 2 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Cook an additional 30 to 60 seconds if needed.
  4. Stir in a little more milk or water if thinner cereal is desired.

Helpful hints

  • For additional flavor replace ground cinnamon with finely grated stick cinnamon.
  • Cooking time may vary for different microwaves.
  • Drizzle oatmeal with 2 teaspoons of honey if desired. Count as an additional 12 grams of carbohydrate and 1 carbohydrate choice if you follow a carbohydrate counting meal plan for diabetes.
  • Substitute 1/4 cup 1% low fat milk and 1/4 cup water for almond milk if preferred. This changes the protein to 12 grams, phosphorus to 278 mg and potassium to 358 mg.
  • Oatmeal is higher in potassium and phosphorus compared to refined grains, but can be included in most kidney diets. Discuss with your dietitian if you are unsure.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 248

Protein 11 g

Carbohydrates 33 g

Fat 8 g

Cholesterol 186 mg

Sodium 164 mg

Potassium 362 mg

Phosphorus 240 mg

Calcium 154 mg

Fiber 5.8 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 milk substitute
  • 1 fruit, low  potassium

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