Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey or maple syrup (optional)


  1. In a small pot, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the rolled oats and diced apple to the boiling water.
  3. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the chia seeds and cinnamon, and stir well.
  5. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the oatmeal reaches your desired consistency.
  6. Remove from heat and let it sit for a minute.
  7. Drizzle with honey if desired.
  8. Serve warm.

Benefits of Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal

  1. Kidney-Friendly: Made with water instead of milk, making it suitable for CKD patients.
  2. High Fiber: Oats and apples provide a good amount of dietary fiber, aiding digestion and maintaining a healthy weight.
  3. Rich in Antioxidants: Apples and cinnamon are rich in antioxidants, which help fight inflammation and boost overall health.
  4. Heart-Healthy: Oats are known to lower cholesterol levels and support heart health.
  5. Hydration: Chia seeds help in maintaining hydration levels due to their water-absorbing properties.
  6. Natural Sweetness: The natural sweetness of apples and optional honey reduces the need for added sugars.

Nutritive Value (Approximate per Serving)

  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
    • Dietary Fiber: 8g
    • Sugars: 12g (from apple and honey)
  • Fat: 4g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Potassium: 180mg
  • Calcium: 70mg
  • Iron: 2mg

This nutritious oatmeal recipe is not only delicious but also supports overall health, especially for individuals managing CKD. It provides a balanced mix of carbohydrates, fiber, and healthy fats, making it a great choice for breakfast.

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