Diabetic Cooking

Hearty Apple-Cranberry Oatmeal

Preparation time: 10 minutes.


  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 cup quick oats (not instant oats)
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/2 small apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Artificial sweetener


In a saucepan, combine milk, apple juice, oats, cranberries, chopped apple, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover pan and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 2–3 minutes or until oatmeal is desired consistency, stirring often. Stir in artificial sweetener to taste.

Yield: 1 1/4 cup.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 133 calories, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 28 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1 fruit. Carbohydrate choices: 2.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.