Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods Non-Dairy Hot Cereal, Cranberry Almond Made With Organic Power Grains, 3.1-Ounce Cups

Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods Non-Dairy Hot Cereal, Cranberry Muesli is a terrific taste for breakfast–delicious whole grains (rolled oats, barley, triticale), combined with the nutty flavor of almonds and the sweetness of real cranberries. This hearty combination is high-fiber and low-fat. They are tasty and possibly addictive – cranberries in organic multigrain heaven. Go ahead, you deserve it. A great start to a great day.

Quick facts

  • Case of six 3.1-ounce cups of hot cereal mix (total of 18.6 ounces)
  • Made with organic whole grains, dried cranberries, and almonds
  • Vegan and low fat; contains no cholesterol or saturated fat
  • Quick and nutritious individual servings; good source of fiber and protein
  • All-natural, heart-healthy foods from the renowned McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California

Top reviews

Don’t buy it

The product tastes great – but it’s too much for a normal person, and there is no way to make half – you would have to make it and split it with someone…which kind of defeats the convenience of the product.
JoetteAtlanta, ID

This stuff is terrible

I bought this because I got reading all the fantastic 5 star reviews. This stuff is so terrible I couldn’t take more than a few bites and threw the rest in the garbage. Now I’m stuck with 5 more soups left that I’ll just donate to the homeless.
LuettaCircleville, KS

Too large of serving.

I have tried several of the oatmeal cups. This one has good flavor, does not seem as sweet but does have a lot of sugar. Nice texture. But I don’t want all my starch servings with breakfast. Won’t buy again just for that reason.
JonathonSuperior, AZ


Just to let everyone know, this product is NOT gluten free. It contains barley, which is not a GF grain. My favorite Dr. McDougall’s soup is the Black Bean! So good!
AllisonPort Edwards, WI

bad taste

the product was all as advertised except for its taste. it did not taste good. moreover, the almonds did not add to the taste and tasted like plastic chips almost. just a bad taste overall. would not recommend.
MarkusForesthill, CA

Yummy and satisfying for larger appetites

I guess I’m in the minority in saying that I love the large size of this product 🙂 I normally would make 2 “servings” as described on box of oatmeal – or two packets from a box — so this product is perfect sizing for me! 320 calories doesn’t seem like an overly large calorie amount either. Even if you were a smaller person and only consuming 1200 calories a day, this would only be 1/4 of your daily calorie needs, and a very healthy 1/4 of your calories it would be.

This is lightweight and easy to throw in a bag and bring to work – just add boiling water, or add tap water and microwave and let steep.

I like the occasional sweetness of the cranberries and the occasional crunch of the almonds. It’s pleasant without being too sweet. It’s also got 8 grams of fiber in a cup.

If you’re trying to decide between flavors, I found this tastier than the hot apple cinnamon variety cereal from McDougall.

LeTracyton, WA

Best ever

I love this meusli. So easy to make and “sticks to your ribs” til lunchtime. Tasty as can be. It is awful big, and I often wonder why they make it in the bigger cups instead of the smaller sizes. Still, I usually eat half and keep the other half in the refrigerator for the next day. A spritz of water, and microwave for a minute, stir and it’s just as good as the first day.

This stuff also hits the spot when I get the munchies watching t.v. at night. It’s sweet enough to hit the sweet spot.

TamicaSamnorwood, TX

Absolutely delicious.

I typically hate instant oatmeal. I often slave over steel-cut varieties, because all of the instant stuff seems to be mushy and lacking in texture and taste.

This is the exception. The oatmeal is thick and has a great texture, and it is chock-full of delicious, real cranberries.

The only thing is there are over 300 calories per cup! I don’t think that the ingredients of the oatmeal are to blame; it’s because the portion it makes is pretty big! However, if you are not counting calories or if you need a filling breakfast, you’ll love this.

KathleneRadisson, WI

Chewy With Super Flavors

Very tasty and nutritious, especially if left to thicken after adding boiling water or soy milk. Just the right amount of cranberries in it. No guilt because it’s got 0 fat but lots of good stuff.
DelbertClifton, AZ

Buy It

This is the best muesli I have ever tried. I would buy it if it wasn’t healthy.
KristleRosenberg, TX

Good, but…

I enjoy this Muesli, but I am not fond of the sliced almonds that are in the product. I love almonds, but not in hot cereal. Still very good though.
ShirleeSleepy Eye, MN

Tastes wonderful, but the portion is way too big!

I really like this hot cereal;it’s not too sweet or mushy. It has dried cranberries and 3 or 4 almond slivers thrown in. My only complaint is the portion size. It seems like a ridiculous amount of food for one person. I usually eat half and end up throwing the other half away. It’s a waste. I thought about saving it ,but that would defeat the whole purpose of a “convenient breakfast”. I realize everyone has different appetites and caloric needs. perhaps a 6 foot tall man would find this portion perfect, but for a five and a half foot woman, it seems too much. I wish McDougall’s would keep that in mind, and consider bringing back the small sizes as well, so we could have a choice.
DinaCaret, VA


Delicious and VERY filling. My huband loves them and they keep him satisfied. I had to stop eating them because I could never finish a whole one and they’re too expensive to waste!
GennaCalhoun, LA


AnyaGamerco, NM

breakfast most mornings

I love this cereal for its texture, degree of sweetness (not too), flavor of the cranberries. I have it for breakfast most mornings at work. I regret that it’s a lot of calories, but then again it’s breakfast (most important meal) and it’s healthy. It is hard to find in stores so that I am grateful I can get it in bulk through Amazon.
HughWarsaw, MO

VERY Filling!

This hot cereal is one of the best I’ve had. You get 10g of protein & 8g of Fiber. It is super filling and has a great taste. I am recommending it to anyone who will listen. Definitely worth it if your trying to lose weight or just have a quick healthy breakfast.
CindiCocoa, FL

Delicious vegan oatmeal!

I am a vegetarian trying my best to move to veganism, but it is difficult to find yummy alternatives for my favorite foods. This oatmeal has hit the vegan nail on the head. It is delicious but also convenient and affordable. The serving size is plenty ample for a morning meal. Will definitely be purchasing more of these in other flavors!
TerresaArgonne, WI

I so dislike hot cereal…..

I have never liked hot cereal…ever! Dr. McDougall’s Cranberry Oatmeal is fantastic. Unlike other hot cereals which are usually quite tasteless this has great flavor. I often bring to work for a quick lunch and now have anti-hot cereal friends buying this as well.
RhonaRed Lodge, MT

Great taste but prefer single-serving size

I love this oatmeal; I think it’s superior to other brands of instant oatmeal, but I agree with reviewers who complain about the amount of oatmeal in the cup. The label clearly states that there are two servings per container. I wish this wonderful hot cereal was available in single-serving cups.
NorahSitka, AK

Price Point

Why is this product no longer included in the top products for oatmeal? This product tastes better than the competitor, and is organic. The price point of nine dollars and change was fair, but to offer it higher will knock it out of the top search results. I used to buy 4 at a time. I understand also that this is 3.1 ounces of organic oatmeal vs. the competitor’s 1.9 ounces. Overall, I think you’ll be satisfied with the taste of the mixture of dried cranberries and oats.
AbrahamWebster, MA