Peanut-Butter Cookie-Dough Bites

This treat provides a nice hit of protein without being overly sweet.

by Jamie Vespa, R.D. Recipe Developer

Smaller, more frequent meals and snacks are often best tolerated during a UC flare. These bites provide enough energy to get you through the gap. But we know, we probably had you at "cookie dough!" Get the scoop on how we developed our UC Cooking Club recipes!

Total Time
15 min


  • 1 ¾ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon


    1. Place oats in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl and add remaining ingredients; stir to combine.
    1. Use a small cookie scoop to form mixture into 20 to 22 bites, or roll into balls. Store in an airtight container refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Info

Per Serving: 243 calories; 14g fat; 2g saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 181mg sodium; 20g carbohydrate; 3g fiber; 7g protein; 6g sugar; 17mg calcium; 1mg iron; 71mg potassium
Jamie Vespa, R.D.
Meet Our Writer
Jamie Vespa, R.D.

Jamie is a registered dietitian, nutrition and food journalist, and digital influencer who operates the health-centric food blog and social media accounts, Dishing Out Health. She's the former Assistant Nutrition Editor at Cooking Light magazine. Prior to that, Jamie worked as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist with a focus on counseling organ-transplant recipients at a hospital in Tampa. She completed both her undergraduate dietetics degree and graduate clinical nutrition degree at Florida State University. Jamie lives in Denver.