The summer 2 ingredient cookie

So many of our current readers found us because of our 2 ingredient cookie – which I made up because I was sick of all the “healthy” cookies that still had like a thousand “mandatory” ingredients. I decided to come up with one that only had 2 mandatory ingredients – – and then whatever delicious mix-ins you want!

And YES. I know. I know. I know. I know that there are more than 2 ingredients in my cookie. Thank you for letting me know in the comments like a thousand times – I did graduate kindergarden and even college and can count past 2! It’s a miracle. But the base is just 2 ingredients – plus YOUR choice of more, if you want.

Ok enough Lauren rambling. We’ve modified the recipe for summer – since PEACHES are so abundant! Here’s the goods:

The Summer 2 ingredient cookie – (plus the mix-ins of your choice!)

The Summer 2 Ingredient Cookie - The Burlap Bag da 2 ingredients – equal parts:

peaches (pureed or mashed up a lot)
oatmeal (quick oats or regular!)

and then whatever other ingredients you want! Options that sound great: walnuts, brown sugar, chocolate chips, cinnamon, sea salt,  coconut flakes, pecans, raisins, smothered with nutella or peanut butter right before you eat…… or whatever else you want!

Our favorites (same in our original 2 ingredient cookie and our autumn 2 ingredient cookie) to mix in are cinnamon, chocolate chips, and nuts. 

The Summer 2 Ingredient Cookie - The Burlap Bag


1. Mix everything up! Equal-ish parts of peaches and oatmeal.  If you’re using a lot of “mix-ins”, you might need to add in more peach goop (yes i just said goop in a recipe) so it’s not too dry.
2. On a greased cookie sheet, cook them for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees.  Obviously, cook longer if they are still a little mushy in the middle!
 Steps: 1. Mix everything up! If you’re using a lot of “mix-ins”, you might need to add in more pumpkin so it’s not too dry. 2. On a greased cookie sheet, cook them for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees. That is IT! Here’s some photos of the whole process in case you got super confused by those 2 steps:
A few remarks:
-We put our peaches in the blender so the peaches would get real liquidy – but with a few nice peachy chunks here & there. I’m sure you could use canned peaches or peach pie filling! We even left the skins on – you can see the little pink pieces in the pictures.
-Quick oats definitely hold together better – but you can use regular oats if you’d like. I’d suggest chopping them up a little in a food processor/blender/on a cutting board so that they hold together better.
-do NOT forget to spray your pan (or use parchment paper). You’ll hate yourself if you forget/choose to ignore me. Oatmeal is like GLUE!
The Summer 2 Ingredient Cookie - The Burlap Bag
And as with a lot of recipes, this is a little bit of trial and error to best fit YOU!
Change the mix-ins, add in more peach, cook a little longer, turn your oven up more, make smaller cookies, smush the cookie “dough” down, etc.
The Summer 2 Ingredient Cookie - The Burlap Bag
Also, you should probably put these in the fridge within a couple of hours. The peach keeps them pretty moist, which means they could mold fast. Or, bright idea, just eat ’em!
Tell us what mix-ins you’ve thought of! And no telling me that these have more than 2 ingredients, seriously. :)


  1. Donna Mayfield October 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Has anyone tried Oats and applesauce

  2. Chey October 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I make the banana oatmeal ones regularly (in fact, I’m making them now) but now I can’t wait for peaches to be in season once again so I can try this variation.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Mary Kay January 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    How about a “berry” good cookie? Handful of strawberries/blueberries/raspberries/blackberries mushed in blender until ALMOST pureed, then enough oats to make the ‘dough’. Healthful summer treat!

  4. smilenow56Claire February 4, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I have made the Banana Oatmeal Cookies many times with different addins. Love it!

  5. Liisa Touati February 6, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Oat porridge doesn’t look inviting but this sure does. Thank you. Liisa with stomach problems

  6. Olivia Zarnack March 13, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Made them this afternoon & felt so happy that I could eat a few without guilt because they are absolutely healthy & energizing!! And are delicious!!! Going to try with other bases like chunky applesauce, squash, etc. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  7. Ann Walker June 12, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Just found your site. Liked the name The Burlap Bag -sounded “natural”. Anyway, I use raw oats, peanut butter, honey, vanilla flavoring, cinnamon. The last two are optional. They are so good. I will try adding an old banana just for a change. I do not cook them. I just roll them into a ball and refrigerate.

  8. javi August 29, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    I made the banana ones and i put a little of stevia .they were AMAZING!! So if yoy like a little bit more sweet that will do perfectly.
    Finally HEALTHY like really healthy recipes or ideas. Thanks

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