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2 Ingredient Apple Oatmeal Cookies (No Flour, Eggs, Butter or Oil)

These apple oatmeal cookies are just 2 ingredients and very easy to make. They don’t contain any flour, eggs, butter or oil. They are great for a snack or even breakfast. The cookies are ready in about 20 minutes, including baking time.
a stack of apple oatmeal cookies.

I have been making these cookies a lot lately. They are perfect for an afternoon snack that everyone in my family is able to enjoy, even the little one. Best of all, they are so quick and easy. It takes me less than five minutes to prepare the batter and about 15 minutes to bake.


  • Applesauce
  • Oats

Applesauce: You can use sweetened or unsweetened applesauce to make these cookies. If you prefer sweeter cookies, use sweetened applesauce. If you are on a low sugar diet or prefer less sugar, then you can use unsweetened applesauce.

Oats: These cookies can be made with either old fashioned rolled oats or quick oats. The exact amounts needed are provided at the end of the post in the recipe box. The amounts differ slightly because the rolled oats need more liquid to make sure they are fully moistened before baking.
five cookies stacked up.

Rolled Oats versus Quick Oats

Cookies made with rolled oats will have more texture and chew from the whole oats. Cookies made with quick oats are softer and easier to eat. I prefer the rolled oats version because I love how the oats add more texture, but for some of my family members I made the quick oats version.
close-up shot of a stack of oatmeal cookies with a bite taken out of the top one.

Mix-in Ideas

The cookies can be enjoyed as they are, but you can also add mix-ins for more variety and to add more sweetness. Variations I’ve made:

  • Adding cinnamon to the applesauce or using cinnamon applesauce
  • Adding chocolate chips
  • Adding dried fruit like dried apples, raisins and cranberries

stacks of cookies on a work surface.

More Easy Cookies

2 Ingredient Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Servings: 9 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
These easy oatmeal cookies make a great snack. They take only 20 minutes to make and don't contain any flour, eggs, butter or oil!
4.75 from 8 votes


  • 4 oz applesauce sweetened or unsweetened
  • 1 cup - 1 tbsp (77 g) rolled oats or 1 cup (87 g) quick oats


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add applesauce and oats. Mix until thoroughly and evenly combined and all oats have been moistened by the applesauce.
  • Use a 1.5 tbsp cookie scoop to scoop cookie dough and place onto prepared baking sheet, spacing cookies 2 inches apart.
  • Use the palm of your hand to press down on dough balls to form thick round disks about 3/8 inch thick. Smooth and round the edges of the disks if needed. The cookies will not spread during baking, so how you shape the cookies will be how they will look when they are finished baking.
  • Bake cookies for about 13-15 minutes or until edges start to turn light brown. The rolled oats version will need a longer baking time. I baked the quick oats version for 13 minutes and the rolled oats version for 15 minutes. If you aren't sure if the cookies are done, try to remove one cookie using a cookie spatula. It should come completely off the cookie sheet (i.e., no middle section still stuck on). Uneaten cookies can be stored at room temperature for about 2 days or longer in the fridge or freezer.


  • These are not like classic oatmeal cookies. These are a healthier oatmeal cookie that taste more like baked oats but firmer and in cookie form.
  • If you prefer sweeter cookies, I recommend using sweetened applesauce and/or mix-ins like chocolate chips or dried fruit.
  • 4 oz of applesauce refers to the weight. If you don't have a scale, it is just slightly under 1/2 US cup or you can use the individual applesauce cups which are usually 4 oz containers.
  • See post for more details about the difference in texture for the rolled oats versus quick oats. 
  • Estimated nutrition information is calculated with rolled oats and unsweetened applesauce.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 37kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, NET CARBS: 6

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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46 comments on “2 Ingredient Apple Oatmeal Cookies (No Flour, Eggs, Butter or Oil)”

  1. I have old fashioned oats, are they considered rolled oats or quick oats?

  2. I just luv this recipes. Cause I’m always looking for snacks with no sugar, cause can’t eat sugar. But I’m glad I have found this recipes so I will be starting my snacks can’t wait to try it. Thank you. For this recipes for people who luv sweet snacks n healthy.

  3.  Could you use cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips in the oatmeal bananas chocolate no bake cookies?

    • Sorry, but not sure which recipe you’re asking about – this one has applesauce and oatmeal. Are you asking about something else? Let us know, and we’ll try to answer your question.

  4. Exactly what I was looking for, turned out so perfect I wish I could add a picture. Was looking for a easy grab and go baked oatmeal, just top with a little peanutbutter, jam etc and you’re good to go.

  5. Awsome recipes

  6. Add chopped walnuts and cranberries
    Also halved oats with coconut and dried apricots 

  7. is there a way to make them last longer than 2 day without being in the fridge or freezer? My daughter is a teacher and the kids are always looking for food (High School). She spends a lot of her own money to keep healthy snacks in the room, these cookies would be better and cheaper.

  8. Eagerly waiting to try this.

  9. I love these healthy recipes! Can I add natural peanut butter to these? If so, how much? Thank you 🙂

  10. I’m looking forward to trying these. Really curious if I can add ground flax to increase fiber? I’m open to other fibre ideas too if you have any tips!

  11. My grandchildren and I enjoyed making and eating these cookies .We added dried cranberries in half and chocolate chips in the other half . Both were very good !

  12. So many of these recipes look FANTASTIC…. Does anyone know where I can find the Weight Watcher points for them?

  13. I will definitely try making these applesauce/ rolled oats cookies to reduce sugar consumption. 

  14. Can I use nuts in these ?

  15. Following weight watchers…looking for low sugar ..low fat recipes

    • We have quite a few options – click on “recipes” at the top of the page and you’ll see our full recipe index.

  16. They were a little too bland for me. I prefer a crispy cookie. For a second batch I added sesame seeds, a little honey, sprinkled a little salt and cooked it longer. Family and friends liked them.

  17. I like this recipe thank you sir

  18. Ty love the easy recipes

  19. Love pumpkin ty Mary

  20. These cookies look so simple to bake and a healthier choice as well. Thank you for these recipes

  21. Thank you soooo much for your easy, healthy, AND guilt-free recipes. I am really trying not to consume a lot of sugary, salty, and high fat foods. By taking this approach I feel so much better. Also, I am finally steering away from the diets that aren’t healthy and not realistic. Again, Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  22. I literally make these same exact cookies for my dog! I don’t bother firming then into shapes. I spread them on parchment paper with a spoon, hate them and cut them with a pizza well after they’ve cooled. She LOVES them! 

  23. Good.Recipe

  24. I love this recipe…Super easy and healthy…but I would like to know if I can use pear sauce instead of Apple sauce?