The Perfect Post-Workout Cookie. ~ Anastasia Halldin

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on Apr 25, 2012
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15 Minutes to A Healthy, Delicious, Gluten-Free Vegan Treat.

Have you ever eaten a cookie after a workout or yoga class and felt guilty about it? I have a perfect after-exercise cookie recipe for you. It’s rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, vitamins B and other nutrients.  It is also vegan, low calorie, gluten-free, added sugar-free and has avocado for fat. Oh, and it takes 15 minutes to make, so you have no excuses not to try baking it.

Note: If you don’t need to avoid gluten, both whole wheat flour and spelt flour work well in this recipe.


Perfect Post-Workout Cookie

2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free variety is fine)

1 cup gluten-free flour mix

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

¾ cup walnut pieces

½ cup dried cranberries

¾ cup raisins

2 mashed bananas

1 mashed medium avocado

1/3 cup olive oil

2-3 packets Stevia

1/3 cup water

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all dry ingredients. Slowly mix in the wet ingredients. Mix well to combine. Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Using a spoon, place cookies on the cookie sheet about one inch apart. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the cookie edges are starting to get darker.

Allow to cool on a baking rack or plate and enjoy.


Anastasia Halldin is a stay at home mom of an active toddler and baby-twins. She has a Ph. D. in holistic nutrition, is a yoga teacher and a former model. She speaks 4 languages and makes yummy healthy meals for the whole family in twenty minutes. More of her delicious recipes can be found on



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10 Responses to “The Perfect Post-Workout Cookie. ~ Anastasia Halldin”

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  2. Shawna says:

    Yum! I want to make these. I love when there are less than 15 ingredients in a recipe and the prep time is less than 15 minutes. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Sam says:

    I don't think I ever tried a recipe that involved cooking avocado's.

  4. helen fitzsimons says:

    since when are oats gluten free?

  5. __MikeG__ says:

    Since always. For oats that are non-contaminated and pure, that is. Oats become "contaminated" when they are processed in facilities which also process grains etc which do contain gluten. Or when they are mixed with grains containing gluten. Oats that are not "contaminated" with gluten will say gluten free on the packaging.

  6. __MikeG__ says:

    Guilt for eating a cookie? I don't understand the formula of cookie=guilt.

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  8. Mary Rose Alexander says:

    These look yummy! Can you substitute whole wheat flour for the gluten-free & honey (instread of Stevia)?… also, any other oil besides olive for these? Thanks.

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