On The Glo Cookies

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 22, 2009

Little did you know that my question last night was a trick!

Ok, not really a trick, but I was looking for a new recipe to create in the kitchen! And who better to get my inspiration from than all of you? :)

A healthy Cinnamon Roll was insanely popular in the comments! And trust me, the research for these has already begun. Sometimes I research various recipes for weeks before I even attempt making my own version. Those will be coming- promise!

Last night I was in a cookie mood. A power cookie mood!!!

And so without further ado, I present to you:

‘On The Glo’ Cookies



These cookies have so many amazing ingredients packed into them they make an awesome power cookie that is sure to rev you up when you are ‘on the glo’. The healthy fat from the flax, almonds, and coconut will leave you feeling satisfied and will ensure a slower release of energy into your system. No 3pm sugar crashes here!

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 (small to medium) ripe banana
  • 3 T almond butter
  • 1 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t maple extract (optional)
  • 1.5 T non-hydrogenated coconut oil (or any oil like vegetable or EVOO)

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup spelt
  • 3/4 cup raw oats
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 T dark chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 t aluminum-free baking powder (or regular if that is handy)
  • 1/8th t sea salt (or a bit more if you like salt)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the wet ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Mix very well, allowing the coconut oil to incorporate well. In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients except the baking powder. Stir well. Now sift the baking powder in and stir well. If you are like me and didn’t have a sifter until a few months ago, do not despair. Just stir and stir and stir very well. Give the wet mixture one final stir and then add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir until just incorporated. Do not mix any more than you have to (I always get nervous when recipes say this, so I am really not sure why I am saying it). Relax it will work out. Even if you stir a few more times than you need to! :) Now spoon the batter onto the baking sheet. The cookies don’t spread too much so they only need to be 1 inch apart or so. Bake for 13 minutes (no longer as they dry out) and transfer to a cooling rack.

Yields 15 cookies.


Nutritional Information (1 cookie): 169 Calories (kcal); 9g Total Fat; 21g Carbohydrates; 0mg Cholesterol; 4g Fibre; 4g Protein.

I used both Dreena’s Super Charge Me Cookies and Diana’s Banana Oat Power Cookies for my recipe inspiration.

The taste?

  • Eric and I both loved these cookies! They definitely passed the test. I love that in each bite you get something different. The cocoa also adds a nice smooth chocolate-y flavour throughout. I made them both with cocoa and without cocoa and I can’t decided which ones I like best. If you decided to leave out the cocoa, just throw in a couple extra tbsp of oats or spelt flour. Eric liked the chocolate chunks the best and the texture of the cookie the most.

Note: The next morning I was disappointed to find that the cookies were very crumbly! I am going to have to tweak this recipe some more.

The best part about these cookies is that you can experiment with different mix-ins. You could try adding dried fruit like cranberries, or nuts like walnuts, or whatever your little heart desires!


Last night’s workout was fun. We did the his and her’s bike/run-a thon as we call it. lol. Eric gets the easy part- biking slowly while I run! Hmph! That is ok though, I am just happy to see him being active with me. I was happy as a clam!

After getting my gear on (ugh!!) it was time to head out the door!

The workout:

  • Duration: 35 mins
  • Max heart rate: 159 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 145 bpm
  • Avg pace: 10:27 min/mile
  • Distance: 3.35 miles

It was a fun way to get some exercise while Eric and I caught up on our days. We talked a lot about Glo Bakery and some ideas we want to implement. I also got my new business cards yesterday (LOVE them!!!) and we chatted about those. The 35 mins flew by!!! Much quicker than my indoor treadmill workouts that is for sure.

After the run, I felt energized and had a pep to my step. I am feeling more and more confident that I will be able to run the 10K coming up on June 14th. Here’s hoping! :)

I also did Circuit 1 of Level 3 of the Shred (about 10 mins). It is so hard, I love (hate) it! I did walking planks, superwoman’s, pikes, pile squats (without jumping action to go easier on joints), scissor abs, and more. What I like about the Shred is how you can pick and chose what workout you want to do. If you only have 10 minutes, no problem!

Untitled-51 Day 56 (May 22): I learned this move from the 30-Day Shred and it is one of the most effective exercises I have ever done! I was yelling and cursing Jillian Michaels! lol. It is called the Walking Plank. Start in a plank position (like you’re at the top of a push-up with your arms straight, hands directly under your shoulders, legs straight behind you and the balls of your feet pressed into the floor). Lower your right arm so the forearm and palm are flat on the floor and the elbow is directly under your right shoulder. Then lower the left arm so the forearm and palm are flat on the floor and the elbow is directly under your left shoulder. Next, place the right hand directly under the right shoulder and press up until the arm is straight. Do the same on the left side, so you are back in the start position. Repeat the move, starting with the left hand. Do a total of 10 reps, alternating the starting arm each time.This move felt like it was literally SHREDDING my core into shape! Awesomeness!!!

On that note I have a full to-do list today so I better get cracking! I am coming down with a cold (I am so stuffed up) and it just occurred to me that I have been forgetting to take my new liquid garlic! So you can imagine what is going into my GM this morning!

Happy Friday!!

Coming up later today- another hot topic!! :)


Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though ’twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Christina May 22, 2009 at 9:09 am

Omg I love the name of those cookies. So cute! They sound delicious too :)


Katherine May 22, 2009 at 9:22 am

Those cookies sound so wonderful, and so versatile too! I can’t wait to see how the healthy cinnamon rolls turn out as well ;-)

Aren’t workouts with your husband fun?? Sebastian (my husband) and I went for a run in Central Park with our dog this morning and it’s such a great way to spend time together, catch up on things and get a good endorphin rush at the same time!

Good luck with your to-do list today and have a good Friday!


Kris May 22, 2009 at 9:28 am

Did you buy Oil of Oregano yet?

Feel better :)


megan May 22, 2009 at 9:35 am

i love the walking plank move – it’s one of my favorites in the 30 day shred. I do it a lot when i only have a couple extra minutes to workout cause i feel like it works a lot of different muscles. :)


Lara (Thinspired) May 22, 2009 at 10:00 am

I’ve bookmarked these–they sound great, and such a perfect name!


Jocelyn May 22, 2009 at 10:02 am

oh those cookies look good!! I should try makin somethin like those:)

I just did my second day of the shred.. and for an overweight out of shape girl…it was tough…I’m a sweaty mess lol I’d hate to see whats on level 3 :P


Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 22, 2009 at 10:05 am

OOOH fabulous looking cookies, and I LOOOOOOVE the name!!
You’ve gotta check out my giveaway/sale on my blog today! You’ll love it!


brandi May 22, 2009 at 10:07 am

those cookies look great!

I made some healthy cinnamon rolls a few weeks ago – here’s the link – they turned out amazing!



Alison May 22, 2009 at 10:11 am

LOVE walking planks! I did Level 3 this morning too! :)

If you are a Jillian fan, definitely check out her weekly radio show. I download the podcasts and listen to them during long workouts. She is a WEALTH of information, I cannot get enough of her. (And she is WAY sweeter on her radio show than she on the Biggest Loser! LOL!)



Help Meghan Run May 22, 2009 at 10:18 am

Yay! Can’t wait to see the next hot topic. :)

www. HelpMeghanRun .com


Hangry Pants May 22, 2009 at 10:20 am

These cookies look so hearty and awesome!


Danielle May 22, 2009 at 10:38 am

Those cookies look and sound incredible! Yummmmy ;)

I just wanted to congratulate you, Angela, on how far you’ve come with your online bakery. I was reading your old posts the other day (since I wasn’t an original reader) and saw that you had listed it as one of your goals just a couple of months ago. You did it girlie! And not only did you simply create the site but you’re coming up with the most creatively healthy treats I, for one, have ever seen! My own dream is not to have an online bakery but I want you to know that you’re perseverence, courage, and imagination have inspired me to pursue and achieve my own. You rock :)


Kiersten May 22, 2009 at 10:53 am

The cookies sound great! I don’t make cookies very often, but I think I would if they were all as healthy as those.


Jennifer @ His N' Her Health May 22, 2009 at 11:10 am

Those cookies look amazing! I can’t wait for the next hot topic!


Alisa - Frugal Foodie May 22, 2009 at 11:59 am

Power cookies! Those look great, thanks!


Ellen @ Peace in Motion May 22, 2009 at 12:09 pm

those cookies look YUMMY!


Bec May 22, 2009 at 12:11 pm

a healthy cinnamon roll, you better get on that I want one now lol!


Gin May 22, 2009 at 12:58 pm


As someone who has recently discovered a passion for food and baking and thinking seriously about quitting my 9-5 drudge that’s supposed to equal a job to attend culinary school, I am inspired by your website. You followed your dream and that to me is incredibly courageous.

I wanted to share my health story. I have an extreme high metabolism and don’t really gain weight (I know poor me) but it has been a health issue for me not seeing the weight go on I have eaten pretty much crap my entire life, I have been sluggish, tired, suffering from migraines, insomnia etcetera since about freshman year of college. At the beginning of this year my doctor told me to keep a migraine journal, marking down what foods I eat and what drinks and noting how they make me feel. I realized although I may not be gaining weight I have still been very unhealthy. I made a committment at the beginning of this year and began reading food blogs, cooking at home more often, running, learning the power of positive thinking, and getting healthy. I love reading your posts about your bakery and all your healthy food, and all your life goals. I’m on my road to health right now and glad to know I can read about yours and know there can be success.



Leah @ Simply fabulous now May 22, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Yuck, feel better.. good luck getting over that cold!

Love the look of the cookies!


Heather May 22, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Those ccokies look great! I’m loving the almond butter in them! :)

Take care of that cold… I always hate it when I’m not feeling up to power. Hopefully the green smoothie will help things out! ;)


Shelby May 22, 2009 at 2:03 pm

I can’t wait for the healthy cinnamon roll recipe!

Oh and the cookies look to-die-for!


LB May 22, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Yummmm. My stomach is now rumbling. Thank you for sharing this delicious looking recipe!!

I have never been one to cook all that much but since discovering your website, I have really been inspired. I made the spelt tortillas this week and they were delicious! Next on my list are the raw granola bars. And after that, I will definitely attempt these cookies. :)


Denene May 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm

OK – I feel foolish for asking this (but now that I see it as an ingredient I’m really confused), what is spelt?


MaryBe May 22, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Oh those cookies made me wish my monitor was a scratch and sniff!


Katherine April 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Hi Ange:) I wanted to let you know I just made these with a few adjustments: agave instead of maple syrup and oat flour instead of spelt flour and they turned out delicious! I think the cocoa powder MAKES them.

Thanks for the recipe! You are my go-to for healthy treats! I hate the feeling when I workout and eat healthfully all the time, but “ruin” it by eating something very decadent. These cookies make me feel good about indulging while maintaining my healthy lifestyle:)


Stephanie @ Laugh and Cook September 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Hi Angela,

I made these cookies today and OH MY WORD!!!! Sooo delicious!!! And it’s a perfect recipe for one of those Fall days. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!


Hayley September 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Hi Angela,

I’m really interested in making these cookies – except for one ingredient. My manfriend has an allergy to coconut, can you suggest something else instead of the shredded coconut?

P.S. I hope you have a safe flight home from Paris!

Thank you!!


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