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Easter Cookies are easy to make.

It’s Easter time and one of my close friends is allergic to chocolate, so every year I make up a new recipe for her so she feels special.

This year I created these tasty Easter Cookies. They are chock full of healthy ingredients like pumpkin puree, currants, oats and cardamom.

One of my favourite spices is cardamom. It’s small pod delivers a pleasant aroma and flavour and is used in Indian cuisine.

Sometimes we overindulge at Easter time so it’s good to know that the spice cardamom which hails from India, Nepal and Bhutan has some amazing health benefits, here they are.


Health Benefits of Cardamom:

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Contains anti-carcinogenic properties
  • Controls cholesterol
  • Used to treat urinary disorders
  • Helps with gastrointestinal diseases
  • Contains anti-depressant properties
  • Helps with muscle spasms
  • Useful for dental disease


Easter Cookies


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup currants
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  2. Allow to sit for 10 minutes
  3. Form into cookies and bake 350F for 20 minutes



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Shirley Plant

About Shirley

I'm Shirley Plant, nutritionist and cookbook author. My passion is helping you figure out which foods fuel your body and which ones deplete it.

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Appearances By Shirley

  • CTV News
  • Rogers TV
  • The Eat Real Food Health Summit
  • Menopause Wellness Summit
  • The Parenting TeleSummit

Shirley's Cookbooks

Finally... Food I Can Eat!

Finally... Food I Can Eat!

A dietary guide and cookbook featuring tasty non vegetarian and vegetarian recipes for people with food allergies and intolerances. Recipes free of gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, wheat, nightshades, sugar and yeast.

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Finally... Paleo Food I Can Eat!

Paleo recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert. Recipes free of grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar, eggs and almonds. Plus, chapters on the mind body connection by Dr. Eva Selhub M.D and healing your body from chronic illness with Dr. Terry Wahls. M.D.