This week's Craving Ellie in my Belly recipe is from What's For Supper? Although I wanted to follow the recipe to a "T" (where did this phrase come from??), I decided to opt for the easier, lower calorie version that Johnstone's Vin Blanc put together. You can visit the blog to view that version of the recipe. Ellie's version includes bran flakes, carrot baby food, amongst some other things. I read Johnstone's Vin Blanc's post before making and decided to try her version out. It comes in at 50 calories per cookie (on their blog. I couldn't get 30 small cookies out of the batch, only 20.. so I'm guesstimating 75 calories per cookie). I really enjoyed how simple this version is. Simple ingredients: quick oats, apple sauce, dried cherries, honey, baking soda, canola oil, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, whole wheat pastry flour, and some vanilla.. all things I had in my kitchen already (I left out the flaxseed). Although my pictures don't do the cookies justice, these were really good! The applesauce made them super moist and the dried cherries add a nice tart kick. They reminded me of the consistency of a muffin, but overall really good. Kyle enjoyed them too. I packed them up for snacks for work this week and he always ate them so that's a good sign ;) Remember on this post how I said it was hard to find snacks for him... well, Ellie is doing a great job. So far he likes to eat the Nutty Granola and the Breakfast Cookies (modified version). I do plan to try Ellie's original recipe, but I like the idea of using un-refined sugars like honey and lower fats like applesauce. I recommend this cookie as a healthy snack for kids and adults a like. Thanks What's For Supper? !! To check out what everyone else thought of the recipe or to see the different variations, visit the blogroll on CEiMB.