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Graham Cracker Nut Butter Cookies

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I have a little bone to pick.

Remember that post I wrote about running with a jogging stroller?

Well… I wanted to go over some rules on what to do when you come across a person with a stroller (jogger or regular)

Here are the rules:

  1. If you’re mowing the grass and see someone running or walking with a baby or child in a stroller, politely stop the lawn mower and wait for them to pass.
  2. The same goes if you’re edging, using your leaf blower, or any activity that would cause blades of grass to fly in the face of a baby. Please turn it off and wait for them to pass.
  3. If you’re driving a car and see someone running or walking with a baby or child in a stroller, if they’re close… wait for them to cross. Do not try to play speed racer and cut off a woman and her baby. That’s not cool.
  4. If you’re walking on the sidewalk either by yourself or accompanied, and you see someone with a stroller coming your way… please make room on the sidewalk for them. Don’t be rude and force them to go on the street.
  5. If you see a woman with a baby and stroller struggling to open a door, help her… don’t ignore her and just let the door slam into her and the stroller that contains a baby. Again… not cool.

Those are all the rules I can think of right now… if I come up with more, I’ll be sure to let you know 😉

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A couple months back I made these Vegan Nut Butter Cookies.

They were delicious.

Since I have a plethora of graham crackers in my kitchen (don’t know why), I decided to crumble them up and add them in.

I also added some dates… cause why not.

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I love the way these turned out. They’re obviously not vegan cause of the graham crackers… but that OK with me 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • a little over 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup crumbled graham crackers (I left some bigger pieces in)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Combine all ingredients and use a melon ball scooper or a teaspoon and drop dough onto cookie sheet.

Bake for 11 minutes.

Enjoy!

Have a fantastic weekend 🙂 🙂 🙂

21 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on May 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Are graham crackers not vegan? Shows how much I know!

    Which would be nothing.

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on May 21, 2010 at 11:37 am

      My graham crackers are made my Keebler. I don’t think anything they make is vegan 😉

  2. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on May 21, 2010 at 9:04 am

    You know, people are just plain rude these days. And I know I sound like an 80-year-old, but it’s true.

  3. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on May 21, 2010 at 9:44 am

    This may be rude, but it takes me about 10 minutes, countless pulls at the cord, and a lot of sweating for me to actually get my lawnmower started. When it’s on, there’s no chance I’m turning it off until I’m done mowing the lawn.

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on May 21, 2010 at 11:36 am

      Fair enough… I know how hard it can be to get the lawn mower started 🙂

      I think a good compromise would be to at least move the lawn mower away from the stroller 🙂

  4. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie said on May 21, 2010 at 11:17 am

    These sound good too. I was going to bake last night.. and as I turned the oven on to prehead we lost power.. Great!

  5. Danielle (Runs on Green) said on May 21, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I totally agree with the rules- especially the lawnmower/leaf blower one!

    omggg you keep crankin out one delicious recipe after another!

  6. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on May 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Hmmm, I think these might be a good cookie to make with the kids at camp, pretty easy, right? And kid-friendly?

  7. Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said on May 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Great rule-I follow them all! 🙂

    Mmmmm these look GOOD!

  8. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on May 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    glad to see you are back in action! i can’t believe someone hacked into your blog! i have been missing your yummy dishes :).

  9. Ameena said on May 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    People without kids just don’t get it. I don’t think they mean to be inconsiderate but for some reason they just don’t get it!! I remember struggling with a stroller trying to open doors while people just looked on. Ridiculous.

    Great rules Estela!

  10. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on May 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    mmmmmmmmmmmm yummy 🙂 i’m really needing something sweet and delicious right now!

  11. Mo said on May 21, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Ha- I can relate to the stroller rules so well.

    Have a super weekend Estela!

  12. Erica said on May 21, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Although I do not have a baby, I do try and follow those stroller rules hahaha:)
    The cookies look great!

  13. sophia said on May 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    you give very interesting points, Estela! I never even really thought about the “ethics” of being polite to runners with strollers. Thanks for the tips!

  14. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on May 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Ok the cookies look awesome AND the raw girl I am, I wouldn’t even bake them…gosh they look soooo good! I may have to try those w/ GF grahams.

    The stroller stuff. OMG GIRL totallly agreeeeeee!!!!!! People are so rude and not only obliviously rude, but i swear they do it on purpose. I have posted recently about the rudening of society after nearly getting mowed down in an intersection in a crosswalk w/ my jogging stroller.

    thx for what you said about my pics…muah!
    xo

  15. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh said on May 22, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! these cookies look great, I can’t wait to try the vegan version also – thanks for the awesome recipe and I’ll be checking back soon (:

  16. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on May 23, 2010 at 7:15 am

    I like your rules for running/walking with the stroller. I always hold the door if I see a mom/dad with a stroller..I know one day I’ll be in their situation begging for some help! haha These cookies look so good, I love the idea of putting graham crackers in them.

  17. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on May 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    The cookies look delicious! Love the flavor combination!!! As for rude people…UGH, we dealt with that yesterday at the park. I think either people are getting stupider or they are just more self centered! My son was doing a sidewalk chalk competition (along with others) and people would walk right on what he was working on. Really, with all the other space, that is where you choose to walk? I still have hopes that there is a little bit of good out there. It gives me hope when I read you feel the same way!

  18. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on May 24, 2010 at 8:59 am

    As if I wasn’t obsessed enough with the original vegan cookies!!

  19. Nicole, RD said on May 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I love your stroller rules – too cute 🙂 You’re such a good mommy!!

    The nut butter cookies look soo yummy! I love your baked goods recipes. 🙂