Halloween weekend and the best dang gluten free banana nut muffins

Happy Halloween! I hope all you ghosts and goblins are going to go out and have some fun tonight, I know we sure will! We’ve been celebrating Halloween all weekend long. My little guy is 2 1/2 so he’s all about this whole “trick or treat” business. Except he digs through peoples candy bowls until he finds the one piece of candy that just whispers to him. It’s frustrating and oh so adorable. This year he wanted to be Batman SO BAD but being the procrastinating mother that I am I waited until Friday to get his costume and wouldn’t ya know that all the Batman costumes were gone. I felt bad but he was just as happy to get his police officer costume instead. He’s freaking adorable in it. It has muscles on the chest and arms so he asked me if he could wear his normal shirts over his costume to “keep his muscles” OMG YES YOU CAN.

This photo is so crappy but gosh this kid is adorable!
This photo is so crappy but gosh this kid is adorable!





We hit up a couple trunk or treats this year as well as a cute little Enchanted Forest that is held at one of the local Nature Centers, George Owens. I think that the kids loved it a lot. My niece Emery loved it because it had a princess castle and Lincoln loved it because there was a “real” fire breathing dragon outside of the castle. The same dragon was at the Halloween Parade and Lincoln nearly exploded with excitement when he saw it!

The whole fam on the tractor ride through the Enchanted Forest.
The whole fam on the tractor ride through the Enchanted Forest.

The Enchanted Forest was my fave because my sister and niece came, my mom and brother, my in-laws and my hubs and I were all there. It was one big happy adventure. And we drank hot cocoa with marshmallows like you do when you’re a kid. Take me back!


The parade was a blast! My hubs and I had Linc, my sis had her daughter and my mother and sister in law came with Lily, my youngest niece. Lily was a freaking HOOT during the parade. She was a dancing fool when the high school marching bands came by, it was pretty much the most adorable sight i’ve ever seen.


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Halloween is the BEST! But because of the major candy overload I needed to make something that wasn’t too sweet and full of crap. I had a bunch of bananas and my mother in law got me a bag of rice flour so I decided to whip up some gluten free banana nut muffins. Best decision ever.

Last night I had a craving for banana bread. I'm really trying hard with this whole gluten free thing. I just feel better without it, it's not for everyone. My mother in law (the best lady I know) got me a bag of rice flour. I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to try out some banana nut muffins! They. Are. Delish. I'll post the recipe to the blog tomorrow because everyone needs to make these! And they are the perfect snack for after a yoga class. #banana #bananabread #banananut #glutenfree #fitmom #delicious #mymotherinlawrocks

6 very ripe bananas

2 eggs, beaten
1/3 c. coconut sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 c. rice flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp pink himalayan salt
1/2 c. coconut oil, melted
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
Mash bananas in a medium bowl, add beaten egg and coconut sugar and oil. In another bowl add the flour and all other dry ingredients, not including the nuts.
Slowly pour the dry into the banana mix stirring well before adding more dry mix. When it’s all combined and well mixed fold in the nuts.
I keep mine in the fridge because they keep a little longer. Warm them up and enjoy whenever you need something sweet!
Happy Halloween you scary kids, you!
Scary Kari.

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