Our neighborhood goes CRAZY over Halloween and fall. Literally as soon as October rolls around, you drive through the neighborhood and there are mummies, pumpkins, hay bales, ghosts, skulls, spider’s webs and the most Halloween decorations I’ve ever seen! Seriously, people in our neighborhood almost decorate their homes as much as they do at Christmas. It’s kind of crazy!
Last Halloween, it poured rain so we didn’t get to see our neighborhood in full on trick-or-treating mode, but from what I gather there are hub houses for the kids and adults to hang out at. People ride around on their golf carts and everyone is out to have a good time! Last year was Leyton’s first Halloween and as you can imagine, he slept through most of it while mom and dad went to a couple of parties. He was super cute in his little turtle outfit though! I’m super excited about it this year, but we haven’t decided on a costume for Leyton yet.
Because Halloween involves a lot of people being out and about and lots of younger kids with older kids, I think it’s wise to also be very aware of our surroundings and brush up how to keep Halloween spooky, but safe.
We have a couple of Halloween parties coming up that I’ll be making treats for, so I wanted to share another recipe with you since you are probably doing the same! And, I also found some non-candy ideas for you to pass out to kids in your neighborhood if you want an alternative. Since you all loved my YOLO Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich recipe so much, I’m back with a healthier fall treat this time: Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe! I got this chocolate chip muffin recipe from my sister-in-law, and have made them COUNTLESS times now. They are so good and easy. If bananas go bad around here, I either freeze them for smoothies or make this chocolate chip muffin recipe. Even the hubs approves of these Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffins so you know they are good!
Paleo Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe
- ½ C Coconut Flour
- ½ C Tapioca Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- ½ C butter, melted
- ½ C Coconut Sugar
- 1 C over-ripe Bananas, mashed
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 4 Eggs
- ½ C Mini Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk together coconut flour, tapioca flour, & baking soda.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together butter, sugar, bananas, vanilla extract and eggs.
- Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
- Gently fold in the chocolate chips. Divide batter among the muffin cups.
- Bake for about 20 minutes until the muffins have puffed and the edges have slightly browned.
How do you and your family celebrate fall or Halloween? Do you have any traditions? Fall recipes you love to incorporate? I’d love to hear in the comments below!
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Those look so so good! Feel free to mail me some. = ) Love your advice about being aware of your surroundings. A few Halloweens ago, our vehicles were broken into and our street bikes were stolen. It can happen anytime and anywhere! Great post!
I love getting fairytale pumpkins and passing out candy to the kiddos on Halloween night!
This recipe sounds absolutely amazing! I will definitely will be testing it in my kitchen!
Halloween is always such a happy sad time for me. It’s so much fun but there are so many negative things you have to be aware of. Thank you for your advice! xo
These sound and look so yummy!
These sound delicious! Must give them a try. 🙂
Ah this looks so delicious!! I always get the baking urge when the weather gets cooler out so I just might have to try this recipe out this weekend. Also your photo from last Halloween is the cutest!
These look so yummy and I have never eaten anything paleo but have been wanting to try it out !
These look SO GOOD! I am definitely going to have to try out this recipe this fall!!
Hopefully you’ll have better weather this year! Halloween is so much fun with little ones, and I think it’s so incredibly important to teach our kids about healthy food. These muffins are a perfect way to show them that eating healthy can also be fun and taste good!
I let my children trick or treat when they were little, but NEVER let them eat all that corn syrup and chemical filled candy. I’d replace it with real chocolate and healthier treats and they didn’t mind. In fact, my son hardly eats anything sweet now. He’s 22 and really cares about his health. My daughter is similar, although she does enjoy a sweet treat now and then.
Exactly! I hope Leyton will take after our healthy habits. 🙂 Thanks for your comment, Christina and I can’t say that I blame your daughter! Ha
Screen shot the recipe. Trying out this fall!! Very excited. Glad I found your page.
Lindsay | sell eat love
This recipe sounds amazing! I will definitely be trying this one out!
So glad to hear it, Sarah! I know you’ll love it!
How in the world are these paleo? I totally admire your ambition in the kitchen. These are making me soooo hungry, haha. Thanks for sharing!
Hey Lavenda! Girl, I know you’ll love them!
These look DELICIOUS! (And now I’m hungry.) 😉
Pink Champagne Problems
These look delicious! My fiancé loves sweets and his birthday is next week so I think I’ll make these!
These look so delicious!
You had me at chocolate chip 😉 I enjoy muffins, especially with chocolate chips so this is definitely an easy sell. Love the photos too. I feel like I need some muffins now LOL xx Adaleta Avdic
OMG these look so good! I can’t believe they’re paleo! Definitely adding this recipe to the weekly baking queue!
These look DELICIOUS!! I want to make them right now! Omg so yummy I’m hungry now, lol!
THese look so good!
Oh yum! Pinning now! Looks delish!
I don’t eat chocolate, but if I did I would DEFINITELY be making these! Saving this for my boyfriend, though! XO
These look SO yummy!! Will def be making for my hubs – he will lovelovelove!
Coming Up Roses
Paleo muffins? I had no idea eating healthy could be this delicious! Pinning for later!
xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise
I could totally modify this and make it dairy free!
Living in Color
Those would not be safe in my presence. Bwah! I’m drooling! Love that they’re paleo!
I’m gonna need these in my life!
excited to give these a try!
these look SOOOOOOO good!!!
Oh boy those look super yummy!!!
oh my!! Definitely making these this week! YUM!
I absolutely adore these muffins!! They are wonderful!!
Thanks Katerina! So good and easy FTW!
These look amazing! I would eat at least a dozen of these muffins.
Those muffins look divine! I would love one right now!!