Thursday, June 2, 2011

Going Bananas - Yellow Shorts and a Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

YELLOW SHORTS - Necessary Objects
CASHMERE SWEATER - Banana Republic (Thrifted)
TAUPE STRAPPY HEELS - Steven by Steve Madden
FAUX SNAKESKIN CLUTCH - Last Chance Boutique
NECKLACE - Heavenly Treasures
WOOD BRACELET - Heavenly Treasures

Princess Sparkles had her "Spring Sing" today.  Basically parents and their preschooler sit in a circle and sing songs.  I accidentally left the printed up words at home so we had to "wing it."  You know, how you sort of say the words slightly after everyone else and/or try to guess what the next words are going to be?  And forget the tune, you just go with something neutral (unless you get lucky and it's a tune you know).

I was having a little difficulty choosing today's outfit.  Partially because I was trying to accomodate two link ups ("Fruit Week" hosted by Megan Mae Daily and Casual Chic Kiki, and "Thursdays are for Thrifters" hosted by Spunky Chateau) and because I just wanted to be comfortable.  I decided to go with shorts because they're comfy and I just got these cute things at Loehmanns a few weeks ago.

Anyway, in the end I was able to "wing it."  I took a little inspiration from some of the other participants, threw on a pair of yellow "banana" shorts, and a thrifted cashmere sweater (I know, not really spring/summer, but then again, isn't cashmere considered year-round?).  I also kept everything neutral.  Basically I found that putting this outfit together was kinda like singing songs you don't know!


1-1/2 cups flour (I often do 1/2 wheat, 1/2 all purpose)
1 cup quick cook oats
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil (can substitute apple sauce for oil too)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 banana, mashed up
1 cup chocolate chips

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.  In another bowl beat egg, then add milk, oil and vanilla.  Add the mashed up banana.  Add the dry mixture in and stir until just combined.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Grease muffin pan and spoon batter in (should make 12 muffins).  Cook at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.


Melissa said...

You look adorable! Those shorts are fantastic on you and I LOVE those sandals! It sounds like you had a great day, hope it was fun!

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Megan Mae said...

My yellow skirt was a wool blend. I love the 'banana shorts'. The muffin recipe sounds delicious.

Kimberly said...

cute outfit love the shorts so adorable! and those muffins look amazingly delicious!

Tiffany said...

Your look kinda of matches your recipe. =) Yellow and brown - chocolate chips and bananas... Ok, I'm being cheesy. lol You look so cute and those muffins sound delicious!

AlbeeLucky said...

You look great in this outfit. Love the yellow shorts, shoes, necklace- o.k. the whole outfit :)

Gracey said...

Love the yellow shorts - such a great color to show off your lovely legs.

Courtney Erin said...

Oooh, yellow shorts!!!! Love!

xoxo ~ Courtney

D said...

Nice gams for a banana and I love the straps on your shoes--wish I could see a closeup. Your fakeout on singing reminds me of a Mr. Bean episode.

LOVE JOICE said...

Love your look! and the yellow short really good on you! the banana muffin make me hungry ^_^
xx Joice

The Beauty-Addict said...

love the outfit! you look gorgeous! :) such a fab and mouth watering post!! :D

Mongs said...

your recipe sounds simple enough for lazy bakers like me. Your outfit seems to match your recipe too :-) yummy colors!


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Baby Budget Blog said...

Mmmm to the muffins and love that your outfit reflects the muffins...bananas and chocolate chips :)

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

omg...i am a huge fan of Banana muffins or banana cake!!this gives me a reason to just copy the recipe than to research haha! i love your necklace and your clutch (you should show your clutch more), and that Mom's Day out outfit was very stylish, you're probably one of those remarkable stylish moms at your daughters' school.

Meagan said...

Those muffins sound so good! I can't believe you thrifted that sweater! And that necklace...I'm dying over it!

Anonymous said...

I agree cashmere is a year round fabric. Love the little yellow shorts and I'm going to copy this recipe right now.

You think I can turn it into a bread instead?

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