Blueberry Waffles - A simple recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free waffles with crispy edges, fluffy centers, and plenty of fresh summer berries!

If you’ve been following along lately on the blog or Instagram, you might have noticed that there’s been a lot more gluten-free/dairy-free talk around here. Even though I’ve always tried to keep healthier recipes in the mix, this was originally (for the most part) a no-holds-barred, flour-filled, butter-filled, sugar-filled zone. That was fun (and still is!), but more and […]

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Healthy Everything Breakfast Cookies -  Clean-eating cookies loaded with oats, nuts, & dried fruit - a sweet breakfast (or dessert) without the guilt! {gluten-free and dairy-free}

Cookies for breakfast!!! In my ideal world this is totally a thing, healthy or not. In real life, though I have definitely eaten cake for breakfast before, dessert is obviously a thing typically reserved for the evening hours (or at least after 12 PM). But hey, show me a cookie that comes loaded with clean […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: 10-Minute Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos {GF}

May 3, 2017
Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos - a flavor-packed, super easy weeknight dinner, Mexican-style. Ready in 10 minutes!

The story of these tacos goes wayyyy back (think 2014), and I’ve been in love with them from day one. What started out as a recipe from a friend of a friend turned into a girls’ night Mexican-inspired chicken dinner, which I then decided needed to be recreated, turned into tacos, and shared on the blog. The […]

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Mini Marble Layer Cake (and Cupcakes!) with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting

April 26, 2017
Mini Marble Layer Cake (and Cupcakes!) with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I don’t bake layer cakes all that often because (let’s be real) I don’t need an entire cake sitting in my fridge for me to eat by myself, but every once in awhile I’ll pick a special occasion and use it as an excuse to make one. Part of that is honestly because I feel like I […]

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Apricot Almond Coffeecake

April 17, 2017
Apricot Almond Coffeecake | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Apricots & Almonds ♡… literally the perfect duo. More often than not when apricots are involved, I find a way to sneak in almonds (or almond extract, or almond paste, or a combination of the three) because I’m clearly just that obsessed with the combo. There’s my favorite scones & this amazing galette & even these GF, vegan granola […]

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Fudgy Flourless Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies {GF}

April 12, 2017
Fudgy Flourless Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Oh man, THESE COOKIES. They’re the definition of a flourless dessert – insanely rich and fudgy, and so so chocolatey. Think half brownie/half cookie, with nutella in the mix, and chocolate chips melting into every bite. They have slightly crisp edges and chewy centers, with all those gooey pockets of chocolate making for one intense chocolate […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Spicy Egg & Potato Tostadas

March 17, 2017
Spicy Egg & Potato Tostadas | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m going to state the obvious here and come right out with the fact that these probably aren’t anything close to what you initially think of when you hear the word “tostada”. They don’t seem like Mexican food at all, and quite frankly, I’d say the only reason why they qualify as tostadas is that – at […]

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One-Bowl Guinness Brownies

March 10, 2017
One-Bowl Guinness Brownies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

YOU GUYS. For the second time this year I’m actually on top of the holiday recipe thing. I didn’t miss Valentine’s Day and now I’m comin’ at you with Guinness brownies to fill your St. Patrick’s day with beer and chocolate. I mean honestly, what kind of blogger would I be if I missed an excuse to […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Easy Bacon, Egg, & Avocado Bagel Sandwich

February 27, 2017
Bacon, Egg, & Avocado Bagel Sandwich | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Let’s talk about breakfast for a quick sec (other than the fact that I love it). When it comes to breakfast, I have two rules: If there’s coffee (which there usually is) it needs to be made well. Bad coffee is NOT better than no coffee. Breakfast food shouldn’t take very long to make. There are […]

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Strawberry Almond Financiers {GF}

February 20, 2017
Strawberry Almond Financiers {gluten-free}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

It’s funny how sometimes the smallest little things can transport you to a different time of your life and bring back memories you probably never thought you’d look back on in the moment. It’s the sort of feeling you get when you hear a certain song or look through old pictures, and it’s also something […]

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