Breakfast

Bacon Cheddar Scones

September 23, 2015
Bacon Cheddar Scones -Flaky, buttery scones flecked with bits of tangy cheddar and crisp bacon. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

If these scones are here for one purpose, it’s to make you question why we don’t make savory scones more often – that, and to engulf you in flaky, buttery, cheese-and-bacon-loaded pastry heaven. ← UGH, SO GOOD. In all seriousness though, why aren’t savory scones more of a thing? The base is simple – flour, salt, butter, […]

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Peach Financiers {GF}

September 15, 2015
Peach Financiers - classic French brown butter teacakes with slightly crisp edges and a perfectly soft and moist crumb, filled with a nutty sweet flavor and juicy fresh peaches. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I think it’s pretty much a given fact that anything involving brown butter is going to taste fantastic. Throw juicy fresh peaches into the mix – peaches tossed in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon at that – and you’ve gotta know you’re in for something P.D.G. Prior to making these, my favorite peach recipe on the blog […]

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Malted Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie {Dairy-Free}

September 3, 2015
Malted Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie - An easy-to-blend-up smoothie that makes the perfect post-workout snack or healthy sweet treat, with a bold and creamy, milkshake-like peanut butter-banana flavor.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’ve always tried to be a generally healthy eater, but – let’s be real – when your job involves developing recipes for baked goods day after day, you’re bound to run into a few brick walls. It wasn’t that long ago that I craved chocolate every. single. day. and felt depressed about breakfast choices that […]

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Nutella-Filled Scones

August 13, 2015
Nutella-Filled Scones - Buttery, flaky scones sandwiched with a hefty dose of rich Nutella  ➝ Pure heaven. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

This is what you call an unapologetically indulgent recipe. You might even want to call it an unapologetically indulgent breakfast; they’re worth it. A buttery scone is a treat, but a buttery scone filled with Nutella? Now that’s what I call an awesome splurge. These scones certainly aren’t anything fancy (because I doubt you could call a humble scone […]

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Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

July 15, 2015
Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins - fluffy, bakery-style muffins with a big burst of lemon flavor, tons of poppy seeds, and a sweet lemon glaze. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Is it normal to be super-excited about muffins? Because I sooo am. You guys; Me? Lemon Poppy Seed? Love affair? ➝ Totally unexpected. But ohhhhmygeez, I don’t even have words for how amazing these are. I ♡♡♡ them. The other day I got an e-mail from a super-sweet reader named Bianca asking if I had any […]

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Cheddar & Chive Cornbread Waffles + a Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

June 24, 2015
Cheddar & Chive Cornbread Waffles -  an extra-cheesy, savory spin on waffles - think breakfast for dinner! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

This is monumental you guys. Today, after just about 4(!!!) years of blogging, I finally get to add a waffle section to the site. French toast has been around here for a while, pancakes have yet to make an appearance, and for the very first time we have a waffle recipe! It’s exciting stuff. Of […]

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Cinnamon-Sugar Pie Crust Rolls

June 20, 2015
Cinnamon-Sugar Pie Crust Rolls - flaky, buttery pastries swirled with a sweet layer of cinnamon-sugar | www.brighteyedbaker.com

It’s a weird twist of fate that sometimes the best recipes are the ones you throw together haphazardly. Sometimes they aren’t the ones that look the most perfect or seem the most gourmet, but instead just simple things that cater to the inner cravings you didn’t even realize you had. These little pie crust rolls (even the name sounds entirely […]

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Healthy Raspberry-Coconut Crisps {gf, vegan}

June 11, 2015
Healthy Raspberry-Coconut Crisps: an easy, made-for-two crisp recipe that's #glutenfree and #vegan | http://www.brighteyedbaker.com

Have you ever looked up the difference between a crumble and a crisp? The answers are all over the place and therefore I’ve come to conclude that we essentially use two different names to describe one dessert purely for the sake of confusing people. I’ve always understood that crumbles have oats in the topping and crisps don’t, but there […]

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Glazed Blueberry-Vanilla Scones

May 5, 2015
Glazed Blueberry Vanilla Bean Scones - fluffy and tender scones with an amazing vanilla flavor and juicy bits of blueberry taking center stage - plus a sweet, colorful blueberry glaze! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I have this MAJOR piece of news, which is that I’m leaving for London and Greece in about a week (!!!), and that means that at this moment I’m caught somewhere between being crazy-excited for what’s coming up and freaked out about all the stuff that needs to get done before then. I kept telling […]

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Cinnamon-Swirl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

April 24, 2015
Cinnamon-Swirl Chocolate Chip Banana Bread... The ultimate banana bread - moist, studded with plenty of chocolate, and swirled with a hefty dose of cinnamon-sugar. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

FRIDAYS! – They either call for a drink or chocolate-on-chocolate-on-chocolate, am I right? Actually, let’s be real; they call for both. Pull out your cocktail shaker and the chocolate chips and let’s get the weekend going! Now, I assume that if you’re here you already know this much too well, but it’s worth saying anyhow: you can never have […]

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