Quick Breads

Vanilla Bean Skillet Cornbread & Honey Butter {gluten-free}

December 26, 2017
Soft and tender gluten-free cornbread with a crispy golden crust, speckled with flecks of vanilla bean.

Ohhh cornbread. I can’t even express how much I love it except for the fact that if one thing could make me ditch my diet completely, it’d be that. Add some honey butter to the mix and it’s game over. This situation happening right here? GOLDEN. Now, I’m not one to turn down cornbread in […]

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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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Coconut Mango Bread

April 1, 2015
Coconut Mango Bread - a moist and tender, tropically-inspired loaf flaked with coconut and juicy mango bits.

I know it’s not exactly obvious based on the recipe selection around here, but I’m completely and utterly obsessed with mangoes. I might even dare to say that they’re my favorite of all fruits, which is dramatic because it’s incredibly hard for me to pick a favorite anything. But that tangy-sweet flavor, and juicy-but-firm flesh? […]

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Guinness Beer Bread with Molasses Butter

March 12, 2015
Guinness Beer Bread with Molasses Butter - an Irish twist on a classic! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Question: Can you have too many different beer bread variations in your recipe arsenal? Wait; I actually have an answer for that already: HECK NO.  I’ve done classic beer bread (please ignore the old photos that I’m so not proud of), cheese and chives beer bread, and honey and beer cornbread, but I’m definitely not done yet. […]

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Classic Banana Bread

February 25, 2015
Classic Banana Bread - an easy recipe for perfectly sweet and tender, no-frills banana bread. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I know that there are probably like 100 x infinity recipes for banana bread out there, but the way I see it, it’s one of the things that you should totally have a solid, reliable, go-to recipe for in your repertoire. It’s right up there with classic red velvet cupcakes, classic gingerbread man cookies, and classic mojitos; they’re […]

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Banana Date Bread {Dairy-Free}

October 2, 2014
Banana Date Bread - a moist banana bread studded with sweet dates and topped with a caramelized banana-pecan crust. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #wholewheat

Apparently this is the week of travel-inspired recipes. There were those fluffy buttermilk scones that I first discovered in Paris, and then there’s this bread, directly inspired by Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. I was dying to visit after I ordered one of their cookbooks and made my dream bread – aka hole-ridden sourdough with a crispy crust and […]

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Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Loaf Cake

August 13, 2014
Whole Wheat Mixed Berry Loaf Cake - a light, tender, vanilla-flecked and berry-studded loaf.| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I said I was obsessed with whole wheat pastry flour, and I wasn’t kidding. I’m also obsessed with coconut oil, roasted berries, and all things vanilla that I can possibly add to a recipe. This bread – loaf cake – whatever you want to call it, makes all those obsessions completely logical. Favorite quick bread […]

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Savory Zucchini, Cheese, & Black Pepper Quick Bread

June 20, 2014
Savory Zucchini, Cheese, and Black Pepper Quick Bread {with Pesto!} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

So I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but it has to be said again. I FAIL at spelling the word zucchini. Thanks to auto-correct and the fact that my brains finally decided to kick in, I have it right at the moment, but seriously? Not once did I spell it right when I first […]

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The Incredible Hull: Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread

May 19, 2014
Roasted Strawberry Banana Bread - a light, moist, and fruity take on banana bread from @brighteyedbaker| brighteyedbaker.com #bananabread #recipe

As I’ve heard other bloggers attest to, sometimes the hardest part about putting together a blog post is actually sitting down and writing it (as evidenced by the fact that I initially spelled that as righting – whoops). Sure, the recipes take time to get just right and the photos can be challenging to produce, […]

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Confession #140: Honey Butter is my Guilty Pleasure… Honey and Beer Cornbread

December 8, 2013
Honey and Beer Cornbread - a fusion of beer bread and cornbread that's tender and perfectly sweet, with crisp edges sweetened by an incredible honey butter glaze. Plus, it's super easy to make! | brighteyedbaker.com

Around here, honey butter gets made about once or twice a year. There’s a reason for that, and it’s not because I don’t like it. It’s because it’s WAY too dang good to have around more often. If I could, I would gladly smother all my bread in honey butter. It would basically be the bread-and-butter […]

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