Chocolate-Glazed Espresso & Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins {dairy-free}

June 28, 2017
Chocolate-Glazed Espresso & Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins - Light and tender, chocolate-studded banana muffins with a coffee kick, topped with a silky chocolate-espresso ganache. Perfect for a sweet breakfast treat or dessert - no mixer needed! {dairy-free}

Yesterday I had my first cup of coffee in 10 weeks and it was dreamyyyy. It was also black. Yep – this girl, the one who was previously addicted to iced caramel lattes, drank a cup of black coffee yesterday morning and actually enjoyed it. Then this morning, I drank espresso, and if anything it […]

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Vanilla Bean & Almond Cupcakes with Roasted Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

June 22, 2017
Vanilla Bean & Almond Cupcakes with Roasted Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream - Soft, tender, and light vanilla cupcakes topped with a dreamy, silky-smooth raspberry buttercream. A classy dessert for spring and summertime entertaining!

If there’s one thing pretty much everyone knows about me, it’s that I ♡ my bubbly. There’s always (and I mean always) at least one bottle of sparkling wine in my fridge, and if you ask me, it goes with everything. Everything includes cupcakes, because these classy little cupcakes are being served with sparkling wine, and I’m […]

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Double Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

June 16, 2017
Double Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies - Super thick and fudgy, extra-chocolatey cookies loaded with mint chocolate chips and chunks of Andes mints.

Welcome back to the collection of very old recipes that I’m finally getting around to posting, chocolate chip cookie edition. If you’ve been reading the blog lately or follow me on Instagram, chances are you’ve noticed that cookies are 100% not a part of my diet at the moment (sad face), so if you’re wondering […]

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The Mimosa Mojito

May 31, 2017
Mimosa meets mojito - this fun spin on a mojito combines two classic cocktails for a refreshing (but strong!) summer sipper.

HAPPY HUMP DAY! Actually, I’m cheating; I’m sitting here writing this on a Friday. But by Wednesday when you’re reading this I’ll be in Boston for a week (← exciting!!!) so this is me being semi-responsible and not ditching the blog without cocktails to keep things going in my absence. I’ll keep today’s post on the short side […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Kale, Asparagus, & Chèvre Quiche with Almond Meal Crust {gluten-free}

May 24, 2017
Kale, Asparagus, & Chèvre Quiche with Almond Meal Crust - a simple but classy vegetarian quiche with a gluten-free almond-based crust.

Remember how I said I was so happy that eating gluten-free didn’t mean giving up on good waffles? Well add quiche to the list of amazing foods turned gluten-free because this one here is flippin’ fantastic. I honestly think this may be the first quiche I’ve ever made, and now I’m wondering what I’ve been doing […]

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Blueberry Waffles {gluten-free, dairy-free}

May 18, 2017
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 {gluten-free, dairy-free}

May 10, 2017
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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