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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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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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Apple and Almond Galette with Honey Whipped Cream

April 8, 2015
Apple and Almond Galette with Honey Whipped Cream - a light, rustic, fruity dessert. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

It baffles me a little bit that some people don’t like pie crust. If you ask me, half the point of eating pie, or quiche, or anything with a flaky butter crust is to eat said crust. Evidently there will be some of you out there who disagree with me wholeheartedly, but before you write […]

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Apricot Almond Granola {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

February 18, 2015
Apricot Almond Granola - loaded with clusters of honey-sweetened almonds and oats, plus tangy dried apricots for a big flavor boost. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Fact: The apricot-almond combo will forever be a winner. It makes some of the best scones I’ve ever had, a galette that tastes like heaven in your mouth, and now a KILLER granola. I don’t know how it took me so long to realize that these flavors belong in a granola recipe, but thank goodness I finally […]

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Lightened-Up Double Chocolate Muffins {Dairy-Free}

January 23, 2015
Light and tender double chocolate muffins made healthier with NO white flour, coconut oil, and just enough brown sugar for sweetness  -- a chocolatey treat without the guilt. {Dairy-Free} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

My kitchen has been out of commission for the last few days, which has inevitably led me to rediscover the fact that I’m not at all suited for a desk job. Food blogging basically involves three main things: the actual baking/cooking, the photographing, annnnnd then the computer stuff. It’s that last part that gets me every […]

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Almond & Orange Poppyseed Muffins {Dairy-Free}

January 13, 2015
Almond & Orange Poppyseed Muffins - tender and moist muffins packed with whole grains, boosted with healthy fats, and brightened up with an orange kick! {dairy-free}

Last week I went on this big orange craze; I added it to everything I was making, posted too many orange-related photos on Instagram, and just in general realized that those pretty orange citruses are awesome. ←Yes I’m 22 and yes I’ve been eating oranges in one form or another all my life, but it apparently took […]

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Pecan Sandies

December 20, 2014
Pecan Sandies - dense but soft, lightly sweetened cookies with toasty pecans, a touch of almond extract, and a good dusting of powdered sugar. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

These cookies were meant to be on the blog two long years ago, but for two years in a row I forgot to post them during Christmastime, which I felt needed to be done. If you haven’t heard of sandies before, they also go by “mexican wedding cookies” and “snowball cookies”, which I find extremely confusing since all of […]

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DIY Irish Cream {Homemade Bailey’s}

March 11, 2014
DIY Irish Cream {Homemade Bailey's} - a sweet, creamy, and chocolate-y, homemade Irish Cream Liqueur made in a blender in SECONDS. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

If there’s one thing I can get on board with spiking, it’s a sweet, silky, chocolate-y, cream I can add my to lattés in the name of lazy weekend mornings. (Or hectic Monday mornings, or whatever, because who’s really keeping track?) In other words, I’m totally on board with homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream. It takes […]

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Confession #142: I’m a snacker… Cranberry-Apricot Almond Butter Granola Bars {GF, Vegan}

January 17, 2014
Cranberry-Apricot Almond Butter Granola Bars - Healthy and filling fruit and nuts bars with an almond-y twist.  | brighteyedbaker.com

 As much as I loooove a good sandwich, one that’s warm and toasty and packed with yummy fillings, I rarely ever have one because I’m just not a big lunch eater. My list of meal priorities goes something like: breakfast, dinner/dessert (actually dessert might come before dinner), and then… lunch. At best, lunch for me […]

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Confession #133: I’m not so gourmet… Sweet Cherry Compote {GF, Vegan}

August 22, 2013
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When I started this blog just over two years ago, I had no idea I’d be making fancy schmancy mousse, baking with hazelnuts and brown butter, or learning half of what I’ve learned so far about food.  And still, every time I gain a new bit of knowledge, or learn to make something new, or create […]

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