banana

Tropical Rum Punch

August 10, 2016
Tropical Rum Punch - An extra-tropical take on a fruity summer sipper. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Be honest with me here – is “Tropical” Rum Punch kinda a dumb name? Are you sitting there thinking, “DUH Alex, all rum punch is tropical”? Because the truth is, in my mind, this is just “that-tropical-drink-I-had-at-a-Kenney-Chesney-concert-and-then-recreated”.  It has no real name and I’m not even 100% sure rum punch is an appropriate one, but […]

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Malted Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie {Dairy-Free}

September 3, 2015

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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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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Mint-Citrus Green Smoothie {Dairy-Free}

January 27, 2015
Citrus Green Smoothie - a healthy green smoothie packed with vitamins & nutrients and a sweet, minty-citrus flavor . {Dairy-Free} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m sure I have no excuse for saying this, since I live in California and winter has been completely mild here this year, but I’m really starting to crave summer again. I’m ready for long sunny days, beach trips, cool-down cocktails, and sunsets at 7:30PM. Since I can’t have that yet I guess I’m trying to compensate, […]

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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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Healthy Chocolate, Banana, and Coconut Parfait {GF}

September 10, 2014
Healthy Chocolate, Banana, and Coconut Parfait | an easy-to-make snack (or dessert!) that's creamy, chocolate-y, and basically guilt-free! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

You know those times when you just need a mid-day chocolate fix? So maybe you don’t know those times because you’re not a chocolate addict like some people I know (ahem – me), but if you do, you’ll know where I’m coming from here. Sometimes it’s hard to combine healthy + snack + chocolate all in one […]

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