breakfast

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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Mixed Fruit & Oat Bars {GF, Dairy-Free}

November 3, 2016
Mixed Fruit & Oat Bars {gf, dairy-free}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

S’mores milkshake, marshmallow-stuffed cookies, gluten-free, dairy-free, pretty much guilt-free oat bars. It’s a natural cycle, right? I’ve officially devoted myself to being sweets-free this month, so I figured the blog should reflect that a little bit. I also mayyyy be trying to avoid thinking about dessert since there’s two huge bags of leftover Halloween candy […]

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Mini Cinnamon-Maple Baked Doughnuts {GF}

July 20, 2016
Mini Cinnamon-Maple Baked Doughnuts {GF} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

SO. This is another one of those old recipes I’m finally posting (all part of the get-back-into-blogging-groove), but these I totally remember. I remember them because I made multiple batches and couldn’t really figure out what wasn’t quite right about them until I finally realized there are some gluten-free flours I can handle and others […]

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One-Bowl Glazed Chocolate Chip Muffins

July 11, 2016
One-Bowl Glazed Chocolate Chip Muffins - a super-simple recipe for classic chocolate chip muffins with a sweet vanilla glaze. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I may be 23 years old, but I still can’t seem to get over the hitch that I (almost) always crave something sweet over savory for breakfast. I wish I was one of those people who could truthfully claim that my morning meals consist of avocado toast and eggs or something like that, but instead I’m […]

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Lightened-Up Orange Chocolate Chunk Cacao Nib Muffins

March 7, 2016
Moist & tender whole wheat muffins with a bright orange flavor, studded with chunks of dark chocolate and crunchy cacao nibs. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Back when I first started this blog, I was still in college, which meant I baked, took pictures, wrote posts, and did everything else outside of the time that I was at school or doing homework. I thought that was hard, but you know what’s harder? Working an 8-5, taking care of housework and all […]

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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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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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