dates

Healthy Apricot & Coconut Date Balls {GF, Vegan}

April 30, 2015

I love it when I can say that a recipe is gluten-free and vegan (with absolutely no added sugar either!) and know that I’m not serving up something boring, tasteless, and generally BLAH. Because these little guys — the fruity, coconut-flaked ones you see here — are 100% healthy and anything but boring. Think those coconut-date rolls that you […]

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Healthy No-Bake 3-Layer Chocolate Espresso Bars {GF, Vegan}

November 21, 2014
Healthy No-Bake 3-Layer Chocolate Espresso Bars - dessert taste without the guilt!| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I ♡ no-bake recipes. Because really, as much as this blog is all about BAKING, it’s also about making treats that don’t involve baking but taste everrry bit as good – like pumpkin cheesecake shooters and apple cinnamon energy bars. That’s partly because these kinds of recipes are usually less involved (at least the way I tend do them!), partly because they’re […]

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Pecan & Date Oatmeal Cookies

November 11, 2014
Pecan & Date Oatmeal Cookies - Hearty, flavor-packed, cinnamon-spiced oatmeal cookies that just happen to be 100% whole wheat and butter-free; you'd never know it though! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

There are chocolate chip cookie people and then there are oatmeal raisin cookie people, and I’m definitely, 100%, on team chocolate chip cookie. (I’m pretty sure my love of chocolate is extremely obvious, so many of you could probably guess this already – it’s not exactly news.) What I’m actually trying to get at here is that […]

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Maple Date Scones

October 18, 2014
Maple Date Scones - buttery scones studded with sweet dates and laced with pure maple for so much flavor in every flaky bite. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I own very, very few cookbooks (I can count 3 off the top of my head), which is sort of a weird thing. It’s not that I’m not into them, because I love flipping through them, looking at all the gorgeous photos, finding inspiration from some amazingly creative and talented people, and getting a sense of the unique […]

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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 No-Bake Chocolate, Almond, and Coconut Bars {GF, Vegan}

July 14, 2014
Healthy No-Bake Chocolate, Almond, & Coconut Bars - a satisfying breakfast or snack that puts Almond Joys to shame. {GF, Vegan} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Welcome to another round of let’s-eat-chocolate-for-breakfast-and-call-it-healthy-too. Mondays of all days call for chocolate… unless of course you’re like me and every hour of every day seems to call for chocolate. Life is tough. ;) Remember these healthy dark chocolate no-bake bars and this double-chocolate, almond, and coconut granola? If not, here’s what you need to know: they’re chocolatey. […]

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Confession #111: My organization is a mess… Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars {GF, Vegan}

February 23, 2013

I would call myself an organized person. Really, I would. But sometimes, I have to wonder… Because I’m also the person who leaves so many internet tabs open that I can’t see the icons on any of them anymore. And the person who works with stuff all over the table, which I won’t clean up […]

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Confession #86: If it tastes like a brownie, I’ll take one (or ten)… Homemade Larabars {GF, Vegan}

September 25, 2012
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Homemade Larabars – that’s what I decided to call these deceptively delicious snack bars, but there were probably a billion other appropriate names floating through my mind… Chocolate Energy Bars Breakfast Brownies Chocolate Protein Bars Lunch Brownies Chocolate and Nut Bars Dessert Brownies … Are you sensing a pattern here? Not only are these ultra […]

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Confession #38: I feel REALLY guilty… Pecan and Date Bars {GF, Dairy-Free}

December 10, 2011
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I’m feeling guilty because I’ve barely looked at my blog in two weeks let alone written a post or replied to any comments. It’s funny how a few months ago, I was just a girl who loved to bake in her spare time but never thought about everything that comes after baking – photographing, blogging, […]

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Confession #28: I’m broadening my horizons… Persimmon Oat Bars {Vegan}

October 16, 2011
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With my second attempt at making some seriously healthy bars for breakfast, lunch, or a snack, I’ve expanded my baking repertoire with ingredients that I’ve never used before. It seems like the key to making a healthy and tasty bar is lots of fruits, seeds, and nuts, so I’ve been trying out different combinations of these ingredients […]

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