dessert

Coconut Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust {gluten-free}

December 5, 2017
A silky & luscious coconut cream pie made easy with a no-bake graham cracker crust. {gluten-free}

Thank you MI-DEL for sponsoring this post. Get inspired with holiday recipes here and purchase your own MI-DEL Pie Crust at Walmart stores nationwide! This pie, you guys. Never in my life have I thought to myself, “Dang, I could really use a slice of coconut cream pie,” but this pie does it for me. […]

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Chai-Spiced Pear Galette with Honey-Cardamom Whipped Cream {gluten-free, refined sugar-free}

November 16, 2017
A blend of chai spices add a warm, cozy flavor to this simple pear galette with a flaky & buttery buckwheat crust. {gluten-free, refined sugar-free}

You all probably know how I feel about pie crusts, because I’ve definitely said it about a million times before. But in case I didn’t think my less-than-perfect pie crust skills were being challenged enough, I’ve now ventured into the territory of gluten-free crusts, which is a whole ordeal of its own. I honestly went […]

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Candy Corn Swirl {gluten-free}

October 26, 2017
Soft & tender pumpkin spice cupcakes topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting that's piped into a fun candy corn-colored swirl. Makes for a perfect fall dessert & Halloween treat!

A few weeks ago I asked everyone on Instagram what kind of Halloween recipe I should post on the blog and literally everybody said “something with pumpkin”. Even though the answer was completely unspecific, I kinda love it because it means you guys are obsessed with all things pumpkin as much as me. Now “smart me” would’ve […]

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Rhubarb-Peach Pie with Rosemary Whipped Cream {Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free}

September 1, 2017
A classic pie with a buttery gluten-free crust and tangy-sweet rhubarb-peach filling, topped with a fluffy cloud of rosemary whipped cream. Refined sugar-free!

Annnnd just like that, we finally have a pie recipe on the blog. It only took me… oh… 6 YEARS. How do you write a food blog and not share a single pie recipe for 6 years? Easy. You make tartlets and galettes and even pie crust rolls, but you do everything possible to avoid your tiny […]

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Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies

August 22, 2017
Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies - Your classic, soft & chewy oatmeal cookies, mixed with tangy dried cranberries and gooey pockets of chocolate chunks.

I feel like these cookies are a little bit rebellious. They’re not seasonal, they’re not super trendy, and they’re probably not gonna do anything for your summer body. And yet here they are, in all their thick, chewy, oaty goodness, because there’s never a bad time to bring more homemade cookies into the world. The […]

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Fudgy Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Brownies {gluten-free}

August 2, 2017
Fudgy Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Brownies - The ULTIMATE rich, oooy-gooey, and chocolatey brownies, with perfectly-crinkled tops and chunks of peanut butter cups in every bite.

If fudgy, rich, ooey-gooey, chocolate-loaded brownies with perfectly crinkly tops aren’t your thing, this recipe isn’t for you. I still love you for reading and might point you in the direction of these blondies instead, but full disclaimer, today’s brownies are  INTENSE in the best way possible. In fact, let’s just take a moment to assess […]

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Hazelnut Financier Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Ganache {dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free}

July 26, 2017
Hazelnut Financier Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Ganache - Light & nutty french teacakes topped with a silky coconut milk ganache and fresh berries. A show-stopper dessert that won't destroy your clean eating! {gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free}

I’m baaaack! (With some pretty killer cupcakes, might I add.) Last week I went MIA after spending a super full weekend at my first-ever food photography workshop; I was hoping I could do all the things AND put together a new blog post but sometimes you just can’t do it all. :/ Butttt the weekend […]

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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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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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Fudgy Flourless Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies {GF}

April 12, 2017
Fudgy Flourless Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Oh man, THESE COOKIES. They’re the definition of a flourless dessert – insanely rich and fudgy, and so so chocolatey. Think half brownie/half cookie, with nutella in the mix, and chocolate chips melting into every bite. They have slightly crisp edges and chewy centers, with all those gooey pockets of chocolate making for one intense chocolate […]

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