dessert

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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One-Bowl Guinness Brownies

March 10, 2017
One-Bowl Guinness Brownies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

YOU GUYS. For the second time this year I’m actually on top of the holiday recipe thing. I didn’t miss Valentine’s Day and now I’m comin’ at you with Guinness brownies to fill your St. Patrick’s day with beer and chocolate. I mean honestly, what kind of blogger would I be if I missed an excuse to […]

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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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Healthy Chocolate Cacao Nib Truffles {gluten-free, vegan}

January 19, 2017
Healthy Chocolate Cacao Nib Truffles {gluten-free, vegan} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

You guys know how much I love healthy excuses for eating chocolate, right? And if you read this blog regularly I’m hoping we totally agree that dark chocolate is less of a dessert than it is a healthy treat. SOOO, following that logic, we can totally mix it up with cocoa powder, cacao nibs, almonds, […]

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Chocolate-Topped Chewy Caramel Blondies

August 16, 2016
Chocolate-Topped Chewy Caramel Blondies | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Wowza. Not even sure where to start with these blondies except to say that they are RICH – rich with dense buttery-brown sugar goodness, chewy caramel in every bite, and a thick layer of chocolate ganache on top. Did I cut them into giant squares for the photos you see here? Yep. Did I eat an entire giant […]

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Nutella-Filled Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

July 5, 2016
Nutella-Filled Coconut Thumbprint Cookies -  Like a shortbread cookie-turned-macaroon, with sweet, toasted coconut on the outside and a dollop of Nutella in the middle for a nutty chocolate twist. | www. brighteyedbaker.com

To all the OG readers out there who’ve been around since day one: remember when I used to do confessions with every blog post? Because I confess that I have no memory of what these cookies taste like. Zero, zilch, NADA. The funny thing is (and I swear, it’s a total coincidence), I made them exactly […]

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Lemon Meringue Pie Cupcakes {GF}

May 3, 2016
Lemon Meringue Pie Cupcakes -  The classic lemon meringue pie turned cupcake, complete with a crunchy graham cracker crust, super-soft lemon cake, tangy lemon curd, and fluffy, sky-high meringue to top it all off. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

One thing most of you probably don’t know about me is that last year I worked at a bakery for a little while. YES, a real live bakery that produces desserts for the masses… how amazing is that?! Except no, it wasn’t amazing. I’ve said for a long time that I wanted to work at a bakery – see what […]

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Boozy Chocolate-Peppermint Layer Cake with Peppermint White Chocolate Frosting {GF}

December 15, 2015
Boozy Chocolate Peppermint Layer Cake with Peppermint White Chocolate Frosting - A rich and moist chocolatey cake studded with pepperminty candy cane kisses and wrapped in a creamy, vodka-spiked peppermint white chocolate frosting. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #TreatsWithTitos

I’m pretty sure we need some holiday spirit making its presence known around here right about now, and this cake – THIS CAKE – is it. I’ve made quite a few Christmassy (← totally a word) desserts over the years, but this one is definitley up their in the tip-top ranks. It looks the part, […]

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