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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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Zested Orange & Vanilla Bean Scones

February 2, 2015
Zested Orange & Vanilla Bean Scones  - light, buttery, tender scones with the perfect amount of crispy edges and fresh citrusy flavor.

Have I mentioned before that scones are basically my favorite thing ever? HELLO crispy-edged, buttery little bites of goodness that are super-easy to make. I like you. ♡ Here’s the thing; when I’m feeling ambitious, I make fancy cupcakes with whipped ganache and all that jazz. When I feel like putting in effort is just short of […]

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Mint-Citrus Green Smoothie {Dairy-Free}

January 27, 2015

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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Confession #102: I’m a Beach Girl… Tropical Breakfast Bread

January 10, 2013
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You know the whole “beach or mountains” question? I say beach allllll the way. I would much rather be out in the sun, sand beneath my toes, hearing waves crashing and seagulls squawking, than be up in the mountains, either freezing my butt off or dressed in “active” gear, setting out to go on a […]

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Confessions #55: I drink a smoothie every day… Berries and Mango Smoothie

March 13, 2012
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Do you drink smoothies? I love them. But I’m not talking about some of those “smoothies” that don’t have a drop of healthy in them… you know, those ones loaded with ice cream, or “smoothie mixes”, or fruit juice? That’s quite fine if you’re looking for a sweet shake, but let’s get real here. A […]

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Confession #49: I’m all up for a challenge… Glazed Orange Scones

February 5, 2012
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Typically, if someone challenges me to do something, such as, say, make scones to compete with Panera Bread’s Orange Scones, I can’t say no. Knowing me the challenge will consume my mind until I’ve conquered it, and in said case, it did indeed consume my mind. In fact, I went out to Panera the next […]

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Confession #36: I’ve never had a chocolate orange…Dark Chocolate Orange Scones and a Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2011
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I remember always seeing those chocolate oranges they sell in stores, particularly when I was younger and during the holidays, I think. I always wondered what they tasted like, but it wasn’t something that my family would typically buy. Like buying yourself a chocolate bunny, I guess it just seemed like an overindulgent thing to […]

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Confession #12: I’d probably make the list of top ten messiest bakers… “Fig Newton”-esque cookies

August 10, 2011
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So many times I’ve gone into the kitchen to bake something and thought to myself, “Alright, I’m going to be super neat and get as little as possible dirty so the cleanup will be easier.” Does it ever work? Nooooo. I look at the kitchen after I’m done and it looks like a tornado just […]

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Confession #8: I have issues … Dark Chocolate and Orange Muffins

August 1, 2011
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What are my issues, might you ask? Well, where to begin… First, there’s the obvious fact that I have an addiction to chocolate. That should be evident since it shows up in just about every other post I write. And the fact that I have to have some sort of on-hand chocolate breakfast at all […]

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