Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls -  soft, tender, and fluffy bread rolls with a hint of honeyed sweetness. | brighteyedbaker.com

Is it just me, or is there something about honey whole wheat rolls that seems so inherently perfect for springtime? I know I decided to call these “dinner rolls” and therefore I’m already contradicting myself right now, but I can’t help but think of weekend brunches complete with these rolls, honey butter, and lots of mimosas (plus […]


Vanilla Bean Scones

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Vanilla Bean Scones | slightly crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and topped with a sweet vanilla bean glaze for maximum flavor. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I feel like scones are such happy food, don’t you think? I mean, how can you picture yourself sitting down in the morning with a fresh scone on your plate and a cup of coffee at your side and not feel happy? I dare you to try, really; it just can’t happen. Now, there’s clearly […]


Whole Wheat Strawberry Oat Crumb Bars

March 24, 2015
Whole Wheat Strawberry Oat Crumb Bars via @brighteyedbaker | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Somehow yesterday didn’t feel like much of a kill-me-now Monday, until the point where I sat down to put this post together and realized that all I wanted to do was be done with any sort of work for the day. That’s where comfy couches, cozy blankets, and glasses of wine come in ➝ to make the end […]

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Carrot Cake Pops

March 20, 2015
{From Scratch} Carrot Cake Pops - Spiced Carrot Cake mixed with Cream Cheese Frosting and coated in White Chocolate| www.brighteyedbaker.com

SO, I finally buckled down and made cake pops again. The only other time I’ve done this was for the 17th(!!!) recipe I posted on this blog wayyyy back when, and believe me, since then, I’ve had my fair share of “Have you/can you make cake pops?” questions. I’m not sure why it took me this […]

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Banana Oat Muffins {GF, Dairy-Free}

March 18, 2015
Banana Oat Muffins - moist and light muffins that are GF & Dairy-Free | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m quite sure that no muffin withdrawals ever happen on this blog. If anything, I bake too many muffins, which is why I feel like I have to space them out with other recipes so things don’t get too predictable. But really, is there such a thing as too many muffins? Can you really get bored with one […]

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Boozy Irish Cupcakes

March 16, 2015
Boozy Irish Cupcakes - A classic Irish-inspired cocktail turned epic boozy cupcake. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #stpatricksday

Cocktail-turned-dessert ➝ guaranteed to be a good idea, am I right? I’d say it’s especially true when that cocktail is an Irish Car Bomb – aka a shot of creamy Bailey’s and a shot of smooth Irish whiskey dropped into a frothy cup of Guinness Stout.  If those three PLUS a solid dose of dark chocolate don’t […]

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Guinness Beer Bread with Molasses Butter

March 12, 2015
Guinness Beer Bread with Molasses Butter - an Irish twist on a classic! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Question: Can you have too many different beer bread variations in your recipe arsenal? Wait; I actually have an answer for that already: HECK NO.  I’ve done classic beer bread (please ignore the old photos that I’m so not proud of), cheese and chives beer bread, and honey and beer cornbread, but I’m definitely not done yet. […]

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Kumquat Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake

March 10, 2015
Kumquat Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake | www.brighteyedbaker.com

This is that time where I cover my face with my hands and plead guilty to the fact that I’m SO behind schedule. It just figures that one of the few times where I actually hint at what’s coming up next, I manage to flub things up and postpone everything to the last possible minute – […]

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DIY Candied Kumquats

March 5, 2015
DIY Candied Kumquats - a little tangy, a little sweet, and SO easy to make. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Eventually summer will roll around and there will be more fruits in season than citrus. And ohhhhmygoodness I can’t wait for that to happen, but until then, I’m trying to do that whole open-minded thing and expand my appreciation for citrus, because it turns out I’ve been neglecting it for way too long. The truth is that I grew up with […]

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Cream Cheese-Stuffed Baked French Toast & Blueberry Compote

March 3, 2015
Cream Cheese-Stuffed Baked French Toast & Blueberry Compote - an extravagant, graham cracker-crusted, stuffed french toast. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #oxocookware

I clearly have a thing for stuffed french toast, since, umm… 3/3 french toast recipes I’ve shared on here so far are all stuffed.  I think it comes down to the fact that, growing up, french toast was never on the menu; now that I can make my own I must subconsciously have this need […]

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