apricots

Mixed Fruit & Oat Bars {GF, Dairy-Free}

November 3, 2016
Mixed Fruit & Oat Bars {gf, dairy-free}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

S’mores milkshake, marshmallow-stuffed cookies, gluten-free, dairy-free, pretty much guilt-free oat bars. It’s a natural cycle, right? I’ve officially devoted myself to being sweets-free this month, so I figured the blog should reflect that a little bit. I also mayyyy be trying to avoid thinking about dessert since there’s two huge bags of leftover Halloween candy […]

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No-Bake Apricot Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Parfaits

July 13, 2015
No-Bake Apricot Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Parfaits - A refreshingly light, fruity dessert that combines no-bake sugar cookie dough crumbles with juicy, tangy-sweet apricots and silky cream cheese whipped cream. It's the perfect sweet treat for summer!| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I figure it’s about time that 4th of July recipe roundup got pushed down from headliner news around here, right? Don’t get me wrong; they’re all killer recipes that deserve to be made year-round, but I’m probably starting to make people wonder whether I realize that the 4th was over a week ago. I might be […]

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Healthy Apricot & Coconut Date Balls {GF, Vegan}

April 30, 2015
Healthy Apricot & Coconut Date Balls - a recipe for natural-sweetened energy bites to curb those random snacking cravings. {Gluten-Free, Vegan} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

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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Apricot Almond Granola {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

February 18, 2015
Apricot Almond Granola - loaded with clusters of honey-sweetened almonds and oats, plus tangy dried apricots for a big flavor boost. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Fact: The apricot-almond combo will forever be a winner. It makes some of the best scones I’ve ever had, a galette that tastes like heaven in your mouth, and now a KILLER granola. I don’t know how it took me so long to realize that these flavors belong in a granola recipe, but thank goodness I finally […]

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Confession #125: Fresh fruit tempts me… Apricot Almond Galette

June 14, 2013
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It’s summer again. Can you believe it?? Well I guess it’s not technically summer just yet, but it might as well be. And guess what? The fruit trees are showering us with ripe fruit, which is totally perfect for summer baking. If I even tried to resist all that fresh, gorgeous fruit, it wouldn’t happen. […]

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Confession #105: I’ll Come for the Food… Apricot Almond Scones

January 24, 2013
Apricot Almond Scones from Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker

 Being the crazy food-lover that I am, I get pretty excited about things when there’s food involved. One of my favorite things about going on vacation? Breakfast. Dinner. Dessert. ← woops, three things Somebody’s birthday? That means cake :) You guys, I still get excited when there’s a candy bowl at the bank. So you better […]

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Confession #76: I’m Dreaming of France… Apricot Financiers {GF}

July 20, 2012
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What’s pretty magical about food is the way that it can transport you to another place. The other day I stopped by a local Parisian cafe, and as I sat there eating my Nutella crepe and eyeing the other menu choices – pain au chocolat, croissants, macarons – I really felt like France was at […]

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Confession #70: Summer Makes Me Smile… Apricot Bars

June 19, 2012
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I know there’re people out there cursing summer’s 100 degree temperatures right now (in certain areas), but I seriously love summer. I love the warm temperatures, when my body can finally relax after being on edge all winter long. I love that I can wake up in the morning and just throw on a shirt […]

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Confession #67: Addicted to candied walnuts, seeking help… Apricot and Candied Walnut Bread

June 4, 2012
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Our first batch of apricots just ripened a couple weeks ago, which meant that a lot of apricots needed to be consumed quickly, as they seem to go from barely ripe to overly ripe in the blink of an eye. Needless to say, we’ve been blending apricots in our smoothies, chopping them up for salad, […]

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Confession #6: I have a stash of cinnamon chip bags… Apricot Cinnamon Chip Muffins

July 27, 2011
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It’s true. Winter is the only time that the grocery store here carries cinnamon chips, so last winter I bought about 6 bags to use for baking this year. Usually, I’ll make cinnamon chip bread, but when I came across this recipe for Apricot Cinnamon Chip Muffins, I thought, “Hey, who would have thought?” I […]

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