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Pumpkin Pie Crumb Bars

October 21, 2014
Pumpkin Pie Crumb Bars - pie crust gets swapped out for a moist, cake base and a irresistible crumble topping in this easy recipe.

These crumb bars are for all of you out there who don’t like pie crust — to which I say, you’re craaaazzzzy, but we can still be friends. :) Basically, imagine taking a cinnamon-spiced, brown sugar-infused whole wheat dough and a rich, nutty crumble topping smattered with graham cracker crumbs and dotted with pecan bits, […]

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Maple Date Scones

October 18, 2014
Maple Date Scones - buttery scones studded with sweet dates and laced with pure maple for so much flavor in every flaky bite. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I own very, very few cookbooks (I can count 3 off the top of my head), which is sort of a weird thing. It’s not that I’m not into them, because I love flipping through them, looking at all the gorgeous photos, finding inspiration from some amazingly creative and talented people, and getting a sense of the unique […]

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Spiced Apple Muffins with Apple Cinnamon Glaze

October 7, 2014
Spiced Apple Muffins with Apple Cinnamon Glaze - an light fall treat that's easy to whip up. | http://www.brighteyedbaker.com #fallrecipes

I’m pretty sure I’ve been living in denial, because it’s October and I’m just barely starting to acknowledge that fall is HERE. I literally haven’t opened up a single can of pumpkin yet, which is so not normal, and my cravings for warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg are just barely starting to kick in. Like I’ve […]

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Fig Upside-Down Cinnamon-Swirl Cake

August 11, 2014
Fig Upside-Down Cinnamon Swirl Cake - a soft and tender whole wheat cake with a ribbon of cinnamon sugar and a sweet fig layer on top.| brighteyedbaker.com

Every time I post a fig recipe I end up wondering how many of you actually eat figs, let alone have access to them. I know they’re not exactly apples or oranges – they’re a little more exotic than that, I guess – but I love them so much that I can’t resist sharing at least […]

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Confession #138: I’m Behind the Times… Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

November 21, 2013
Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - Tender and moist, chocolate-filled muffins with no butter, oil, or white flour! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Are you all pumpkin’d out already, it being mid-November and all? Fingers crossed you’re not, because I made you muffins! Not JUST muffins, but healthy(ish) muffins with pumpkin and choc-O-late. It can’t be too late for that, can it? The thing is, I really have no idea how it came to be this late in […]

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Buttery Cinnamon Caramel Sauce + LorAnn Oils Giveaway!

November 2, 2013
Easy Buttery Cinnamon Caramel Sauce - made without cream! From Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker

Have I told you yet how much I love caramel? I’m mildly obsessed. I can’t get enough of caramel lattes, anything with salted caramel, and classic homemade caramel sauce *swoon*. Even though I’m one of those people who rarely makes the same thing twice, caramel sauce is basically a staple in my kitchen. I make it […]

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Confession #137: I have an excuse… Pumpkin Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes

October 22, 2013
Pumpkin Chocolate Spiderweb Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting from @brighteyedbaker | Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker #halloween #cupcakes

I feel like I need an excuse for splurging on cupcakes all week, so I have one ready – Halloween recipe testing! Truth? Halloween hasn’t really been a big deal to me in a loooong time. It’s like a holiday that isn’t really a holiday. Also, I hate scary things – not silly “scary” things […]

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Confession #136: I couldn’t resist… Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Drizzle

October 15, 2013
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Drizzle - pillowy-soft cinnamon rolls filled with warm fall spices, perfect for a chilly weekend morning! from @brighteyedbaker | Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker

I think these cinnamon rolls have my mind in a twist, because my brain can’t seem to stay on a consistent track long enough for me to talk about them. There’s soft, pillowy dough, spiced brown sugar filling, an irresistible cream cheese drizzle… How can you think around that? I knew when I started out […]

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Confession #134: I need details… Peach Coffee Cake

August 27, 2013
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I think one of the hardest things about food blogging is naming a new recipe. Okay, I’m exaggerating… that’s probably the easiest part. But it’s still a mini challenge of its own. Being the detail person that I am, I want you to know every interesting ingredient/flavor in a recipe just from reading the title, […]

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Confession #132: Life overwhelms me… Brown Butter Hazelnut Fig Bars

August 19, 2013
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How is it that it’s been more than two weeks since I started talking about this hazelnut recipe? There I was, being all efficient and explaining how to toast and skin hazelnuts in preparation for this post, and then… woah… two weeks go by and the post still isn’t up. Kinda like how it’s already […]

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