figs

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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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 #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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Confession #84: I Pretend Like I Know Things… Fig and Cardamom Scones

September 11, 2012
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Sometimes when I learn something new, I carry it around in my brain like a little “interesting fact” that I can slide into a conversation at a convenient time, making myself feel smart and full of intriguing knowledge. Except sometimes, the things I’ve learned in the past get mixed up in my brain, and I think I […]

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Confession #22: Being supportive isn’t always easy… All Things Healthy Bars {Vegan}

September 17, 2011
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Sometimes being supportive of someone you love is easier said than done. If someone in your family decides to go on a “health streak”, you of course support the idea and want them to be successful, but at the same time, it can be hard to adapt to the change in lifestyle that is required. […]

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Confession #18: I’m determined… Fig and Walnut Bread

September 2, 2011
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When I think of something I want to do, I’m determined to do it. A few weeks ago, when I made a royal mess of a fig bread that turned out to be a waste, I was determined that I would try again and succeed. This is me trying again and being successful :) With […]

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Confession #13: I’ve had a baking “experiment” gone bad… Coffee and Fig Bread {dairy-free}

August 15, 2011
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Every once in a while, I’m reminded that baking really is a science, when something goes wrong and things just don’t turn out as planned. This happened to me recently with a quick bread I tried to make with some pureed figs. Unfortunatley, I forgot to pay attention to just how many cups of fig […]

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