• Pumpkin Smoothie

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    Another pumpkin recipe? Why, yes, of course! It is October, after all! This one is so easy to whip up, and it’s good for you too! Gonna throw a little bit of the eye doctor part in here . . . did you know that pumpkin is healthy for your eyes? It contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important nutrients that help reduce the risk of eye disease, such as macular degeneration! Smoothies are my go-to for quick morning breakfasts that will keep you full until lunch. You can also make this one as a tasty after dinner dessert, though.…

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  • Fall Harvest Cobbler

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    Grapes and Pomegranates! The underdogs of Fall fruits, but the stars of this Cobbler! I had been meaning to make a cobbler all summer, but just ran out of time. And by the time I got around to it, well, it was September, and I couldn’t find any fresh peaches or cherries that didn’t cost an astronomical amount. If you’ve been following me for a bit now, you know I LOVE my apple and pumpkin desserts. However, I wanted to go in a different direction with this recipe, and shine a light on some fruits that usually look great as…

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  • Blackcurrant Norwegian Twist Buns (Kanelsnurrer)

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    A new blog post for a new (updated) blog! The Eye Doc Bakes blog has been needing a makeover for a while – so I’m so glad to have finally done it! What do you guys think? I tried to make it more streamlined and easier to find recipes. Follow along on here, on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! And sign up for our e-mail list to never miss a new recipe! So, without further ado… what are these cute little buns you see here? I figured since we can’t do too much traveling right now, why not travel via your…

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  • Caramel Apple Clafoutis

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    Fall is always an inspiring time for baking! And nothing ushers in Fall like some apples and caramel! Please enjoy this super easy clafoutis recipe, the perfect dessert to make after you’ve gone apple picking and have an abundance of delicious apples to bake with, but not much energy or time! Here’s what you’ll need . . . Apples Flour sugar cinnamon nutmeg salt milk eggs  vanilla powdered sugar For the caramel – butter water brown sugar To make the clafoutis . . . Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare your pie dish or baking pan. Butter it. Thinly slice your…

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  • Cherry Clafoutis

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      “Life is just a bowl of cherries” Time for a yummy cherry-centric dessert. Imagine a bunch of cherries piled into a dish, then covered with batter and dusted with sugar – and voila! You have cherry clafoutis! An easy dessert for a nice warm day. Cherry Clafoutis 2 cups of cherries, pitted 3/4 cup flour 1 cup of milk 4 eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp almond extract 1 tsp vanilla pinch of salt Powdered sugar for dusting Preheat oven to 350F. Butter or spray with non-stick spray a baking pan or pie pan. Place the cherries into the pan. In a…

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  • Banana + Strawberry Bread

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      “As long as you know how to bake…life is sure to be sweet!” Here’s a little bit of a twist on classic banana nut bread. It’s summer so we’re lucky to have lots of strawberries! Why not add them to the banana bread and make your sweet treat a little sweeter?! This banana strawberry bread is super moist and the perfect breakfast treat or easy dessert. Banana + Strawberry bread 4 bananas 5 large strawberries 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup butter 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla…

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  • Brûléed Oranges and Ricotta Tart

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      “Orange is the happiest color” Happy January everyone! This tart is super easy to make and sooo tasty. The Crust 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup melted butter Chop graham crackers in food processor until you get smooth crumbs. Add the brown sugar and continue to process for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth. Pour this mix into a large bowl and add melted butter and mix. Use a spoon to press these into the tart pan (with removable bottom – makes everything that much easier). Bake this crust in…

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  • Pomegranate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting

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      “We go together, like Avocado and…literally everything” …including pomegranate! You guys…I think you will love these cupcakes! Pomegranate is in season right now and not only is it delicious, but it also has a ton of health benefits. I used to be one of those people that was iffy about eating the whole seed, but it turns out there is a good amount of fiber in the seeds, so you can totally enjoy the whole thing and feel good about it. Plus, once it’s in a cupcake, what’s not to like? The slightly sour flavor of the seeds adds…

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  • Cranberry-Apple Upside-Down Cake

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      “Sometimes you have to turn your world upside-down to see it right side up.” I had never tried making an upside-down cake before. Seemed pretty straightforward; but the more and more I read about it, the more I realized the great question that exists with upside-down cakes – how long do you keep them upside-down (once out of the oven), before you turn them right-side up?! If you let it cool too long, you won’t be able to get it out of the pan. But – if you don’t let it cool long enough, the juice from the fruits…

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  • Cranberry Orange Cake and Scones (a double feature!)

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      When life gives you oranges…make orange juice! (and then use it to bake? Is that how it goes?) This weekend seemed like a good time to finally put all those oranges from the orange tree we have to use. I had recently bought some fresh cranberries (too many fresh cranberries) and decided if the two work well together in a cranberry relish on Thanksgiving, why shouldn’t they work well together in a nice little bundt cake? So that’s what I did. Only I still had a LOT of cranberries left over. I thought…perfect…two bundt cakes! But then this funny…

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