Vanilla Banana Bars with Browned Butter Glaze

  Do you often find yourself  looking at the freckled ripe bananas in your kitchen with pity? Worry not. These bars can give them their much deserved glory. I find this recipe to be incredibly inventive and unlike any of the other recipes I’ve made that use ripe bananas. Well, except of course that they’re…

Pumpkin Cookies

These are SO good. They look pretty unassuming but the minute you taste them, you realize what an amazing harmony the ingredients have created together. They’re super soft, the pumpkin flavor emphasized with the addition of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. And the white chocolate chips add both texture and pops of sweet. White chocolate…

Pumpkin Molasses Bread (Vegan)

I adore this bread. Probably because it’s really more of a cake. It’s impossibly moist, packed with Fall flavor, and vegan. The topping is slightly crisp, due to the generous sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar. It’s just as easy to make as it is to eat. Anytime you have a vegan recipe, you know it’s…

Cinnamon-Sugar Sand Dollar Cookies

My sister, Aly, recently texted me a string of photographs from a magazine she was flipping through, full of tempting recipes from brioche to these pretty cinnamon cookies. A huge fan of snickerdoodles, and cinnamon in general as we all know now, I told her I’d bake them. I ended up baking them the next…

Butternut Squash Tart

If you’ve been following for a while, you may notice that a sprinkle an occasional savory recipe on the site as well. And if I do, it’s always vegetarian, like this one. I’m a huge fan of Fall and Winter fruits and vegetables and cooking with squash is my favorite. As you can see here, Butternut…

Halloween Witch Finger Pretzels

Happy Halloween! Spook your guests with these soft pretzels shaped as witch fingers. They’re surprisingly delicious. They taste exactly like the salty soft pretzels you would order in a baseball stadium. The fingers can vary based on your interpretation of a perfect haunted finger. I personally like the narrow and knobby type. They’re so funny….

Pumpkin Pudding Cake (Vegan)

  This recipe has been on the blog for a while but it needed to be reintroduced. It’s absolutely delicious and conveniently vegan. The first time I made it, I was convinced that pure magic occurred in the oven. You make the batter and subsequently pour boiling hot water over all of it and pop…

Mrs. Field’s Cookies

This recipe has been a long time coming to A Bee Bakes. When someone asks me to make chocolate chip cookies, this is the recipe I make. In a pinch and wanting to make just a few cookies, I make, Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies and when I’m craving chocolate chip cookies, it usually means I’m craving the…

Pumpkin Carrot Cake

  This is one of my favorite desserts of all time. I’ve been making it for years (the picture on the right is the original from the first time I baked it). Whenever I need to make a carrot cake, this is the cake I turn to. It’s moist, full of warm spices and flavor,…

Pistachio & Almond Cake

Are you a fan of nuts? This cake is as nutty as it gets. It reminds me of a Middle Eastern or Indian dessert. The almonds and pistachio add so much crunch and texture. It’s almost amazing how when you slice through the loaf, it doesn’t just crumble into a pile of nuts. It’s tender…