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Here on Well Plated, we go big or go home—at least that is what my top two most popular posts of 2013 would suggest.

Top 13 Recipes of 2013

My top 13 most viewed recipes of 2013 are a mix of healthy and indulgent, but the two most popular land at opposite fridges of the culinary spectrum: the super-duper good for you, best behavior breakfast and the over-the-top-decadent, load me up like there’s no tomorrow caramel-chocolate experience.

In between, we have a little sweet, a little savory, and 11 other fun recipes for you to try. As 2013 comes to a close, I proudly present: The 13 Most Viewed Recipes of 2013.

13. Banana Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
Banana Cake with Toasted Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

12. Chocolate Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze
Chocolate Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

11. Peach Breakfast Crisp
Healthy Peach Breakfast Crisp

10. Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread

9. Asian Noodle Salad
Asian Noodle Salad

8. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip

7. Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

6. Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies
Blueberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothies

5. Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce
Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce

4. Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting
Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

3. Ultra Crispy Unfried Tofu
Ultra Crispy Unfried Tofu

2. Carrot Quinoa Muffins
Carrot Quinoa Muffins

and the #1 Most-Viewed Recipe…

1. Boyfriend Brownies {Caramel Brownies}

Hello, gorgeous. We are going to need some milk. And stretchy pants.

Boyfriend Brownies (Caramel-Stuffed, Knock You Naked Brownies)

Thank you all for making 2013 such a yummy year here at Well Plated! It has been so fun to share these recipes and many more with you. Wishing you a warm and happy new year. See you in 2014!

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Erin Clarke

Hi, I'm Erin Clarke, and I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food that's affordable, easy-to-make, and best of all DELISH. I'm the author and recipe developer here at and of The Well Plated Cookbook. I adore both sweets and veggies, and I am on a mission to save you time and dishes. WELCOME!

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  1. Haha, I make a similar brownie and call them my “boy brownies” too funny!
    All of these recipes look amazing girl…I nearly fell off my chair when I saw that pumpkin pull-a-part bread! That needed to happen, like, yesterday! Thanks for all the hard work in pumped to see all the new delish-ness for 2014! Happy New Year!

  2. WOW – I have a bad case of salivary-gland-drool-over-productionitis right now! Stopping by your page when you have one tempting dish is tough – but all these have me swooning!!!…and drooling!!!
    Happy New Year Erin – so glad to have “met” you this year

  3. Oh, yum! What a fabulous collection. I have to say that I love,love,love chocolate and caramel. Hmmm, it isn’t the new year yet so I can still make them and start my diet revamp in 2014, right? Cheers to 2014!

    1. Angie, I literally just made that tofu last night! It’s one of my favorite recipes. Have a very happy new year yourself!

  4. so many deliciousness. I am going to pin all them now and order more stretchy pants…Happy New Year 2014 :)

  5. What a delicious year it’s been! So glad I got to connect with you more this year. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  6. These all look delicious Erin! Always interesting seeing what people viewed the most. I can see why it was those brownies, hello yum! I want to try your asian noodle salad, looks delicious. Hope you and your hubby have a great NYE, can’t wait to see what you’ll be cooking up in 2014 : )

    1. Thanks so much Natalie! Seeing the results was really interesting for me too–a few surprised me! I hope you have a lovely 2014 too :)

  7. Looks like you had a terrific 2013! Can’t wait to see what 2014 brings :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  8. I can see why those brownies made #1! Yummmay. :) Love that you mix it up between healthy and the not so much!

    1. Those brownies have such a special place in my heart Tina! And I’m all about a mix of healthy and indulgent–keeps me sane!

  9. I always love these round-ups – and being reminded of recipes that I wanted to try during the year! That chicken stir-fry is still on my list! Cheers to 2014 Erin!!

  10. That pumpkin pull-apart bread is still on my list… and those brownies now that I know of their existence. Gosh. I need them. Like right now, pretty please.
    Happy New Year, I can’t waiit to see what you’ll be cooking on 2014 ; )

    1. Thank you so much Consuelo! I’m so happy to have connected with you this year. Here’s to a yummy 2014 for us both!

  11. Congrats on such a successful, and tasty, year of blogging and baking and cooking up amazing creations!! You are inspiring!!

  12. That pumpkin pull apart bread still has me swooning:) I had missed the post with those brownies – no wonder they got the number one spot! They look incredible! Looking forward to 2013; you have one incredible blog!

  13. Hi Erin! Yum! Everything looks so very good…especially those boyfriend brownies. I can see why they were the most popular. Thank you for sharing!

  14. What a beautiful round up to 2013 Erin!! I’ve loved everything you’ve cooked this year but yep, I completely understand the boyfriend brownie obsession. But you know what? More than the food (if that’s possible) I love the way you write, the way you add humour into your posts that makes me almost guffaw my cornflakes out of my mouth. I love the way you’re a wonderful blogging friend to all of us… you take time to answer comments and to visit other people. Thanks for sharing your blogging talent and love of food with us this year. May 2014 be an even better year for you and Ben (and may he escape the law books eventually!!). Hugs, happy new year beautiful! xxx

    1. Laura, thank you so, so much! You are so sweet and kind, and I’m so happy to have “met” you this year. Sending big hugs across the Pacific, and wishing you a bright, happy 2014!

  15. Great round up Erin, these dishes all look incredible! So glad to have found you just in time earlier this month too and would definitely love to try the banana cake, chicken stir fry and apple cake – pinning. Can’t wait to follow along next year and see more tasty recipes :) All the best to you and Ben in 2014 and Happy New Year!

  16. So many amazing recipes this past year! Can’t wait to see what the new year brings you! Happy New Year, friend!

  17. Ohhh I love these posts – Its nice to see how much was accomplished in a year in terms of favorite recipes, so much goodness! Happy new year 2014! xo

  18. Erin that Chocolate cake is calling my name!! What a beautiful collection! All the recipes look amazing! Have a Happy New Year!!

  19. What a great lineup!! Everything looks sooo good! That Gingerbread Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce is seriously calling my name! :) Happy New Year!

  20. Love this list! So glad the Asian Noodle Salad made it on here! Can’t wait to try the Crispy Tofu and the Banana Cake and well, the whole list!