Blood Orange Honey Bread with Sunflower Seeds

Blood Orange Honey Bread with Sunflower Seeds
Blood oranges are deceptive.  They look all orange-y on the outside and then when you cut into one, it’s like BAM!  Deep burgundy red!  It’s straight up trickery.  Their flavor?  Another little surprise.  They’re not as in-your-face sweet as “regular” oranges; they’re more complex.  It’s kind of a grapefruit + cherry situation going on, with subtle floral notes hanging out in the background.  They’re sorta magical and a bit wicked; I’ll definitely be making a cocktail with the juice…hello, bloody martini anyone?  YES!

But on a more proper note, let’s put them in bread, a quick bread.  This healthyish bread is made with greek yogurt, applesauce, honey, white whole wheat flour and sunflower seeds.  No refined sugar.  No butter or oil.  It makes a great breakfast topped with sunflower seed butter and a little drizzle of honey.  You could also toast it and put a scoop of ice cream on top for a simple dessert.  Or, do as the British do and serve it with tea in the afternoon…ginger tea would pair nicely!  Brilliant…bloody brilliant!