These blood orange poppy seed donuts are a treat you can enjoy anytime! Vegan and gluten-free alternative included. Can also use regular oranges.
We may not have access to fresh, summer berries, but one thing the winter does bring are these gorgeous blood oranges! This beautiful fruit is similar in taste to regular oranges, but slightly less acidic, and depending on the orange, can be a little more bitter. They’re flesh can range from a bright red-orange to a deep crimson, but the difference they have from regular oranges isn’t always obvious from the outside.
At the grocery store, their bins are side by side and I had a hard time distinguishing the two without reading the sticker on each orange. Some of their skins have a deep reddish-brown hue, but a lot of the ones I saw looked like regular oranges on the outside.
The darker the flesh, the more vibrant the juice, which works well as a natural food coloring. It tinges the glaze a beautiful peachy-pink. However, blood oranges have such a short season so you can only find them a few months out of the year, typically from December through April.
If you can’t find blood oranges, regular oranges work and taste just as good in this recipe! 🙂 I hope you enjoy these donuts as much as we did!Print