Date and Orange Muffins

These are really good, with a mellow orange flavour. Use a navel orange so you don’t get any seeds.

Date and Orange Muffins
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Make these muffins in the food processor or blender - they get their orange flavor from a whole orange.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 muffins
  • 1 whole orange
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • ½ cup chopped dates
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the orange into pieces and remove any seeds. Place in the food processor and process until it is finely chopped.
  3. Add the milk, egg, and butter and process until blended. Add the dates and give a short whirl.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  5. Pour the orange mixture over the dry ingredients, and mix lightly, just enough to moisten.
  6. Spoon into muffin tins that have been greased or lined with paper muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.


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