Date and Orange Muffins

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

Date and Orange Muffins

Joan Donogh
Make these muffins in the food processor or blender - they get their orange flavor from a whole orange.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins


  • 1 whole orange
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut the orange into pieces and remove any seeds. Place in the food processor and process until it is finely chopped.
  • Add the milk, egg, and butter and process until blended. Add the dates and give a short whirl.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  • Pour the orange mixture over the dry ingredients, and mix lightly, just enough to moisten.
  • Spoon into muffin tins that have been greased or lined with paper muffin cups.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.



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