Orange Date Muffins
  • 1 large seedless navel orange (with peel)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup golden brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  1. Place orange in food processor until finely chopped but not pureed. Melt butter.
  2. Transfer to large bowl and stir in milk and eggs. Add white and brown sugar and stir well. Add chopped orange and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in dates.
  4. Add the orange mixture and stir until just combined.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until muffins turn light golden color.
These are incredibly flavorful and easy to make. My sister discovered this recipe recently and we ate them all summer. My favorite part is pulverizing the orange! 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour can be substituted for the white flour without a discernable difference in flavor.