Saturday, January 14, 2012

Orange Date Muffins

This recipe is one that Sue brought home from high school home ec. class. So....what I am saying is that it is from a few years ago.
Don't try and guess how many years ago.
In fact, let's never do that.
It is an unusual recipe in that you use the entire orange, peel and all. It is unique in its flavor and texture as well. Quite different from a "regular" muffin.  I recommend you give it a try.

Orange Date Muffins

1 whole orange, quartered, seeded
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 egg
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
pinch salt

Preheat oven to 400. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or use cupcake liners. (Makes 12)
Place orange in blender or food processor and blend until finely chopped. Add orange juice, pitted dates, egg, and butter. Blend until fine.
In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, and salt.
Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just blended. DO NOT overmix.
Divide evenly amongst 12 prepared tins.

Ready to go in the oven!

Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack.

These are great when still warm, cut in half, with a little bit of butter spread in the middle. They also are great to throw into the kid's lunch boxes for school.

Sue and I are excited to be hosting our first blog giveaway! We will be posting about it tomorrow to let you know how you can enter and what you can win.
Be sure to check back!!


  1. I can remember making these for Popeye (our Grandpa)he loved them!!

  2. just made these, awesome, A real treat for Dewey

  3. At last! I love this recipe, used it often, then lost it. Thanks for posting it.

    1. You are welcome! We are happy you liked it :) I love these muffins for breakfast...