Orange Muffins with Dates Recipe

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I love preparing baked goods and sharing them with family and friends. These light yet flavorful muffins are always such a hit that I often end up sharing the recipe as well.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 199 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Peel orange, reserving peel, and separate orange into segments. Place peel, segments and juice in a blender or food processor. Add eggs and oil; blend well. In a bowl, combine whole wheat flour, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add orange mixture and stir just until moistened. Fold in dates. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 14-16 minutes or until muffins test done. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Orange Muffins with Dates in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p77

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