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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