Orange Date Muffins Recipe
Orange Date Muffins Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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"Anyone who likes dates and the flavor of orange will think these moist muffins are a treat," confirms Rosella Peters of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. "I get compliments each time I serve them."
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions

In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Combine eggs, orange juice and butter; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in dates, walnuts and orange peel. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill two-thirds full with batter.
Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Orange Date Muffins in Light & Tasty December/January 2002, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 251 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.

  • 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  1. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Combine eggs, orange juice and butter; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in dates, walnuts and orange peel. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill two-thirds full with batter.
  2. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Orange Date Muffins in Light & Tasty December/January 2002, p20

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