Orange & Date Muffins

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are so good. My favourite breakfast muffin. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do, served hot or cold with sweet butter. What could be better with a cup of hot tea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut orange into bite size pieces, removing only the seeds.
  3. Place the orange into an electric blender on grind, while grinding add the juice, egg and butter into the blender and mix well.
  4. In a seperate bowl add flour, soda, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Add the candied orange peel, dates and walnuts to the orange mixture and pour over the dry ingredients and stir lightly, until just combined.
  6. Place batter in lined muffin tins and bake for 12 - 15 min in a 400 degree oven.


Most Helpful

5 BRIGHT Star Kato! So moist and flavorful. I added a couple tablespoons of flax seed meal to the batter and substituted 1/2 of white flour for 1/2 cup of white whole wheat flour. The recipe made 6 giant muffins, which I baked at 375 for about 22 minutes. Definitely a keeper. THANKS!

Galley Wench September 16, 2007

These are outstanding! So cool to put a chopped up orange, peel and all into the blender. I thought it might be a tad bitter from that but it wasn't. I followed the recipe exactly but I used pecans and put them on top. The only problem I had was my fault...they looked done so I took them out and after they had cooled a bit tried one and it was still uncooked in the middle so I put them back in the oven and it worked out fine. I enjoyed these warm, cold and with and without butter. Very nice orange flavor and soft muffin texture. The dates were a bonus but it would probably be good without them too and I might try adding chocolate chips instead of dates next time. Thanks for a keeper recipe! Made for Zaar Tag.

Engrossed January 30, 2007

These are definitely OUTSTANDING! I really loved the combination of orange & date. I didn't have any candied orange peel, so I plugged that into ZAAR search, came up with a recipe & made my own [still have to rate that recipe!]. A very outstanding recipe, Baby Kato ~ Many thanks for posting it!

Sydney Mike January 30, 2007

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