Orange Date Muffins (Or Chocolate Chip)

Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

These low-fat soft orange muffins are bursting with sweet orange flavour. By far the best orange muffin I have made. The original recipe is for orange date muffins but I often replace the dates with chocolate chips. Dates have been a staple food of the Middle East for thousands of years

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  1. Cut orange into 8 or more pieces, remove seeds.
  2. Place cut orange into a blender or food processor.
  3. Blend into rind is finely ground; add orange juice to this mixture to make it easier to grind.
  4. Add dates (or chocolate chips), egg, and margarine; blend until mixed (if using chocolate chips you may want to add them in step 6 instead of in this step).
  5. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar.
  6. Add orange mixture to dry ingredients; stir gently until just mixed.
  7. Spray 12 medium-large muffin cups with cooking spray.
  8. Fill tins 2/3 full.
  9. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes.