Date Flecked Orange Muffins

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These little darlings use the whole orange! Caution: Do not taste the batter once it is ready to cook. It tastes so darn good you might not get the muffins made at all!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 thin skinned orange, cut into eighths and seeded

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup chopped pitted dates

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

  2. Place orange pieces into the blender with the egg, buttermilk, dates and butter. Blend thoroughly until mixture is thick, fairly smooth with flecks. Pour out into a large mixing bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cloves and ginger. Stir flour mixture into the orange mixture and stir or fold gently with a wooden spoon or spatula only until dry ingredients have combined. Don't mind any lumps that may be present. Fill muffin tins to just under rims with batter.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean. Let stand in pan for five minutes, then remove to wire racks for cooling.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
8g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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