Orange Honey Muffins with Dates

These moist muffins are perfumed with orange and studded with plump dates.

Adapted from Lake Winds Country Manor

Orange Honey Muffins with Dates

About This Recipe

Active time:15 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
This recipe appears in: Wake and Bake: Orange Honey Muffins with Dates


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 orange, washed, seeds removed, and cut into large pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter a 12 cup muffin tin.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

  3. 3

    Place orange in a food processor. Pulse until broken down into a chunky puree. Add orange juice, egg, butter, and honey. Blend for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until almost smooth.

  4. 4

    Pour orange mixture into flour. Mix until just combined. Stir in dates.

  5. 5

    Divide batter among muffin tins. Sprinkle with sugar.

  6. 6

    Bake muffins until a cake tester comes out clean, about 15 minutes.

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