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

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About This Recipe

Yield:12
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
This recipe appears in: Wake and Bake: Orange Honey Muffins with Dates

Ingredients

  • 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

Procedures

  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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