Orange Honey Muffins with Dates Recipe

Orange Honey Muffins with Dates Recipe

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

Adapted from Lake Winds Country Manor

  • Yield:12
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:30 minutes

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

Directions

  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.