If you are looking for a tasty and nutritious start to your day, at home or on the run, this recipe for these Healthy Orange Date Muffins is for you. Believe it or not, you could be biting into a warm orange date muffin in less than thirty minutes.
1mediumorangepreferably organic, cut into 8 sections (remove the dried stem-stump and the orange seeds)
1/3cuporange juicefreshly squeezed
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
1-1/2cupswhole wheat flour
1/2cupwalnutschopped , optional
Preheat the oven to 425℉ (220C). Position rack to middle.
Paper line 18 muffin cups.
Place cut up orange slices and dates in a food processor.
Pulse until finely chopped.
Add orange juice, vegetable oil, buttermilk and process on low for about 30-45 seconds.
Add egg and vanilla extract and pulse for another 30-45 seconds.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
Add the pureed mixture all at once to the dry ingredients and with a mixing spoon, combine until just moistened (combine nuts if using).
Fill muffin liners ¾ full.
Bake for 15 minutes or until top bounces back when lightly touched.
I always use Natural Delights Medjool Dates (not sponsored).Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. *recipe adapted from Robin Hood recipe