Liv’s Orange Date Muffins

eyeofahunter_coverFrom Eye of a Hunter, The Seekers, Book 3

Muffins are such versatile things. You can pack them with nutrition or make them decadent. This recipe is a bit of both :).

  • 3/4 cup pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 orange, unpeeled, cut into eight sections
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Put dates and 1/2 cup flour into the bowl of a food processor with a cutting blade. Pulse until the dates are chopped uniformly. Add the pieces of orange and pulse again. Add the orange juice, eggs and butter and pulse until a homogeneous mixture forms.

Mix the dry ingredients together and add to the food processor. Pulse until all the ingredients are wet (don’t overmix).

Drop mixture into prepared muffin tins. Fill to just below the edge. Bake in a 400° F oven for 15-20 minutes. Makes 12 big muffins.

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