Orange Date Muffins

Orange Date Muffins


"Wonderfully yummy muffins! I love these at anytime. The flavors remind me of Christmas morning! Fat free sour cream can be used to lower the fat content. Cinnamon or other spices (cloves, ginger or allspice) can be added for a little more spice."


35 m servings 134 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 134 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 297 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together chopped orange, orange juice, dates, egg and sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir flour mixture into orange mixture just until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in sour cream. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from pan and let cool before serving.
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  1. 19 Ratings


Here are some changes that make these muffins even better.... OMIT: sour cream ADD: 1 stick butter (room temperature), 1/2 cup chopped pecans INCREASE: white sugar to 3/4 cup. Preheat o...

I mixed the orange juice, chopped orange, chopped dates, egg and sugar in my blender. I increased the sugar just a bit, from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup, and used fat free yogurt for the sour cream. The...

Excellent!!! These were so nice and moist** didn't have sour cream -but- Yogurt worked just fine, added some spices. GREAT.

Although I added cinnamon, the muffins were a little bland. Next time will add more sugar & spice.

When I read through the recipe, I assumed that "peel" meant "zest," so that's what I did, and the flavor was spot on. I even used water instead of orange juice, since I didn't have any, and the ...

Yummy and moist like little puddings. I added some ground cloves and cinnamon, and only used 1/3 the skin from the orange. I don't think I would use any more peel than that as the variety of or...

am a bit ambivelent here as far as rating. Would rate 3.5 stars. I read all reviews first and used just 1/2 the orange peel reserving the other half in case I wanted to add more but didn't need...

Sorry, didn't like these at all. Made exactly as recipe stated and found them bland except for the overwhelming taste of orange skin (and I only put in half the skin). Thanks anyway, Maria.

Mmmm, these were fantastic. I was a tad hesitant to put the entire orange, skin and all into the muffin, but they turned out just right! Instead of sour cream I used peach yogurt because it wa...