ORANGE DATE CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS

30 Minutes

Makes 12

ORANGE DATE CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS

These low-fat soft orange muffins are bursting with sweet orange flavour. By far the best orange muffin I have made.

How to make steps

Cut orange into 8 or more pieces, remove seeds. Place cut orange into a food processor.


Blend into rind is finely ground; add orange juice to this mixture to make it easier to grind.


Add dates and grind.  Add egg, and butter. Blend until mixed.

Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar to orange mixture pulse til blended (not too much!). Fold in chocolate chips.


Spray 12 medium-large muffin cups with cooking spray. Fill tins 2/3 full.


Bake at 400F for 15 minutes.

Ingredients

1 whole orange (rind and fruit) 

1⁄2 cup orange juice (or any other fruit juice) 

1⁄2 cup dried dates, chopped and 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 


1 egg 

1⁄8 cup butter, plus 1tablespoon  

3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour 

3⁄4 cup all purpose flour 

1 teaspoon baking powder 

1 teaspoon baking soda 

1⁄2 cup sugar 

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