Servings: 12 Prep Time: 5 minutes Bake Time: 18 to 20 minutes Start to Finish: 25 minutes Times are approximate
Ingredients: 1 whole orange 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice 1 egg 1/4 cup canola oil 1 1/2 cups flour 2/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
Suggested Items: Muffin Tins Cupcake Liners Blender Toothpicks
Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously grease the cups of a 12-cup muffin tin, or line with paper liners.
Cut the orange into eight segments. Carefully remove any seeds, and transfer the entire orange (yes, peel and all!) to the blender. Add orange juice, egg and oil, and blend until smooth. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and blend just until combined. Stir in the chopped dates.
Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin, dividing evenly among the 12 cups.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the muffins are golden-brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.