Published Jun 28th
Prep 15m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 1 dozen Calories 133.8

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 orange with peel, chopped
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup chopped dates
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sour cream

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 133.8
  • Carbohydrate 25.5 g
  • Cholesterol 19.7 mg
  • Fat 2.6 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 2.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.4 g
  • Sodium 297.1 mg
  • Sugar 11.7 g


  1. 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 flavor was just orangey enough. The texture was deliciously perfect. If you're having problems with the - Read more ...
  2. 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 flavour is lovely and I made no other changes.
  3. 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 to. These did have a very nice orange flavor. Put the eggs juice sugar dates and - Read more ...
  4. 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 orange I used had quite a thick peel.
  5. 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 was all I had and the recipe still worked well. One of the best muffins I ever tasted.
  6. 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 oven to 400 degrees. Cut orange in pieces and remove pits. In food processor put in whole orange o.j. egg and butter. Blend for 3 - Read more ...
  7. Although I added cinnamon the muffins were a little bland. Next time will add more sugar & spice.
  8. Excellent!!! These were so nice and moist didn't have sour cream -but- Yogurt worked just fine added some spices. GREAT.
  9. Moist and delicious--a nice change from the usual.

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