Citrus and date muffins

By Hope Malau
26 March 2015

Something refreshing to wake up to along with your morning dose of caffeine.

Makes: 15 Preparation: 10 min Cooking: 25 min

  • 580 ml (2 ? c) flour
  • 10 ml (2 t) baking powder
  • 5 ml (1 t) bicarbonate of soda
  • 2,5 ml (½ t) salt
  • 140 g dates, roughly chopped
  • 50 g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • 70 g treacle sugar
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 125 ml (½ c) orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g butter, melted

Preheat oven to 180 °C and grease a 12-hollow muffin pan.

1. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the dates and pecan nuts, and mix.

2. Add the treacle sugar and mix again.

3. Place the oranges along with the orange juice in a blender and process until the peel is finely chopped.

4. Add the eggs and pulse until the egg is fully mixed into the fruit pulp. Add the fruit pulp along with the melted butter into the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

5. Spoon the batter into the greased muffin pan and bake for 25 minutes or until firm and golden in colour.

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