Orange & Date Muffins

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For the last few weeks I haven’t been able to get the combination of dates and oranges out of my head. It conjures up dreams of being in an orange orchard picking oranges straight off the tree and collecting them in my basket. These gluten free orange and date muffins were the perfect recipe to recreate my daydream through food.

There are so many wonderful natural ingredients that can sweeten food and the combination of dates and fresh orange juice makes for a delightfully sweet and healthy treat. These muffins are made with almond flour and topped with a walnut and coconut streusel. They are simple to make and are perfect for afternoon tea :)

orange-date-muffins

orange-date-muffins

Orange & Date Muffins
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2.5 cups almond flour + 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 2.5 tablespoons orange zest
  • ½ cup dates
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup walnuts
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Add flour, baking soda, flaxseed, cinnamon and nutmeg to a large mixing bowl (all the dry ingredients)
  3. Zest one orange and add to the bowl with the dry ingredients
  4. Add dates to the food processor and mix well until the dates have broken down into small pieces. Add to the mixing bowl
  5. Add half a cup of freshly squeezed orange juice to a separate bowl and add the eggs, coconut oil and honey. Lightly beat until everything is well combined
  6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well
  7. Add walnuts to food processor and pulse until you have smaller pieces. Add nuts to bowl along with 2 tablespoons of almond flour, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and mix well
  8. Add muffin mixture into muffin tins and then sprinkle a little of the streusel over each muffin
  9. Bake in oven for 30 minutes
 

 

 

 

 

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