Mary Edith's muffins are the best!

Orange Date Chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 washed orange

1/2 c orange juice
1/2 c date pieces
1/2 c olive oil
1 egg

1-1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour
(may also use unbleached white flour)
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 c sugar
1/4 t salt

1/3 c chocolate chips

Cut orange into pieces, remove seeds, then use a cuisinart or a strong blender to chop.
Add dates and orange juice, continue to process until pureed.
Pour mixture into a bowl, add eggs and oil.

Sift together dry ingredients and mix in, stirring until just combined.

Fold in the chocolate chips

Divide batter among 12 muffin cups.

Bake 23 minutes in the center of the oven on an insulated tray.
May turn pan half way through for even baking.

These are surprisingly good, and very healthy!

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