Orange-Date Muffins

Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook shares a recipe! Whip up a batch of scrumptious muffins in minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup canola or vegetable oil
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1
egg
1/2
cup chopped dates

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Grease bottoms only of 12 regular-size muffin cups with shortening or cooking spray (do not use paper baking cups).
  • 2 In large bowl, stir together flours, baking powder and salt; set aside. In medium bowl, beat milk, brown sugar, oil, orange peel and egg with fork or wire whisk until well mixed. Stir into flour mixture just until flour is moistened. Fold in dates. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and tops begin to brown. Run knife around sides of muffins to loosen. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

The fiber in whole wheat flour and dates combines to make each muffin a good source of fiber, which is 10% of the Daily Value.

For a breakfast that truly satisfies and has 3 Carbohydrate Choices, enjoy a warm muffin with scrambled eggs and a serving of fresh fruit.

Iraq is the world's largest producer of dates. A typical mature date tree produces 200 to 300 pounds of fruit each year.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.