Orange-Date Muffins

Orange-Date Muffins Recipe
Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup grated orange rind
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted


Stir together buttermilk and soda until blended.

Beat 1 cup butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add brown sugar, beating well. Stir in buttermilk mixture, eggs, and next 5 ingredients until blended. Spoon batter into greased muffin pans filling two-thirds full.

Bake at 350° for 20 to 23 minutes. Remove from pans immediately, and cool on wire racks.

Stir together powdered sugar, orange juice, and melted butter until smooth; drizzle glaze evenly over muffins.

Note: Batter may be covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.

November 1997
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