Muffins - Orange Date 

Uses a whole orange or mandarin orange and fresh or dried dates!

Makes 12 large muffins
In medium bowl stir together:
8 oz sourdough starter, ripe or discard
10 oz whole wheat pastry flour
10 oz milk
Let rest and fold into a smooth dough. Rest and fold several times.

In food processor chop together:
6 oz sugar
6 oz roughly chopped dates

Chop with knife:
6 oz orange, any kind even mandarins

Whip together until smooth:
2 oz coconut oil, melted and cooled
1 egg
Stir into batter.

Sprinkle in:
3/4 t salt
Mix thoroughly.

Stir in the oranges and dates. Let rest as the liquid absorbs. Stir and fold.

Sprinkle in:
1 t baking soda
Mix very gently, just lifting and folding. Let rest a few minutes and gently fold a few more times.

Scoop into TWELVE 2 1/4 inch x 1 7/8 inch baking cups (these fit into my standard silicone pan)

Bake convection bake 375 15-25 minutes.

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