Mandarin Orange Ginger Date Muffins

1 dozen | Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 18 minutes


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of ground cloves
2 large eggs
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted coconut oil, olive oil or unsalted butter
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup peeled and chopped mandarin oranges (peel discarded)
zest of 1 mandarin orange
1/2 cup chopped dates
2 tablespoons wheat bran
2 tablespoons demerara sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a muffin pan with liners, parchment paper, or lightly grease with coconut oil, olive oil or flour.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves.

In another small bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, melted coconut oil, and Greek yogurt until smooth. Stir in the egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until just combined. Stir in the oranges, orange zest, dates and wheat bran. Do not overmix the batter, you want it to be lumpy.

Distribute the batter into the prepared muffin pan and sprinkle with the demerara sugar and cinnamon.

Place in the oven and bake for about 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place the muffins on a wire rack to cool before enjoying.

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