3/4cupbrown sugar, or the equivalent amount of stevia
1/2cupdates, chopped into small pieces
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Place the date pieces into warm water to soften while you mix the other ingredients.
Zest the orange. Set the zest aside and peel the orange. Put it in the blender, then add the juice, orange zest, egg and butter. Mix it all together well in the blender.
In a bowl, sift the dry ingredients together. Pour the orange mixture over the dry ingredients and stir lightly just enough to incorporate the ingredients. Add the chopped dates (drained of the soaking water) and stir again.
Drop the muffin batter by spoonfuls into 18 greased muffin tins. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for about 15 minutes. Cool a bit before serving.