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Choc-Orange Muffins

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Easy Choc-orange Muffin – Snack




Makes 6 large muffins or 12 mini muffins, prep time 30mins


  • 1 orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried dates
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons choc chips


  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees and prepare a muffin tray (either with patty pans or spray with olive oil).
  • Remove the zest from the orange and set aside. Cut the flesh from the orange and place into a food processor with dates. Process on high until well pureed.
  • Add coconut oil, eggs and sugar to the food processor and process again until well combined.
  • Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and add desiccated coconut, flour and half the orange zest. Mix well to combine.
  • Spoon the mixture into prepared muffin tray and garnish each muffin evenly with choc chips and remaining zest.
  • Place in pre-heated oven for 20mins or until muffins are firm to the touch.
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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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