Chocolate Orange Muffins

1 cup spelt flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt

1 egg, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons orange zest, finely grated

1/2 cup dried dates (about 10-12 dried dates), pitted and chopped
1/4 cup yogurt

1/4 cup chopped nuts

Yields 6
Preheat oven to 180C. Line or grease muffin tins.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a food processor, blend chopped dates and yogurt to a creamy paste. In another bowl, combine egg, honey, and oil. Stir in the date yogurt paste and orange zest. Add wet to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Fill in the muffin moulds. Sprinkle each with chopped nuts. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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