Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut orange in pieces and remove pits. In food processor, put in first 4 ingredients. Blend for 3 to 4 minutes. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Mix in chopped dates. Blend again until mixed. Spoon into greased muffin pans. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes. (If using honey, add with first 4 ingredients, if using sugar, add to dry mix.)
Recipe courtesy Lakewinds Country Manor, Toronto