Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vegan Muffins Monthly: Polkaroo Muffins (Vegan, GF)

This is really silly, I don't know if any of you guys used to watch Polkaroo, actually more specifically Polkadot Shorts. It was a Canadian show, so maybe not...You know how small little details from shows stay in your mind? Polkaroo and his pet friend Bibble always ate blueberry orange cookies. I don't know why but I've always remembered that! Anyways I loved the chocolate-orange oats we made the other day so I wanted to make some kind of orange muffin. These turned out more like cupcakes...hey, fine by me. So many memories from this video!! Polkaroo and Bibble definitely had it right, blueberry and orange somehow go together really well:

*Adapted from Happy Herbivore's Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins.

1 3/4 cups Gluten-free Flour Blend (see substitutions)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup Wild Blueberry Jam 
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup sucunat
1 cup blueberries
Zest of one orange
1/2 tsp vanilla

Orange Glaze:
1/4 cup coconut butter
2 tbsp agave/raw honey
2 tbsp orange juice
1 heaping tsp orange zest

Combine dry ingredients in small bowl and wet ingredients in large bowl. Add dry into wet and stir until incorporated. Spoon into well oiled muffin tin and bake at 350F for 24-26 minutes. Once cooled, drizzle on orange glaze and sprinkle with orange zest.

This is our favourite Jam (Wild Blueberry), there's literally no sugar added.


  1. YUM! YUM! YUM!!

    Thanks for the sweet comment today about being twins! We knew you would understand!

  2. That sounds like a delicious combination!

  3. Polkaroo! Yes!! I used to watch Polkaroo all the time!
    These muffins look delish!
    Thanks for all the wonderful posts, this blog is my favourite food blog at the moment, for sheer wonderfulness of all the photos!

  4. @Teni: thanks for your wonderful comment :) i just found out that polkaroo is canadian! you must be canadian too! eh? lol

  5. Ummm...soo...yeah....those look pretty incredible. Just sayin'

  6. WOW! Watching that video totally brought back memories. I will definitely try these muffins. thanks guys!