(makes 12 muffins)

1 cup (240 ml) old fashioned oatmeal, not instant
½ cup (125 ml)unsweetened applesauce
2 mashed bananas
1 egg
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon (15 ml)  baking powder
1 teaspoon (5 ml) cinnamon

1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup of milk or milk alternative
½ cup (125 ml) whole wheat flour 
½ cup (125 ml) dried cranberries or raisins 

1/2 cup of dates or dried apricots

1/4 cup sliced walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375oF (190C). Line muffin pan with paper or silicon liners or coat with non-fat cooking spray. Combine oatmeal, molasses, applesauce,  milk, eggs and oil. Mix until all ingredients are blended. Measure and mix all dry ingredients. Mix the wet and the dry ingredients. Add dried fruit and nuts if using. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned on top.