To make the muffins, I adapted a recipe for banana oat muffins that I'd written down, although I have no idea where I found it. It's quite a good recipe, with very little sugar and even that small amount is optional. These are good for snacks or to grab for breakfast.
Preheat oven to 170C (fan oven) or 350F
In bowl, mix together:
1 1/4 cup wholemeal flour
1 cup jumbo oats (US-old-fashioned rolled oats)--not regular porridge oats/quick cooking oats
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon each baking soda and salt
1 or 2 tablespoons sugar, optional
I added cinnamon, a small amount of allspice, and a sprinkle of ginger, but you can add some or all of these or not.
In separate bowl or measuring cup, mix together:
1 cup applesauce or fruit puree
2 tablespoons oil
1/3 cup milk
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until combined, adding a bit more milk or applesauce/puree if it's too dry. I added some shredded coconut and raisins at this point, but this is optional. You could also add nuts or different dried fruit.
Spoon into greased or paper-lined muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes.
I hope it's been a lovely day in your neck of the woods!