I didn't have quite enough ripe bananas for my banana muffin recipe, so I thought of mixing in applesauce to make up the difference. That led to adding oats and cinnamon, also. I turned out a wonderful, tasty banana-oat muffin that my family loved! Easy, especially using pre-mixed baking/biscuit mix. Use your own if you keep the homemade version on hand, otherwise Bisquick works beautifully.
1Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a muffin pan or line with paper or silicon liners. Recipe makes 12 regular-size or 6 jumbo muffins.
2Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl. Stir in applesauce, egg, brown sugar, and cinnamon until well mixed.
Mix in Bisquick, then oats, until mixture is uniform. Spoon into muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.
3In a small mixing bowl, cut together oats, sugar, and butter for topping until it's like small crumbs. Divide evenly on top of muffins. Finally, sprinkle tops with chopped nuts if desired.
4Bake muffins for 24 - 28 minutes (for jumbo muffins; less time for regular-size) until done. Test with toothpick or cake tester. Cool on rack 10 minutes, then remove from pan and complete cooling.