I used leftover cream of wheat, doubled this recipe and added chocolate chips, pecans and dried cranberries. I also ground some frosted shredded wheat squares, pecans and cinnamon and topped the batter in the muffin pans with this crunchy combination. The cream of wheat substitution made the muffins very creamy and moister than typical. The ground shredded wheat added extra crunch. A great recipe.
Excellent result. I decreased the amount of sugar, and the quantity of walnuts a bit. The leftover oatmeal I had on hand had cooked apples in it, so I omitted the applesauce. Delicious! I'll be making these whenever I have leftover oatmeal in the future.