Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Grease muffin pan tray or line with paper muffin cases.
In a large bowl, mix together oats, buttermilk, brown sugar, apple sauce, treacle and eggs. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, bicarb soda and baking powder. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture until just until moistened. Fold in peaches. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin pans filling about 3/4 quarters full.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. While muffins are baking, combine caster sugar and cinnamon. After 15 minutes of baking, remove muffins and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Return to oven and continue baking for 3 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into centre of a muffin comes out clean.
Used different ingredients.
Very good. I used skim milk instead of buttermilk and substituted a combo of honey/syrup for the molasses and was very pleased with the result. Thanks for the others who suggested adding in the salt... that was very necessary (I used about 1/2 t.) - 29 Sep 2008
Made it vegetarian.
I made these muffins exactly according to the recipe. They have a slightly crunchy crust but are tender inside. The diced fresh peaches held their shape and colour very well. However, I do agree with the other reviewers who suggested adding salt. Next time I will add at least a teaspoon. Also, I don't think the cinnamon sugar on top is worth the mess and effort. It just falls off. I may try adding a bit of cinnamon to the batter when I make these again, which I will. Overall, this is a great basic recipe and yummy slathered with butter! - 29 Sep 2008
This recipe has been from revised to include only 1/3 cup applesauce in the ingredient list, and to include the molasses and baking soda in the directions. - The Staff - 29 Sep 2008