HEAT oven to 375°F. MIX flour, oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pepper in large bowl.
BEAT eggs and applesauce in medium bowl until blended. ADD to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. STIR IN cheese, bacon and parsley. SPOON evenly into 12 greased 3-inch muffin cups.
BAKE in 375°F oven until tops are lightly browned and spring back when tapped with finger, 15 to 20 minutes. COOL in pan on wire rack 5 minutes; remove from pan. SERVE warm or cool completely.
Made with oats, cinnamon, applesauce, cheddar cheese and bacon, these are delicious muffins for grab-and-go breakfasts or lunchbox treats.
This recipe is a good source of protein and choline.
Lighter Option: Recipe can be made with reduced-fat cheese and turkey bacon, if desired.