Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease
12 standard muffin-pan cups, or line cups with fluted paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk
together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the oats
. In a medium bowl, mix the applesauce
, molasses, brown sugar
, oil and egg with a fork until blended. Stir in the carrots
. Add the applesauce mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until the flour is moistened (the batter will be lumpy).
Spoon the batter
into the prepared muffin-pan cups (the muffin cups will be full). Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 23 to 25 minutes. Immediately remove the muffins
from the pan. Serve the muffins warm, or cool on a wire rack to serve later.