Heat oven to 400° F. Line 12 medium muffin cups with paper baking cups or grease bottoms only with vegetable shortening.
In large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, raisins, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, mixing well.
In small bowl, combine applesauce, apple juice, egg, almond extract and oil, mixing well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.)
Fill muffin cups three fourths full. Sprinkle sliced almonds evenly over batter.
Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool muffins in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm.Servings: 12 muffins