The theme was 'Stars and Stripes' meaning anything with an American twist was fair game.
I decided to go down the muffin route, and went for an double American combination - Cheerios and pumpkin.
I found a recipe for Cheerios Muffins at Mr Breakfast, and decided to substitute the applesauce for pumpkin puree, and the milk for almond milk to make them dairy free.
Unfortunately it was only after I poured the batter into the tins, thinking that it didn't look quite right, that I read back and noticed instruction step one, which I had overlooked the first time...
"Crush the Cheerios into very small pieces". Oops again! I put them in whole, which meant that they didn't bulk out the mixture like they should have, and instead just went kind of oddly chewy!
The muffins were still nice, just a little denser and flatter than the should have been. The pumpkin flavour came through well, and made them even feel a little healthier than eating regular muffins - cake with hidden vegetables in it is always a win!