Combine quick-cooking rolled oats and milk; let stand 15 minutes.
In mixing bowl stir to combine thoroughly the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Combine egg, cooking oil, oat mixture, and dried figs; add all at once to dry ingredients.
Stir just till dough clings together.
Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full.
Bake at 400° for 18 to 20 minutes.