2 cups sifted all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
3 tablespoons molasses
Preheat oven to 350°F.In a medium bowl, sift together first 5 ingredients and set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine sugar and eggs; stir in milk. Add butter and bring to a boil. Allow mixture to cool for 20-30 minutes, or until lukewarm.
Add oats and molasses, stirring until well mixed. Add flour/spice mixture from medium bowl and beat for 1 minute.
Transfer batter to paper lined muffin cups, filling 1/2 full.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Melt 1 tablespoon of butter; stir in 1 teaspoon of molasses, 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk. Beat until smooth. Ice muffins while still warm. Sprinkle with lightly toasted sweetened, flaked coconut.Submitted by: CM found on: cooks.com