It has been so very hard to come up with a recipe to compete with the carrot cake pancakes that I created last year, but I have been thinking and researching various recipes and came up with this creation. It takes several ideas from various recipes and experimenting with what we had on hand in the kitchen to make this but I think it's a winner too!
gather all ingredients, melt butter in microwave for about 30 seconds or until melted
mix together butter and brown sugar, then stir in vanilla, both raisins, and oatmeal. Mix well then add eggs and 3/4 cups of milk. Set aside
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Taking care to mix well. You may notice that the flour changes color when the cinnamon is mixed in. This is a sign that you are doing it right.
slowly mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, being careful to stir from the bottom to make sure that everything is mixed well.
Your batter may be too thick to make pancakes at this time. You can slowly add in the remaining milk 1/4 cup at a time until the batter is to your liking. These are hearty pancakes so you do not want your batter very thick or they will be too dense.
measure approximately 1/4 cup of batter onto prepared griddle, flip when bottom starts to brown and the top starts to turn bubbly. I like to put a little bit of oil onto the griddle to help make the edges crispy but this is just a preference it is not necessary if you have a non-stick griddle pan.