These are the pancakes that I serve to large groups of people that I love. Whether it’s a big family brunch, a summer morning with friends, or Christmas breakfast, these oatmeal cookie-flavored pancakes are comforting and such a joy to watch people inhale.
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 200 degrees. This will help keep the cooked pancakes warm while you finish the entire batch.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, maple syrup, and melted butter. Add the buttermilk mixture, all at once, to the flour mixture and fold together with a spatula until all of the flour is incorporated. Fold in the raisins. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Heat griddle over medium heat and add a touch of butter to melt. Spoon or pour batter onto the hot griddle. Heat until the bottom is browned and the top is bubbly. Flip and cook through, about 2 minutes on each side. Place on a heatproof plate in the oven to rest until ready to serve. Serve with pure maple syrup and a smile. Pancakes are best served immediately.