My sister absolutely loves oatmeal raisin cookies. In fact, I think they might just be her favorite cookies that I make, although it was made clear to me, that she didn’t care for the last oatmeal raisin cookie recipe I posted. The bunch-a-crunch ones. As she was a taster for it, she had first hand experience and didn’t enjoy it. “Too much going on,” I think were her exact words. Well, it just goes to show you that my family doesn’t love every single thing I make.
One morning I was brainstorming some ideas on what to make for breakfast, for this particular sister. And as the idea of pancakes came into my mind, so did oatmeal raisin cookies. And then like a blast of genius, the recipe hit me. It came into my mind like a speeding bullet. A wonderful collision of flavors. Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes, and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Sounded good to me, and so I experimented. I just made my easy homemade buttermilk pancake batter and folded in some raisins and oatmeal. It was really just an excuse to have something as sweet and yummy like a oatmeal raisin cookie for breakfast.
It’s clear that this sister is my toughest critic, so I was a little hesitant when I served them to her. I crossed my fingers and remained hopeful that they’d become her favorite type of pancakes. Luckily and impressively, she loved them. She gave it her two thumbs up. So I did good.
Grab a big mixing bowl.
It needs to be big.
Make sure its big.
Okay, okay, a medium one will work just fine.
Pour in the flour.
Add baking powder. It helps with the fluffiness of the pancakes.
Sweeten it up with a little sugar.
Cinnamon, of course!!
Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
You could also just sift them. BUT you know me, wash a little whisk or a big sieve? Umm…..I opt out for the little whisk.
Anyhow, just stir.
Okay, so you might just be figuring out my obsession for kitschy kitchen gadgets.
My name is Jonathan Melendez and I’m a silly kitchen gadgetholic.
Let’s add our wet ingredients.
Pour in some oil.
The usual suspects…you know.
We of course need some buttermilk….they are buttermilk pancakes after all.
Well….buttermilk oatmeal raisin pancakes, to be exact.
Lets stir this all together.
Did someone mention stirring?
I think this is a job for…….
Mr. Piggy, the ultimate spatula. He’s a stirrer from way back.
And now lets turn this plain ol’ doldrum pancake batter into a cookie pancake batter.
We need some oatmeal.
Pour it in.
And now some raisins.
And we’re folding, and we’re folding.
The batter is now ready.
Pre-heat a griddle pan.
I use an ice cream scooper to make the pancakes all the same size. It’s a life saver.
Scoop out the pancakes onto the hot griddle. Make sure to space them out evenly.
Cook the pancakes until the top starts to bubble up and they loosen from the bottom.
Flip them over once they are golden brown, and continue to cook.
When they are cooked through, place them onto a platter or plate. And continue to make pancakes, until the batter has finished.
Plate yourself a couple of oatmeal raisin pancakes.
That’s it we’re done. The pancakes are finished. You can eat now…..
…..of course. We COULD take them over the edge.
They just don’t seem that finished yet.
Are you familiar with those grocery cookies “Mother’s Cookies” the Iced Oatmeal ones? Well I remember eating those cookies as a child. So I think we need to ice these bad boys.
Let’s make some icing.
We need some powdered sugar.
Pour in some milk. Just enough to get a smooth lump-free icing.
Whisk until completely smooth.
Drizzle the icing onto the pancakes.
Okay, now they’re done.
Serve yourself a couple pancakes. One or two or even three maybe? Sure why not?
It needs just one more thing.
No pancake is complete without…
And lots of it.
And even more maple syrup.
What? Don’t judge me!
Okay, now, we’re officially done. We can finally take a bite. They look just like the iced oatmeal cookies from the package…but they taste even better. Make these wonderful pancakes at your next breakfast, brunch, get together or maybe even for dinner one night.
Live on the dangerous side, and have breakfast for dinner. Its fun! If these pancakes passed my sister’s approval, then that must mean they are good. Enjoy!
Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes
Makes about 8 pancakes.
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 2 TBS Oil or Melted Butter
- 1 TBS Sugar
- 3 Tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tsp. Salt
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
- 1/8 Tsp All-Spice
- 1 Cup Oatmeal
- 1 1/2 Cups Raisins
For the Icing:
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 2-4 TBS Milk
Whisk together all of the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
Stir in the wet ingredients, and mix until the batter is slightly runny. If it is too thick, whisk in a little more milk.
Once the batter is the right consistency, fold in the oats and raisins.
Scoop out the pancakes onto a preheated griddle pan. Cook for about 3-5 minutes, until bubbles form onto the top of the pancakes and then flip over. Continue to cook, on the other side until the pancakes are cooked through.
For the icing, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk.
Drizzle over the pancakes and serve with maple syrup. Enjoy.