This recipe is outstanding if you need to feed a large group. Your electric griddle is perfect for pancakes and this recipe is a real crowd pleaser. The ingredients are similar to those found in a traditional oatmeal cookie recipe. Adding buttermilk to the batter makes the mix very creamy and very rich.
- 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 Cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 Teaspoons baking powder
- 1 Teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 3/4 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Big pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Cups buttermilk
- 1 Teaspoon pure maple syrup
- 1/4 Cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted and cooled, plus more for the griddle or pan
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. You can also use the warming rack on your electric griddle if it has one.
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 watch the happiness.
Pancakes should never be turned more than once. They are fairly delicate and turning them often can cause them to break. A trick to knowing when to turn a pancake is to peak at the side on the griddle. Use your pancake turner to gently lift up an edge and see how brown the cake is.
If you haven’t used buttermilk before, this is a great way to try it. Buttermilk is the liquid left over after butter is made. It’s generally low fat and can be easier to digest. Plus, it tastes great!