Add the raisins and ½ cup of water to a small sauce pan. Turn on the heat to medium and bring to a boil.
Remove from the heat and drain the water. Set raisins aside.
Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Stir in the raisins.
In a small bowl, mix together the buttermilk, egg, butter, and vanilla.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined, but still slightly lumpy.
Spray your cooking surface with non-stick cooking spray and place ¼ cup of the pancake batter in the pan.
Cook for 3 minutes per side or until cooked through. Repeat with remaining pancakes.