1 2/3 cups flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tbs butter, melted
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
(for buttermilk pancakes, replace milk with buttermilk and add 1/2 tsp baking soda)
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry and bring together with a fork, until just combined.
Place a griddle over low heat. When hot, add a few drops of canola oil and spread over surface with a folded paper towel. Ladle batter, about 1/4 cup at a time, onto griddle. Cook until bubbles form all over surface of pancakes. Turn over and finish cooking on second side, until golden. Repeat with remaining batter, adding a little oil to griddle as needed.
Serving suggestion: Besides the traditional butter and syrup, try peanut butter and applesauce.