There are lots of pancake recipes out there and maybe you have a favourite one you do every year. Here is one to try if you are looking for a classic pancake recipe:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 large eggs
2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Optional: 2 tablespoons butter, maple syrup, 2 cups mixed berries
Whisk together the flour and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs thoroughly, then stir in the milk, sugar, and salt and mix until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the vanilla.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and use a fork to gently and thoroughly combine all of the ingredients. Make sure not to overmix - you will still see some lumps. Gently break up some of the bigger lumps with your fork, but don't mix for longer than 20 seconds.
All the batter to rest for at least 20 minutes. If making bigger batches preheat the oven to 170 F to keep the pancakes warm while you cook the entirety of the batter.
Preheat your griddle to 375F or heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. When your cooking surface is hot, lightly spray it with cooking spray.
For each pancake, ladle 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle or pan. Cook until the tops of the pancakes are full of bubbles, the edges are set, and the bottoms are golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Flip the pancakes and cook until cooked through and beginning to brown on the bottom, about 1 minute more. Either serve right away or transfer to the oven to keep warm. Top with the additional butter, fruit or maple syrup, or any toppings of your liking.