Put that box of pancake mix down! You don't need it! You can make pancakes out of simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Really, truly from scratch!
2 1/4 cups flour, spooned + leveled
2 Tablespoons raw sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
2 cups milk
6 Tablespoons olive oil (use a mild one, not extra virgin)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 200º; have a baking sheet or heat proof platter ready to keep cooked pancakes warm in the oven. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, + salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, olive oil, vanilla, + eggs. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until just moistened. Heat a large seasoned iron skillet or griddle over medium heat. Fold a sheet of paper towel in half + moisten with oil; carefully rub skillet/griddle with oiled paper towel. For each pancake, spoon 2 to 3 Tablespoons batter onto skillet/griddle. Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles + a few have burst, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a thin spatula + cook until browned on the underside, about 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to baking sheet/platter, cover loosely with parchment paper-backed foil + keep warm in oven. Continue with remaining batter. Serve warm with desired toppings.
Some of us like to sometimes add in or top our pancakes with chocolate chips. We most always use real maple syrup + peanut butter on the top of ours. Enjoy them however you like.
We've also used fractionated coconut oil to make these instead of the olive oil when we were out of it + they taste good that way also. Some people just detest coconut oil (my father-in-law) but please for the love of your health, please don't use vegetable or canola oil!