It is the most simplistic and standard pancake recipe that I have to date. There will be times where I will refer back to this recipe to create others.
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 egg (nix if you don't want it and increase baking powder by 1/3 teaspoon)
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup oil (canola, vegetable and olive oil/olive oil blend works great)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Pan (Preferably griddle or cast iron)
Cooking Spray or light oil to prevent sticking
Typically makes 10 -12 small pancakes or 7 large pancakes
Mix in all ingredients into a bowl except water with a whisk. Slowly add in room temperature water in thirds. Some people prefer thicker pancakes than other. Use your discretion. If you prefer a crispier pancake, add a tad bit more water and if thicker, ease up on the water. Your mixture shouldn't be too loose or else, it'll look more like a crepe.
Use a ladle or free pour portions of your pancakes onto a hot pan/griddle. I love to use cast iron when possible. Your pan should be hot, lightly greased on medium fire before you place the pancake mix onto the pan. Wait for the pancake to bubble slightly and flip over until doneness.
Top it with your favorite ingredients. I'm a classic girl so butter and syrup are great for me. My dad used to love grape jelly. My son opts for strawberry jam.
When I want to feel full, I top it with chopped strawberries and bananas. Happy eatings!