An easy and highly rated recipe for homemade pancakes is Food Network's Simple Homemade Pancakes. This recipe is rated 4 1/2 out of five stars by 92 reviewers, as of 2015. The recipe takes about 10 minutes to prepare and makes about 10 to 12 pancakes.
To make Food Network's Simple Homemade Pancakes, mix together 1 cup flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and a dash of salt. Whisk 1 cup buttermilk and an egg into the dry ingredients until smooth. Add in 3 tablespoons melted butter. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat, then pour in 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Once the bottom is golden brown, turn the pancake to cook the other side.
Keep the pancakes warm in the oven heated to 275 degrees Fahrenheit until ready to serve. A variation on these basic pancakes is to stir 1 cup fresh berries into the batter before cooking. Other reviewers added a bit of vanilla extract to the batter for a sweeter taste. Adding cinnamon, nutmeg or other spices gives the pancakes more flavor as well. Also, the buttermilk can be swapped out for vanilla almond milk, Greek yogurt and water, or fat-free milk and orange juice.