|That's it: 8 ingredients: all you need.|
|Beat the egg with a fork just so it's mixed nicely|
|Add the rest of your ingredients.You are now exactly where you would be if you were using a mix.|
|Mix everything well. Try to get rid of lumps but don't beat yourself up if you don't get them all.|
|Use a spoon (or your fingers) to spread the batter so it's a nice round circle.|
|You can tell that the pancake is ready to flip when bubbles start to form and pop and the edges start to look dry.|
|Now wait another minute or two and lift gently with a spatula to see how the bottom looks. When the bottom is golden brown, the pancake is done!|
|Add butter and syrup and serve**.|
A few notes on pancakes:
*Sugar, vanilla, and salt: you can change the amount of each of these you use if you need to reduce salt or sugar intake. I just like the extra depth the vanilla adds, it's not really necessary if you don't have it on hand.
**Some alterations can include using whole wheat flour instead of white, mixing in things: berries, bananas, chocolate chips, etc. Instead of syrup you can top with whipped cream, honey, fruit, anything really. You don't even have to go with sweet if you don't want.
|Personally, Bear likes his best plain with some fruit on the side.|