260 grams all-purpose flour (around 2 cups)
2 Tbsp baking powder (make sure it's fresh!)
2 eggs
2 cups whole milk
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Cooking spray (i.e. vegetable oil)


Sift together the flour and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
Beat the eggs thoroughly, then stir in the milk, sugar, and salt, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the vanilla.
Now add the wet ingredients to the dry and use a fork to gently but thoroughly combine until most of the dry ingredients aren't dry anymore. But don't overmix! You'll still see some lumps. You can gently break up some of the bigger lumps with your fork, but don't mix for much longer than 20 seconds.
Let the batter rest for about 20 minutes. Toward the end of that time, pre-heat your griddle to 375░ or heat a nonstick sautÚ pan or skillet over medium heat. Also pre-heat oven to 170░F or whatever its lowest setting is.
When your cooking surface is hot, lightly spray it with cooking spray.
Now, for each pancake, ladle ╝ cup of batter onto the griddle or pan. Cook until the tops of the pancakes are full of bubbles and the bottoms are golden brown. Flip the pancakes and cook until the tops are golden brown, then either serve right away or transfer to the oven to keep warm.