I don't like using a pancake mix if I can help it. The pancakes just aren't as good as the ones made fresh from scratch. I found this recipe on allrecipes and it has been a huge hit at our house ever since we first tried it.
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until the second side is golden brown.
For a special treat, we might sprinkle on miniature chocolate chips after we pour the batter onto the griddle. One of our favorite ways to eat these is with fresh sliced bananas, caramel and cool whip.
These taste every bit as good as the pancakes you get at IHOP. However, I do recommend that you use real buttermilk and not a substitution or regular milk. They just aren't as good without buttermilk.