My mother made these pancakes for us growing up and I recently started making them for my kids. They are super easy (even for me) and contain things that you normally have around the house. You could easily add other things to make them different.
2 c flour
2½ t baking powder
1 t salt
¼ c sugar
2 c milk
Mix all this in a bowl and cook in skillet greased with olive oil, butter, etc. You just put enough oil or butter to grease the bottom of the pan. You don't want any standing oil.
If I am making this for just my kids I half the recipe. If I'm making it for all five I use the whole thing, but I make sure I am finished cooking all the batter before I call them to the table! They love it!