Oh. My. Wow. These pancakes, hands down, were the best I've ever made, possibly ever tasted. They are light, fluffy, not too sweet, and are scented with vanilla deliciousness. I can't wait until the next time I get to make these.
I confess, I am NOT a pancake connoisseur. We usually buy the box of 'Just add water' mix, and as much as I love the idea of making pancakes from scratch, I'd yet to come across a recipe that consistently turned out as nice as the mix. I may never buy the mix again now. (Though I probably will. I have a toddler, who goes from full to screaming hungry in five minutes. I need something fast.) These pancakes are not slow cookers, by any means. They are a lovely quick breakfast for a relaxed Saturday morning, or, depending how your weekday mornings are, perhaps even then. Please make them. You'll never look at pancakes the same again.
(Ree, the lovely woman who shared this recipe in her cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, does not have this recipe on her website anywhere that I can find. However, Deb over at Smitten Kitchen does such a lovely job with step-by-step photos and such I thought I'd send you there for the recipe. Enjoy!)