In case you haven't been exposed to Alton Brown (what?!? find a comfy couch or bed and go watch Good Eats for the rest of the day), here's his pancakes. They're easy to make (the hardest part is cooking them; perfectly circle pancakes are impossible, at least for me), and come out fluffy and golden and wonderful. I like mine with a scattering of chocolate chips cooked in. Recipe here.