2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups water
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the oil and vanilla and mix well. Add the water and mix until thoroughly combined.
For the waffles, pour 1 cup of batter onto the preheated waffle iron that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray before each waffle. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
For the pancakes, pour the batter onto a hot skillet or griddle that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray before each addition. Cook until bubbly, turn and cook the other side until golden.
* I always quadruple this recipe so that we have plenty to freeze. I place the cooled pancakes and waffles on a baking sheet and place it in the freezer. When frozen, I place them in a large Ziploc bag. They reheat wonderfully in the microwave.
* Chocolate chips, coconut, blueberries, diced or mashed strawberries, diced or mashed bananas, diced apples or anything else you desire can be added to this batter. You can also add any of your additions to the individual pancakes or waffles so that everyone can have what they like. Personally, my family prefers them plain and then topped or dipped.
* Pancake syrup, chocolate syrup, applesauce, crushed strawberries, sliced bananas, confectioners sugar, ice cream, etc. all make great toppings or dips for the pancakes and waffles.