The book I found this in is called "The Amish Cook at Home" and goes not by recipe sections like veggies and meats, etc. but rather by seasons and shares with you what life is like in those Amish communities. It really is a great book; I can hardly say I've read a cookbook cover to cover but this is that rare case where I did. They really are a fascinating people and I love their simplicity in everything from cooking, to sewing to gardening. That's what the recipe is...basic, simple and delicious. I hope you'll agree.
These pancakes fluff up wonderfully, are thick and hearty and have this wonderful cakey flavor. They are so good I ate one without butter or syrup and it was delicious. The batter itself is VERY thick so you might need to thin it down with some additional milk as I did. Using a 1/3 cup, this recipe yielded 9 medium sized pancakes. Using a 1/4 cup, you should get 12 smaller ones.
adapted from The Amish Cook at Home
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cup milk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium sized bowl. Whisk to combine. In another bowl, whisk together egg, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring just till combined. Don't overmix.
Add to your griddle and cook for 3 minutes approximately per side until golden brown and bubbles form along the dry edge. Flip and cook on other side for another 3 minutes.
* Picture courtesy of StockXchang as we ate ours too quick to take a picture!