Growing up, when we had pancakes, we had these. I didn't even know pancakes came in a mix until I was much older.
1 cup flour
2 TBS sugar
1 TBS baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 TBS shortening (melted)
Mix dry ingredients. Add milk and egg. Mix in melted shortening. Cook on griddle at 450.
(I've left out the shortening and they are fine. You could substitute butter for the shortening.)