A stack of warm, fluffy pancakes are sure to bring smiles to even the groggiest early morning risers. You can also prepare pancakes in advance and store in the freezer to be reheated in the microwave for a quick breakfast when you’re in a hurry.
Stir flour, cornstarch, bran (if using), sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in large bowl. Whisk eggs, milk, oil and vanilla in small bowl. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients just until combined.
Spray large non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Spoon about 1/4 cup (50 mL) batter per pancake into pan, spreading batter slightly. Cook until bubbles appear on surface, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook until lightly browned on second side, about 1 minute.
Serve immediately or keep warm while cooking remaining batter. Serve topped with fresh berries and syrup , if desired.
*To sour milk, pour 1 tbsp (15 mL) vinegar into measuring cup; add enough milk to equal 1 cup (250 mL).
For a quick breakfast, prepare pancakes in advance, freeze and reheat in the microwave.