Gather your ingredients.
Measure pancake mix and water. Cooking is supposed to be fun! You're allowed to take a few shortcuts! :-)
Use a whisk to blend mix and water until smooth.
Add a splash or two of vanilla extract.
I pour the mix back into my measuring cup to make it easier to pour the batter on the griddle.
Preheat your griddle to medium heat (or a little below medium) and add a Tbsp of oil.
Pour batter directly on the oil. This will make your edges crispy like in the restaurants .
When edges start to bubble, add sprinkles and flip.
When you flip, your bottom side of the pancake should look like this. Cook a minute or two, then flip your pancake onto a plate.
You could add whipped cream to make it more dessert than breakfast or eat like it is. Serve and enjoy!