My favorite homemade pancakes so far are the Brioche Pancakes from Mark Bittman’s How to Bake Everything. Basically a yeasted pancake with a fair amount of butter and egg. The rise helps to hydrate the flour and eliminates the chalkiness sometimes present in quick bread type recipes.
Definitely a weekend breakfast, but they do hold in the fridge for a couple of days.
I prefer these served with a good jam or fruit compote and a pat of butter.
Melted butter (6 T) added with the milk to dry ingredients (flour, sugar, yeast, salt). After it rises, the eggs are beaten and mixed in.
They are more like a breakfast bread or a thin, sweet brioche and not at all dense like a pound cake. The yeast keeps them fluffy and the eggs and butter add richness.
Not a huge pancake fan, but when I make them, I make these ricotta pancakes from Bobby Flay (not the compote, just the cakes). The orange flavor is amazing with maple syrup, but sometimes I use lemon zest, which is also nice. Super light and fluffy, they truly melt in your mouth.