While I wouldn’t advocate the frozen pancakes, I do think the mixes are perfectly adequate. If you are more ambitious, here is a basic recipe. Non-purists like to add either fresh fruit (well-drained) like strawberries or blueberries or even something like chocolate chips. I however am a purist and like my pancakes unadulterated.
This is adapted from Spice and Spirit: The Complete Kosher Jewish Cookbook 
2-1/2 cups milk
2-1/2 tablespoons oil
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup sugar
Beat eggs and then whisk in milk and oil. Add all dry ingredients and mix together until batter is mostly smooth. Spray large skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium flame. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto skillet. Flip pancakes when top side is covered with small bubbles.