2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups nondairy milk or water
dash cinnamon, optional
1. Lightly mix all ingredients in a fairly large bowl; leave 5-10 minutes to rise. It's important only to mix the batter enough to moisten, as overmixing will make the pancakes tough.
2. Gently fold down; leave again for 5-10 minutes if you have the time, and gently fold down again. (I don't usually bother, since everyone's starving!)
3. Cook over medium to medium-high on an oiled skillet until golden, carefully breaking apart any large lumps with the spatula. Serve immediately.