Here’s what I use to make my pancakes:
• instant pancake mix (I’ve also used Trader Joes’s pumpkin pancake mix and whole wheat, but for the sake of time I’ve recently switched to the “just add water” variety)
• a griddle (like this one)
• a mixing bowl with spout
• various fruit – strawberries, bananas, blueberries, bing cherries, asian pear, apples & grapes
• cheddar cheese
• sausage links or patties
• a modified squirt bottle.”Modified” meaning I cut off the tip.
But really, anything goes! Have fun and experiment with new techniques.