One secret for lightest and fluffiest pancakes is to not overwork your batter. Stir to combine wet and dry ingredients. You don’t need to get out the lumps in order to have a good pancake.
Fry the first side of your pancake until bubbles form and pop. If you need to sneak a peak, you can do so from the edge without lifting up the whole pancake. For the best results, you only want to flip pancakes one time.
Once your griddle is hot and oiled, you will not need to add oil for each pancake. If your griddle gets dry and pancakes stick, add a few drops of oil, but you’ll rarely need to.