Sift together the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl.
Make a well in the middle of the dry mix. Add the wet ingredients-the egg, milk, and butter.
Lightly whisk the batter together until just mixed. The batter will have small lumps. Let sit 5 minutes while your skillet heats up.
Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the skillet. With large skillet on medium-high heat add 1/4 cup of pancake batter to the skillet.
Let cook until bubbles form on the surface and edges are dry.
Flip and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
Top for butter, powdered sugar, and pure maple syrup to serve!