Optional: Mixed fresh berries, whipped cream, maple syrup and butter
In a large bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients. In another bowl, whisk remaining ingredients; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Preheat griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease griddle. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle; cook until bubbles on top begin to pop and bottoms are golden brown. Turn; cook until second side is golden brown. Serve with toppings as desired.
Test Kitchen tips
To make these pancakes lactose free, replace the buttermilk and butter with lactose-free 2% milk and lactose-free butter or dairy-free margarine.
If you want to make them completely dairy free, replace buttermilk with any plant-based milk, like soy or almond, and use melted shortening in place of the butter.