In a medium size bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until moistened. If batter is too thick, add a little more buttermilk.
Fry on griddle. Flip pancakes when bubbles form on top.
Makes 12 large or 15 medium pancakes.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes: Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top of each pancake after pouring batter onto griddle.
Blueberry Pancakes: Sprinkle fresh blueberries on top of each pancake after pouring batter onto griddle.
Applesauce Walnut Pancakes: Replace oil with 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce and add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts.
Banana Pancakes: Replace oil with 2 ripe bananas, mashed, and add 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Fruit Topping :
Combine fruit, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a slow boil, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved, mashing strawberries as they cook.
Add lemon juice and cornstarch/water mix. Stir until thickened.
Remove from heat. Serve warm.