Preheat griddle to 350 degrees OR a skillet over medium-high heat; spray with cooking spray or grease with butter. (The griddle or skillet is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it dance and disappear.)
PANCAKES: In medium bowl, using a wood spoon, stir together pancakes ingredients and your choice of mix-ins until it just comes together; do not over mix!
Pour by 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until golden browned on the other side.
Stack pancakes on individual serving plates. Top each serving with Chocolate Ganache or chocolate syrup, whipped cream and sprinkles.
CHOCOLATE GANACHE: Place chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds; Stir with a spoon. Repeat every 15 seconds until the chocolate has melted and no longer has lumps. Stir in milk until a smooth and creamy sauce has formed. Serve over pancakes.