Whisk together all dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. I use cardamom and cinnamon interchangeably with this recipe. Sometimes I use both! They both pack a lot of flavor so just a pinch will do.
Melt Butter and cool slightly
Whisk buttermilk into cooled butter and then whisk in the eggs and sour cream.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Use a large rubber spatula and fold together until just combined. Use a minimal amount of strokes - some lumps might remain. Let stand for at least 15 minutes - this will give the sour cream and baking soda time to react.
Pour 1/4 cup for each pancake onto a hot oiled skillet or griddle. When bubbles start to uniformly appear it's time to flip. These pancakes will rise nicely so let them cook for at least 2 minutes on the second side. Don't forget to use quality (LOCAL if available) syrup. Enjoy.