“When I think of Mother’s Day, I immediately think of breakfast in bed,” writes the Charleston, South Carolina–based recipe blogger Lauren McDuffie in her newest cookbook, Southern Lights: Easier, Lighter, and Better-For-You Recipes from the South. Like our mothers, McDuffie’s unique skillet pancake goes above and beyond. “This one rises and puffs up dramatically, seeming to almost hug whatever goodies you choose to scatter over the top, be it fruits, nuts, or maple syrup,” she writes. “If that doesn’t sound like a perfect Mother’s Day moment, I’m not sure what does.”
For more from McDuffie, check out her Jammy Mignonette Marinated Eggs. Southern Lights: Easier, Lighter, and Better-For-You Recipes from the South will be available on June 6. Pre-order your copy here.