The best part of keto eggs Benedict is the rich hollandaise sauce. So ditch the high carb English muffin and use a quick low carb bread instead!
Eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mary is my favorite brunch. But it’s been several years since I ordered this dish because I don’t eat bread anymore.
I don’t know why it took me so long to realize that I could easily make a keto version! And while this is a multi-step recipe, the hearty delicious result is very much worth it, in my opinion.
Keto alternatives to English muffin
This weekend, it occurred to me that the only high-carb part of eggs Benedict is the English muffin, and I suddenly realized that I could easily replace it with a keto alternative. So I did, and we loved the rich, delicious result.
There are three alternatives that I could think of to the English muffin:
All of these options are good. The tastiest is probably oopsie rolls. But the low carb English muffin is also excellent, and easier to make. So it’s really up to you.
When I posted this keto eggs benedict recipe on Facebook, one reader commented that another option is to simply omit the bread. That’s very true. No doubt, the flavor in this dish comes from the meat, the eggs and the sauce. However, it IS nice to have something to sop up the yummy egg yolks.
The ingredients you’ll need
Here’s an overview of the ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below:
Oopsie rolls: Or you could use any of the other keto bread mentioned above, or even omit the bread altogether.
Hollandaise sauce: I like to make my own using an immersion blender. It’s really quite easy.
Large eggs: I’m partial to those gorgeous cage-free eggs with an almost orange yolk.
Canadian bacon: This is an important part of this dish. So if you’d rather avoid processed meats, then this dish is likely not the best fit for you.
How to make keto eggs benedict
Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
1. Your first step is to bake the oopsie rolls, then set them aside.
2. Next, you make the hollandaise sauce using an immersion blender. Set that aside too.
3. Now poach the eggs and briefly heat the Canadian bacon, in a skillet or even in the microwave.
4. Assemble the dish: place a slice of Canadian bacon on each oopsie roll. Top with a poached egg. Spoon 2 tablespoons of hollandaise sauce on top. Serve immediately.
Are poached eggs safe to eat?
The USDA says they are not, as they increase your risk of foodborne illnesses. Whether to eat them or not is a personal choice, of course. And the same goes for Hollandaise sauce, by the way.
Can I keep leftovers?
Not really. Keto eggs benedict is one of those dishes that should be enjoyed right away, and the leftovers discarded. So try to make only as many as you know you’ll be able to eat!
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Keto Eggs Benedict
- Prepare the oopsie rolls. Set aside.
- Prepare the hollandaise sauce. Set aside.
- Poach the eggs. You can follow these instructions for how to poach eggs, but it's easier to use a microwave egg poacher – follow the manufacturer's directions. Generally you would need to add a little water to the poacher cavities, break the eggs into the poacher, cover, and microwave for 60-90 seconds for two eggs.
- Briefly warm the Canadian bacon, in a skillet or in the microwave.
- Assemble the eggs benedict: place a slice of Canadian bacon on each oopsie roll. Top with a poached egg. Spoon 2 tablespoons of hollandaise sauce on top. Serve immediately.