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Sunday Morning Keto Eggs Benedict

Sunday morning doesn’t get any better than with this Keto Eggs Benedict! Use a 90 Second Keto Bread as it’s base, then pile on the fried Canadian bacon or ham, a perfectly poached egg and finish it off with a homemade hollandaise sauce and chopped chives!

Two plates each with a keto eggs benedict and garnished with chives.

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I have loved Eggs Benedict for as long as I can remember. When I was pregnant, I would call ahead to restaurants to make sure they made their eggs benny without using raw eggs (you can’t eat raw eggs while pregnant), because what was the point in going out for breakfast if I couldn’t have eggs benny?!

All that toasty bread goodness, fried ham or Canadian bacon, perfectly poached egg and topped off with creamy lemony hollandaise sauce? Breakfast really doesn’t get any better!

To make this dreamboat of meal keto friendly, we simply swap out the traditional english muffin for a keto bread and then make the hollandaise sauce from scratch to avoid unnecessary ingredients like cornstarch and preservatives. I hope you love this Keto Eggs Benedict as much as we do!

Why it works

  1. Toasted keto bread with fried Canadian bacon and topped with a perfectly poached egg, then loaded with a delicious hollandaise sauce… yeah, pretty dang delicious!
  2. The hollandaise sauce is ultra creamy with the perfect amount of lemon and salt.
  3. Created for two, this Keto Eggs Benedict is perfect for lazy Sunday mornings, but can easily be doubled or tripled for guests!
Two plates each with a keto eggs benedict and garnished with chives.

Keto Eggs Benedict Ingredients

  • keto bread
  • Canadian bacon or smoked ham
  • eggs
  • white vinegar
  • optional: chives

Hollandaise Sauce

  • lemon juice
  • egg yolk
  • unsalted butter
  • sea salt
  • ground cayenne
  • optional: ground black pepper

Keto Bread – My absolute favourite bread to use for Keto Eggs Benedict is this 90 Second Keto Bread because it is the perfect size and has the best texture. You could use any bread of your choice such as cloud bread or chaffles, or you could skip the bread completely.

A carton of eggs next to half a lemon and some sliced ham.

How to make Keto Eggs Benedict

If using a 90 Second Keto Bread, start by making the bread so that it is all ready to go. Save the hot pan used to fry the bread for the Canadian bacon or ham. Heat a saucepan with 3-4 inches of water on high for the poached eggs.

Hollandaise Sauce

Fill a small saucepan with an inch of water and bring it to a boil. Grab a medium sized heat proof bowl that fits over top of the small saucepan without falling in, to make a double boiler. Leaving the bowl off of the heat, add the lemon juice and egg yolk and whisk until fully combined. In a separate bowl, melt the unsalted butter and set it aside.

Reduce the heat to medium low and place the bowl over top of the small saucepan. Whisk the egg constantly until it becomes frothy, thick and grows in volume, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and, very slowly, pour in the melted butter, a little at a time, while constantly whisking, until all of the butter has been mixed in. Whisk in the sea salt, ground cayenne and black pepper.

To keep the sauce warm, place a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the sauce (rather than just wrapping the top of the bowl) or place the whole dish inside a larger dish of warm water.

Poached Eggs

By now, the saucepan filled with 3-4 inches of water should be hot. Reduce the heat to low and stir the vinegar into the water. The water needs to cool enough so that there are still small bubbles sitting on the bottom of the saucepan, but there are no bubbles breaking the surface of the water.

Crack an egg into a small dish and once the water in the saucepan is perfect, take a large slotted spoon and twirl it around and around inside the saucepan to create a vortex in the water. Pour the egg into the center of the vortex and set a 3 minute timer. Fry the Canadian bacon or ham for a few minutes in a hot skillet and mince the chives.

After the 3 minutes are up, scoop out the egg with the slotted spoon and place the egg onto a paper towel to dry off. Heat the saucepan of water back up just until it has the little bubbles on the bottom, then repeat the process with the second egg.

Keto Eggs Benedict

Place a keto bread on each plate and spread 1 tbsp of the hollandaise sauce evenly over each bread. Top with the Canadian bacon or ham, add a poached egg to each and then spoon the rest of the hollandaise evenly between the two. Top with chives and serve immediately.

Two plates each with a keto eggs benedict and garnished with chives. One of the eggs is cracked to expose the perfectly poached soft yolk.

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to whisk the egg yolk over the heat until thick and frothy, but do not allow it to over cook because it will turn into scrambled eggs.
  • Whisk the butter in slowly so that the sauce does not separate.
  • When poaching the eggs, be sure the water is not too hot. There should be little bubbles on the bottom of the pot, but none should be breaking the surface of the water.
  • Time your eggs! A perfectly poached egg will take 3 minutes to cook, which does not seem like a lot, so they can easily be overcooked if not careful! If you prefer your eggs cooked hard rather than soft, they can be poached for an additional minute.
  • To make the best poached eggs, use fresh eggs! To avoid the white stringy bits that occur when poaching, the eggs can first be placed into a small strainer to strain away the loose egg white before placing into a small dish to be poached.
Two plates each with a keto eggs benedict and garnished with chives. One of the eggs is cracked to expose the perfectly poached soft yolk.

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Two plates each with a keto eggs benedict and garnished with chives.

Keto Eggs Benedict

Sunday morning doesn't get any better than with this Keto Eggs Benedict, featuring Canadian bacon, perfectly poached eggs and homemade hollandaise sauce!
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 90 Second Keto Bread see notes
  • 2 slices Canadian bacon or ham
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • Optional: fresh chives

Hollandaise Sauce

  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 small pinch ground cayenne
  • Optional: 1 pinch ground black pepper

Instructions

Equipment Needed

  • Skillet
  • Medium and small sized saucepans
  • Medium sized heat proof bowl
  • Whisk
  • Plastic wrap
  • Slotted spoon
  • Paper towel

Directions

  • If using a 90 Second Keto Bread, start by making the bread so that it is all ready to go. Save the hot pan used to fry the bread for the Canadian bacon or ham. Heat a saucepan with 3-4 inches of water on high for the poached eggs.

Hollandaise Sauce

  • Fill a small saucepan with an inch of water and bring it to a boil. Grab a medium sized heat proof bowl that fits over top of the small saucepan without falling in, to make a double boiler. Leaving the bowl off of the heat, add the lemon juice and egg yolk and whisk until fully combined. In a separate bowl, melt the unsalted butter and set it aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low and place the bowl over top of the small saucepan. Whisk the egg constantly until it becomes frothy, thick and grows in volume, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and, very slowly, pour in the melted butter, a little at a time, while constantly whisking, until all of the butter has been mixed in. Whisk in the sea salt, ground cayenne and black pepper.
  • To keep the sauce warm, place a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the sauce (rather than just wrapping the top of the bowl) or place the whole dish inside a larger dish of warm water.

Poached Eggs

  • By now, the saucepan filled with 3-4 inches of water should be hot. Reduce the heat to low and stir the vinegar into the water. The water needs to cool enough so that there are still small bubbles sitting on the bottom of the saucepan, but there are no bubbles breaking the surface of the water.
  • Crack an egg into a small dish and once the water in the saucepan is perfect, take a large slotted spoon and twirl it around and around inside the saucepan to create a vortex in the water. Pour the egg into the center of the vortex and set a 3 minute timer. Fry the Canadian bacon or ham for a few minutes in a hot skillet and mince the chives.
  • After the 3 minutes are up, scoop out the egg with a slotted spoon and place the egg onto a paper towel to dry off. Heat the saucepan of water back up just until it has the little bubbles on the bottom, then repeat the process with the second egg.

Keto Eggs Benedict

  • Place a keto bread on each plate and spread 1 tbsp of the hollandaise sauce evenly over each bread. Top with the Canadian bacon or ham, add a poached egg to each and then spoon the rest of the hollandaise evenly between the two. Top with chives and serve immediately.

Notes

Expert Tips

  • My absolute favourite bread to use for Keto Eggs Benedict is this 90 Second Keto Bread because it is the perfect size and has the best texture. You could use any bread of your choice such as cloud bread or chaffles, or you could skip the bread completely.
  • Be sure to whisk the egg yolk over the heat until thick and frothy, but do not allow it to over cook because it will turn into scrambled eggs.
  • Whisk the butter in slowly so that the sauce does not separate.
  • When poaching the eggs, be sure the water is not too hot. There should be little bubbles on the bottom of the pot, but none should be breaking the surface of the water.
  • Time your eggs! A perfectly poached egg will take 3 minutes to cook, which does not seem like a lot, so they can easily be overcooked if not careful! If you prefer your eggs cooked hard rather than soft, they can be poached for an additional minute.
  • To make the best poached eggs, use fresh eggs! To avoid the white stringy bits that occur when poaching, the eggs can first be placed into a small strainer to strain away the loose egg white before placing into a small dish to be poached.
 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 2 g net carbs per 1 Keto Eggs Benedict.

Nutrition

Serving: 1keto eggs benedict | Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.2g | Protein: 18.9g | Fat: 42g | Sodium: 682mg | Fiber: 1.2g

18 Comments

  1. What an amazing breakfast platter. I wish I could grab one too. Love the presentation and the Hollandaise sauce looks super delicious.

  2. I don’t follow a keto diet but these Egg Benedicts look really delicious…and nice and quick too.

  3. Leslie Kiszka

    That hollandaise sauce is calling my name! I love eggs benedict, but I never try to make it at home because it always seems so time consuming. You make it look easy!

  4. Aleta, this recipe looks amazing and I can’t wait to try your hollandaise sauce! Creamy, delicious goodness and I love the suggestion of topping the bread with sauce vs. butter. My mouth is watering!

  5. 5 stars
    Haven’t made Hollandaise sauce in ages!! You just inspired me to make it again 🙂 Looks fantastic!!

  6. 5 stars
    Your keto eggs benedict look unbelievable! And you made your own hollandaise sauce too! The picture with the yolk running out is #foodporn 😉 .

  7. Whohoo! I am loving this recipe! Now I know what to make for my keto family members the morning after Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing!

  8. 5 stars
    If I had to make the list of my favorite ways to start the day, eggs benedict would make it for sure. There is just hardly anything better than eggs benedict in the morning. Great idea to add bacon – I’ve got to try it!

  9. 5 stars
    We loved your Keto version of Eggs Benedict. Your Keto Bread makes such a great base for this yummy breakfast. The Hollandaise Sauce was perfection… this is going to be our brunch every sunday!! Thanks for a great detailed recipe.

  10. 5 stars
    Oh Aleta this is so my kind of meal. Love how extra delicious this looks with the thick cut ham. We are never missing out living on the keto diet are we. Thanks for sharing!

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