Healthy eggs benedict. Easy and delicious. The classic recipe has been given a healthy makeover. A creamy yogurt hollandaise sauce replaces butter with lean turkey bacon and home made lower fat English muffins.
Folks you are going to love this healthy eggs benedict recipe!
This was the reason for the quick English muffins recipe. It was to give you the delicious and easy muffins recipe to complete this recipe.
Ready in less than an hour, this healthy eggs breakfast is still the prefect indulgent brunch that we all enjoy, but much less calorific.
We love this healthier version as a weekend brunch. Especially after we’ve got back from the gym on a Saturday morning.
It doesn't take too long to prepare either.
It's a fairly easy eggs benedict recipe which can be made in stages. I've broken down those stages as a step by step guide further below!
But What is Eggs Benedict?
There are many variations of the eggs benedict recipe. But in its simplest form it's usually served for breakfast or brunch and is a traditional American dish.
It usually starts with two halves of English muffin, topped with bacon or ham.
Soft poached eggs are placed on top of the meat which are then covered with a rich buttery hollandaise sauce.
In it's original form it is absolutely delicious but can mean up to 1000 calories consumed in just one meal! This healthy eggs benedict is just over half of that if the recipe below serves 2.
So What Makes This Healthy Eggs Benedict, Healthy?
- Healthier home made English Muffins are used.
- We've used turkey bacon which is lower in fat instead of traditional bacon.
- A yogurt healthy hollandaise sauce replaces the traditional rich and buttery hollandaise sauce.
- This replacement sauce is also home made and is a low fat hollandaise sauce.
Here's our step by step guide to how we put together our healthy eggs benedict brunch.......
Step by Step How To Make Your Healthy Eggs Benedict
1. Make the healthy hollandaise sauce. (It can be re-heated)
2. Make my fresh quick English Muffins.
3. Grill the bacon.
4. Toast the English Muffins.
5. Poach the eggs.
6. Place a slice of bacon on top of each toasted muffin.
7. Place a poached egg on the bacon.
8. Serve topped with the healthy hollandaise sauce and some freshly grated black pepper.
9. Enjoy the deliciousness!
So, not only are we enjoying this healthy well-earned brunch together after our gym workout but the eggs are giving us a pretty good protein fix to repair those well-worked muscles too!
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This healthy eggs benedict is made with a low fat yogurt hollandaise sauce instead of a butter sauce making it half the calories of traditional eggs benedict!
Healthy Eggs Benedict Recipe
When you make this for yourself or just for 2, you may find you’ve plenty of the healthy hollandaise sauce left over.
No problems! That sauce is an excellent healthy alternative to hollandaise sauce.
It’ll last in the fridge for 2 – 3 days and it's absolutely perfect for using in other healthy meals too.
I’ve already used it, re-heated, over my cajun spiced oven baked chicken with some steamed veggies. Delicious!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Healthy Eggs Benedict Recipe
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- 2 Quick English Muffins cut in half
- 4 turkey bacon rashers
- 4 poached eggs
Healthy hollandaise sauce
- 240 ml fat free Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 3 egg yolks
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Freshly ground black pepper
Make the healthy hollandaise sauce.
- Quarter fill a small saucepan with hot water from a kettle and heat the water to get it simmering.
- In a bowl (one that you can fit on top of the small saucepan, and will not touch the simmering water) beat the yogurt, vinegar and egg yolks together well.
- Put the bowl over the saucepan of simmering water and stir continuously until thickened, for approximately 12 – 15 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the salt, mustard and pepper to own taste, and set aside.
- Grill the turkey bacon and toast the muffins.
- In a medium sized pan of simmering water, poach the eggs, being careful to not overdo them. You want the egg yolks to still be slightly runny, not hard.
- Place a slice of bacon on top of each toasted muffin, place a poached egg on the bacon and then serve topped with the healthy hollandaise sauce and some freshly grated black pepper.
I like what you did with the sauce! look so good!
Honestly Jennifer, I was amazed at just how great this sauce turned out, after I'd tried several variations to get it right! 😀
Really nice with chicken, and over asparagus too!
Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food
Yum! I love the take on the healthy hollandaise and I can't wait to try it!
Thank you Kelly. I really hope you enjoy it! 🙂
It's a great replacement for mayonnaise too.
Susie @ SuzLyfe
When do we get to eat together. Like Seriously.
We have "eggs-actly" the same tastes don't we? 😆
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
I simply love your use of Greek yogurt to make that hollandaise sauce, Neil! I bet that sauce would be wonderful with fish too - and ooh - eggplant, oven baked eggplant!!
Hope you and Lynn have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks Shashi, yes, I'm just about using this sauce over everything that calls for a sauce now! 🙂
There's no limit to its versatility!
You have a great weekend too! 😀
Becki @ Fighting for Wellness
I love Eggs Benedict, but I would have never thought of using yogurt to make the hollandaise healthier! This just changed my life, not even joking.
Hi Becki, thank you so much for your amazing comment. You have totally made my day! 🙂
I will confess to you that Lynne loves her Eggs Benedict so much that I was scared in trying out this healthier version hollandaise sauce on her. But she loved it! She liked the fact that she could have it more often, with it being healthier than with the butter sauce. Result!! 😀
Ashlyn ~ Dollop of Yum
Thank you thank you thank you for making healthy eggs benedict! It is one of my all time favorites so I was very excited when I found your lightened up recipe. I featured it in my latest post, "Kick Start The New Year #4: 15 Healthy Breakfasts".
Hi Ashlyn. 🙂
Wow! I am absolutely delighted that you shared my recipe with your readers in your post. Thank you!
This "lighter" healthy eggs benedict is definitely the way forward for people looking for those healthier breakfast options! 😀
I am doing the weight watchers program and this light version helped me enjoy a delicious breakfast while keeping in my point range! Thank you! I inked your recipe on the WW app for others to enjoy!
Thanks Robin. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for sharing for others to enjoy too. 😀