Eggs Benedict! The stuff dreams are made of…unless of course gluten and too much dairy are more like a nightmare for you. Luckily, I have found a way to wiggle around those pesky food intolerances with this Whole 30/Paleo Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce!
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Valentine’s Day Means Breakfast in Bed!
You may remember our master bedroom makeover. The comfy mattress, romantic atmosphere and chill vibe were the inspiration for a breakfast in bed recipe series. And being that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner it seems like a great time to post another delicious morning meal, and what better way to celebrate love and romance than with Eggs Benedict in your cozy bed?! ( You can check out the first installment of the series “Cheesy Popovers with Chive Butter” and more photos of the remodel here.)
Whole 30 Eggs Benedict: a Classic with a New Twist!
I love Egg’s Benedict. So creamy, delicious and satisfying. For this Whole 30 version I top sweet potato fritters with perfectly poached eggs and an easy Hollandaise sauce made in the blender. Canadian bacon is optional, in fact I opted to ‘California-ize’ my version with a beautiful, ripe avocado instead. Of course, you could always do both!
Crispy, delicious, simple, and made with only four ingredients, these sweet potato fritters make a great alternative to the customary English muffin most frequently used for Eggs Benedict. Not only do I love the taste of these fritters but I also think the color makes the recipe even more appetizing, and when you aren’t eating bread you need to find the crunch where you can!
The Whole 30 Blender Hollandaise Sauce:
Hollandaise sauce is usually made with butter, and you are certainly welcome to use a lovely grass fed butter in this recipe if you aren’t on Whole 30, but my W30 peeps will be happy to know my sauce is made with ghee, so it’s completely compliant, and honestly I think it’s just as delicious as when butter us used!
Let’s Talk About Poached Eggs…
Poached eggs are very easy to make, but a few tips can really help. First, use really fresh pastured eggs (NOT pasteurized eggs…very different!) Second, use a small pot and add a little white vinegar to the water, this prevents your egg from getting slimy. Third, use the vortex method! Wait what??? The vortex? Don’t sweat it, I have a video tutorial that shows you step by step how to do it.
Put it All Together and Voila!
A Valentine’s breakfast your health minded love will not soon forget. Lovely, simple, delicious and full of protein, healthy fats and unrefined carbohydrates…pretty much the perfect meal!
Whole 30 Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce!
Tips on Poaching Eggs and What You Need: Don’t know how to poach and egg? I have a video tutorial that shows you step by step how to do it! You will need a small pot a good pan and a blender.
An alternative to traditional Eggs Benedict, this version is Paleo and Whole 30 compliant!
- 1 medium sweet potato (about 2 cups gated) peeled and grated
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- generous turns of freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large egg whisked
- 2 Tablespoons chives chopped and divided
- Olive oil or ghee for pan
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- A little pinch of red pepper flakes
- pinch sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup melted ghee (if not living W30 you can use grass fed butter)
- 2-4 large eggs (poached, see instructions)
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- Avocado (optional) optional
- Canadian Bacon or traditional bacon (optional) optional
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Line a colander with two paper towels. Peel and grate potato, sprinkle with salt and toss pour into colander and allow to sit for 10 minutes
While potatoes rest, in a medium bowl whisk together egg, pepper and half the chives. After potatoes have rested for 10 minutes use paper towels to ring out any excess water and then pour potatoes into bowl with egg mixture, stir until very well combined
Set an oven safe pan on the cooktop on med-high heat for two minutes
While pan heats, place a small pot filled with three inches of water and 1 tablespoon white vinegar on high heat and bring to a boil
Add olive oil or ghee to heated pan, use enough to coat pan well
When pan and oil are hot but not smoking, use a large spoon to gently place potatoes in pan (about 1/4 cup per fritter) Use the back of the spoon to spread potatoes into a circle
Cook for 4-5 minutes until first side is golden, gently turn, lowering heat if necessary. When all fritters are done, place pan in oven to keep fritters warm while you make eggs and sauce
I recommend watching the video linked above for a quick egg poaching tutorial. Work in batches poaching two eggs at a time.
Crack two eggs into a small dish
When water in pot is boiling, use one hand to hold the egg dish and use a spoon in the other hand to stir water quickly, forming a 'vortex'. While water is vigorously spinning drop eggs gently right into the center of the vortex
Cook eggs 2 1/2 -5 minutes: 2 1/2 minutes makes for a runny yolk, five minutes cooks them all the way through. I recommend runny of course
Melt ghee (or butter) in a small pan until very warm but not simmering and set aside
To blender add yolks, lemon juice, dijon and spices
Whirl for 30 seconds, then slowly drizzle in melted ghee (or butter) and blend for 30-60 more seconds. It should thicken immediately
When eggs are done to your liking use a slotted spoon or fish spatula to remove them from water and set on a paper towel.
Top fritters with avocado slices, Canadian bacon or both, add eggs
Pour Hollandaise sauce over eggs
Sprinkle with remaining chives, sea salt and pepper.
I can’t get enough Egg Benedict! The fritters look great and I bet they taste great with some lovely poached eggs … and that sauce! YUMMY!
I’m loving the colors of this dish!! Sweet potatoes and eggs are a match made in food heaven!
I am with you sister!
SUCH a beautiful breakfast!!! Love that hollandaise, man.
Me too! So rich and yummy!
OMG, Hollandaise sauce with sweet potatoes, YUM! I have never tried that, and it sounds SO good!! Breakfast inspiration score!
Oh yum! I need to make this just for that hollandaise sauce.
I am crazy in love with eggs benedict and can’t wait to try your version. Love the added avocado!
Thanks! It’s a California law to include avocado in every meal 🙂
I smiled the second I saw your recipe because it reminded me of my mom. She loved eggs benedict, but I doubt she ever had any as beautiful as this. This looks amazing Linda!
Sounds like your mom had great taste Emily 🙂
One of my favorite breakfasts! I often skip the bread too! Blender hollandaise makes this so easy!
Yep. And easy is always good!
BEST version of eggs benny ever! Look at that creamy avo and the creamy sauce. Divine!
Hollandaise is ALWAYS a good idea. Breakfast benedicts are one of my favorite meals ever! Love this.
Eggs benny is my go to brunch! Will def give your version a go, it looks amazing!
A classy twist to egg benedict. I love it!
I give this eggs benedict 5 stars!
Why thank you 🙂
Those sweet potato fritters look AMAZING! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.
These are SO beautiful!! Can you make me a plate for breakfast please?
If I recall you live close by, so it works!
YES. This is so, so perfect. Definitely pinning for later!
Yes yes yes to all of this!! Just perfect, Linda!! ❤️
First of all, your bedroom is dreamy and airy and lovely! Secondly, I love making blender hollandaise, and find ghee is a great sub for butter/clarified butter! Can’t wait to try this recipe next weekend!
Thanks Leslie, we love how it turned out!
Sauce makes the dish complete and i just love how gorgeous it looks!
Think the hollandaise sauce would come out ok without a blender?
If you are a really quick whisk-er I suppose it could work!
Hi! I used a link to one of your recipes in my Whole30 meal plan. Check it out at: https://housewifehowslife.com
If using this recipe in my meal plan is an issue, please let me know and I’ll rework it. Thanks!
Thank you Melissa!
Thank you for the great tutorial! Eggs benedict always look so intimidating to me but I can’t wait to try this!
Oh goodness. You would have no trouble with eggs benny!
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Ghee IS clarified butter you knob.
Yes I know you pompous ass. Ghee is allowed on some dairy free diets (and is paleo and Whole30 compliant) because the milk solids are removed making it safe for even the most lactose intolerant person. Have a great day ass hat.
I made this and it was very good thanks for the recipe
Thanks Tiffany! I am so glad you liked it!