Classic Eggs Benedict with Lemon Basil Hollandaise

No reason to deny yourself an indulgent brunch thanks to this classic and clean eggs benedict recipe.

Prep Time
25 min
25 min


  • 3 large eggs, divided
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp safflower oil
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped, plus additional for garnish
  • 2 1-oz slices all-natural turkey bacon, no nitrates or nitrites
  • 2 1/2-inch-thick slices vine tomato
  • 1 whole-grain English muffin, halved and toasted


  1. Prepare sauce: In a small saucepan on medium, whisk 1 egg, buttermilk, arrowroot, lemon juice, oil and cayenne. Reduce heat to low and cook, whisking often, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in 1 tbsp basil.
  2. Meanwhile, poach eggs: Fill a medium saucepan with 2 inches water and bring to a simmer. Crack 1 egg into a small cup. With a spoon, make a swirling motion in water and slowly add egg, using spoon to tuck egg white close to yolk. Crack remaining egg into small cup and add to water; repeat tucking motion with egg white. Cook each egg for 4 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove eggs from water.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a medium nonstick skillet on medium-high. Add bacon and cook, turning once, until crisp, about 4 minutes per side. Remove bacon from skillet and cut each slice in half; add tomato to skillet and sear, turning once, for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Top English muffin halves with bacon, tomato, egg and hollandaise, dividing evenly. Garnish with additional basil.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 egg 1/2 english muffin, 1 slice tomato, 1 slice bacon, 3 1/2 tbsp hollandaise
  • Calories 251
  • Carbohydrate Content 18.5 g
  • Cholesterol Content 309 mg
  • Fat Content 11 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 20 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 474 mg
  • Sugar Content 6 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g