Keto eggs Benedict with mug bread

Keto eggs Benedict with mug bread

Keep it classy and traditional with this perfect lazy Sunday keto brunch! Crispy bread, smoked ham and creamy poached egg under a blanket of homemade hollandaise. It's a tough job to eat these tasty eggs Benedicts but someone's gotta do it, right?

Keto eggs Benedict with mug bread

Keep it classy and traditional with this perfect lazy Sunday keto brunch! Crispy bread, smoked ham and creamy poached egg under a blanket of homemade hollandaise. It's a tough job to eat these tasty eggs Benedicts but someone's gotta do it, right?
2 servingservings


Mug bread
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • ¾ tsp ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1 eggeggs
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
Hollandaise sauce
  • 3 oz. 85 g butter
  • 2 2 egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
Poached eggs
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp white vinegar 5%
  • water
  • 2 2 large egglarge eggs
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp butter, for frying
  • 1 oz. 28 g smoked deli ham
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp microgreens (optional)
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Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Grease a large cup or glass dish with a flat bottom with butter. Mix all dry ingredients in the cup with a fork or spoon. Crack in eggs and mix well. Stir in cream. Combine until smooth and make sure there are no lumps.
  2. Microwave on high (approximately 700 watts) for 2 minutes. Check if the bread is done in the middle — if not, microwave for another 15-30 seconds.
  3. Let cool and remove from the cup. Slice in half.

Hollandaise sauce

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan or microwave oven and let cool for a few minutes.
  2. Mix egg yolks and water in a pot and place in a water bath.
  3. Simmer while stirring constantly until sauce thickens slightly.
  4. Remove the pot from the water bath and slowly drizzle the butter into eggs while whisking constantly.
  5. Season with lemon, salt, pepper, and some cayenne pepper.

Poached eggs

  1. Add plenty of water with vinegar in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer but make sure the water is not boiling.
  2. Crack in eggs one at a time. First crack into a cup, then carefully pour into the water. Let simmer for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and plunge into cold water. Put the eggs on a plate and trim any rough edges.


  1. Fry mug bread halves in butter. Place a slice of bread on each plate, top each half with smoked ham, poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. Sprinkle with watercress.
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  1. Janey Parkman
    I dont have a microwave oven, how can I make this with an oven? Or on the stove?
  2. Diane Lindner
    I think you need to edit to items. #1: do you really mean i egg for two portions? #2: What does this sentence even mean? "Make sure you skip the milky solids and liquid from the bottom of the pot."
    Reply: #3
  3. Brindusa
    I agree. The recepie looks very good , but is is very confusing! I think only the bread and the souce is for 2 servings, while de egg and bacon for 1
  4. Mview
    Is there an answer about preparing without a microwave?
  5. Dianne
    I have done away with my microwave, as don't think it is a good tool to have in the kitchen. Anyway of knowing how to do the bread without the microwave please.
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  7. Lisa
    Time for the mug bread was too long in my newer microwave. Have not figured out correct time for my device, but will try 1 minute 15 sec next time.

    Although it was over-cooked, the texture and flavor were promising. It resembled a dry cornbread (without the corn grit of course). Will definitely make mug bread again at lower time and experiment with additions (like shredded cheese).

  8. Tina
    What is a 'water bath'?
    Reply: #11
  9. Kristin
    There's actually a much easier way to make hollandaise sauce if you don't want to mess around with water baths and whisks. Basically, in a food processor you place 2 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon of dijon mustard. Blend for approx 5 seconds. Then melt 125g salted butter either in microwave or saucepan, I prefer saucepan, until it bubbles. Turn on the food processor again containing the yolks and lemon juice, and while it's still bubbling, pour in the butter in a thin steady stream. By the time the butter is all in, it's should be all thick, you could keep it processing for a couple more minutes if you wanted to. You could do it in a blender instead of a food processor if you like, but in my experience it's more likely to overheat and fail in a blender. I prefer making both hollandaise and mayonnaise in my food processor. When I discovered this recipe I discovered that hollandaise tastes amazing on everything, and I don't even mind refrigerating the leftovers til later, and letting it melt over hot veggies.
  10. lisa
    Just tried the mug bread microwaved for one minute - it was perfect.

    If you have a newer and/or higher-power microwave, try the mug bread at a much lower time. It was moist and delightful - a new stand-by.

    (Thanks for the Hollandaise clinic, Kristin! I have struggled with Hollandaise and will try your technique.)

  11. Danele
    A water bath is when you place a bowl over a pan if simmering water.
  12. Reg
    This came out GREAT!! Even the fake bread! Only change I made was to use the much easier immersion blender method for the hollandaise. I used a coffee mug, blend up everything except the butter until lighter in color. Melted the butter and while it was VERY HOT slowly pour it into the egg mixture while running the stick blender. Perfect hollandaise every time.
  13. Susan
    And the alternative please for those of us without microwaves? Stovetop option would be nice to know.
  14. Ann
    If i make mug cakes i bake them in the oven always, on 180°C for about 20 minutes so i think this recipe of the bread is the same.
  15. Susan
    I am allergic to almonds. What what can be used in replacement for recipes that call for almond flour?
    Thanks 😀
  16. Matt
    Turned out great!
  17. Renee
    Delicious recipe! I’m not a fan of coconut flour, so used cashew flour instead, and it worked out great.
  18. Barb
    I had no coconut flour so used all almond flour. Cut muffins in half and toasted them in toaster oven as I like a crispier base. All worked out great... Very tasty!!!
  19. April
    I did it!! And I don't even know how to cook well!! It was so good, I was proud of myself! 😁😍
  20. Gavin
    Can I make a double batch of the sauce and keep it in the fridge for the next day?
    Reply: #21
  21. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can I make a double batch of the sauce and keep it in the fridge for the next day?

    Yes, you sure can! :)

  22. susiekelly50
    Just had this for breakfast.... absolutely delish !

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