Air Fryer Eggs Benedict

Something is amazing about a great and hearty plate of Air Fryer Eggs Benedict sitting in front of you! It’s a great and filling breakfast, and it’s so good!

While this looks like a complicated breakfast, the recipe can actually be broken down into different parts, from the Air Fryer Poached Eggs to the Air Fried Canadian Bacon. Of course, the homemade Hollandaise Sauce on top and the Air Fried English Muffins. 

All of it Air Fryer Eggs Benedict cooked it to absolute perfection.  Everyone loves this breakfast dish, whether you are serving it for your family or serving it at an elegant Mother’s Day Brunch. 

If you are looking for some other great and easy Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes, some of my favorites are BREAKFAST POTATOES IN THE AIR FRYER, AIR FRYER BREAKFAST COOKIES, AIR FRYER CINNAMON ROLLS IN A MUG and AIR FRYER CHEESY BREAKFAST TACOS.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Eggs Benedict

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Eggs Benedict
  • Eggs
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Butter
  • English Muffins
  • Canadain Bacon
  • Water
  • Chives

How To Make Air Fryer Eggs Benedict

Making Hollandaise Sauce, Pictures of Eggs in Food Processor

Preheat air fryer to 400°F. (This is optional, cook time may take 1-2 minutes longer if you do not preheat the air fryer) While the air fryer is heating, prepare the hollandaise sauce.
Place 4 large egg yolks, salt and pepper, lemon juice, and a pinch of cayenne pepper in the
bowl of a food processor (you can also use a blender or whisk by hand). Turn on the food processor and blend egg yolks until they have lightened in color and are a
paler yellow.

Making Hollandaise Sauce, Drizzle Butter into the mixer.

With the top of the food processor open, slowly drizzle the melted butter (best if the butter is hot) into the egg yolk mixture with the machine turned on. Drizzle in the butter as slowly as possible. Once the butter is fully incorporated, continue mixing for about one minute (or longer if whisking by hand) until the sauce is fully incorporated and is slightly thickened. Set aside.

Toast the English Muffin and Cook Canadian Bacon in Air Fryer

Open up the English muffins and place them in the air fryer basket (it shouldn’t make a
difference if they are face up or face down.) Place the slices of Canadian bacon into the
basket as well (you can do this in batches or all at once, depending on the size of your
basket.)

How To Poach Eggs In Air Fryer:

Place the basket into the air fryer and cook at 400°F for 2 minutes or until the bread is
toasted and the Canadian bacon is heated through. Remove items from the basket and set them aside (keep warm if possible).

Making Poached Eggs In Air Fryer

To “poach” the eggs, place heat-safe mini ramekins or small glass bowls into the air fryer
basket. Spray the bowls with non-stick cooking spray and fill each with 2 tablespoons of
water. Crack an egg into each bowl. Cook in the air fryer at 360°F for about 4-5 minutes.

Assembling Air Fryer Eggs Benedict

Meanwhile, assemble each piece of Canadian bacon on top of each toasted English muffin.
When the eggs finish cooking, use a small spatula to lift the egg from any remaining water and turn it upside down over the Canadian bacon. (If you’ve used a small rounded bowl, you should have a nicely domed shape that looks close in shape to a traditional poached egg.) Top each tower with hollandaise sauce and sprinkle with chives for garnish. Serve immediately.

Air Fryer Eggs Benedict

Tips For Making Air Fryer Eggs Benedict:

  • Since there are different watt air fryers sold on the market, the cooking time listed in this recipe may differ from what is required for you. Test your egg-poaching container and cook time and adjust to get good results.
  • When the eggs are done cooking, there may be a tiny bit of egg white that appears less opaque. This will set up while transferring the egg onto the English muffin. It is important to work quickly and not overcook the eggs if you want to have that signature oozing egg yolk center. The eggs will continue cooking in the hot ramekins/bowls, and the yolks will overcook, so it’s best to prepare everything else before the eggs and then work quickly to get the eggs benedict on the serving table.
  • Even though I’ve listed the step of preheating the air fryer, it’s not always necessary. You will know best what works for your specific air fryer. Preheating an air fryer at 400°F typically takes 7 minutes. If you do not preheat the air fryer, the English muffins and Canadian bacon may take 4-5 minutes to cook.
  • Remember that you can open up the air fryer and check on the food to see how it is cooking and decide how to adjust the cooking time.
  • Although traditional poached eggs are made by dropping the eggs into boiling water, I found that trying to replicate this in the air fryer resulted in loose egg whites and did not cook well. Using just a couple tablespoons of water in a tiny bowl produced the closest texture and shape to traditional poached eggs.
  • Using vinegar in the water for air fryer poached eggs did not produce different results.

How To Store Leftover Air Fryer Eggs Benedict

This meal is best served fresh. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 1-2 days.

Extra hollandaise sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days and should not be left out more than 2 hours after preparing. If you wish to warm the leftover sauce, do so slowly and/or over low heat in either the microwave or a saucepan.

The recipe for hollandaise sauce as written should make 6 servings (2 eggs benedict per serving).

Ramekins Used In This Recipe–

You will never be at a loss of what to do with Ramekins in the Air Fryer; there are one of the greatest hacks of Air Frying. My go-to set has always been:

Air Fryer Eggs Benedict


Pyrex bakeware custard cups, 10-ounce, pack of 8, 2.6 Pound

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Air Fryer Eggs Benedict
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Air Fryer Eggs Benedict

4.50 from 6 votes
Author: ForkToSpoon.com
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
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Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Description

There is nothing as awesome and easy in the morning as a batch of AIR FRYER EGGS BENEDICT; they make for an elegant brunch or a delicious breakfast. My family loves this, and it takes minutes to make in the Air Fryer.

Ingredients 

  • 4 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (optional)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 English Muffins, 4 halves
  • 4 slices Canadian Bacon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 8 tablespoons water
  • Fresh chives, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. (This is optional, cook time may take 1-2 minutes longer if you do not preheat the air fryer)
  • While the air fryer is heating, prepare the hollandaise sauce.
  • Place 4 large egg yolks, salt and pepper, lemon juice, and a pinch of cayenne pepper in the bowl of a food processor (you can also use a blender or whisk by hand).
  • Turn on the food processor and blend egg yolks until they have lightened in color and are a paler yellow.
  • With the top of the food processor open, slowly drizzle the melted butter (best if the butter is hot) into the egg yolk mixture with the machine turned on. Drizzle in the butter as slowly as possible. Once the butter is fully incorporated, continue mixing for about one minute (or longer if whisking by hand) until the sauce is fully incorporated and is slightly thickened. Set aside.
  • Open up the English muffins and place them in the air fryer basket (it shouldn’t make a difference if they are face up or face down.) Place the slices of Canadian bacon into the basket as well (you can do this in batches or all at once, depending on the size of your basket.)
  • Place the basket into the air fryer and cook at 400°F for 2 minutes or until the bread is toasted, and the Canadian bacon is heated through.
  • Remove items from the basket and set them aside (keep warm if possible).
  • To “poach” the eggs, place heat-safe mini ramekins or small glass bowls into the air fryer basket. Spray the bowls with non-stick cooking spray and fill each with 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Crack an egg into each bowl. Cook in the air fryer at 360°F for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, assemble each piece of Canadian bacon on top of each toasted English muffin.
  • When the eggs finish cooking, use a small spatula to lift the egg from any remaining water and turn it upside down over the Canadian bacon. (If you’ve used a small rounded bowl, you should have a nicely domed shape that looks close to a traditional poached egg.)
  • Top each tower with hollandaise sauce and sprinkle with chives for garnish.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!–Serve immediately.

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 445kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 17gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 445mgSodium: 1055mgPotassium: 249mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 1434IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 2mg

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