Happy Easter, Healthy Breakfast Recipe!

Holiday weekend celebrations usually come hand-in-hand with family and friend gatherings and multiple deliciously decadent meals. The influx of food that we’re anticipating this Easter weekend has us looking for ways to keep our eating as clean and nutritious as possible. So we’ve got a bit of kitchen inspiration for you with one of our favorite healthy breakfast recipes! Keep your weekend healthier – and your belly happier – with this nutritional take on a traditional eggs benedict that’s perfect for Easter Sunday. So without further ado, here’s to a happy long weekend and a healthier Easter breakfast!

Better Eggs Benedict & Quinoa Cakes

Now this recipe may seem a bit intimidating but we promise it’s easier than it looks! We’ve added some notes on where you can save some time by multitasking. This recipe serves about 4 people and should take you around 30-40 minutes from start to finish.

For the Quinoa Cakes, you’ll need:

  • 1.5 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites (save egg yolks for hollandaise!)
  • 1 scallion
  • Small handful of grated extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • Sprinkle of Himalayan pink sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • Olive oil

How to make the Quinoa Cakes

Step 1: Combine quinoa, breadcrumbs, eggs, egg whites, scallions, cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix until everything holds together and you can form 4 patties.

Note: If it’s too dry, and some extra cheese and one egg white. If it’s too wet, add some more breadcrumbs.

Step 2: Drizzle some olive oil in a large pan and heat on medium high. Once oil is just starting to smoke, add the patties, and cover with a lid. Reduce to medium heat and cook for about 8-10 minutes per side – or until they turn golden brown.

Note: Start your healthy hollandaise sauce while your quinoa cakes are cooking!

For the Healthy Hollandaise Sauce, you’ll need:

  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 egg yolks (saved from quinoa cakes recipe!)
  • Sprinkle of Himalayan pink sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Dijon mustard

How to make a Healthy Hollandaise:

Step 3: Using a double boiler (or a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water) beat together the yogurt, lemon juice, and egg yolks until fully blended.

Step 4: Stir until blended and thickened – this should take a full 15 minutes.

Note: You’ll probably want to flip your quinoa cakes halfway through the hollandaise thickening.

Step 5: Once your sauce is thickened, remove from heat and stir in Dijon, sea salt and fresh ground pepper.

For the Perfect Poached Egg, you’ll need:

  • 4 fresh eggs
  • Apple cider vinegar

How to make the Perfect Poached Egg:

Note: You’ll want to start this after you’ve finished your quinoa cakes and hollandaise sauce, and do one egg at a time. Also, remember that when making a perfect poached egg they probably won’t look perfect, but they will taste perfect – and that’s what counts!

Step 6: Bring a pot of water to a gentle boil, add a splash of apple cider vinegar and reduce to a simmer.

Step 7: Crack an egg into a ladle. Using another spoon, stir the water until you’ve created a mini whirlpool.

Step 8: Holding the ladle just over the water, slowly tip to let the egg gently slide out. The swirling water in combo with the vinegar will help keep the egg together.

Step 9: Let the egg cook for 3 minutes. Remove from the water with a slotted spatula and let drain on a kitchen towel.

You’ll also need: 

  • Avocado
  • Raw spinach
  • Fresh or lightly roasted cherry tomatoes

How to finish off your Better Eggs Benedict & Quinoa Cakes: 

Step 10: Place your freshly made quinoa cakes on your plate, top with a handful of spinach, and your ‘perfectly’ poached egg. Drizzle with as much healthy hollandaise sauce as you’d like, and serve up with a side of fresh or lightly roasted tomatoes and sliced avocado. Enjoy!

We wish you all a happy and healthy Easter weekend ahead!

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