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We gave this classic breakfast recipe a makeover so it’s easy enough to prepare during the week. And just like the original recipe, Air Fryer Eggs Benedict features a perfectly poached egg with flavorful Canadian bacon layered on a crispy English muffin and topped with a creamy hollandaise sauce. 

I love going out for breakfast on the weekends. And if the restaurant offers eggs benny you can be certain that’s what I’m going to order. Because nothing tops that creamy hollandaise sauce – it’s the best!

Two air fryer eggs benedict garnished with parsley on a white plate.

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But I hadn’t tried to make it at home until recently. If you’re like me and thought that making eggs Benedict was too complicated, think again! This air fryer eggs Benedict recipe is easy, delicious, and will have you feeling like a gourmet chef. And it’s the perfect cooking method if you have a smaller family.

The air fryer truly does the heavy lifting in this recipe. And with a reduced cooking time it’s easy enough to make any day of the week and you don’t need any fancy equipment.

This popular breakfast dish is a true crowd-pleaser, like puff pastry egg tarts and crescent roll quiche cups. And the best part? Now you can make it in your air fryer for an easy breakfast, Sunday brunch, or even a simple weekday dinner. 

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Ingredients Needed for Air Fryer Eggs Benedict 

Benedict Ingredients:

English muffins – provides a hearty base for the egg and sauce

Canadian bacon – look for the pre-sliced bacon 

eggs – for best results make sure you use fresh eggs

Easy Hollandaise Sauce Ingredients:

egg yolks – gives a richness to the sauce

lemon juice – use freshly squeezed for the best flavor

heavy cream – for a creamy sauce

seasonings – paprika, salt, black pepper 

Two photo collage of raw eggs added to ramekin bowls and cooked eggs in the air fryer basket.

How to Make Eggs Benedict in Air Fryer 

Spray the ramekins with non-stick cooking spray and preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F. 

We’re going to start by making the poached eggs in the air fryer. Crack an egg into each greased ramekin and add them to the air fryer. Cook for 5 minutes, then carefully remove the cooked eggs from the small bowls and set aside. 

Add the slices of Canadian bacon to the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F. 

In the meantime, cut your English muffins in half. Toast the muffin halves in the toaster, broiler, or in the air fryer if you have a larger air fryer basket or tray. 

Now it’s time to layer! Start by placing a couple of slices of Canadian bacon on a toasted English muffin half. Then top with a poached egg and spoon the hollandaise sauce over the top of the egg. Add some fresh parsley for garnish if desired. 

Bowl of hollandaise sauce and directions to make hollandaise sauce for eggs Benedict.

How to Make Homemade Hollandaise Sauce

In a medium sized saucepan, bring about 1-2 inches of water to boil over high heat. 

Place a glass bowl over the top of the pot of boiling water, to create a double boiler. 

Combine the egg yolks, spices, cream, and lemon juice and whisk continuously, until the sauce thickens and reaches 160 degrees F. Then set the sauce aside. 

Tips for Making Homemade Eggs Benny

  • Use small bowls for cooking the eggs, like a ramekin, custard cup or prep bowl. The 4-ounce size ramekin bowls work well with this recipe.
  • Use a fork or small spatula to take the poached egg out of the ramekins. 
  • Eggs Benny are usually served with a little bit of runny yolk. If you don’t like runny yolks cook them a few minutes longer to get a firm yolk.
  • If the eggs do not look completely done you can cook for a little longer. Just know that while they are in the ramekins waiting to be added to the muffins, they will continue to cook. 
  • The ramekin bowls are EXTREMELY hot when they come out of the air fryer – use a pot holder so you don’t get burned! 
  • You may need to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer basket.
Closeup view of air fried eggs Benedict garnished with chopped parsley and covered in hollandaise sauce.

Air Fryer Eggs Benedict Serving Suggestions

  • Canadian bacon is the traditional protein in eggs Benedict but you can swap it out for another variety of bacon or ham slices if preferred.
  • For a fancy brunch, add slices of avocado. Or use smoked salmon or crab meat in place of the Canadian bacon.
  • Add a couple shakes of hot sauce to spice it up a bit.
  • I like to serve this classic dish with a side of breakfast potatoes and fruit salad.

How to Store Leftover Eggs Benedict

Air fryer eggs Benedict is best served fresh, but you can make the hollandaise sauce ahead of time and keep it in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days before using it. Then all you’ll need to do is cook the eggs and layer the sandwiches. 

I hope you are as excited as I am to make your eggs benny in the air fryer. Not only is it an easier way to enjoy this delicious breakfast dish at home it’s sure to make your morning meal extra special. 

It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even a simple weekday dinner. So, let’s get cracking (pun intended) and see how to make this delicious egg dish step-by-step.

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Two air fryer eggs Benedict garnished with parsley on a white plate.

Air Fryer Eggs Benedict

We're making this classic recipe in the air fryer for a brunch or breakfast that's easy enough for a week day! And it's just as tasty as the original version with poached eggs, Canadian bacon and a creamy hollandaise sauce piled on a toasted English muffin.
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Lori @ I heart Air Frying


Hollandaise Sauce Ingredients:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh is best
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Benedict Ingredients:

  • 3 English muffins, cut in half
  • 6 ounces Canadian bacon, about 15 slices
  • 6 eggs


Hollandaise Sauce Instructions:

  • Add an inch of water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over High heat.
  • Create a double boiler by carefully placing a glass bowl over the pan of boiling water.
  • Add the sauce ingredients to the bowl and whisk continuously, until the sauce thickens and reaches 160 degrees F. Set aside.

Benedict Instructions:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F.
  • Prepare the ramekins by spritzing with non-stick spray.
  • Crack one egg in each greased ramekin. Place the ramekins in the air fryer basket and cook at 380 degrees F for 5 minutes. Carefully remove bowls from the basket and remove the eggs from the ramekins using a small spatula or fork. Set aside.
  • Place the ham slices in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • While the ham is cooking, toast the muffins. You can do this using the toaster or in the air fryer if you have room.
  • To assemble, place 1 ounce of ham on a toasted muffin half. Top with a cooked egg and drizzle with Hollandaise sauce. Garnish with parsley if desired.


  • You may need to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer basket.
  • Four-ounce ramekin bowls work well for poaching the eggs.
  • This dish is best served fresh. 
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Nutritional Estimate

Serving: 1benedict | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 330mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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