Make brunch the most exciting meal of the day with this Vegan Eggs Benedict recipe! English muffins are piled high with fried tofu “eggs” and creamy vegan hollandaise sauce. It’s a 30-minute meal that pairs perfectly with mimosas!
Classic eggs benedict is a rich and creamy dish made from poached eggs and buttery hollandaise sauce. If you thought this dairy and egg-based meal could never be veganized, think again! My Vegan Eggs Benedict recipe is an egg-free alternative that’s just as creamy, rich, and decadent as the classic.
Vegan eggs benedict is made with 3 delicious layers:
- The tofu “egg”
- Vegan hollandaise sauce
- And English muffins topped with tomato and spinach
Every bite is eggy, creamy, and just so tasty. Serve each tofu benny with sliced avocado, breakfast potatoes, fruit salad, and, of course, a mimosa on the side for the very best vegan brunch!
What is vegan eggs benedict made from?
- Tofu “eggs” - Slabs of extra firm tofu are seasoned with tamari (or soy sauce), nutritional yeast, and smoked paprika to replicate the eggs. The tofu is quickly fried to help it form a crispy outside while the inside stays soft and tender. Feel free to use sliced smoked tofu to speed up the process.
- Vegan hollandaise sauce - Traditional hollandaise is very heavy and rich because it’s made from egg yolks, mustard, and butter. The vegan alternative is much lighter and made from vegetable broth, dairy free milk, simple spices, and thickened with vegan butter and all purpose flour.
- Toppings - Use sliced tomatoes and spinach to replicate vegan eggs florentine, and add some capers on top of the hollandaise-covered tofu for a burst of salty, briny flavors. You could also add sliced vegan ham, vegan bacon, avocado, fresh dill, chives, paprika, or vegan smoked salmon (eggs royale).
- English muffins - To hold all of the eggs benedict goodness!
How to make vegan eggs benedict
You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to make tofu eggs benedict. One try and it’ll become a staple for every weekend breakfast or brunch! Here’s how it’s done:
- Make the hollandaise sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat before whisking in the flour. Slowly add the milk and broth. Keep whisking until the sauce thickens, then take it off the heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
- Fry the tofu “eggs”: Fry the tofu slabs in a skillet with oil until golden brown. Mix the tamari, nutritional yeast, and paprika in a separate bowl, then pour it over the fried tofu. Stir to coat.
- Prepare the toppings and English muffins: Steam the spinach, slice the tomatoes, and toast the sliced English muffins.
- Assemble the vegan benny: Top each muffin half with spinach, a tomato slice, and a piece of fried tofu. Pour some hollandaise over top, then garnish with capers and the herbs and spices of your choice. Serve and enjoy! For full ingredients and instructions see printable recipe card below
Tips for success
- Always press the tofu before frying to remove any excess water.
- No time to press the tofu? Use a slice of smoked tofu instead.
- Use a round cookie cutter to shape the square tofu slabs into circles.
- Marinate the tofu slabs in the tamari, nutritional yeast, and paprika BEFORE frying to save time. They can sit in the marinade for up to 3 days.
Vegan eggs benedict can be served next to anything you like to eat for breakfast or brunch. They taste delicious next to avocado toast, breakfast potatoes, fruit salad, zucchini bread, vegan banana waffles, vegan bacon, or morning glory muffins.
Frequently asked questions
Yes! Use gluten free English muffins or bread instead and replace the regular flour in the hollandaise with rice flour.
The hollandaise gets its “eggy” flavor from the black salt (kala namak). Don’t skip it if you want your vegan eggs benedict to taste like the real thing.
Yes, vegan hollandaise can be made up to 5 days ahead of serving and kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat it in a saucepan over medium-low heat before serving.
More vegan breakfast and brunch recipes
- Vegan Breakfast Casserole
- The Best Vegan French Toast
- Easy Tofu Scramble
- Easy Vegan Quiche
- Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins
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