Vegan Eggs Benedict with Portabella Bacon© Heather Poire

Vegan Eggs Benedict with Portabella Bacon

by Heather Poire - Creator of Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes

This beautiful breakfast/brunch recipe makes 1 Benedict (2 halves) and hollandaise for 4. Creamy and super easy to make, you are going to want to put this hollandaise on everything! Raw sunflower seeds and nooch are the star ingredients.

I'm going to let you in on a secret: this portabella bacon smells so amazing and tastes out of this world! Sweet and salty goodness, compassionate "bacon" - way better than the pork variety and kinder too. Not a fan of mushrooms? You can easily use the same seasonings with tempeh. You may need to add a little water and increase the cooking time a smidge.


You can serve your bene straight up with freshly cracked pepper or take it up a notch by adding a little hot sauce.


You will need:

for the smokey portabella bacon:

  • 2 small portabella cap // 1 large + sliced
  • Pinch apple wood smoked salt (or sea salt)
  • drizzle olive oil
  • liquid smoke 1/8 tsp
  • Vegan Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp
  • maple syrup 1/2 tsp

for the Eggs Benedict:

  • 1 English muffin - toasted
  • Dab vegan butter
  • 2 firm tofu rounds // slices  (about 1/2" thick)
  • 1/8 Himalayan sulfur salt per slice
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric per slice
  • 1/4 tsp nutritional yeast per slice
  • handful baby spinach


for the hollandaise:

  • 1\2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Drizzle sweetener (maple syrup // agave)
  • hot sauce // freshly cracked pepper



to make the bacon:

Heat a small pan over medium heat - add all ingredients to pan and cook for 5 or so minutes, stirring + turning as needed (you will want the portabellas to still maintain some plumpness/moisture). Remove from pan and set aside.

to make the egg:

Wipe out the pan you used to cook the bacon. Over medium heat, add a dab of vegan butter. Add seasoned tofu rounds and cook until golden, flip and cook the other side in the same manner.

to make the hollandaise:

While the tofu is cooking in the pan make the hollandaise.

Place sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast + turmeric in food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until sunflowers begin to turn into a powder. With the blender // food processor running add the boiling water, lemon juice + sweetener, blend until very smooth.

final bene

Assemble the Benedict by layering baby spinach on top of each toasted English muffin half, a slice of tofu egg, portabella bacon and finishing off with hollandaise + freshly cracked pepper, hot sauce or both!



This recipe was originally published


published: 11/02/2015

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