21/01/2016

Skinny Scrambled Eggs Benedict with Low-Fat Hollandaise Sauce (and CIRCULON giveaway!)

*I'm excited to be working with Circulon Canada to bring you this post! I have received free product in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions are my own.

The first time I ever tried Eggs Benedict I almost couldn't believe how delicious it tasted! I was pretty sure Hollandaise sauce was the most tasty thing on the planet...that is, until I discovered just how much butter is used to make it (cue sad trombone music here). Now don't get me wrong, I love butter. I mean, you can't possibly make delicious treats like these ones without a little bit (okay, a lot) of butter. But that much butter at every meal? No way. In my quest for a healthy lifestyle I've been experimenting with new ways to reduce the amount of saturated fat and empty calories in my diet without sacrificing flavour, which is why I'm so excited to be partnering with Circulon Canada today to bring you this delicious recipe for Skinny Scrambled Eggs Benedict with no added fat! Yes, you read that correctly - fluffy scrambled eggs and creamy Hollandaise sauce with no added fat thanks to Circulon's non-stick technology and a secret ingredient! I love this recipe just about as much as I love my new Circulon cookware, and I know you will too!

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And it's a good thing, because Circulon is going to send one lucky reader of The Busy Baker one of their Prime 10-inch skillets (shown below)! Be sure to stay tuned to the end of the recipe for the giveaway!!

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When Circulon Canada reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try their cookware I'll admit, I was a little bit skeptical. I've tossed out at least 6 non-stick skillets from other brands in the last 12 years because non-stick cookware is usually poor quality and they just don't perform as well as other types of cookware. I've been testing the Circulon Prime 10-inch Skillet and the Circulon Hard Anodized Jumbo Electric Griddle for over a month now and it only took about 2 uses before I was completely sold!

Circulon's total Non-Stick System with its hi-lo groove design is unlike anything I've used before, but it really works! It protects the non-stick cooking surface from scratches so you can actually use metal utensils, and it helps the food release from the cooking surface very easily. And the best part - Circulon's cookware is free of PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic Acid), a controversial ingredient found in a lot of popular non-stick cookware on the market. I've used the 10-inch skillet almost every day since it arrived on my doorstep (sometimes multiple times each day!) and there are no signs of wear on the cooking surface.

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Another thing I really appreciate is the quality of the construction - it's pretty heavy-duty for daily use, and the heavy bottom prevents warping and provides a nice even heat distribution. You can tell by the appearance of the bottom of the skillet how well I've used it this month (and how much I need to clean my stove...yikes. Keeping it real here folks!)!

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I've tested many different foods using my new Circulon cookware, and even my Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes turned out perfectly on the griddle, even though the recipe contains no fat at all! However, I knew the true test for this skillet would be eggs. Could it really stand up to scrambled eggs with not one drop of added fat to prevent sticking? You're about to find out!

This lightened-up Hollandaise sauce recipe was inspired by this one by Carlsbad Cravings. 


For each serving you'll need:
2 eggs
2 slices of pan fried Canadian Bacon
1 English Muffin, lightly toasted

For the low-fat Hollandaise (serves 6):
4 egg yolks
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp dry white wine
a pinch each of sea salt and pepper
a small dash of paprika (optional)
2/3 cup fat free Greek yogurt, at room temperature

fresh dill for garnish


To make:

Start by preparing the Hollandaise sauce. You'll want the scrambled eggs to be freshly cooked when you serve them, so it's best to get everything else prepared first.

Add the egg yolks to a heat-proof bowl and gently whisk them to break them up. Add the lemon juice and zest, the Dijon, salt and pepper and the white wine.  Whisk everything together to combine and then set the heat-proof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water (NOT boiling!). Whisk the mixture constantly as it heats up. You'll notice it eventually start to thicken as you whisk, but continue to whisk until the mixture falls from your whisk in thick ribbons. Continue whisking as you add the Greek yogurt slowly, a few tablespoons at a time until it's all incorporated. Remove the pot from the heat and remove the heat-proof bowl from over the pot. Set the Hollandaise sauce aside for a moment while you prepare the scrambled eggs.

Set your non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 eggs to a bowl and whisk them until they're light and foamy.

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Once the skillet has heated turn the heat down to medium-low and add the eggs to the skillet using a heat-safe spatula to move the eggs around in the pan continuously as they cook, but be gentle. Sweeping, folding motions help create fluffy scrambled eggs that aren't rubbery. As soon as the eggs appear creamy, they're done. Overcooking also gives scrambled eggs their notoriously rubbery texture, which you'll want to avoid at all costs. And check out these fluffy scrambled eggs and the performance of this Circulon non-stick skillet!

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The scrambled eggs slide out of the pan as if they're coated in butter (they're not!), and the only thing left in the pan is a few little dried bits that slide right off in a sink full of soapy water. No scraping, no scrubbing, no stress. I've even thrown it in the dishwasher a few times (it's dishwasher safe!) but because the non-stick technology is so good, any little bits of food left behind wash away easily with one simple swipe.
 
After using this Circulon cookware for the last month, I can definitely say I love it! And I look forward to trying out other pieces from their cookware collection in the future!

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To finish off your scrambled eggs benedict, top the toasted halves of the English muffin with the pan-fried Canadian bacon and divide the scrambled eggs between the two English muffin halves. Pour 1 or 2 tablespoons of the Hollandaise sauce over the eggs and serve with a few sprigs of fresh dill!

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This Hollandaise sauce is so creamy and delicious, and you'd never know it wasn't full of butter!

Like this recipe? Try this Apple Cinnamon French Toast Bake or my delicious Winter Berry Smoothie!

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This Scrambled Eggs Benedict is also great served with a slice of two of fresh tomato, or with a side of fresh fruit for something sweet! And the best part? The whole thing is only 9 Weight Watchers SmartPoints!! And just for some perspective, the Eggs Benedict at one of America's leading chain restaurants is 67 Smart Points per serving, so this a significantly healthier choice that packs an equally flavourful punch!  

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And now for the GIVEAWAY!! Circulon Canada is offering a GIVEAWAY for one lucky reader of The Busy Baker! The winner will receive a Circulon Prime 10-inch Non-Stick Skillet valued at $100 CAD.

There are several ways to enter the GIVEAWAY when you use the form below, so use any or all of them to enter as many times as you can! Remember, this giveaway is only open to Canadian residents, so feel free to share it with all your Canadian friends at least 18 years of age. The winner will be chosen at random and will have to answer a skill testing question. The winner will be notified within 24 hours of the end of the giveaway and will be required to respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. There's no purchase necessary to win, and the giveaway is open from January 22nd at 12am CST until February 1st at 12am CST.

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107 comments:

  1. Looking forward to trying this hollandaise sauce!

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  2. What a great recipe. I was just trying to lighten up hollandaise this past weekend but yours looks much better, I'll have to try it! I agree that the true test of a good non stick pan is always scrambled eggs. Nice to see there's a pan out there that holds up!

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  3. Chrissie - I love your photos! They are so bright and vibrant and inviting and delicious and I just want to reach through the screen and get an egg muffin (or two). Great recipe and great review!

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  4. Sweet potato hash and polenta are two things I like to cook on non-stick cookware.

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  5. i like to make eggs and grilled cheese sandwiches in a non-stick pan!

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  6. What do I like to prepare using non-stick cookware? Scrambled eggs because eggs tend to stick in other types of cookware. I also like to use it for bacon and sausage.

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  7. I like to prepare omelettes and pancakes in no-stick cookware

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  8. I like to prepare eggs using non-stick cookware. my e-mail is elixer2@hotmail.com

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  9. Pancakes, grilled sandwich, eggs, potatoes.

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  10. I like to prepare all of my foods in a non stick pan.

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  11. I would make omelets for one thing.

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  12. I like to cook crepes

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  13. Eggs! I hate eggs sticking to my pans.

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  14. Bailey dexter Non stick cookware is amazing! So easy to clean, and guaranteed great flavours! I think the first thing I would cook in mine would be swiss steak. After tenderizing a round steak I roll it in flour, salt and pepper. Then I top it with canned tomatoes, onions, celery and mushrooms. Let it simmer until veggies are cooked and serve with potatoes or rice. Amazing!!!

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  15. I like to prepare scrambled eggs, pancakes and pan fried potatoes(think hash browns but bigger pieces).

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  16. I like to prepare eggs in non stick.

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  17. Elizabeth miller--my favorite thing to cook in a non stick pan is sautéed vegetables.

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  18. I use a nonstick pan to cook omelettes and pancakes.

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  19. Everything! Scrambled eggs, omelets, anything with cheese or that sticks.

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  20. I love to prepare all kinds of omelets,the Spanish omelet is my favorite!

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  21. A vegetable omelet is my favorite to make.

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  22. We love to make omeletes for the family! I'd also love to make cheese dreams in this pan!

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  23. Fried chicken. Also my turkey sloppy joes, fried rice, fried corn bread, pancakes, and scrambled eggs.

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  24. I like to make pancakes or grilled cheese!

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  25. I love to fry eggs in a nice non-stick pan!!

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  26. I make pancakes for my kids every weekend.

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  27. just about everything is made in my skillet

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  28. I'm not fortunate enough to own any at the moment, but I'd probably start with eggs.

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  29. I use non stick pans to prepare most everything I cook but my favorite is a veggie omelet.

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  30. I love cooking everything with nonstick cookware!! And I'm in serious need of a cookware upgrade!! I love making French toast strips, pancakes, chicken teriyaki stir-fry, I love to cook!

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  31. I like to cook everything in non stick cookware. The two hardest things I cook in it is eggs and or cheese.
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  32. I love preparing scrammed eggs using non stick ware

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  33. I like to fry eggs over easy with non-stick cookware.

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  34. I love eggs. I eat them every day/

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  35. I use mine for most everything but eggs always

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  36. I just made eggs benny this morning and wondered how I could make the buttery hollandaise more healthy! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  37. ginger chicken - but also eggs and pancakes :)

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  38. I like to prepare almost everything in a non-stick pan but really enjoy making scrambled eggs in them.

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  39. I cook eggs on a non-stick pan every morning.

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  40. There is so much that I like to cook in non stick cookware. I haven't had a good non stick pan is quite some time though. I've been using stainless steel and I do not like the way foods stick and I do not like having to clean those stainless steel pots and pans afterwards. I would love to once again have eggs that I don't have to scrape out of the pan.

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  41. scrambled egges

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  42. I like frying up onions, peppers & andouille in a non-stick fry pan!

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  43. i think i'd love to make a stirfry.
    angelapsept@hotmail.com

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  44. I like to make eggs!

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  45. Eggs are best in a non-stick pan

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  46. I would love to prepare crepes!

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  47. My favorite thing about non-stick apns is making eggs!! It sucks when you cant flip properly but non-stick pans make cooking so much easier..grilled cheese sandwiches, pancakes..list could go on forever!!

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  48. Non-stick pans are the best for making hash browns!

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  49. I would make sunny side up eggs and pancakes!

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  50. I love making Tofu stir fried rice. YUM!

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  51. I make eggs, pancakes and french toast in non-stick fry pans!

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  52. Omelettes are a must for me and for the kids I would make them their favorite pancakes!

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  53. I like to make pancakes and eggs.
    Florence C

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  54. Definitely going to have to say eggs!

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  55. I'd try this egg dish - I hate the way eggs stick to regular pans and are difficult to clean.

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  56. Breakfast food. French toast or mini pancakes. Thanks

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  57. I like a no stick pan like this one to cook, omelettes, stir fry, and pancakes.

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  58. scrambled eggs

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  59. I use them for making eggs, hashbrown, french fries and type of meat dishes.

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  60. Great Scout, make pancakes. To die for. . Wow, prize skillet is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)

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  61. I like to prepare eggs with non-stick cookware.

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  62. I have to have nonstick skillets if I make eggs.

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  63. I like to make eggs: over easy, scrambled, omelets & egg in a hole. Also grilled cheese sandwiches, pancakes & french toast.

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  64. I like to make eggs: over easy, scrambled, omelets, egg in a hole. Also french toast, panckaes & grilled cheese sandwiches.

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  65. Eggs in a non-stick pan all the way! Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Definitely eggs! I hate them when they are coated in grease so always use a nonstick pan for them. (Judy Cowan)

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  67. We make eggs - scrambled or over easy.

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  68. I love shredded hashbrowns done in non-stick pans.

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  69. I must use an non-stick pan for eggs... I hate oily food, and that is the only way you get them if not for non-stick

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  70. eggs and hamburger i find that i do not need to use oil which is great to reduce fat

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  71. bacon and eggs and a grilled for lunch

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  72. Omelettes or scrambled eggs. We cook eggs daily here sometimes more than once a day.

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  73. I like using the pan for making scrambled eggs

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  74. eggs hands down!

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  75. I like to make pancakes or eggs

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  76. I usually make juevos rancheros.

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  77. I'd love to make a veggie omelette.

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  78. Eggs would definitely be my favorite!

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  79. I love making scrambled eggs or sausage and cabbage in my non stick pans.

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