Good morning, brunch enthusiasts! If you’re tired of the same old breakfast routine and looking for a delightful, tropical-inspired twist to start your day, you’re in for a treat. Say hello to my Waffle Eggs Benedict with Guava Sauce—a fusion of traditional and tropical that will tantalize your taste buds and transport you to a sun-soaked paradise. This recipe was inspired from a cafe I have been following on instagram forever and finally got the chance to eat at last summer. I had an extra long layover in Miami and the first thing that came to my mind on how to kill time was to eat at Bistro Cafe!
I start out by making the waffle batter I specifically use for mini waffles. I love a traditional eggs benny, BUT i prefer making my eggs benedicts on mini waffles rather than english muffins.
I bought this cute mini waffle maker when I was living in Toronto and didn’t want to spend the money on a big one. However, now I use it even more than my big one! The big one is nice if your making waffles and need to serve a large number of people but the little one is really handy for smaller batches of waffles and the perfect size to top with an egg! As an athlete, I am always thinking about protein!
The secret sauce here is the Guava. I don’t know if I have ever seen Guava’s here in Saskatoon to make a homemade sauce, so instead I heat up some guava jam to drizzle on instead. I use the Cool Runnings brand of Guava jam. It may seem a bit of a strange combination, but it is delicious!
Eggs Benny with a Tropical TwistCourse: Brunch
1 batch mini waffles (see notes for recipe)
4 slices proscuitto
4 eggs, poached
1/4 cup Manchego cheese, grated
1/4 cup guava jam, heated
- Make the waffle batter according to instructions (See notes for the recipe I use).
- Prep ingredients: Take out all the ingredients ahead of time so they are ready to go. Measure out prosciutto, cheese, and jam.
- Prep your water for poaching. If you do not know how to poach eggs click HERE. While the water is heating up, I start cooking my waffles scooping a couple of tablespoons of batter into the waffle maker at a time. When the waffles are almost done cooking, start poaching your eggs.
- When the waffle is done cooking, place one slice of prosciutto on top of the waffle followed by one poached egg. Sprinkle each egg with the grated cheese. Heat up the jam in the microwave for 20 seconds or until runny and drizzle on top. Garnish with chives.
- 2 waffles = one serving
- My Favorite Waffle Recipe