This Healthy Hollandaise sauce is an easy, quick, blender Hollandaise that's also Weight Watchers friendly! Classic Hollandaise sauce is traditionally quite fattening, but this version is lighter and Weight Watchers friendly.
This easy recipe was inspired by my Blender Artichoke & Roasted Red Pepper Hollandaise Sauce and my Blender Cranberry Hollandaise on this site. But this time I wanted to create a plain and simple, yet still creamy sauce. It's perfect for a quick Sunday brunch or a sauce for meat or vegetables. If you're looking for a hollandaise sauce that's healthy and light and takes only 5 minutes to make, you'll love this creamy Hollandaise sauce!
For this healthy Hollandaise sauce recipe, I don't use Greek yogurt to keep this recipe light and low-fat, as many other recipes do. I prefer to use apple sauce. For this low-fat Hollandaise sauce you'll need:
- egg yolks
- unsweetened applesauce
- lemon juice (from concentrate)
- olive oil
- melted unsalted butter
- Tabasco sauce
- ground mustard/mustard powder
See recipe card for quantities.
I'm all about shortcuts so there's no standing over a hot stove whisking together this Healthy Hollandaise sauce. This sauce is super easy to make- just throw everything in the blender!
Then warm, in a small bowl, in the microwave for about 45 seconds.
Hint: Take it out halfway through the cooking (about 20 seconds) and whisk.
You may need to put it back in for 10-15 more seconds until it reaches the consistency of gravy.
💭 Top tip
Quick poached eggs
- Spray the inside of a microwave-safe coffee mug with non-stick cooking spray. Break egg into mug.
- Put egg into microwave for 25-35 seconds (with cover) or until egg is set. *This will also depend on the wattage of your microwave - it may need more time.
- Gently loosen by running knife between inside of mug and egg and turn onto surface.
*to prevent it from popping, you can pierce the egg prior to putting it in the microwave (don't do this if you prefer your yolk soft/runny)
📖Substitutions & Variations
- Lighter - use light butter or margarine instead of regular butter
- Lemon juice - if you use fresh lemon juice, you'll need to double the amount
- Spicier - add more Tabasco sauce and/or chili pepper flakes or cayenne pepper
The best part is that you do NOT need a double boiler! However, you'll need a blender (affiliate link) for this recipe. Alternatively, you could use an immersion blender. You'll also need a microwave (affiliate link). A whisk (affiliate link) also comes in handy!
I also like to use a large creamer pitcher (affiliate link) - it's great for sauces and syrups!
👪 Serving Size
This low-fat Hollandaise sauce makes 16 servings (1.5 tablespoon serving). But you can make a whole batch or half, double, or triple the recipe by simply clicking on the blue serving number and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust.
This healthy Hollandaise sauce is Weight Watchers friendly at only 3 WW points (for 1.5 tbsp) on my plan. You can further reduce the points by using lighter butter/margarine.
Hollandaise Sauce Calories:
This light Hollandaise sauce has about half the calories and fat of regular. It has 71 calories and 7 grams of fat (per 1.5 tablespoon serving) compared with regular Hollandaise, which has 124 calories and 13.5 grams of fat for the same-sized serving.
🥗What to serve with Hollandaise Sauce
Healthy Hollandaise sauce is such a versatile sauce that goes well with a number of dishes, my favorite being eggs benedict!
I made a simple, quick, and delicious eggs benedict with whole wheat English muffins, a slice of ham (or Canadian bacon), a quick microwave-poached egg, and this Hollandaise sauce!
But you'll also love it on:
- baked, poached, or grilled salmon (shown)
- scrambled eggs, egg whites, or Microwave Omelette in a Mug
Store the sauce in the fridge for up to 3 days. However, when you heat it again, it will thicken up a little. These ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
If you want to enjoy Hollandaise sauce, but don't want to break the calorie bank, you'll love this low-fat, light Hollandaise sauce!
📋 Healthy Hollandaise Sauce (low-fat) Recipe
- 3 egg yolks
- ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 ½ tablespoon lemon juice from concentrate
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter melted
- 2-3 dashes Tabasco sauce
- ½ teaspoon mustard powder/ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- Blend everything together 1-2 mins until smooth.
- Heat in microwave on full power (covered ) for 45-60 seconds
- Or until it has the consistency of gravy.
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