Breakfast Crab Cakes Benedict Recipe

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If you saw Episode 1 of the Great American Cook Off presented by Camping World, you know that James and I won the breakfast round with our Crab Cakes Benedict recipe! 🎉


YAY! But honestly, choosing this recipe was REALLY difficult. Imagine being told you can make anything in the world you want to with no limitations, with your goal being to knock a panel of judges socks off. What recipe would YOU pick? See! It’s hard!

We already knew our crab cakes benedict recipe was awesome, but was it mind-blowing awesome, so much so it would knock all the other breakfasts outta the park? We wrestled with this. We knew we wanted to keep on the healthy side, obviously… because healthy living is our jam and all. But we didn’t want to veer SO crazy healthy that the recipe was a turn-off to our  judges, so that ixnayed any recipes with wheatgrass, kimchi, algae… you get the idea.  We tossed around lots of ideas and kept coming back to the crab cakes benedict. Apparently, good thing we did!



One of the things we love about this recipe is that it looks fancy and complicated, but it really isn’t! It comes together quickly.

And can we talk for a moment about a few of the healthy ingredients we’ve got here all packed into one delicious meal?

Eggs: Eggs are one of the most nutritious ingredients on the planet, a true superfood. They’re an excellent dietary source of choline, a super-important nutrient we don’t get enough of. Eggs are high in quality protein, with all the essential amino acids in the right ratios. They get a bad rap because they’re high in cholesterol, but it’s important to understand that cholesterol in the diet doesn’t necessarily raise cholesterol in the blood, unless you’re a ‘hyper responder’ to dietary cholesterol, which only a small percentage of the population is.

Crab: Crab is one of the best dietary sources of protein available. It contains almost as much protein as other meats without anywhere near the same levels of saturated fat… that’s a huge deal! Crab is a great source of Omega-3’s and not just any old Omega-3 – the long chain variety. These can be used immediately, unlike short-chain Omega-3 found in vegetables and oils. Short-chain Omega-3’s need to be converted to the long-chain form, which our bodies don’t do well. Crab is particularly rich in selenium, too, which is a powerful antioxidant that protects from heart disease, certain cancers, and even gives your immune system a boost.

Avocado: Avocados are a heart-healthy, nutrient-dense superfood. Although most of the calories come from fat, don’t be put off! Avocados are packed with healthy fats that help to keep you feeling satiated and full longer. The fats in avocados will also slow the breakdown of carbohydrates, which helps to keep sugar levels in the blood stable.




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Onward. To the Recipe! Hi Ho!

If you’d like to try our winning recipe, here it is! Click on the recipe to see it full-size and get a printable PDF version. Let us know if you do try it; would love to hear what you think!


After 15 years as an educator in both the public K-12 setting and the University level in Special Physical Education, Stef made the leap to her true passion… the fitness world. She’s currently a personal trainer and wellness coach specializing in seniors, medical conditions, and injuries. Stef loves running, cycling, and being “Mugga” to her two favorite mini-humans — Punky and Marshmallow. ❤️

    4 thoughts on “Breakfast Crab Cakes Benedict Recipe

    1. Sandy DePottey

      Didnt you do something with grilled pears? That is a recipe/procedure I would like to see, can you share how that works?

      1. Stefany - Post author

        Yes, we made grilled pears on pizza! I haven’t written up that blog post yet and do plan to, but I’ll give you a quick pear grilling tutorial here. First… pick the ripest ones you can find, make sure they’re quite soft, otherwise they’re just meh when grilled. Then, slice them fairly thick so they’ll hold up. To slice, I lay the pear on its side and then start slicing on one end and work my way across (like cutting a loaf of bread), cutting out the core from the slices after they’re cut. Then, toss the slices in a little olive oil. Set the slices right on the grill— but first oil the grill grates, and we use avocado oil for this for its high smoke point, but you could just do olive oil too. The grill should be at about medium high. Since the pears should be so ripe they’re already super soft, only grill them until you see nice grill marks on each side… and that happens pretty fast, so stay close and watch them. We have a set of wooden tongs that work great for flipping the slices. Grilled pear slices are amazing on a salad, too!

    2. Celeste Paquette

      I missed the show as I was finally on vacation (yay!) after a year’s lockdown! The recipe looks delicious and similar to how I make my salmon patties. Will definitely try. Thanks for sharing and big congratulations on the win.

      1. Stefany - Post author

        So glad you got to bust out and do some traveling! If you try the recipe would love to know what you think! xo


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