egg in avocado

Simple and Healthy Baked Eggs in Avocado

Posted by

On Sunday morning (okay, it was more like noon…), I woke up to see an avocado in the fridge I had forgotten all about.  As much as I love avocados, I don’t usually eat it for breakfast.  That’s when I remembered hearing or seeing some where that you can bake an egg in an avocado.  Perfect!  So here’s what I whipped up for breakfast/brunch:  Baked Eggs in Avocado:

Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 Eggs (Smaller the Better)
  • Salt and Pepper, as desired

Instructions

0.  Preheat your oven to 425 °F.
1.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2.  Half your avocado, and remove the pit.  (If you’ve never done this before, here’s a good way to cut it in half and also to remove the pit. Follow steps 1-5.  It’ll be easier if you use a sharp and heavier knife to remove the pit.)  Place avocados on baking sheet.

3.  Depending on how big the hole your pit removal left you in the avocado, you may want to use a spoon and scrape some avocado out to make the hole bigger.  This is to make room for that egg you are about to crack in it.
4.  Try to balance the avocado so that it doesn’t tilt to its sides, and then crack a preferably small egg in to the hole of the avocado.   Do this slowly as to minimize the amount of egg that overflows all over the place.  This is pretty much going to happen if the hole is not big enough to fit the whole egg.

5.  Stick the avocados in to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, depending how you like your eggs.  I baked mine for 20 minutes, and it was just right for me.
6. Now sprinkle salt and pepper as desired, and it’s all ready to be eaten! I prefer to use a small spoon and scoop it out to eat.

Baked Eggs in Avocado

Baked Eggs in Avocado

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 Eggs (Smaller the Better)
  • Salt and Pepper, as desired

Instructions

    Preheat your oven to 425 °F.1.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.2.  Half your avocado, and remove the pit.  (If you’ve never done this before, here’s a good way to cut it in half and also to remove the pit. Follow steps 1-5.  It’ll be easier if you use a sharp and heavier knife to remove the pit.)  Place avocados on baking sheet.

    Depending on how big the hole your pit removal left you in the avocado, you may want to use a spoon and scrape some avocado out to make the hole bigger.  This is to make room for that egg you are about to crack in it.

    Try to balance the avocado so that it doesn’t tilt to its sides, and then crack a preferably small egg in to the hole of the avocado.   Do this slowly as to minimize the amount of egg that overflows all over the place.  This is pretty much going to happen if the hole is not big enough to fit the whole egg.

    Stick the avocados in to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, depending how you like your eggs.  I baked mine for 20 minutes, and it was just right for me.

    Now sprinkle salt and pepper as desired, and it’s all ready to be eaten! I prefer to use a small spoon and scoop it out to eat.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 186mg Sodium: 226mg Carbohydrates: 9g Net Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

22 comments

  1. Hi there, I tryed them a few days ago and to be honest I really don’t know what is all the fuzz about these creation. I LOVE Avocado but heated up all the yummie taste is gone. In addition the egg is a little bit like rubber on top where the egg white got hard.
    Am I doing something wrong? All the images I saw in the net look so yummie. I wished it would taste as good as it looks 😉

    1. Hi Eyleen, Yep.. it is true, some people don’t at ALL like the taste of avocado heated up while some do, that’s totally understandable as it’s personal preference. However, my egg white wasn’t rubbery, so I’m not sure why that is… the only thing I can think of is (if you want to try again) maybe you can turn down the heat or not bake it for as long. Remember to add some spices on top to flavor it too!

    2. I agree… I much prefer to top some buttery scrambled eggs with slices of fresh avo and s&p rather than heat the avo.

  2. If you slice a small piece of the skin to make a flat spot on the round part of the avocado half, they stand upright on their own. Delicious,,

  3. This was a great idea. I decided to switch it up a little and used just egg whites scrambled with a bit of cheese and bacon bits…yumm!

  4. Pingback: An Avocado Dream
    1. I like the cuteness of it too 🙂 I probably wouldn’t be making this everyday as it takes longer than to fry eggs than to bake it in an avocado, but it’s a cool idea for if I ever want to impress people with a cool looking breakfast!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.