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Breakfast

Baked Eggs in Avocado

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Indulge in the delightful simplicity of baked eggs in avocado - a scrumptious breakfast that's both quick to make and so, so good.

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I LOVE making baked eggs in the morning. They’re so easy, and so many yummy things can be stuffed into an avocado, like this chicken salad stuffed avocado.

What We Love About Baked Eggs in Avocado

It’s protein-packed goodness: Enjoy a satisfying and energizing breakfast with a unique eggy twist that keeps you full for longer.

It’s so simple: This baked avocado egg recipe uses only two ingredients and some salt and pepper to create a hassle-free and quick breakfast on the go. Perfect for busy days when time is of the essence.

It’s an experimenter’s dream: The versatility of this recipe is endless. Play around with the seasoning, add various toppings, and create a unique flavor every time. You can start by adding some salsa on top. It’s super yummy.

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How to Make Baked Eggs in Avocado

Prepare the avocado: Slice an avocado in half and remove the pip. Scoop out a tablespoon full of flesh from each half to create some space for the egg. Put both halves in a small oven-safe bowl. Make sure they fit tightly.

avocado

Add the egg: Crack one egg into a container or bowl and gently scoop the egg yolk into the avocado. Try to keep it intact. Scoop egg white into the hole until full. Move on to the next avocado and egg combo.

cracked eggs in halved avocado

Bake: Bake the avocados for 15 to 20 minutes or until the egg whites are set. If you don’t like soft eggs, bake for five more minutes until the yoke sets.

This is my favorite way to eat eggs! Simply bake them in an avocado for a meal or snack packed with protein and healthy fat.

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Storing and Reheating Instructions:

To Store: Baked eggs in avocado don’t keep very well, so make them fresh if you can. If you have leftovers, store the baked avocados in an airtight container in the refrigerator and make sure to eat them within two days.

To Reheat: To reheat baked eggs in avocado, microwave the filled avocado in 30-second intervals until warmed through and eat immediately. Alternatively, cover the avocado in foil and bake for seven minutes or until warmed through.

P.S. If you’re looking for more breakfast recipes, make sure to check out these ideas as well: https://paleogrubs.com/paleo-breakfast-ideas


Ingredients

    • 1 medium or large avocado
    • 2 small eggs
    • salt, black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Slice avocado in half and remove pit. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon of the flesh from each avocado half.
  3. Put avocado halves in small dish (make sure they fit tightly).
  4. Crack one egg in a bowl. Try to keep egg yolk intact. Gently spoon egg yolk into avocado hole. Spoon egg white into the hole until full.
  5. Repeat with remaining egg and avocado half.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until your egg whites are set.

Servings

Serving Size

1

Servings/Recipe

2

Time

Total Time

20 minutes

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Notes

Use a large avocado: Use the largest avocado you can find, preferably the type with a naturally large pip. Make sure it’s not overripe and kept at room temperature for the best results. When widening the hole for the egg, make sure to keep the hole as shallow as possible for even cooking.

For large and extra-large eggs: Separate the yolks from the whites, add the yokes to the avocado cavity first, and then pour in the whites to prevent overfilling.

Line your baking dish with foil: Lining the baking dish with greased foil will help prevent sticking and make cleanup much easier if the egg spills.

The yoke crust: Sometimes, the yoke develops a crust on top after baking for about 15 minutes. You can choose to remove the egg crust or leave it intact. The only difference is the way your dish will look in the end, so it’s up to you.

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  1. Thank you so much for this idea. Looks great and I’m sure it tastes just as good!! Easy too. Can’t wait to try it. ?

    • Thanks Lica! Also try it ‘mexican style’.

      Sprinkle the egg-filled avocado with chopped tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro and bake. This combination will give it a delightful, fresh taste.

  2. Fixed this this morning for my breakfast……DELISH!!!! At the last minute of baking, I added a bit of Gorgonzola cheese on top. I would eat this for any meal! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. If I only need one serving, how do I store the second half of the avocado? Or, can I bake it and warm it up for the next day?

    • You can definitely reheat one half the next day! Just throw it in the microwave for about 30 seconds and you should be good to go 🙂

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