Eggvocado

An egg baked in an avocado?! Best breakfast ever.
Do you have some leftover avocados lying around? First of all, that’s crazy, there is no such thing as a “leftover” avocado. They are prized jewels that should be the focal point of every meal. But if you made a big batch of guacamole for a potluck and have one or two extra, you can make a healthy, filling breakfast in under 30 minutes.

You really only need two ingredients to make this baked egg in an avocado recipe, which I’ve helpfully renamed the “eggvocado”. It can be adapted to feed a crowd, and a variety of delicious toppings make it highly customizable. Full of protein, good fats, and good cholesterol, eggvocados are especially suited for those who are on paleo or gluten-free diets. Make sure to use medium sized eggs, so the yolk and whites fit into the hollow of the avocado!

An egg baked in an avocado?! Best breakfast ever.

Ingredients

Serves 1-2, cooking time 25 minutes

  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 medium sized eggs

Procedures

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. On a baking sheet, make two rings out of rolled-up tin foil about 2 inches in diameter.
  2. Slice the avocado in half length-wise and remove the pit. (You can find more detailed instructions–and PICTURES!– here.)
  3. Spoon out about 1 tablespoon of avocado flesh from around the pit to ensure the hole is big enough to accommodate a whole egg.
  4. Crack the egg in a small bowl, and slide it carefully into the pit area.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the other half of the avocado.
  6. Place the avocado halves inside the tin foil rings so they stay upright and un-wobbly on the baking sheet. Place the bakingin oven.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until the egg has set to your preference.
  8. Garnish with toppings as desired.

An egg baked in an avocado?! Best breakfast ever.

Here are some suggested toppings for your eggvocado:

    • cilantro
    • hot sauce
    • scallions
    • bacon bits
    • sriracha
    • black pepper
    • salsa or pico de gallo
    • lime zest
    • goat cheese
    • scooped-out avocado flesh, mixed with some salt and lime juice
An egg baked in an avocado?! Best breakfast ever.

This recipe for Eggvocados can also be made using a toaster oven, at the same temperature and timing.

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