This baked avocado with egg is not only delicious and flavorful, but also packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber, making it a filling and nutritious meal.
All About Baked Avocados with Egg
Indulge in a scrumptious breakfast with these baked eggs in avocados! These small avocado boats are loaded with creamy, soft-baked eggs and all the nutrients you need to start your day right. Whether you’re in a rush on weekdays or enjoying a lazy brunch on the weekends, this easy-to-make option is perfect.
- Avocados: use medium to large size avocados for this recipe, we want to have them big enough to hold the egg filling while it bakes.
- Eggs: use large size eggs, anything bigger will be too big to fit inside the avocado.
- Bacon: an optional ingredient, these can be made without the bacon, but it is highly recommended!
- Everything Bagel Seasoning: a fun seasoning filled with flavor thanks to minced onion and garlic, plus sesame seeds and flakey salt. Use store-bought or homemade everything bagel seasoning.
- Salt & Pepper: not required thanks to the bagel seasoning, but add to taste if needed.
How to Make
- Precook the bacon, this ensures that the bacon is cooked completely through.
- Slice the avocados in half and scoop out just enough avocado to make a spot large enough to hold an egg.
- Place the bacon in the avocado and crack the egg directly over the avocado into the well from removing the pit.
- Bake at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes until the eggs are mostly set, the top of the yolk will appear overcooked, but the inside will still be runny.
Recipe Tips & Tricks
- Avocado skin, leave the skin on while baking, this adds the support needed to keep all the filling inside the avocado.
- How to keep upright: your avocados may want to tilt or lean to the side, dumping out the egg. To keep them level and all the eggs inside, prop them next to one another in a small baking dish, bake them in ramekins, or use small bits of rolled-up foil if needed to prop them up.
- Bacon: if adding the bacon, be sure to partially cook it before adding it to the avocado. They won’t bake long enough for the bacon under the egg to cook fully.
- Scoop the avocado: most likely removing the pit from the avocado won’t make a big enough space for one egg, scoop out some of the avocado to make a larger space and use the extra avocado to make a guacamole or smashed avocado to enjoy with your meal.
It’s not recommended to make baked avocados with eggs ahead of time, this is a dish that is best served immediately after cooking.
Both eggs and avocados are filled with nutritional benefits, including protein, healthy fats, potassium, and plenty of fiber.
Eating a baked avocado filled with egg can be a bit tricky. You can simply scoop it out and eat with a spoon, spoon it out onto a plate and enjoy it with a spoon or fork, or spread it onto a slice of toast.
How long do you bake an egg in an avocado?
This recipe calls for baking an egg in an avocado at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes. I recommend giving the baking tray a slight shake to check how set the eggs are. There will be a slight wobble in the center with the runny yolk, but the whites should be set around the yolk.
You might even see a slightly hardened yolk cap on the top, which is normal. Don’t fear, once you poke through that or remove it with a fork the yolk will still be runny underneath.
Other Topping Ideas
- Cheese: add your favorite cheese to melt on top, or add a sprinkle of queso fresco or cotija cheese after baking.
- Veggies: spoon a fresh salsa on top like our Pico de Gallo, or Mango Salsa.
- Herbs: dice some fresh cilantro, green onion, chives, or your favorite herbs to brighten the dish.
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