Baked Avocado Egg

I haven’t been able to blog in months due to school and life taking over, but it’s time for me to make a comeback! I’ve been making recipes that I’m excited to share now that I have (a little) more time. I enjoy being able to share my story and my recipes with you all, so I hope you enjoy reading these posts as well!

Since I last posted, I am excited to share that I was accepted to a dietetic internship! I will be starting my time as an intern in August, and while I am nervous to stop working full-time, I am also excited to immerse myself into my future profession full-time. Time to begin the last step towards becoming a registered dietitian!

On to this recipe…I have seen these baked avocado eggs and they look almost too pretty to eat. I love avocado toast with an egg, so I figured why not have the egg and avocado baked together? You can eat these right as they are, or scoop out and put on toast, which is what I did. I topped these with just salt and pepper after baking, but you could top with bacon, cheese, veggies, anything!

Avocado Baked Egg

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, halved and pit removed
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • toppings!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F. Slice avocado in half, remove pit, and scoop a little extra flesh out of the holes (if they are small). Set avocado halves into a small baking dish or ramekin so that they stay upright.
  2. Carefully crack an egg into each avocado half; some of the whites might spill over into the baking dish. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the egg is cooked.
  3. Remove from oven and top with desired toppings. Eat as-is or spread over toast, roasted veggies, etc!

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: “Smashed” Avocado Toast with Eggs!

Usually the weekends are when I find myself able to actually sit down and eat breakfast, as opposed to a quick on-the-go peanut butter and banana sandwich during the week. So I tend to want eggs, French toast, waffles…the whole 9 yards. I recently made this breakfast when I was craving something salty, since I had seen a recipe for “smashed” avocado on toast. I also love avocado, so I wanted to give it a try. It was delicious and kept me full all morning – win win!

Smashed Avocado Toast with Eggs

This is super easy: toast your favorite bread, then take 1/4 of an avocado and “smash” it on a slice with a fork, until it’s spread out on the toast. Top with a little salt and pepper and boom! You’re done. I made scrambled eggs with veggies to go with it, but you can serve it with whatever type of eggs you like. Enjoy!

Avocado Salsa Breakfast Sandwich

This past weekend I had some friends over for drinks, so the next morning I was feeling a little fuzzy and in need of some heavy breakfast food. However, rather than go out and get a greasy bacon egg and cheese on an everything bagel (which I love), I decided to make something for myself at home and save some calories. I had an avocado that I had been meaning to use for something, so I whipped up a Mexican breakfast sandwich that was soooo good!

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Avocado Salsa Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs (I used 3, and as you can see only about half fit in the sandwich!)
  • 1/4 avocado, cut into thin slices or cubes
  • Whole wheat English Muffin (or toast if you prefer)
  • 2 tbsp salsa
  • 1 tbsp butter (I use Earth Balance organic)
  • Shredded cheese, if desired
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1.) Cut avocado into small cubes or slices.

2.) Scramble eggs (I add a little milk to make them fluffy), adding cheese if desired.

3.) While cooking eggs, toast an English muffin or bread.

4.) Spread 1 tbsp butter on muffin/toast. Layer eggs and avocado onto toast and top with salsa. Enjoy!

Here’s an article about why it’s important to actually EAT the egg yolks!! I rarely make anything with egg whites, because if I’m going to have an egg, I want the healthy cholesterol and protein too!