Avocado Baked Eggs is one of our favorite breakfast meals. Add-in a bit of bacon, cheese or roasted red peppers to make them your own.
You can also add-in ham, Parmesan, and even leftover taco meat (don’t judge, it's delicious). The fabulous part of this recipe is that you can set the oven timer and walk away. You can finish getting ready, get another cup of coffee, or check your Instagram for lunch ideas. (I know I’m not the only one looking at #tacostacostacos at 8am.)
Pro tip: scoop it out
*The key is to give the center of the avocado a bit of a scoop-out, especially if you’re using large eggs. Check out the video where I show you how it’s done.
Add-ins for Avocado Baked with Eggs:
You can add almost anything to these Avocado Baked Eggs! The easiest method is to place the wet add-ins (like roasted peppers) in the avocado prior to adding the egg. Cheese, crumbed bacon or green onions on top. That can also give you a moment to decide if the well is overfull. Our favorite add-ins are:
- Oven Baked Bacon or Ham
- Roasted Red Peppers
- Feta, Parmesan or Sharp Cheddar
- Caramelized Onions
- Sautéed Spinach
Baked Avocados for a Crowd:
In addition to being an easy-to-prep breakfast, Avocado Baked Eggs are fabulous for a brunch/lunch crowd. You can prep ahead of time & just pop them in the oven. Plus, since they are gluten-free, Paleo-friendly & hold heat awhile, they make almost everyone happy.
Serving Avocado Baked Eggs for Brunch:
If you're having a family meal or hosting a group, Avocado Baked Eggs are a fabulous choice. Pair them with micro-greens and Oven-Baked Bacon for a next-level brunch board that's gorgeous and super-tasty. Serve with salsa and hot sauce for topping the eggs, and Bloody Caesars or DIY Bellinis, depending on your crowd. You can use the extra avocado you scooped for guacamole or a batch of my friend Kate's Tomatillo Avocado Salsa. If you don't know everyone's preferences, make a few without bacon so you have something for everyone.
Let's Make Baked Avocado with Egg!
Let me know when you try this recipe, I'm always excited when someone makes one of my favorites! I'd love to know what you're sharing on your brunch boards or platters too.
Avocado Baked Eggs with Bacon
- 1 avocado
- 2 slices cooked bacon crumbled, or other add-ins
- 2 eggs
- kosher salt & cracked black pepper
- hot sauce optional
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
- Cut the avocado in half and scoop out the avocado so the hole matches the size of your eggs. If you don’t do this, the eggs will spill out as they cook and make a total mess. Place each avocado half directly on a cookie sheet, or in a small bowl or ramekin on top of a cookie sheet.
- Crack an egg into each half of the avocado, sprinkle salt and pepper. Add the crumbed bacon (or other add-ins) to the top and place in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. You can adjust this based on how you like your eggs cooked – 15 minutes should produce cooked whites with runny yolks using large eggs.
- Then add salt and pepper to taste, hot sauce if you’d like, and enjoy!
Photos by my friend Meg of This Mess Is Ours.
More Baked Egg Recipes to Try:
Eggs in Purgatory: Uova in Purgatorio
Maybe the easiest Eggs in Purgatory recipe (and tastiest) that you’ll ever try! Known as Uova in Purgatorio in Italy, the eggs are cooked in a flavorful thick tomato sauce.
Meg's Bacon & Scallion Cloud Eggs
Meg's recipe for the perfect keto friendly breakfast - Cloud Eggs - is so fun you'll want to put it on repeat. Vegetarian? No problem! Simply omit the bacon.
Delicious Baked Eggs: Julia Child Style
Looking for an easy, but impressive dish? Try this Delicious Baked Eggs recipe. It's our take on the Julia Child favorite. Loaded with salty prosciutto, nutty Parmesan and fresh herbs.
Frequently Asked Questions about Avocado Baked Eggs:
Yes, you can reheat eggs baked in avocado from room temperature. The best way to warm them is in the oven at 300-350°F for 2-3 minutes. Don't warm them in the microwave, as the egg yolk could "explode" all over the inside. Avocado Baked Eggs are best the day that they are made, and do not refrigerate and reheat well.
It's not a good idea to freeze eggs baked in avocado. Avocado Baked Eggs are best the day that they are made, and do not refrigerate and reheat well.
You should bake eggs in an avocado half for about 12-17 minutes at 425°F, depending on how you like the eggs done, and the size of the egg. 15 minutes at 425°F should produce cooked whites with runny yolks using large eggs.
Yes, avocados can go in the oven. The roasted avocado is smooth and extra creamy, and is fabulous on toast, as a side dish, or stirred into rice or pasta. Avocado halves cut side up with the pit removed at 400°F for 12-15 minutes, depending on size. Drizzle with a little olive oil or avocado oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper before baking.
To bake an avocado with an egg inside, use a preheated 425°F oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
Eggs and avocado are a delicious and healthy pair. Combining the two offers plenty of protein and healthy, beneficial fats, which can help a person feel fuller between meals. The combination also offers Vitamin C, E, K & B6 and other minerals and nutrients.
Avocado Baked Eggs are perfect for the Keto diet, as well as naturally gluten-free and Paleo-friendly. They are a quick and easy Keto breakfast, and also great for brunch, lunch or dinner. Baking eggs in an avocado is a fabulous option for Keto brunch or paleo brunch, a meal that everyone will enjoy and doesn't feel like "diet food."
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