These Avocado Baked Eggs are packed with protein and healthy fats plus they are Paleo, Whole30, and low carb friendly. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Avocado baked eggs are one of those recipes that shouldn't work but it absolutely, 100% does! The creamy avocado paired with the running egg is something magical. Top it with bacon, cheese, chives, Sriracha, salsa, almost anything will work.
I have seen these avocado baked eggs floating around the internet for quite awhile but was pretty hesitant to try them. Something about a warm avocado had me running for the hills. However, when a friend made them this past weekend for brunch, I was forced to face my fears and give them a try. And know what? They were shockingly delicious. The warm avocado wasn't weird at all. Now I am a believer, warm avocado and egg somehow works.
What's even better? You can easily make this dish something extra special by offering all kinds of toppings. Almost anything you would put on avocado toast is fair game. Chopped bacon, shredded cheese, Everything Bagel seasoning, tomatoes, hot sauce, fresh herbs - it's all fair game. And all delicious. Next time you host brunch, think about this dish. They are easy to prep and you can set up all kinds of toppings to let people build their own yummy baked avocado egg creations. Serve some crusty bread, roasted potatoes, or a giant bowl of fruit on the side and your meal is ready.
When you are making this avocado and egg recipe, there is one really important thing to keep in mind. Make sure that you scoop out some of the avocado after removing the pit. That little hole left behind is not big enough for an entire egg. You will have a mess if you try. Use a spoon to scoop out a good size hole in the avocado where you will add the egg. Save the extra avocado to serve on top.
Even after trying this recipe, I still have people wondering if you really can bake an avocado in the oven. Most of us have only ever eaten it raw and this application defintiely seems a little strange. However I promise its good. To bake an avocado, I recommend preheating the oven to 425 degrees. Scoop out some of the avocado to make a hole large enough for the entire egg. Then crack the egg into the avocado and bake the avocado halves for 12-14 minutes or until the egg is set. The white part should be jiggly.
For a true shortcut, you can actually make these Avocado Baked Eggs in the microwave instead of the oven. Follow the same steps - hollow out some of the avocado and crack in your egg. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 60-90 seconds until the egg is set. Make sure to place your avocado in a bowl or on a microwave-safe plate since sometimes the egg runs out a little.
Nothing is worse than a hard avocado. They are virtually flavorless and almost impossible to use. If you don't have time to wait for your avocado to naturally ripen, there are a few tricks that people swear by. Personally, I haven't tried these yet because we have a constant supply of avocados, but let me know if you have tried any of these and if they work. The most popular method is to wrap the avocado in foil and then bake it in a 200 degree oven for anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour depending on how hard your avocado is. According to The Kitchn, this method works to get the avocado soft but the taste won't be exactly the same. Not bad, just not the same.
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