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Breakfast Fun: Baked Eggs in Avocados

By Kelsey Banfield |

Baked Eggs in Avocados

I first saw this recipe idea on Pinterest and I just had to try it. I LOVE eggs and avocados so it seemed only natural that I give it a try. Who wouldn’t love this terrific power breakfast? As I hoped, the recipe worked just as well as the method Apron Strings talked about. In fact, I had a whole bag of avocados so I made this recipe several times. Once even for lunch! This is a new favorite for me and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new protein-packed breakfast treat. You will fall in love.

Baked Eggs in Avocados

Cut an avocado in half and remove the pit. Slice the avocado in 1/2-inch thick slices and use a round cookie cutter or knife to cut an even circle in the center. Rub a skillet with a light coating of oil and place the avocado slices on top. Crack an egg in the center of each avocado. Turn the skillet up to medium heat and place a lid over the skillet and allow it to cook for two to three minutes. Remove with a spatula, sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.

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20 thoughts on “Breakfast Fun: Baked Eggs in Avocados

  1. Kristie says:

    This is Brilliant! Perfect for Avo’s that are not quite ripe too as the heat will ripen and soften them… no more throwing away hard avo’s because I accidently cut them! Awesome!

  2. Anne (one half of the Apron Strings team) says:

    So, so glad you tried and enjoyed! It’s my new Breakfast of Champions, for sure.


  3. Trevor says:

    I can not wait for the weekend so I can try this! Looks yummmy

  4. Tewelleger says:

    Saw this on a cooking show some time ago, had to try it, and it is absolutely divine. You will never look at the two ingredients the same way again. Thankyou for bringing it to more peoples’ attention.

  5. Urban says:

    “Crack an egg in the center of each egg….”

    Shouldn’t that be “in the center of each avocado?”

  6. Pook says:

    Your picture shows an avocado that clearly has not been cut into s

  7. Mike says:

    Mmmm, this looks delicious. I know my GF will love it!

  8. Tom says:

    Is it reasonable to call this “baked?” It seems like we might be afraid to use the word “fried” because it has an unhealthy sound?

    I think most people rightly think of the oven as the tool for baking, not the skillet.

    This is fried eggs in avocados (and probably still yummy).

    1. Jennifer says:

      It’s called baked because you’re not putting the eggs directly on the skillet and frying them. It’s the heat that is moving around the egg that’s cooking it. Kinda like when baking in the oven.

  9. supra says:

    I don’t understand the “cut the avocado into 1/2 inch thick slices” part… aren’t we halving the avocado and cooking the egg inside it?

  10. Mar says:

    I don’t understand this recipe or is the photo misleading? Do we put the egg in slices or in one half of the avocado?

  11. Tonya says:

    Well, I tried the recipe this morning and it was awful. I love eggs and I love avocado, but the egg does nothing for the avocado and vice versa. And, hot avocados taste icky.

  12. Kelsey/TheNaptimeChef says:

    Hi Supra – The slices are cut lengthwise, not width-wise. Thanks!

  13. Kelsey/TheNaptimeChef says:

    Hi Pook – The picture above shows the avocado cut lengthwise into slices, per the recipe instructions. Mar – if you read the recipe the avocado is sliced lengthwise and use a cookie cutter to make a whole straight through the avocado. Crack the egg into that part on the skillet. Tom – these eggs are baked, not fried. They are steamed in a skillet with the lid on like an oven.

  14. Naomi says:

    I agree with the other posters. The directions don’t look like the picture. The avocado doesn’t look sliced. When you take out the pit there is a natural hole but that is not where you put the egg? you cut it with a round cookie cutter?

    Can you post a “how to video”?

  15. WomenNaturally says:

    Yes a vid would be great! I ant to try this but was also confused looking a the pic and hearing ‘baked’ then reading the instructions- really want to try though`!

  16. Sheila says:

    Okay I decided to give it a shot after reading all the negative reviews..I figured maybe just give it a chance right?? So I did as the directions said- I actually traced back to the original from The FoodNetwork recipe. The slit down the middle is just one single slit vertically and the hole is taking a spoon or knife around the seed hole and just digging out till you get to the skin so the egg will fit. There is still going to be over flow though (I used EB large). Sprayed the pan and topped it once a/e was in. It took about 6 minutes to cook the egg to medium and required a little splash of water to get it steaming. My virdict…ehhh not worth it. It is steamed- not baked so the avocado is mushy and loses all flavor (I tasted the parts I had scooped out and it was a great avocado prior). If I were to do this again I would leave the avocado cold and just make the egg separate or maybe just cut the avocado over a scramble like normal. I’m eating it but feel like I wasted a goo avocado :/

  17. Sheila says:

    Update: it sat while I typed that and is nasty!!!!!!! I ate only half of one the medium warm avocado and egg are a horrible texture. :P blah

  18. Art wegweiser says:

    And what about the skin? Do you slice before or after removing it. Not too easy to slice without the skin on it. I think I’l just do the eggs and eat the avocado with it.

  19. hollie says:

    This is the worst step by step recipe I have ever read.

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