Introduction: Egg in an Avocado Hole

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A quick and healthy recipe to start your morning off right. Egg in an Avocado Hole is delicious and has definitely become a staple in my breakfast routine and maybe yours too!

Breakfast can be tough, we're not always ready to eat first thing in the morning. Even if we are hungry, it often seems to be easier to grab a sugary cereal than simply make a healthy and nutritious breakfast. I've been looking for a stand-in breakfast recipe for sometime now to through into my breakfast routine. I stumbled upon this one in the Epicurious blog the other day and didn't want to wait for them to publish the elusive recipe (they were going to wait a day), so I started researching and came across the one I'm sharing in this Instructable. 

As a final bonus, this recipe can easily be gluten-free or paleo friendly!

Step 1: Ingredients

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  • Two Eggs 

  • One Avocado

  • Spoon

  • Knife

  • Baking Dish

  • Small Bowl

Optional Garnishes:

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Kale Strips

  • Bacon

  • Chives

  • Cheese

  • Hot Sauce

  • Get Creative!!

Step 2: Prep Your Avocado

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Turn your oven on to 425 F.

While it's heating up you can prepare your avocado. Start by slicing your avocado in half lengthwise. Remove the pit and compost it. Using your spoon, gently scrape and scoop out a small portion of the hole left by the pit in your avocado. This will allow you to fit more egg into your avocado half. 

Step 3: Eggs

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Crack your eggs into a bowl. Using a regular teaspoon or tablespoon, gently scoop one of your yolks out of the bowl and place it into one of your avocado halves. Fill the remainder of the space in your avocado with egg white. 

Repeat with the second egg and avocado half. 

Step 4: Bake 'Em

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Place your freshly egged avocado halves in a small baking dish. You'll want your avocados to be fairly snug so that they don't tip over letting the egg run out of the center. I've found that my bread loaf baking dish is perfect for most larger avocados. If you need to find a smaller vessel or use tin foil to secure your avocados from rolling. 

Bake your Egg in an Avocado Hole for 15-20 minutes  at 425F depending on your oven and how well done you like your eggs. 

Once baked to your preferred egg doneness, remove your baking dish from the oven and allow the avocados to cool for roughly a minute before removing them from the dish.

Step 5: Garnish

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Salt and pepper to taste.

Top with your favorite garnishes. I listed a few of mine in step 1 in the Ingredients section, but get creative! 

Step 6: Serve

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Serve with some fresh fruit and enjoy!  Some people also like them served with toast so they can spread the buttery avocado and delicious yolk on a crunchy piece of toast.


pookiesmum (author)2016-06-13

Brilliant. We have 2 trees full of Avos and I'm always looking for ways to use them. This recipe is Yum Plus! I cheated and scored the avocado first, put in some Balsamic dressing and then did the egg. 10* dish.

mosesm16 (author)2016-06-09


Cloudburst2 (author)2016-04-13

You might even call them "Ovumcados".

budum tiss

Suzanne Phillippi (author)2015-11-25

Thank you for posting this.

Foskifo44. (author)2015-07-16

Nice receipt, I will try it this evening!

codongolev (author)2014-04-25

*noises of desire*
but for real, I'm living on my own for the first time this summer, and I'm totally trying this.

synthdust (author)2014-04-15

What temperature do you set the oven?

rfakhre (author)synthdust2014-04-23

It says to set the oven to 425 degrees. I didn't see it either, the first time.

kelleymarie (author)rfakhre2014-04-23

Sorry guys! I kept the original placement of 425, but I've also added it to the baking step. Hopefully that resolves some confusion in the future.

John Culbertson (author)2014-04-22

Great name!

HagridsMom (author)2014-04-20

very interesting idea! Avacados are ususally too pricey around here for this but it does look good!

webdevii (author)2014-04-15

My My My you guys and your Baked Embryos, Now I know where my kid got this recipe from, Eggs and me do not get along, although it looks good, but put a cooked egg in front of me and ask me to eat it and I will prolly ruin your entire meal.



I don't think you know what an egg is....

I know what an egg is, it is an unborn chicken or duck embryo, aka you make omelets with them, aka you eat them raw with a chug of beer, aka you can bake them in hollowed out avocados, you buy them in the store in a box of 12, 18 or 24 which is a Dozen, Dozen & 1/2
or 2 dozen.
I bet ya dont know how many are in a bakers dozen???

let me know

Blue Hawaii (author)2014-04-12

Love this! I just tried this "Rancheros" style with salsa, and used a slice of bread underneath each avo to keep it from tipping. Spread the egg/avo yummy goodness on the slice of bread... Winner!

andrej (author)Blue Hawaii2014-04-16

using the bread you totally ruin the paleo effect of this goodie

MauriS69 (author)andrej2014-04-18

ok then what would you serve it with?

chicopluma (author)2014-04-17

just made it and looks great

Ricardo Furioso (author)2014-04-16

Lovely name. And funny. And a great recipe all on the same page.

santiagovie (author)2014-04-16

Já gosto de abacate, principalmente como Guacamole, agora vou testar essa receita! Muito boa idéia! Das ist gut idee! Great ideia!

johan250 (author)2014-04-15

Good luck with this.... Your eggs will be like rubber on top and raw on the bottom. I've tried this several times. It just does not make a good egg... And avacado is not something that should never be served hot... It brings out the undesirable flavours. I will admit it looks incredibly tasty, but unless you like half over cooked and half raw eggs I would stay far away...

Rakuun (author)johan2502014-04-15

My girlfriend tired making me an avacodo like this a few months ago. Exactly as you explained... The egg on top was cooked to much and underneath it was completely raw. I ate it anyways, but the raw egg was not pleasant.

davidfe (author)johan2502014-04-15

Don't have an oven. Live in motor home and prior owner threw out the convection/microwave oven.

Agree about heated avocado. Poach the eggs and place in the avocado and

add toppings.

kelleymarie (author)davidfe2014-04-15

Poaching the eggs is another great suggestion! Especially for those who don't like baked avocado! You could probably soft boil eggs too and then place a half of each egg in an avocado half as well.

kelleymarie (author)johan2502014-04-15

Bummer to hear that johan250. I loved the ones I made, especially spread on toast. I haven't found any undesirable flavors in cooked avocados, but that could be a difference in taste preferences too I imagine. A couple of thoughts, you could scoop only egg white into the avocado and begin the baking process. Then a couple minutes from the end, once the white portion has begun cooking and solidifying, add the yolk with your spoon. Then cook to completion. I think it would be worth a shot, unless you are really against cooked avos.

kelleymarie (author)2014-04-11

Bowgey and misac-kun, I call it breakfast!

Misac-kun (author)kelleymarie2014-04-12

Sorry but, that was the first reaction when i saw it. I usually se sweet dishes with avacado, it was a surprise to see something the oposite. But, it doesn't lower the quality if your ible' i was just... Shocked.

synthdust (author)Misac-kun2014-04-15

That's interesting about you associating avocados with sweet food. Avocado with sweet stuff is a pretty new idea for me. I've usually seen them in Mexican food with salty/savory things.

xenobiologista (author)synthdust2014-04-15

In southeast Asia people drink avocado smoothies....with or without coffee and chocolate syrup.

Aeshir (author)2014-04-15


horphmyre (author)2014-04-15

After eyeing this, I am very hungry. Saliva glands are working overtime. Can't wait to buy some more avocadoes.

ClaudiaRN (author)2014-04-15

Good one- EASY PEASY. I spray the top with a little coconut oil, wrap in parchment paper and steam them too! Takes about the same time as a shower.. As in, put in oven or steamer take shower- bfast done!

makkd (author)2014-04-15

Seems to be so gooooooooooood!

General Zod (author)2014-04-14

How can something that is obviously so good for you, taste (and look) that good?

kevenr17 (author)2014-04-12

Looks great...very cool!!! Got my vote too!!

billbillt (author)2014-04-12

got my vote...

billbillt (author)2014-04-12

very cool idea... yum...

ttowngirl (author)2014-04-12

I would suggest slightly cutting bottom of avocado so that it doesn't tip. Looks good btw :)

turbonegro (author)2014-04-12

Interesting that thought never crossed my mind

"gaypears" as they are called in Sweden ;-) NOT

And eggs could be a match made in heaven but i find it a bit hard to believe

But openminded as i am tomorrow morning i vill have two halves

With lotsa bacon chives cheese and salad on the side

Hope i have not offended anyone as i am a bit tipsy and out of order

Anyways kudos to the original poster

maddiecaykes (author)2014-04-12

Oh my! Definitely going to try this. Protein and a healthy fat for breakfast? Yummy!

John Culbertson (author)2014-04-11

Oh my... Well I know what I am having for Sunday breakfast.

blue-ice (author)2014-04-11

Looks great! I'll have to try this at some point :)

StarscreamClone (author)2014-04-11

Oh, that looks absolutely delicious!

kelleymarie (author)2014-04-11

And I baked them at 425F

Pat_Maroney (author)2014-04-11

I love this idea, what temp did you bake them at?

Misac-kun (author)2014-04-11


bowgey (author)Misac-kun2014-04-11

what is it?

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