Egg in an Avocado Hole




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


  • 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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    47 Discussions


    3 years ago

    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.


    3 years ago

    You might even call them "Ovumcados".

    budum tiss


    3 years ago on Step 6

    Nice receipt, I will try it this evening!


    5 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    5 years ago on Step 5

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


    5 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    2 replies

    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

    5 years ago

    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!

    2 replies

    5 years ago on Introduction

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