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Baked Egg in an Avocado

Eating a Baked Egg in an Avocado is a delicious way to mix up your breakfasts.  Enjoying the early morning nutrition of the egg, combined with the almost 20 healthy nutrients of the avocado, you’re instantly starting your day off right!  Scroll to the bottom for the recipe if you’d like to get there immediately.

Full disclosure with this post.  I had an entirely different one planned on the calendar.  But I burnt them and the recipe turned out terribly.  So I instead decided to go with an older recipe that I used to make at home regularly.  It’s simple and tastes wonderful.  But what’s even better is that it mixes up my mornings and kicks the day off with a wonderful start.

If you’ve been reading my sporadic “what I ate Wednesday” posts, you know that I’m a huge creature of habit.  I stick to my old reliable meals and snacks and only sometimes vary on my lunch and dinner meals.  Breakfast and snacks almost always remain the same because they work for me and I’m usually in a hurry during those time periods.

But way back before I was even dating Ray, my mornings looked entirely different.  I’d bust out of bed ready to take on the day, head to a quick workout nearby, come home to a healthy post-workout breakfast with just enough time to take a shower and get to work.


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Nowadays, our mornings are much more leisurely, being the only time we’re guaranteed to get together throughout the day.  We watch the morning news, enjoy a cup of coffee (tea for me), talk about our plans for the day, and catch up.

Both types of mornings are perfectly enjoyable and respectable, but our current routine doesn’t leave me wanting to get up to make breakfast.  Because of that, this tasty delicacy has been left by the wayside for many years.  But now, with the Fall coming back around, it’s the perfect time to pick up this warm breakfast to enjoy on those cooler days.

Baked Egg in an Avocado

Baked Egg in an Avocado

Prep Time: 5 minutes; Bake Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 1 adult

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Materials Used

Directions (High Altitude)

  1. Preheat Oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Slice your avocado in half lengthwise and scoop out the pit.  Cut out a bit more of the center of the avocado to create a small bowl.
  3. Place the avocados in the corners of the loaf pan so that they don’t top one way or the other.  Carefully break one egg into each half of the avocado.  Your egg will likely overflow – if so, cut the excess membrane off along the perimeter of the avocado.  (I decided to cut it off over the sink to immediately rush the excess membrane down the drain, but feel free to cut it off in the loaf pan instead.)
  4. Put the eggs into the oven for 15 minutes or until the membrane is white and the egg is fully cooked.  Upon taking the eggs out of the oven, sprinkle salt, pepper, and fresh basil on top.

Enjoy!  There are a variety of ways to eat your baked egg in an avocado :

  • Enjoy immediately if you like a runny yolk
  • Set aside to allow to cool, but the yolk will be a bit harder, as the egg is still cooking in the avocado
  • Put in the refrigerator to cool down the avocado, but again, your egg will be a bit harder

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2 Comments

  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Yum ive always wanted to give these a whirl! They look so easy and simple! Weekdays are either baked oatmeal or a big smoothie and weekends i like to have eggs pancakes or something a bite more exciting.

    August 25, 2016 at 6:08 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      They are seriously SO easy to make! And the perfect breakfast or snack. (They refrigerate really well, too. Yummin!)

      September 8, 2016 at 8:02 am

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