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Baked Egg in Avocado

Behold avocados! Our Baked Egg in Avocado recipe will make you fall in love with avocados in case you are not already infatuated with them.  

IMG_5651Avocados have tons of healthy fats and potassium and may even help lower cholesterol levels.  They bring so much flavor to anything you add them to.  The high fat content (keeping in mind they are healthy fats!) helps kee
p you full for hours.  

IMG_5558How many of you have trouble finding the perfect avocado? There are a couple tricks that I use to try and get the perfect little green guy each time.  First, I begin by looking at the color of the exterior of the avocado.  The deeper green is usually a more ripe avocado.  Second, you can feel the firmness of the avocado.  You don’t want one that is super mushy but you don’t want one that is too firm either.  Try to find one that is just slightly soft to the touch.  And my for my final trick, I pop off the brown stem of the avocado to see the color inside.  Usually, if the tip comes off easily and has a nice shade of green, that can indicate the ripeness of the avocado.  

IMG_5573Hopefully, now that we’ve taken some of the guessing games out of avocados, we can get started on this recipe.  Begin by preheating the oven to 450F.  Cut your avocado in half and remove the pit.  Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of avocado flesh from the center to make room for the egg.  Crack each egg into each of the avocado halves.  Top with sliced garlic and tomatoes.  Bake the whole thing for about 20-22 minutes.  You can bake for less time if you like your eggs a little runny.  Top off with fresh cilantro, salt, and pepper and enjoy! You can use that extra scooped out flesh as a spread on toast or enjoy with this finished dish.

IMG_5578Cutting open a perfect avocado is always one of the most satisfying feelings.  Did these tips help you out at all? What tips do you have? Let us know what you think in the comments below!IMG_5581

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Baked Egg in Avocado
Serves 2
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 avocado
  2. 2 small eggs
  3. 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  4. 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  5. 6-7 cilantro leaves
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Cut the avocado in half, and remove the pit.
  3. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of avocado flesh from the center to make room for the egg.
  4. Place avocado halves in a tight fitting oven-proof bowl.
  5. Crack each egg into each avocado half.
  6. Top with sliced garlic and tomatoes.
  7. Bake at 450F for 20-22 minutes (bake for less if you want runny eggs.)
  8. Top with fresh cilantro, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!
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33 Comments on Baked Egg in Avocado

  1. Gaynel
    October 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm (3 years ago)

    I am soooo excited about this! I tried this once using the microwave…bad idea but this….this sounds like success 😀

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      November 28, 2013 at 9:23 am (3 years ago)

      Good luck! It can be a tricky recipe so be patient with those eggs. Hope it worked well!

      Reply
  2. lipstickNerd
    February 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Looks Delish!! Can’t wait to try

    Reply
  3. Marissa
    February 9, 2014 at 5:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Just made this, it was very good. The garlic became very mild and I really enjoyed the tomatoes. I’m definetly going to make this on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing it.

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      February 17, 2014 at 7:51 am (3 years ago)

      Glad you enjoyed!

      Reply
  4. Karin
    May 6, 2014 at 5:03 am (3 years ago)

    Deff gonna try this!! I am so happy I came across your YouTube channel & website! You two are very inspiring and positive individuals keep doing your thing and thanks for sharing! much love!!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 6, 2014 at 11:03 am (3 years ago)

      thank you SO much for the love! it seriously keeps us going

      Reply
  5. Lucie
    May 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Came to your site just because this picture looked so good. Can’t wait to try it!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 10, 2015 at 6:01 pm (2 years ago)

      yesss let us know how it goes!! it’s an awesome recipe

      Reply
  6. Angelica
    May 10, 2015 at 9:59 pm (2 years ago)

    If I make this at night for breakfast in the morning, will it still be okay if I heat it up in the oven the next day?

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 11, 2015 at 10:15 am (2 years ago)

      I’ve never tried it, but I’m assuming the avocado will probably brown up and develop a different taste- but, that may be a good thing, so try it out and see how it goes!

      Reply
  7. alyssa
    May 11, 2015 at 8:29 am (2 years ago)

    Do you eat the flesh of the avocado or just scoop out and trash?

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 11, 2015 at 10:11 am (2 years ago)

      scoop it out and use it as a spread for bread or whatever your tummy desires

      Reply
  8. Rachel
    May 11, 2015 at 8:42 am (2 years ago)

    I found this recipe from a buzzfeed article and happened to have all the ingredients in my apartment so I prepped it last night and popped them in the oven before work. It was super simple and came out fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 11, 2015 at 10:11 am (2 years ago)

      amazing! thank you for visiting!

      Reply
  9. Laura
    May 11, 2015 at 11:01 am (2 years ago)

    at first i thought this would be too much for one person because avocados can fill your stomach pretty well, but then i realized i could make this with a smaller one lol can’t wait to try it <3

    Reply
  10. Marie
    May 11, 2015 at 6:08 pm (2 years ago)

    I don’t have an oven and I’m trying to think of how I can copy this using just a stove. Any ideas?? Looks amazing!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 12, 2015 at 11:13 am (2 years ago)

      hmm it gets really tricky on the stove because the egg spreads out easily. I would say just make your eggs over easy, and place them right on the avocado! hahaha hope this helps!

      Reply
  11. Mike
    May 11, 2015 at 8:13 pm (2 years ago)

    How much would you say is for a nice serving size? Two for a full breakfast? Or just one? As a main dish? Sides? Etc.

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 12, 2015 at 11:12 am (2 years ago)

      I would recommend just 1 accompanied with greens and a serving of toast. Happy eating 🙂

      Reply
  12. Nicki
    May 12, 2015 at 1:26 pm (2 years ago)

    I tried this out today just on a whim – absolutely brilliant recipe!! Super simple, nutritious and soooo delicious! Thank you!

    Reply
    • Wilhelm III
      June 3, 2015 at 4:02 pm (2 years ago)

      seconded! suitable for a weak palate, perhaps

      Reply
  13. zyuz
    May 13, 2015 at 12:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Not worth the effort. I was really expecting much more of how it would taste

    Reply
  14. D
    May 13, 2015 at 11:15 pm (2 years ago)

    I see tons of recipes for eggs and avocados that have fried or poached eggs, but I can not abide eggs that I can see the yellow and the white – they have to be all one color (ie: scrambled). It’s a texture issue (yes, I’m insanely particular)

    might this still work if I scramble the egg before pouring it in the avocado?? Has anyone tried it like that?

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    • Nicki
      May 18, 2015 at 5:58 am (2 years ago)

      I haven’t tried it but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work – I guess just make sure the avocados are supported and completely upright before pouring the eggs in!

      Reply
    • LadyZombie
      May 19, 2015 at 6:16 am (2 years ago)

      Tried it scrambled due to a lack of small eggs (sans cilantro) and it was just as good. 🙂

      Reply
  15. Maggie
    May 17, 2015 at 2:59 pm (2 years ago)

    DELICIOIS! thank you so much I can’t wait to make it again!!

    Reply
  16. Wilhelm III
    June 3, 2015 at 4:01 pm (2 years ago)

    This had a very interesting texture, but overall we were a little disappointed as there was not much flavor. We are thinking about giving this recipe one last chance, and adding bacon and chili flakes to the EGG.

    Reply
  17. CC
    January 17, 2016 at 9:53 am (1 year ago)

    I went to Whole Foods yesterday to stock up on my Veggies, I am going to give this a try, I just hope they eggs turn out right. 🙂

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      January 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm (1 year ago)

      good luck! this is a tricky one.

      Reply

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