Avocado Scrambled Eggs

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These Avocado Scrambled Eggs are the perfect breakfast for a keto or low-carb diet when you’re eating mostly protein and healthy fats. Dress up your scrambled eggs with a bit of avocado to make it even heathier and packed with healthy fats.

avocado scrambled eggs

If you’re looking for ways to make breakfast healthier and more sustaining for a long day, a great way to do it is to add avocado to your scrambled eggs. Not only is this dish low-carb, it’s also packed with great nutrition.

I love eggs in just about any form, but plain scrambled eggs can get really boring. I like to add bacon or ham and cheese, but that too can get old after a while. Avocado adds variety and, maybe not so surprisingly, the two go together really well.

If you’re on a keto or low-carb diet, this is the perfect breakfast. You can add cheese, too, if you’re not dairy free. It’s simple and tasty, just like breakfast should be.

» You might also like Chorizo Scrambled Eggs and these Keto/Low Carb Breakfast Ideas.

Ingredients in Avocado Scrambled Eggs

While healthy and filling these scrambled eggs are made even better because they are made with only a handful of ingredients. Here’s a list of what you will need.

  • Eggs – read about eating eggs on keto
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Avocado
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Cheddar Cheese – optional
Avocado scrambled eggs

How to Make Avocado Scrambled Eggs

The key to making perfect scrambled eggs is not just one simple thing. It’s a combination of things. If you put them all together, you’ve got fluffy and light eggs.

Start by adding 2 eggs to a bowl and whisking them until the whites and yolks have been fully combined. Chop the avocado into small chunks (not too small or they’ll fall apart in the eggs.

scrambled eggs with avocado

You’ll need a non-stick pan and a spatula. I like to use a silicon spatula because the eggs don’t stick to it as you move them around the pan. Heat the pan over medium-low heat. The most important aspect of making great eggs is not to overheat the pan.

Add a pat of butter and allow it to slowly melt in the pan. If it sizzles, the pan is too hot. Pour the eggs into the pan and let them sit for at least 30 seconds. They also should not sizzle. If they do, take the pan off the heat and turn the heat down before re-adding it.

scrambled eggs

Now lift the egg from the bottom with the spatula and fold it over a few times. You can break it up with the spatula a bit, but don’t overwork it.

Then let it sit for another 10 seconds. Add the avocado (and cheese, if you want) and fold again. Cook for another 10 seconds.

Remove from the heat and let it rest for a few seconds. Add flake salt and a bit of ground pepper, if you like. Serve it while it’s hot.

Shouldn’t I Add Milk?

I personally don’t like adding milk or cream to my eggs. Some people swear by it, saying the milk makes them extra fluffy, but I disagree with that. I think milk waters it down and there is never any visible proof that the eggs are fluffier. Also, milk contains carbs that you might not want to ingest if you’re on a low-carb or, specifically, keto diet.

The real key to fluffy eggs is not to cook them on too high heat and not to mess around with them in the pan. Folding is so much better than crumbling the eggs. The more you crumble, the less fluffy they will be.

avocado scrambled eggs

When to Add the Avocado

Avocado has a creamy, silky taste and a texture that blends perfectly with scrambled eggs. But the taste changes as it heats up. It’s my preference to add the avocado right at the end of cooking, so it only heats up for about 10 seconds before being removed from the pan.

It’s just enough to soften the avocado and bring it to temperature so it’s no longer cold. Both the egg and avocado benefit from a little salt right after cooking, as well.

diced avocado

Questions About Avocado Scrambled Eggs

Can I Eat Avocados on a Keto Diet?

Yes. Avocados are low in carbs with 8.5 grabs of carbs and high in fiber. They are also high in healthy fasts making them a great addition to a keto diet.

Are Eggs Keto?

Yes. One large egg has less than 1 gram of carbs and are high in protein. Eggs are both versatile and healthy making them a great way to start your day and follow a keto diet. Read more about it here.

What to Eat with Avocado Scrambled Eggs

I used to love to have bread with my scramble eggs. While regular bread is off limits now there are some great keto bread substitutes that have great texture and taste.

Cloud Bread is light and fluffy and Wonder Bread Chaffles have the texture of regular bread. Keto Bagels use fathead dough and turnout chewy and break like. You might also like to try these homemade tortillas or biscuits.

avocado scrambled eggs

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Additions to Dress It Up

If you’re looking for more ways to dress up this breakfast to give it a bit more kick, there are all kinds of things you can add. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Bacon crumbles
  • Cubed ham
  • Cholula hot sauce
  • Smoked salmon
  • Pico de gallo

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Avocado scrambled eggs

Avocado Scrambled Eggs

Adding avocado to scrambled eggs gives them some variety and adds great healthy fats.
4.67 from 65 votes
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 423kcal
Author :Laura Lynch


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Flake Salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • shredded cheddar cheese optional


  • Crack two eggs in a bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add the butter and melt slowly. Once melted, add the egg and allow it to sit in the pan for at least 20 seconds.
  • Using a spatula, lift under the egg and fold it over twice. Allow to cook for 10 seconds. Add the avocado and cheese (if adding) and fold again. Cook for 10 seconds.
  • Remove from heat and rest for a few seconds. Add flake salt and ground pepper. Serve while hot.


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 452mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1109IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 3mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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20 thoughts on “Avocado Scrambled Eggs

  1. Traci says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely loving the combination of avocado and eggs together. Brilliant idea…thanks for sharing!

  2. Eileen Kelly says:

    5 stars
    I am always trying to add nutrition into my recipes. These eggs were top notch delish. the avocado was perfect blended with the eggs.

  3. Chuck says:

    5 stars
    Fantastic breakfast dish!! I always add to recipes, grated some cheddar but also a bit of anchovie paste, tumeric and some bacon bits. I will used this recipe very often!!

  4. PanamaLina says:

    I live in Panama, where avocados are plentiful, and this is a breakfast staple. Perfect recipe, just the way the locals make it. You nailed it!

  5. bestdad says:

    Do you recommend using ripe avocados for the best flavor, or is it better when they’re slightly firmer?

  6. lola j says:

    5 stars
    I appreciate how versatile it is too – I’ve customized mine with some diced tomatoes and a sprinkle of feta cheese, and it turned out heavenly

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