This Baked Avocado Egg is the perfect keto breakfast and it’s one of the simplest recipes you can make.
Two of the best foods for low-carb cooking are eggs and avocado. They are both low in carbs, and one is high in protein, while the other is high in fats. It stands to reason that together they make the perfect combination.
Add some bacon bits after baking to make it even more flavorful. Yum. I really can’t resist this breakfast. The best part is you can make them ahead of time and just heat them up before serving.
There’s just one little thing I want to mention. Not everyone likes hot avocado. It can be an unpleasant taste for some. You might want to test out this theory before you make a bunch of these.
If you don’t like hot avocado, you can poach the eggs and add them to the center of the cold avocado, instead.
Tips for Baking Eggs in Avocados
Making avocado and eggs is super easy, but there are a few things to keep in mind that will make the process so much easier. Here are a few helpful tips for successfully baking eggs in avocado boats.
Buy Large Avocados
You need room in the enter of the avocado for a whole egg. If you can only find small avocados, they likely won’t be large enough to hold the egg. You’ll have to scoop out more of the center of the avocado.
Another option is to scramble one egg and split it between the two halves of a smaller avocado.
Buy Small Eggs
Even with large avocados, it’s important to get small eggs. A large egg will require you to scoop out a lot of the center of the avocado, which sort of defeats the purpose.
You need to scoop out some of the insides of the avocado to fit the egg, so why not make some quick guacamole out of it! You can save it for a snack later in the day. Just add the pit to the guacamole once it’s made and store it in the refrigerator.
These Eggs in Avocado can be made ahead and either kept in the fridge for the week, or frozen. If you don’t like hot avocado, that can be a great way to deal with the issue. Eat them cold the next day!
I love adding bacon to these avocado eggs, but there are so many other great additions you can add to mix it up a bit. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Halved cherry tomatoes
- Smoked salmon
- Shredded cheese
- Hot sauce
- Cream cheese
I’ve found this to be a great brunch option for when having friends over who aren’t on a low-carb diet. They’ll love these too and no one will feel awkward about it.
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Baked Avocado Eggs
- 2 large avocados
- 4 small eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
- Pre-heat the oven to 400° F.
- Cut open the avocados, remove the pin, and scrape out a portion of the inside of the fruit.
- Crack an egg into each avocado half. Season with salt and pepper. Drop the crumbled bacon on top of the eggs.
- Place the avocados on a baking sheet. If they don’t stand up right, create a holder out of a bit of tin foil to put under them.
- Bake for 20 minutes, or until the whites of the egg are set.
- Buy large avocados and small eggs.
- Save the scooped out avocado for another use. Guacamole is our favorite choice.
- You may have to bake these longer for a firmer yolk.
- These can be made ahead and heated up when ready to serve, or eat it cold! It’s just as good.
- If you reheat in the oven, be very careful. The eggs can explode in the microwave.