Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon on Toast

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Wait, don’t click away yet. Hold on to that thought. Allow me to explain this dish to you before judge a warm avocado meal.

I know, it may sound awkward to be spreading hot avocado on toast, dripping with egg yolk and scattered with bacon bits. It may even sound blasphemous to some of you who are avocado purists. Why ruin a sacred Hass avocado, that’s perfectly ripe, buttery and creamy with oven-heat and egg? I know, I know, but read on….

On Sunday I was staring at four perfectly ripe avocados. The standard, but always favorite, homemade guacamole came to mind for lunch. Or even more indulgent, avocado egg rolls. The end of January is coming to a close (do you believe this?!), many of us have gone off-tangent from our 2013 health goals, so I decided to just blow away the rest of January with a two-thousand calorie meal. Why not? I was feeling mighty daring.

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I asked twitter and facebook what to do with the avocados and all you amazing people came to my rescue with some incredible ideas. Inspired to make the most out of my stash of avocados, I also turned to the CA Avocado Commission recipe index to find more recipe inspiration.  One of the first recipes I came across was for this Avocado bacon and eggs recipe.

It had my favorite three ingredients but as I read further, I found out it was baked. Baked? BAKED?

Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon on Toast from WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

The thought of eating a baked avocado didn’t sound appealing. But after looking at the recipe further, I was imagining what it would taste like when the egg was runny, like a poached-egg style. The bacon bits on top for extra crunch and salt was even more interesting. It all sounded way too rich for me and after 2 bites, I’d probably regret wasting a perfectly wonderful avocado.

But my curiosity got the best of me and I just had to try it. Have you ever been both scared and fascinated by something that you can’t stop thinking about it? Well I had that relationship with this recipe and I couldn’t get it out of my mind. So I had to try it because if I didn’t, I’d keep myself up at night wondering what it tasted like. Yes, I’m that type of person that keeps thinking about something so much that I eventually have to make it happen, or else I’ll drive my self bonkers.

I decided to spread it over toast and figured this would be a wonderful base for something so decadent. And what did I think of it after I tasted it? Wonderful.

Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon on Toast from WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

Really, I never thought I’d take heart to a warm avocado. But the warm egg, all mushed together with the avocado and bacon bits really paired well together on the crisp toast. It was like a smashed avocado sandwich, but with the added bonus of a “poached egg” texture on top and bacon to make it all happier. I really enjoyed these baked eggs and was so surprised at how pleasant warm avocado tasted.

Todd even enjoyed it and ate his half with the same enthusiasm as I did.

So there you have it. I’m thankful that I didn’t judge the recipe and gave it a second chance. Now I can say that I have a wonderful breakfast option for anyone who loves avocados.

Try it!

-diane

cooking note: rest the avocado half inside the edge of a baking dish so that the avocado doesn’t tilt over & spill eggs

Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon on Toast from WhiteOnRiceCouple.com

Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon, on Toast

Yield: Serves 2

Total Time: 30 min

Recipe adapted from CA Avocado Commission.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium or large avocado
  • 2 small eggs
  • 2 sliced of bacon, cooked then crumbled
  • 2 slices of toast
  • sea salt, to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • hot sauce, optional
  • fresh chopped tomatoes, optional

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Crack the eggs in a medium bowl, careful to not puncture the yolks. Set aside.
  3. Cut avocado in half and carefully remove seed. Depending on how big the seed is, the hole in the avocado should be big enough for one small egg. But if the hole looks too small, scoop out a little at a time till it matches the amount of egg.
  4. In a medium baking dish, try to rest the avocado half inside the edge of the dish so that the avocado doesn't tilt over. You need to keep the avocado from tilting so that the raw egg does not spill out. Look at the photo above to see how I did it.
  5. You can crack the egg directly in the avocado, but it might overflow and make a mess. So this technique will be useful: With a medium spoon, gently scoop out one of the yolks and place it into the hole of the avocado. Then continue spooning the egg whites into the avocado hole till it's full. Repeat for both avocado halves.
  6. Add salt and fresh cracked black pepper on top of the eggs, to taste.
  7. Gently place the baking dish in oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Baking time will vary depending on how much egg you have and how big your avocado is. So keep checking the egg to see if it's cooked to your desired consistency.
  8. Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top. Spread the avocado/egg onto toast. Add addition salt and pepper to taste, chopped tomatoes, hot sauce, if needed. Enjoy!
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{ 85 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. theeighthours
  2. G

    The avocado was ripe but tasted bitter after baking. Next time I’ll just put a fried egg and bacon atop my avocado toast. It’ll go faster (had to bake for longer than 15 min).

  3. Ben

    Try grilling the avocado and egg because I found it worked better.
    Delicious recipe

  4. Fotowoltaika-historia

    I would never have thought to bake an avocado either, but I never met an avocado I didn’t like, so this one is for sure going on my to-do list! Lovely!

  5. Kate

    I tried it few times and it was great. However, the time of baking seems to be always more than 15 minutes. Last time it took me about 30 min. I think it’s better to cover it with foil to be ready faster.

  6. Brett

    Great idea, I only have one suggestion: Take a shallow slice off of the bottom of the avocado creating a flat surface to add stability (so it doesn’t roll over).

    1. Kate

      great suggestion!!

  7. Jason

    I can’t help but think you’d be better off poaching the eggs, then just spreading some ripe avocado on warm wheat toast, then placing the poached egg and bacon bits on top. Not sold on heating the avocado, but love the idea of having it with egg & bacon on wheat toast.

  8. serenas mutton

    Thanks for this. Just what I have in the cupboard and perfect for a rainy May day. Thanks!

  9. Laura

    Love the bacon idea. My version uses a little bit of spinach for some extra healthiness. :)
    http://www.loodibee.com/healthy-eating-recipe-avocado-bake/

  10. Ape

    I’ve had avocado slices cooked on pizza before, somewhere in Oregon. Even though avocado is my favorite food, I was still skeptical….but it was amazing. Yum

    1. Jenny Pepper

      Avocado pizza, that’s a great idea! Thankyou. I would never have thought to make a pizza with avocado.

  11. Dawn K

    I made them today and since I only had jumbo eggs on hand I just only placed the yolks in the avocados, and the whites I placed in a oven proof dish. I placed some Louisiana Hot sauce in the holes before putting the egg in. Of my two avocados (4 halves) and two jumbo eggs, I filled all four avocados with one egg(1- yolk and three with white) . So that’s when I got it in my head to only place the yolk and get a separate dish. Since I planned to also to sprinkle mine with cheese and Cajun spices, I stirred them into my whites and baked everything for 15 minutes. It was a win.My husband likes runny yolks and so they came out just fine for our household soft cooked. The side dish of whites ended up firmer but still a nice spreadable consistency for toast. Thank you.

    1. Jenny Pepper

      If you only have jumbo eggs, you could beat one egg and fill each avocado with the mixture.

  12. Matt

    Looked and sounded good but you’re better off cooking the egg separately from the avocado then just combining it all on the toast.

  13. Ellen

    This sounds delicious!
    The first time I had warm avocado was in a Thai curry, and I couldn’t believe how awesome the avo was…….incredibly creamy! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  14. Rionol

    Thanks for this. BUT, I can only fault on one thing. At what TEMPERATURE does one set their oven on to “bake”, this is VITAL! Please assist as I would like to give this a try. Perhaps Liz (above few entries) got it all topsy turvy because of this one vital “clue”.

    1. White on Rice Couple

      That info is in the first instruction in the recipe.

  15. suzin

    started a breakfast club with some neighbors and friends because of this recipe .. thank you so much. it was incredibly delicious

  16. Esti

    I think you can place a layer of dried chickpeas at the bottom of the baking dish so that they hold the avocado half in place so it doesn’t tilt.
    I didn’t try yet, so don’t hold it against me :)

  17. Le Petit Chef

    I LOVE warm avocados. Have you ever grilled one? Amazing. I love the idea of baking an egg inside, so clever!

  18. Thandie

    OMG. This is super clever. All of m favourite things rolled into one…I wish I’d have thought of it 1st! Nice one!

  19. Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

    I would never have thought to bake an avocado either, but I never met an avocado I didn’t like, so this one is for sure going on my to-do list! Lovely!

  20. Liz

    Tried this today and I am 100% not a fan. First off, my eggs weren’t cooked in 15 minutes, so I had to put them back in. The top part was good, but underneath the whites were still liquid. And then the taste…not bad enough to make me throw them away, but definitely not pleasant. There was still a hint of avocado, but it was bitter and awful tasting. That may be because mine took extra time, but they smelled like that even when I took them out the first time. I guess this is the reason I had never heard of baked avocado before!

  21. Lia Huber

    Freaking brilliant. And beautiful!

  22. Kimberly

    This looks absolutely amazing! And it’s low-carb and keto friendly.

  23. marcy

    i can’t wait to try this for Easter tomorrow! i am thinking of slicing a teeny bit of the bottom to help it lay flat and baking them in a muffin pan–wouldn’t a dozen of these bad boys make a great presentation in a muffin pan?! hope so!! we’ll see tomorrow :) thank you–you have a beautiful site!

  24. Maddy

    Looks great. Wonder how it would turn out if you nuked it??

  25. John Lovejoy

    Probably a good idea for under ripe avocados as the cooking process ripen them too. I think my wife would love them.

  26. TErry

    How do you print this out for home use?

    1. White on Rice Couple

      There is a print icon on the recipe’s top right corner, just under the picture. Click on that.

      1. Terry

        Thanks! This looks so yummy. I will share it with my friends.

  27. Nick Rowley

    s fantastic; I poured a little peri-peri into the cavity before adding the egg and substituted shaved salami for the bacon and it worked like a charm. :)

    1. Nick Rowley

      *This was*

      I think my keyboard is dying.

  28. alice

    We have the perfect home-grown eggs laid by a little Silkie that will probably fit perfectly. Looking forward to trying this. (Have been a fan, albeit a quite one, for quite a while.)

  29. Kristin

    What an inventive idea! I don’t eat grain so I’m always on the lookout for new ways to eat amazing food. I’d just sit down with a spoon. Or perhaps this would work for lunch added to vinaigrette dressed salad greens.

  30. Deb @ Deb's Kitchen

    What a creative idea and so scrumptious looking! I feel like this would be a great use for avocados that aren’t quite ripe yet!

  31. Allie @ The Nutritional Epiphany

    This is perfect timing! A friend of mine actually just recommended that I experiment around with baking eggs in an avocado. Thanks for not making me look any further!

  32. Miyuki

    This is absolutely mouthwatering. My boyfriend would definitely love this. He’s an avocado fanatic.

  33. Culinary USA

    Oh my dear…It’s been a while since a recipe has made my jaw drop. This looks AWESOME! I am printing it out right NOW. My mom is going to love this.

  34. Christine

    Surprised husband on his birthday. We each ate two… SO good. Wish I could fit more egg – I had to scoop out a lot of avocado and still barely fit any white (of course I only had XL eggs…). This is going into rotation. Thank you!

  35. Melissa

    According to my food philosophy – traditional foods – this is a fantastically healthy meal full of good fats. My kids will love it. As a Texan, I have also had the pleasure of eating a stuffed avocado at Trudy’s in Austin and have dreamed of it ever since.

  36. Lisa Cornely

    What a wonderful breakfast/brunch meal. I love anything with avocado. Bacon and avocado are amazing together. I added tomatoes and the flavors and textures were perfect.

  37. Karissa Swanson

    I’m making this right now… couldn’t resist!

  38. Darcy Folliott

    Ever try bacon wrapped avocado? YUM…….!!!

  39. thelittleloaf

    I totally get this. When I was in South America they loved hot avocado – I love the way the halves create their own little serving bowls.

  40. Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up

    I have seen this before and always wondered if there was some magical secret to keeping the avocado so green in the oven. It is so vibrant! Avocado toast is soo good and I think this just stepped it up to the next level.

  41. Deb

    I’m on my way out the door to get avocados..pure genius..yummmmmm

  42. tom@morethanpepper

    man those look insane never would have thought of these

  43. Don Crossland

    Avocado, eggs and bacon? What’s not to like? Nice pictures, too.

  44. shaz

    excellent recipe, i’ve been looking for a way of using avocados in a cooked recipe.

  45. Amy H.

    Saw this on pinterest this morning and had to make it! Super yummy. Just a tip I used an upside muffin tin to snug the avocados in to stabilize them! Thanks for sharing…. Amy

  46. Garrett

    This. Is. Genius.

  47. Ashley

    Whaaat? Eggs IN an avocado? It’s a dream come true! Nicely done. :)

  48. Allie {Urban Feast}

    Eggs and avocado on toast is one of my absolute favourite breakfasts, but I never thought of cooking it together like this!

  49. Sarah

    That sounds DELICIOUS! I think I’ll have to try it for a VERY special occasion breakfast. I don’t think I could justify having it more than once in a blue moon.

  50. ChubbyChineseGirl

    Love this idea!!! I am soooo gonna try it this weekend for brunch… omg, this chubby can’t wait for the weekend to come =)

  51. asaavedra78

    Looks amazing! Job well done.

  52. Emily

    I will take avocado any way I can get it. Throw egg and bacon into the mix along with a solid carb like toast and I’m totally sold.

  53. Kimberly

    this really sounds good. i like al of those ingredients, and currently looking for some new ideas. thanks.

  54. Chris

    Nothing wierd about that !!!! Yum

  55. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    Eggs baked in avocado?! Genius!

  56. Colette @ JFF!

    That is just cool.

  57. Linda | The Urban Mrs

    Love avocado – love every bite and every single ingredient. Absolute love for this recipe!

  58. Nicola

    Looks fantastic! Can’t wait to try.

  59. Abbe@This is How I Cook

    Paradise for breakfast-lunch-dinner. And easy. And quick. And it looks like you even used whole wheat toast. I’m sure for the added health benefits 😉

  60. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Dude, it looks amazing, I go crazy over soft eggs on anything! Good call…

  61. Kankana

    This is a super fun food! I can’t wait to try.

  62. Jack

    Great idea! I suggest making a small ring with crumbled tin foil as a seat to stablize the avocado halves while it is cooking…

    1. Ricky Rick

      After cutting the avocado in half, I cut a little slice off of the bottom to make a flat base for it to rest on. Works perfectly

    2. Nicole

      The foil ring worked perfectly!

    3. White on Rice Couple

      jack- great tip. Thank you!

  63. slywlf

    Maybe I’m weird, but as soon as I saw the picture I was sold 😉 There is a recipe I got from Dr. Oz which involved a whole wheat English muffin topped with avocado, a slice of tomato, Swiss cheese, and topped with a sunny side egg. That was so delicious I guess I was pre-sold, because even though in this other recipe the avocado is simply room temp and sliced, it was warmed significantly by being spread on a freshly toasted muffin, and slathered in hot yolk. Wonderfully decadent flavors and textures, but so healthy 😉

  64. sharon

    Do you make this with a fully ripe avocado or can it still be a little green?

    1. White on Rice Couple

      sharon- we made ours with a ripe avocado, where it was soft enough to scoop out some center.

  65. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

    Omg.
    Omg.
    Omg.

  66. Corinna

    We make this recipe almost every weekend. My husband loves it and it is so easy to make. We add homemade pico de gallo on top for any extra kick!

  67. Angie

    I’ve tried this a couple of times, but could never prevent the avocado from reaching that temperature of when it goes from tasting like heaven to tasting like bitter disgusting goo. I’ve got to try it again, I have 2 perfect avocados on the counter, hope I don’t ruin them!

  68. Clare

    Whoa. I, too, have always been afraid of warm avocado – especially after a bad experience with avocado fries at a restaurant in Venice Beach. But this, well this looks incredible! A must try!!

  69. JulieD

    OMG, sorry for being dramatic. A friend posted a baked avocado with parmesan cheese (on facebook) and I have been wanting to try this ever since…must get some avocados this week! Yours looks to die for!

  70. Bev @ Bev Cooks

    UMMMMM I’m kind of dying right now. Yes. I’m dead.

  71. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    Any excuse to have avocado for breakfast!

  72. Kristie V.

    Wait…I only get half? Just kidding! Boy, this sure looks good. Can’t wait to try it!

  73. Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas

    I have never had a baked avocado but anything baked with an egg inside…I’m sold! Love the bacon on here too.

  74. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    This is just super creative & clever! I love this idea! And the vibrancy of the green avo & yellow egg is just so lovely to gaze at..and I bet even better to eat. Pinning!

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