Avocados for breakfast is so trendy at the moment, all the hipsters are snapping pictures of it and uploading them to Instagram. Instead of just mashing them up and spreading it on toast, why not use the avocado as a bowl, and crack an egg in to it and make this Egg Baked in Avocado. It’s a breakfast that is bursting with protein and healthy fats!
Avocados are like natures very own bowls, so it makes sense to fill them with something. By scooping out a little bit of the avocado flesh, there is just enough room for a medium egg and if you cook it so the yolk is runny, it’s the perfect sauce to compliment the avocado.
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Have you seen that new avocado restaurant that is opening up in Amsterdam? Everything on the menu has avocado in it in some way and it’s the first of it’s kind *immediately books tickets to Amsterdam*. Well, there is a video of it going round on Facebook and the amount of times that Dannii has been tagged in it is a little bit hilarious. She seems to have gotten herself this reputation of being the avocado queen, and rightly so. She would happily eat an avocado everyday, and most days she does, and is a huge advocate of healthy fats.
Speaking of healthy fats, they don’t just come from the avocado in this recipe, but the eggs. Not only are eggs a fantastic source of protein, but they are full of healthy monounsaturated fats. More than half the protein is found in the egg white, along with vitamin B2, D, iron and zinc. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty of nutrients in the yolk too! Not just healthy fats, but the yolk contains vitamins A, E and K.
There is so much that you can do with eggs, a lot more than just boiling or scrambling them. Eggs are not only inexpensive and high in nutrients, but they are an exciting ingredient. We have teamed up with British Lion Eggs to show you some new and exciting ways to use eggs. Eggs don’t just have to be for breakfast though, and we think these eggs baked in avocado would make a pretty epic dinner too. Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?!
The other great thing about eggs, is how quick they are to prepare too. You won’t find any egg recipes that require a lot of time in the kitchen, which means they are the perfect ingredient to fit in to a busy and active lifestyle. When Avery first arrived, we made lots of egg based dishes, because we knew they would be quick, but that came with a a nutritional punch too, so to speak. They also kept us full, as sometimes we didn’t know when we would next be eating around baby’s schedule.
If you head over to our Instagram page today, take a look at our Instagram Stories, as we are sharing lots of tips on cooking eggs (including how to make the perfect poached egg), some interesting egg facts, as well as some other egg recipes. It’s egg-central over on our Instagram today! There are some more delicious egg recipes over on the Egg Recipes website too.
You can easily customise these eggs baked in avocado too, by scooping out a little bit more of the avocado, and making room for some chopped vegetables. You could sprinkle some Mexican seasoning over the top before cooking too, as that would go really well with the avocado. Make these for brunch for friends, and everyone can customise their own. Kind of like an egg baked in avocado buffet, if you will.
Egg Baked in Avocado Ingredients – Serves 2:
– 1 avocado
– 2 eggs
– Salt and pepper
1) Slice the avocado in half and remove the stone. Keep the skin on, as you will be baking it in the skin.
2) Scoop out some of the flesh of each half, to make room for the egg.
3) Crack an egg into each half and sprinkle over a little salt and pepper
4) Put in a oven that is preheated to 200C and bake for around 15 minutes – the whites should be set and the yolk a little runny.
5) Serve with some toast and a sprinkle of onions and red chilli (optional)
Nutritional Information (per person):
Weight Watchers Points: 7
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**This recipe was commissioned by British Lion Eggs, however, all opinions are my own**