I recommend not making more of this baked avocado than you can eat. If you need to save it for later, sprinkle lemon juice over it and let it rest in an airtight container for up to 3 hours in the refrigerator.
Baked avocado egg and bacon is an easy recipe that makes a fantastic dish for breakfast or brunch. An added bonus—it doesn’t take much to prepare while offering a great deal of nutritional value.
Every morning as I enter my kitchen, I think about making a fresh and tasty breakfast, whether it’s on the go or something I can take a bit more time to make. Either option, the ripe avocados always have my vote. There’s just something about the delicious way an avocado hole looks that makes them so attractive, like they’re asking me, “Eat me! Make me into the best breakfast ever!” And of course, I can’t resist a great breakfast recipe. Tasty avocado halves add themselves to avocado egg cups, breakfast burritos, maybe an avocado egg bake, and of course, this perfect keto breakfast: baked avocado egg with bacon.
As you can tell, I love avocado and believe that you can add it to pretty much any dish. If you’re like most people, you’re probably eating more avocado than ever before. It’s important to ask a question in the process:
How many avocados should you be eating each day?
To answer that question, let’s take a look at what’s in avocado from a nutritional standpoint. Yes, avocado has a fair amount of fat content; however, it’s monounsaturated fat, the healthiest kind. Depending on size, a single avocado supplies somewhere between 250 and 280 calories. That’s a lot of calories, especially if you are adding it to a dish. Of course, eggs have benefits too. They contain a lot of high-quality protein and the turkey bacon is low in calories.
My rule of thumb is? Even though it is healthy and good for you, half of an avocado a day is just enough. Even with healthy foods, you have to consider portion sizes. So when making this simple and delicious baked avocado with egg and bacon, share it with a friend!
Besides adding avocado to meals, like this recipe, you can make avocado the meal! It’s super easy to pop into the oven while you multitask on busy mornings and fills you up nicely, making an easy and nutritious breakfast. I hope you enjoy it!
How should the most important meal of the day taste?
Of course, eating a morning meal is very important. It supports your metabolism, helping you to burn calories during the day. Filling you up, breakfast makes you less likely to eat unhealthy snacks for the rest of the day, and an added bonus in this simple dish is that avocado has heart-healthy fats that fight inflammation. I think that the most important meal of the day should taste like avocados, eggs, bacon, and maybe a little hot sauce, but that one’s optional.
This avocado breakfast is my favorite way to enjoy avocado in the mornings. It makes a great low-carb breakfast, which is great for weight loss if you’re on any variation of the keto diet. Even if you’re not, it’s a filling and healthy breakfast.
How do I find the perfectly ripe avocado?
Usually, I like to buy organic unripe avocado so that I can plan ahead and make meals with them when they’ve ripened. If you like to buy and eat avocados on the same day, I recommend buying a softer avocado, not one where the avocado skin squishes entirely in your hand, but something on the medium-soft size. Squeezing down lightly, it should keep its shape without being too hard. If you squeeze on the sides of the avocado too much, It can bruise the green part of the avocado. Pressing on the top, near the stem is the best option. Always feel several avocados to test how ripe they are and compare which ones you’d like to buy and how soon you want to make a certain recipe.
Baked Avocado Egg and Bacon
- ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large ripe avocado, sliced in half, pitted
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 small pinch salt
- 1 small pinch ground black pepper
- 1 slice turkey bacon, chopped
- 1 scallion, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Spread 1/2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil on a small baking sheet.
- Slice 2 avocados in half and remove the pit. Place avocado halves on baking sheet.
- Crack an egg into each avocado half. (The whole egg may not fit, so discard some of the egg whites).
- Sprinkle salt, pepper, and bacon on top of both avocado and egg.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until egg is cooked.
- Garnish with chopped scallions and enjoy!