Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon
This baked egg in avocado recipe is a Paleo diet food. It’s also a gluten-free recipe. Honestly, I don’t follow any of the diets 100% except that I learned I had to eliminate wheat 100% from my diet and do so. I just stay on the lookout for healthier alternatives to traditional meals that are delicious.
You could call this a bacon and egg breakfast, but you are swapping out the carbs in the toast or hash browns or both) for the avocado. I think that is a much healthier alternative for a lot of reasons!
Another reason this makes a great breakfast is you can slide them in the oven while you finish getting ready for work and then eat them before you run out the door. It takes just a couple minutes to prep them for the oven (see my tip in the notes for saving time on cooking the bacon!)
Note: I used natural turkey bacon in the batch I cooked for the photo and let it cook alongside the avocados in the oven rather than frying it. The turkey bacon is delicious and healthier due to less additives, but doesn’t crumble quite as well as regular bacon. You can also just serve full strips of bacon on the side of the baked egg avocado.
- 1 Large avocado halved and pitted (leave skin on)
- 2 Small eggs
- 2 Slices Cooked bacon or turkey bacon
- 2 teaspoons Chopped fresh chives dried can be substituted
- 1 teaspoon Dried parsley
- Sea salt and ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Place avocado halves in a baking dish. Place against sides so they don’t tip over.
- Crack eggs slowly into avocado halves
- Sprinkle the seasonings on the top
- Bake 15 minutes until eggs are done. Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top.
Notes: 1. I learned that I can cook the bacon at the same time as the avocados. Simply lay the strips out on the baking pan in the area not covered by the avocados. 2. The stress on this recipe is to use large avocados and small eggs. If the holes in the avocados appear too small to hold the eggs, scoop a bit of the avocado out with a table spoon. Also you can crack the eggs into a bowl and using a spoon just put in the yoke, but I prefer to fit the whole egg in.