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Egg in an Avocado

A heart-healthy treat for breakfast or brunch.

Egg in an Avocado Photo Yield: 2 servings


This dish makes a healthy treat for breakfast or brunch. And it's kid-, Easter- and vegetarian-friendly.


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place oven-safe cast iron or non-stick skillet on middle shelf.
  2. Cut avocado in half, remove the pit, and use a spoon to scoop out a little bit more of the avocado to make room for the egg.
  3. Once oven is preheated, carefully remove skillet, place avocado halves flesh-side up in the middle of pan, and crack eggs into the hole. If a little spills over, that's fine. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Put pan back in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on how done you want your yolk.
  5. Once the egg is cooked, serve warm alongside toast or a whole wheat tortilla and salsa.

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Tip: to speed cooking time, place ove-safe lid on skillet.

Total Preparation and Cooking Time: 20 minutes