Baked Avocado Eggs
This is an amazing weekend brunch idea that has a bit of wow factor to it! I do a lot of ’instagram stalking’ for inspiration and avocados remain a constant feature in breakfast ideas. They get some bad press in some of the diet culture worlds where reducing fat intake is the goal but it’s vital we remember what these ”good fats” can do for us. This isn’t limited to avocado, it includes:
Nuts and seeds
Olive and rapeseed oils
Oily fish like salmon and mackerel
Avocados are one of the best sources of potassium, containing 40% more than bananas. They are a great source of fibre and have been proven to lower LDL cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol. High density lipoprotein cholesterol is considered to be good for you as it helps remove other cholesterol from your blood and as such has a positive health benefit to your risk of heart disease.
As I’ve said before, I focus on wholesome balanced foods, cooked from scratch (avoiding processed foods) and pack every meal with fruits and vegetables. I think this recipe is a great example of this and if you serve with a side salad and ripe tomatoes, you’re just adding to the nutritious benefits of the entire dish!
Baked Avocado Eggs
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
2 large ripe avocados
6 rashers of streaky bacon
Freshly ground salt and pepper
Salad leaves and freshly schooled tomatoes to serve or some sourdough toast if you wish!
You definitely need to find large avocados that are ripe but not too soft and I found that using little tin foil “holders” in the baking tray helped keep the avocados straight!
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
2. Slice the avocados in half and remove the stone. You’ll have to carve around the hole to make it about twice the size to hold the egg!
3. Season the avocado with salt and pepper and do your best to separate the yolks and whites of the eggs (crack them gently into a small shallow dish and gently scoop out the yolks with your hands).
4. Add the yolks to the holes in the avocado keeping and then add enough white to fill the rest of the hole. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and chilli flakes.
5. Lay the streaky bacon onto a non stick baking tray (I use a silicone baking mat aswel).
6. Bake the avocado eggs and bacon in the oven for 15 mins.
7. Chop the crispy streaky bacon and serve scattered over the avocados for a delicious breakfast, brunch or dinner!