What do you get when you bake an egg and an avocado together? A new breed of breakfast, that’s what! I love my eggs in the morning, and I love avocados. So when I read about baking eggs inside avocados, I just had to try myself.
Eggs are a good source of protein, and avocados are a good source of fat – the good fat that can help lower cholesterol. If you love butter and/or cream, you will love this. In Chinese, we call it the “butter fruit”. Nature’s butter is a better alternative to the blocks of butter you see in the dairy aisle. But I’m not saying that you should block out conventional butter all together, I’m suggesting that you should substitute this in place of butter or even mayonnaise where you see fit (like mashing up an avocado and mixing it with tuna to make a tuna salad sandwich).
I can keep going about the goodness of avocados, but that’s not the topic of this post, so I digress. Here’s what you’ll need to make a fabulous start to your day:
1 medium sized egg
Half of a type avocado
Take a ripe avocado and make an incision. If it’s ripe, you should easily be able to cut through the skin and meat. Once your knife has met the pit, finish cutting half the avocado without cutting through the pit. After your knife has gone all the way around, twist off one half of the avocado, and the pit should easily come off of one half.
Take a spoon and start scraping some of the avocado out until there’s enough room to hold the raw egg. I honestly struggled at this part (I used extra large eggs on a medium sized avocado), so if you were able to do it with ease, let me know!
I would also recommend that you flatten the bottom of your avocado a bit before resting the egg in there so it does roll. Once it’s safely In there, season with some salt and pepper, and whatever else you can fit in there. I just sprinkled some paprika for some smokiness. When you’re ready, pop it into your oven per-heated at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10-15 mins. The time is at your discretion; keep it in longer if you want a harder egg.
While the egg/avocado is baking, blend up some frozen fruit with yogurt, almond /soy/rice milk, some flax seeds, and a little agave syrup and water to make a delicious breakfast smoothie!
Whether you’re an avocado lover like me, or like trying new things, give this recipe a try.