Friday, March 11, 2016

Avocado Breakfast Bake for Two

We love breakfast at our place and with it being Flash back Friday I thought I'd bring back one of our favourites. The creamy texture of the hot baked avocado is complimented by the bacon and egg, that when cooked is almost the texture of a poached egg. Since posting this recipe back in 2012 I've had a few people say that they have a hard time tucking the bacon between the avocado skin and the meat of the avocado as shown in the first photo above. No problem! As shown in the second photo just bake the avocado with the egg in it as directed below, fry the bacon separately while the eggs bake, crumble and top the avocado and egg once baked. 

  • 1 ripe avocado, (but not overly soft)
  • 4 pieces of bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onions, thinly sliced, optional for garnish
  1. Cut avocado in half and remove seed.
  2. Fry bacon until lightly crisp, but still pliable. 
  3. Place avocado halves on the underside of a muffin tin, resting it between the inverted cups. This will hold it in place so it does not roll. (Cleaver guy!)
  4. Lightly salt and pepper avocado.
  5. Using a sharp knife separate the meat from the skin of the avocado, but still leave it in tact. 
  6. Cut bacon into 2" pieces and gently slide it between the meat and skin of the avocado and around the top edge.
  7. Break one egg over each bacon topped avocado, filling the hole.
  8. Sprinkle with the paprika.
  9. Bake in oven preheated to 375ยบ for 20 minutes or until egg is cooked to your liking.
  10. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately with a slice of toast. 


  1. Thank you for this delicious recipe!
    And MANY MANY MANY THANKS for your "Christmas Menu Ideas"! They are wonderful and I am lokking forward to try them all!
    Blessings, Siret

  2. Oh. my. goodness. This sounds fabulous! I have recently acquired a taste for avocados, and must try this one for sure!

  3. WOW!!! I love avocado, I love bacon, and I love eggs...and will have them again as soon as my vacationing hens return to active duty. Cannot wait to make this!

  4. What a clever guy indeed!! That looks and sounds delicious. This would be a great B & B breakfast or for overnight guests!!!

  5. That sounds absolutely delish!! Thanks for the recipe :)

  6. This is exactly the kind of breakfast I love! I actually fry my eggs in olive oil with ham every morning and put chopped avocado on top, but this looks lovely and the presentation is so cute. How clever of your husband to think of inverting a muffin tin - I love it when my husband helps me think of a way to streamline things in the kitchen and comes up with creative plans.

  7. I love it... keep him in the kitchen...we need lots of help right now.

  8. That has to be one of the all time "most mouthwatering" photos I've seen in a long time. I've never heard of baking an avocado, but this sounds (and looks) absolutely delicious!!!

  9. ok, I am confused by #6 and #7. Do you pull the avocado meat right out from the peel and then put the bacon underneath, or do you just slide in a few pieces of bacon, the best you can, from the sides and they hang out the top?
    Anyways, I just hear that if we want to increase energy and brain function, we should skip the carbs at breakfast and go heavy on the protein. I think this breakfast would fit that description!

  10. It's 6:30 in the evening here and I am so hungry for breakfast...Thanks for yet another wonderful idea.

  11. Egg and avocado marry beautifully. Bacon is a tasty addition; this is a wonderful breakfast. I made poached egg on an avocado half this morning...delicious.

  12. Kathy, this would be a great contribution to Food on Friday: Breakfast over at Carole's Chatter. Please do bring it over. Cheers

  13. Thanks for reminding me of this delicious looking breakfast. I think this may appear on our breakfast table this weekend sometime! I'm drooling.