This delicious low carb breakfast tastes as good as it looks! I’m all about breakfasts that the whole family will be excited to eat.
Loaded Avocado Baked Eggs
My daughter, Jenelle, absolutely loves avocados. I swear she’s going to get an avocado tattoo one of these days. I’m not a huge fan of avocados myself but as long as the kids are happy, momma’s happy!
Benefits of Avocados
Avocados have many benefits; they are high in protein, low in carbs, and super filling. Avocados may help you lose weight by keeping you full for longer periods of time.
Avocados are high in potassium. A 3.5 ounce serving gives you 14% of the recommended daily allowance (compared to 10% in bananas!). Higher potassium intake is linked to reduced blood pressure.
Avocados are rich in fiber. Fiber has important benefits for weight loss, digestion, and metabolic health.
Studies have shown that avocado and soybean oil extracts can significantly reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Pro tips for Avocado Baked Eggs
Use large avocados and medium-sized eggs.
Cracking each egg into a small bowl before carefully pouring it into the avocado will also help prevent spills.
To keep your egg-filled avocados from tipping over while baking, position them over the holes of a muffin tin, rather than on a flat baking sheet, before placing them in the oven.Print
If you love avocados and eggs, this high protein low carb dish has you covered!
2 large ripe avocados
4 medium eggs
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
½ c. Cheddar Jack Cheese, shredded
3 strips sugar-free bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
Optional garnish: chives or green onions (green parts only), sliced thin
Preheat oven to 350° F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut avocados in half lengthwise and remove the pits. Use a spoon to carefully remove some of the avocado flesh around the pit to create more space for the egg. Reserve removed flesh for another use (or smash, season with salt and pepper to taste, and top each baked avocado half with a spoonful before serving).
Crack one egg into a small bowl and then carefully transfer the egg into one of the prepared avocado halves. Place the filled avocado onto the prepared baking sheet and repeat this process with the remaining avocado halves and eggs. Season each with salt and black pepper, to taste.
Place filled avocado halves in pre-heated oven to bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked according to your preference.
Remove from oven and top each avocado half with shredded Cheddar Jack cheese and crispy bacon pieces. Garnish with chives or sliced green onions, if desired, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Carbs/Serving* (Serves 4)
Total carbs: 7.9 g
Fiber: 5.9 g
Net carbs: 2 g
*Source: VeryWell.com recipe analyzer