Healthy Breakfast Ideas With Eggs And Avocado

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Are you hungry now? Maybe you ate breakfast already. But if you didn’t, maybe this article can help. Today I will share some healthy breakfast ideas with eggs and avocado. Eggs are a great high quality source of protein and are a very affordable way to add exceptional nutrition to your diet. Eggs are also a great source of health-promoting choline and lie at the heart of many healthy breakfast recipes for those concerned about their weight.

Healthy breakfast ideas with eggs and avocado are popular these days. Eggs are a great source of energy, protein, and healthy nutrients. These breakfast recipes can be consumed at any time of day, as long as you do not eat more than three eggs for breakfast. Avocado is a fruit that is rich in healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and other essential vitamins. It is also one of the most popular health foods in the entire world.

Healthy Breakfast Ideas With Eggs And Avocado

Quick and easy Avocado Toast with Egg 4 ways – fried, scrambled, boiled and poached. It’s a simple healthy protein-packed breakfast, snack or light meal! Simple to make, tasty and satisfying. If you haven’t had an egg and avocado toast breakfast yet, now is the time!

Avocado toast with eggs three ways: scrambled, poached and fried.

What I love about this recipe is that it’s a healthy protein-packed breakfast that’s ready in under 10 minutes. I love that it’s a well rounded meal made with some good carbs (whole wheat bread), great protein (eggs) and healthy fats (avocado!).

In this post I’m going to show you how I make my avocado toast with egg, so you never have to spend $14 buying it at a restaurant. And I’ll show my technique for fried eggs, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs and poached eggs to top your avocado toast!

4 plates with 4 types of eggs for topping the toast

Ingredients

  • Avocado: Avocados are filled with healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and are a great addition to a well balanced diet.
  • Bread: You can use any bread you like for these recipes. I like to use whole grain to get some more goodness in.
  • Seasonings: Salt and pepper added to taste.
  • Additions: Depending how you choose to cook your eggs, you may need a little butter to add flavor or some vinegar to poach your eggs.

How to make avocado toast with eggs

The first step is to toast the bread and mash the avocados. You can mash it in a bowl with salt and pepper, but I prefer to limit clean-up and just mash it right on the toasted bread. Make sure you have bread sturdy enough to handle the mashing.

Collage of sliced bread with sliced avocados on top and then the avocados getting mashed

Fried Eggs

The first method is fried eggs. This is the best method I’ve found for frying eggs that yields perfectly cooked egg whites with slightly undercooked egg yolks. Heat some butter (or olive oil). Break an egg onto the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Cook it uncovered until the whites set. You could cover it up once the whites set if you wanted a more firm yolk.

Avocado toast with fried egg

Scrambled Eggs

Start with butter (or olive oil) and heat it until it’s melted. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl, then pour them into the center of a nonstick pan. The egg mixture will spread, and you want to watch the edges and wait for them to set. Then gently fold the eggs from one side of the pan to the other without smashing the eggs. You’ll get soft fluffy eggs without any milk.

Avocado toast with scrambled egg

Boiled Eggs

Cover the eggs with water in a small saucepan. Bring the water to a rolling boil, then reduce the heat to low and cook according to the desired doneness (see the suggested times in recipe card below). Transfer them to an ice bath immediately after cooking before you peel them.

Toasted slice of bread with avocado mashed and slices of boiled eggs

Poached Eggs

Bring a small pot of water to a boil.  Stir in vinegar and create a vortex with the boiling water. Lower the heat so the water creates a rolling boil at the bottom of the pot. When you see that rolling boil, crack one egg into a small bowl. Carefully slip the egg to the middle of the pot and cook for desired doneness.

Remove the egg with a slotted spoon to leave any liquid behind. For step-by-step tutorial, check out my guide for how to poach eggs.

Avocado toast with poached egg

Tips for making this recipe

  1. Pick ripe avocados. It all comes down to the avocados. Try to find an avocado that’s ripe, but not over-ripe. You’ll know it’s ripe if you gently squeeze the avocado with the palm of your hands and it yields a little. Don’t use your fingertips because that might bruise it.
  2. Use thick-sliced bread and toast it. It’s best to buy good bread that’s strong enough to hold the avocado and eggs and other toppings you might like to add. Use something that offers a sturdy base like a thick multi-grain bread.
  3. Mash the avocado with add-ins for more flavor. You can add lemon or lime juice with salt and pepper. You can also add fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley or basil and spices like crushed red pepper, cumin or paprika. It’s almost like a very simple guacamole ready to be spread on toast.
  4. Enjoy your avocado toast as soon as you’ve made it. Avocado can brown quite quickly once it’s cut open, so it’s best to use it straight away.
4 slices of toast each topped with different eggs

And there you have it – avocado toast with egg – made three different ways! Which one is your favorite? I usually go for the scrambled eggs. But I love the versatility of this simple dish and I can never get bored of eating it each of those ways. It’s a simple, healthy and satisfying meal that never gets old for me!

Poached eggs with smashed avocado & tomatoes

Poached eggs with smashed avocado & tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes, halved
  • ½ tsp rapeseed oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 2 slices seeded wholemeal soda bread (see goes well with)
  • 2 handfuls rocket

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat a non-stick frying pan, very lightly brush the cut surface of the tomatoes with a little oil, then cook them, cut-side down, in the pan until they have softened and slightly caramelised. Meanwhile, heat a pan of water, carefully break in the eggs and leave to poach for 1-2 mins until the whites are firm but the yolks are still runny.

  • STEP 2

    Halve and stone the avocado, then scoop out the flesh and smash onto the bread. Add the eggs, grind over black pepper and add a handful of rocket to each portion. Serve the tomatoes on the side.

    Avocado Toast with Eggs

    Avocado toast with eggs is one of our favorite healthy breakfasts that come together in less than 15 minutes. Perfect for all age groups, easy to make, and oh so delicious.

    side shot of avocado toast topped with sunny side up eggs with purple pickled onions

    There are lots of ways to serve up avocado toast. The ideas and options can be endless and so creative. The simplest and most nutritious way to serve them in our opinion is with a serving of eggs to pack on your daily intake of healthy protein. A well-balanced breakfast meal that is so satisfying, filling, and good for you. Packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber, this avocado toast with eggs makes for a perfect breakfast for young, old, and all ages in between. With only 15 minutes to make, this avocado toast will be one of your favorite go-to breakfast recipes.

    why you will love this avocado breakfast recipe

    • Healthy and nutritious: with the right amount of healthy fats, protein, and fiber, this is the perfect healthy breakfast recipe to jumpstart your day.
    • Easy to make: This avocado toast with eggs is easy to make and needs only 15 minutes to put together.
    • Versatile and delicous: Avocado toast is one of the most fun breakfast meals to make. Get creative and add your favorite toppings.
    top view avocado toast with eggs and pickled onions

    Ingredients you will need to make this avocado toast

    whole-grain bread or bread of choice
    olive oil or oil of choice
    eggs
    ripe avocados
    salt and pepper
    lemon juice
    pickled red onions

    ingredients to make avocado toast

    how to make avocado toast and eggs

    • Toast the bread: Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Lay the bread slices and toast them until crisp and golden brown on both sides. Set aside.
      Alternatively, you can toast the bread in a toaster, or bake in the preheated oven at 375F for 4-6 minutes.
    • Next, cook the eggs: To the same preheated pan, heat the oil on medium-low heat. Crack in the eggs, cook them for about 6-8 minutes, or until the whites are fully set and the yolk is cooked to your favorite doneness.
    • Prepare the avocado: Meanwhile, to a shallow plate, mash the avocado with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
    • Assemble the toast: To assemble the toast, spread a spoonful of mashed avocado over the toast.
    mashed avocado
    • Top the toast with eggs and serve: Top with 1 fried egg and season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. Serve with pickled red onion and enjoy!
    top view avocado toast topped with fried eggs and pickled onions

    Recipe notes and tips

    • The serving size is one toast topped with one fried egg.
    • Use any bread of choice. We used whole-grain bread.
    • Do not use hard and unripe avocados. Go for a ripe but firm avocado.
    • Any oil of choice will work.
    • Pickled onions are optional but make for a great addition. You may use capers instead.
    • Get creative with your toppings. Avocado toast pairs so well with many different toppinds like feta cheese, honey, strawberries, tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, and so on.
    top view of two avocado toast, one with eggs and one without

    frequently asked questions

    Is avocado toast vegan?

    This avocado egg with toast is not vegan due to the addition of eggs. To make your avocado eggs vegan, skip the eggs and top with vegan-friendly toppings.

    How do you know if an avocado is good and ready?

    The best way to check if an avocado is ready is to press gently on them with your fingers. If they are soft but firm to the touch, they are perfect and ready. If the avocado is too hard, then it’s not ripe yet. Alternatively, if the avocado feels too soft and mushy to the touch, it’s over-ripe and not good.

    Should you refrigerate avocados?

    It all depends. If the avocado is too firm and unripe, do not store it in the fridge. Leave on the kitchen counter for a few days until it ripes. Once the avocado is starting to ripen, you may store it in the fridge if you aren’t ready to eat it to preserve its shelf life.

    What can I do to ripen my avocado?

    There are some methods for ripening an avocado faster like leaving it at room temperature or storing it in a paper bag. Check out this post for more ways to ripen an avocado.

    What’s the best bread to use for an avocado toast breakfast?

    You can of course use whatever bread you prefer, though I would recommend that you use whole grain. Whole grain bread is a great source of protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals so is a better choice than white sandwich bread. Use a gluten-free bread if you have an intolerance.

    Is it healthy to eat an avocado a day?

    Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K and B6 as well as being rich in folate, magnesium and potassium. They do contain fats, but they are healthy fats that are great to include in your diet. If you are managing your weight, it’s recommended that you limit yourself to half an avocado a day.

    Will avocado toast keep me full till lunch?

    Because this breakfast is high in fiber, it will keep you feeling fuller for longer so you won’t be tempted by mid morning snacks. This is a great breakfast if you are trying to lose or manage your weight.

    side shot of 4 toast, two topped with eggs, one with just mashed avocado and one just plain toast

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