Avocado Egg Cups

I have a fat loaded recipe for you today.

Which really isn’t my kind of thing. (I’m more of a carb-oholic.) I don’t really have trouble passing on most high-fat things. But this recipe is, well, kind of awesome. And at least some of the fat is healthy fat.

Plus, it’s gluten free… so, if you’re into that sort of thing, you’re in luck. Or if you like delicious things, this is for you, specifically.

Sometimes, things are just meant to be. Not in the “Oh my gosh did you see that bartender, I think we’re soulmates” kind of way, more like the “Oh yeah, I totally should have seen that coming” kind of way. Follow me?

Avocado Egg Cups

  •   1 avocado
  •   1 egg
  •   1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  •   1 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
  •   1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  •   Salt & pepper optional

Slice your avocado in half and remove the pit. (I whack the pit with a knife, and then it generally lifts out just fine. Otherwise you can scoop it with a spoon.) Crack your egg, and separate the yolk and the white. You’re actually just using the yolk for this (but I have plenty of other recipe ideas where you can use the whites. Like this one.) Then separate the yolk into to mostly-equal parts, and fill the pit of the avocado with the egg yolk. See? It’s like it was made for this. Then sprinkle each half with a little cheese and red pepper flakes. I also added the salt and pepper, because it’s fun. Then I baked it in the oven at 400 for about 7 minutes, or until the cheese got all brown and bubbly.

This is the kind of dish that will impress your friends at brunch. It’s also super easy. And full of those healthy fats. (Ok, ok, it’s also packs in some less than healthy saturated fat… but the avocado does have some great omega-3’s!)

Alexa is coming to visit me this weekend, so you can be sure that the camera will follow us wherever we go 😉 I’ll have plenty of recipes to share with you! (And if you’re in Charlottesville on Sunday for the blogger meet up… I might even have some treats for you!)

Any big plans for the weekend?


  1. Well, you have officially made me start drooling haha
    Hope you have a blast this weekend, sounds like fun plans!!

  2. are you mocking me?! Haha. Him and I ARE soulmates!! Just wait for it, it’s going to happen. 😀

  3. mmm yum! avocado, egg, and cheese. heavenly !!

  4. I just developed an intolerance to avocado recently…weird, eh? But you’re right, these would be great for a brunch and I’m always up for impressing my friends!

  5. looks delicious!!! avocado and eggs – yum
    big plans for Lori is building a fence and Michelle is working at a marathon expo! busy weekend haha have fun at the meet-up!

  6. Mmmmm fat – this is right up my alley! Eggs & avocados – <3 <3 <3 Enjoy your long weekend! 😀

  7. Holy moly, this looks amazing! I need to try it 😀 I’m obsessed with healthy fats.

  8. these look like a perfect brunch food! I totally could win over some friends w/ this recipe.. thanks so much! eggs and avocado are unbelievably good together. Happy Friday!!

  9. katalysthealth says:

    YUMMM!! I love me some avocado 🙂 Have a great time this weekend!

  10. GENIUS! I love putting avocado on my omlettes. Something about this combo is so comforting.

  11. i’ve baked an egg in an avocado before!! it was neat!

  12. Yum! Thank looks so good. I think it would be great to do veggie-scrambled eggs inside the avocado too. Like maybe with some tomato and spinach. I’m inspired!

  13. I like the sound of this – I’m not the biggest fan of avocado but I reckon baked + egg + melty cheese = heaven!

  14. Delish Liz! I am a fat fan over carbs so this combo looks like a winner to me every day! Hope you have a great long weekend!!

  15. omg. that looks DELICIOUS!!!

  16. This is awesome! I am not a huge fan of avocado, but I have never tried it baked with egg and cheese! It looks delicious this way 🙂

  17. This sounds like the perfect little dish for brunch! It’s so interesting, I haven’t seen eggs and avocado together like this anywhere! Very original!!

  18. This looks incredible!!!!!
    Plans for the weekend: We are currently on our last camping trip of the season. I’m done, it’s time for Fall to start 🙂

  19. AHH NO WAY! I just made the recipe, but mine is not the exact same! I’m going to post it, but I just want you to know that I am not copying you in the least bit, hun 🙂

    Have a great weekend <3 LOVE YOU

  20. Love this! I thought baking an egg in an acorn squash was a pretty smart move on my part, but you’ve taken things to a whole new place.

    Treats? For me?!?! See you tomorrow!!!

  21. Liz this is such a genius idea, love it!

  22. I really love the idea of making an egg with avocado as the cooking vessel. Mighty fine breakfast idea.

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