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This easy recipe for avocado toast with eggs is a protein-packed breakfast option that is ready in 10 minutes. With endless possible variations, you’ll want to make this healthy recipe again and again!
With a busy family and work life, I’m always looking for new ways to introduce healthy foods that can be made in 15 minutes or less.
This recipe for avocado toast with eggs is ready in just 10 minutes! With endless possible variations (fried eggs, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, or poached eggs), this healthy breakfast never gets boring.
If we want to up the flavor, add chopped veggies, smoked salmon, or even microgreens [see the variations section for more ideas]
Reasons to love this recipe
- Eating mashed avocado spread on toast for breakfast is filling and delicious! It will keep you satiated for hours. It also makes a good after-school snack.
- It’s a protein-packed breakfast that is good for you.
- This avocado toast recipe is versatile, with many options for toppings, how to prepare the egg, and season.
- An easy and healthy breakfast is within reach, with this simple breakfast taking just 10 minutes (or less) to prepare.
How to pick and store avocado
If you’re selecting avocados that you will be using within the next few days, seek fruits that are firm yet soft and dark in color.
The avocado should yield just a bit when you gently squeeze it. If it is very soft, it is overripe and is not a good choice for making avocado toast.
If you are purchasing avocados for the upcoming week, select some that are very firm and lighter in color. These firmer avocados will ripen on your counter and be a good fit for use later in the week.
Here’s what you need to make the recipe
- Toasted Bread – any thick bread will do. Sourdough, multi-grain, or whole grain wheat bread are the best bread for avocado toast, in my experience.
- Avocado – I like to use a fresh smashed avocado, but you can make the avocado spread toast or guacamole toast by using storebought or homemade guacamole.
- Egg – Whether you like scrambled, boiled, poached, or fried eggs, you can prepare them however you like for this easy recipe.
- Seasonings – You’ll need a bit of salt and pepper for the base recipe, but feel free to get creative with your favorite seasonings.
- Lime or lemon juice – This optional ingredient adds flavor and prevents the smashed avocado from browning too quickly.
Smashed Avocado Toast with Eggs
Half Fried egg
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons melted unsalted butter
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup water
- Cut the avocados in half.
- Scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Season it with salt and pepper. Mash the avocado using a fork.
- Spread the smashed avocado on toasted bread slices.
- Drizzle lime juice evenly over the avocado toast.
- Sprinkle everything bagel seasoning on top or serve with with either scrambled eggs, chopped boiled eggs or fried egg (recipe below).
Scrambled egg recipe
- Crack the eggs in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk them till yolk and white combine into a pale yellow liquid. Add milk and salt to the eggs and whisk till well combined.
- Add butter to a frying pan kept over medium heat. Once the butter melts and starts sizzling, carefully pour the eggs. Don't mix it, yet.
- Once the edges start to set, reduce the heat to medium-low. Use a spatula to push the edges to the center and fold them in. Continue this process throughout the edge of the pan until lumps (or curds) start to form.
- Gently stir to cook any remaining egg mixture and form more lumps. Break the curds to smaller pieces, if desired.
- Turn off the heat while the eggs are still moist but not runny. Serve with ground pepper.
Fried egg recipe
- Place a pan on medium heat and add a teaspoon of oil.
- Crack the eggs into a cup and gently add the eggs to the pan. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
- Cook for 2 minutes for a runny yolk and an additional 2 – 3 minutes for set yolks.
Disclaimer: Approximate nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.
- Use a thick bread that can hold mashed avocados and eggs when toasted without falling apart.
- Toast the bread to firm it up.
- Mash the avocados in a bowl with the seasonings instead of on the bread. Softer bread slices can tear.
- Use ripe avocados (the ones that yield when pressed) so that they can be mashed easily.
- Serve immediately – avocados brown quickly when exposed to air and can appear unsightly.
Variations to try
Seasonings – Other than salt and pepper, you can also use the popular – Everything but the bagel seasoning from Trader Joe’s, a dash of garlic powder, lime juice, lemon pepper, etc.
Avocado – you can either use mashed avocado, chopped or even sliced avocados for the recipe. You can also use guacamole for this recipe.
Avocado toast with poached eggs – Although poaching an egg takes a bit more effort than hard boiling, frying, or scrambling, it’s a nice treat to enjoy every once and a while. Simply slide a poached egg on top of your avocado toast and season as desired.
What to put on Avocado toast
If you love how easy it is to make this healthy breakfast, you may worry about getting bored by eating the same thing day after day. The good news is that you can switch up your avocado and egg toast by including various toppings such as:
- Halved cherry tomatoes
- Sliced cucumber
- Sliced radishes
- Smoked salmon or lox
- Chopped red onion
- Everything but the bagel seasoning
- Crumbled bacon
- Crumbled or shredded cheese
- Seasonings such as flaky sea salt, red pepper flakes
- Add fresh herbs such as fresh basil, chopped cilantro
- Drizzle it with extra virgin olive oil
Prep and storage tips
Unfortunately, avocado toast does not store well, so this recipe is best made when you are ready to serve.
If you are often in a rush in the morning, you might want to take some steps to make this already simple recipe a little bit easier. Try preparing hard-boiled eggs in advance (try my Instant Pot or air fryer methods) and making a batch of guacamole to use throughout the week.
Serve it with
What makes this avocado toast recipe so great is how versatile it is. You can try various ways to serve the egg portion of the recipe, meaning you never get bored of this healthy breakfast or snack.
- Scrambled eggs – You can choose traditional scrambled eggs, or my flavorful recipe for egg bhurji, which features onion, tomato, and chilies.
- Half-Fried Eggs – This is an easy way to make eggs in the morning. Just 5 minutes, and you’re ready to enjoy!
- Poached eggs – If you have a little more time to prepare in the morning, poached eggs are a lovely treat with a beautiful presentation.
- Sliced boiled eggs – These are easy to make in advance. Just peel and slice before serving. Check out this Instant Pot version and an air fryer version to make boiled eggs.
Frequently asked questions
Avocado toast with egg is a great healthy breakfast or snack. The egg contains protein and choline. The avocado contains healthy fats, potassium, and vitamin E. Together, egg and avocado on toast are a great choice for those seeking to eat a nutrient-dense diet.
The best bread to make avocado toast is the kind you like best, and meets your dietary needs. Multi-grain, sprouted, or thinly sliced sourdough are the most commonly used bread options for making avocado toast.
If you want to ripen your avocado more quickly, place it in a brown paper bag with a banana or apple. This ethylene gas that bananas and apples put off will more quickly ripen your avocado to your liking.
Avocados are ripe when they are dark in color, semi-soft to the touch, and the cap where the avocado would meet the stem is easily removed.
The best way to store leftover cut avocado is to wrap the remaining half tightly with plastic wrap, with the plastic tightly pressed against the avocado flesh. You can also try brushing the flesh with lemon juice to help prevent browning, but it’s not required.
Other egg recipes to try
- Egg paratha – Put your leftover rotis or tortillas to good use and make about two delicious and filling egg parathas in less than 10 minutes!
- Egg curry – This North-Indian style egg curry recipe can quickly be made in an Instant Pot or stovetop.
- Instant Pot egg biryani – Instant Pot Egg Biryani is this delightful combination of fragrant Basmati rice cooked with spices and then interlaced with spiced, boiled eggs.
- Indian omelette – This delicious and fluffy Indian omelette is easy to master – just follow the step-by-step instructions to make this healthy breakfast.