Baked eggs and avocado

  • 20min
  • 2
  • 218 kcal
  • Easy
  • Paleo , Ketogenic , Gluten free , Dairy free

Per 114 g contains

218 kcal 901 kj
19 g
4.3 g
0 g
0.7 g

of an adult's recommended intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 790kj/191kcal

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Authored by Peer reviewed by Gemma Grange
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A breakfast packed with important nutrients

A breakfast that can be whipped up in minutes.

This recipe is perfect if you are looking for something to boost both your mood and your nutrient levels in the morning. It is extremely easy to make and it is a great source of fibre, protein and healthy fats.


  • Avocado, ripe
  • Eggs
  • Paprika
    ½ tsp
  • Chopped basil
    1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper
    ½ tsp each
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Cooking Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan).
  2. Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out some of the flesh to make room for the egg.
  3. Place each half on a baking tray.
  4. Crack the eggs into the avocado halves. Season with paprika, salt and pepper.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the egg yolk is to your liking.
  6. Remove from the oven and garnish with chopped basil.

Nutritional Information

Typical Valuesper 100gper 114g serving
191 kcal
790 kj
218 kcal
901 kj
of which saturates
17 g
3.8 g
19 g
4.3 g
of which sugars
1.6 g
0 g
1.9 g
0 g
Fibre3.8 g
4.3 g
Protein7 g
8 g
Salt0.6 g
0.7 g


Eggs are packed full of protein, the building block of bones, blood and muscle.

Eggs are also great sources of zinc - a mineral that contributes to the proper functioning of your immune system.


Avocados contain more potassium (a mineral which helps your body maintain a normal water balance) than bananas. They also contain 26% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin K (bone health and blood clotting) and 20% of your folates (important for red blood cells and your energy levels).

"Avocados are also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which may naturally boost your mood," says Vagnini.

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