Baked Egg in Avocado Cup Recipe

My family loves avocados and eggs--so this is the perfect, easy combination for breakfast.  Fresh, ripe avocados make the perfect "cups" for eggs to oven-bake!  Whether you eat with just shredded cheese or load on extra toppings like salsa, chives, and sour cream--these easy baked eggs in avocado shell cups are a hit!
Ingredients for Baked Eggs in Avocado Cups 

2 Large Fresh Avocados, Halved with Pits Removed

4 Medium Eggs

3/4 c. Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Salt and Pepper


Instructions for Baked Eggs in Avocado Cups 

Preheat Oven & Prepare Baking Dish.  Preheat the oven to 400°F.  No matter now careful you are--there always seems to be some egg-white overflow onto your baking pan!  Egg sticks horribly--so, I like to line a glass baking dish with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.  Simply lightly spray aluminum foil with cooking spray and cover your baking dish.  
Prepare your Avocado Cups.  You need to make some room for your eggs.  Depending on the size of your avocado pit--you may need to scoop out some of the avocado flesh.  With medium eggs, I generally scoop out 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of the avocado.  If you are using large eggs, you may need to remove 2 tablespoons or so of the avocado.  Break an egg into each avocado "cup".  Some egg overflow should be expected.   
The last time I made these, I carefully, slightly separated my eggs and places a yolk with a little bit of attached whites into each avocado cup--then spooned in more of the egg whites to fill each avocado.  I was able to avoid wasting more of the egg whites this way!
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Season and Bake.  Season with salt and pepper and bake for about 7 minutes.

Sprinkle with Cheese & Finish Baking.  Sprinkle each avocado with desired amount of shredded cheddar cheese and continue to bake for about 10 minutes to reach a hard-boiled texture on the eggs.  

Serve Warm.  My husband and I sometimes top these baked eggs with salsa, chopped jalapenos and sour cream.  Both of my daughters prefer them with just the cheddar cheese.  Serve in the avocado with spoons for eating.


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