Baked Egg Avocado Cup Recipe - Add a Pinch

Even though this past week I made three cakes, yes… three, we’re trying to watch the amount of bread we eat. It is just so easy to make waffles, pancakes, easy buttermilk biscuits, muffins, scones, or even egg-in-the-hole or breakfast burritos that it had become second nature to load up in the mornings on a bread-laden breakfast.

Breaking from that hasn’t been as easy for me as I would like to admit. Sure, I’ve been drinking lots of smoothies, eating my yogurt, having a scrambled egg, but I was ready for something different. That’s when I fell for these Baked Eggs in Avocado Cups.

And you know, these baked eggs in avocado cups couldn’t be any easier to make either.

Three ingredients, bake for 15 minutes, and your done!


How simple is that?!

Baked Egg Avocado Cups | Add a Pinch

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Here’s the recipe for my Baked Eggs in Avocado Cups that you can print, save or just bookmark for later use.

Baked Egg Avocado Cup Recipe

5 from 1 vote
A Baked Egg Avocado Cup is a quick-fix, delicious recipe for breakfast or brunch.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 avocado, halved with pit removed
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 ounces pepper jack cheese, grated
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Place avocado halves onto baking sheet or inside of a cast iron skillet. Break an egg into the indented area where the avocado pit was previously. Sprinkle with pepper jack cheese.
  • Place into the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the egg is set to your preference.
  • Remove from the oven, sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve warm.


You may also garnish with a drizzle of your favorite salsa.



Serving: 1egg cup | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 6g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 1.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

Now, I think I’ll go see if there is any cake left. It’s all about priorities, ya know.

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Recipe Review


  1. Robin, can another vegetable like Roma tomatoes be used?  I saw the portobello mushroom recipe. This recipe looks delicious; I just don’t care for avocados. 


    1. Hi Deb,
      You could try a few of my other baked eggs recipes if you aren’t a fan of avocados. Along with the mushroom one you mention, there are couple of other delicious ones! Enjoy! xo

  2. 5 stars
    I have to try these! My daughter loves avocado toast or egg in a basket for breakfast and this is the perfect alternative!

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      While I’ve not done that, I would think that you could gently reheat it and it still be delicious. Please let me know if you do.

    1. So sorry it didn’t work for you, Stevani. It could have been that your egg was larger than the impression left by the pit of your avocado or that your avocado tipped a bit during baking. If you’d like to try the recipe again, I’d use a larger avocado and place it into a muffin tin to hold the avocado steady as it bakes.

    2. I just saw a tv demo of a similar recipe. They separated the egg white from the yolk. Then the demo used the yolk in the avocado — it also made a great presentation. You could probably just use the white as well.

  3. Wow, these look delicious! You’ve combined two of my favorite things – avocados and eggs! Pinning this! 🙂

  4. Robyn, this is brilliant! I’m trying SO hard to get back on track with good eating (ugh)… this is SUCH a fun breakfast alternative to boring eggs. Can’t wait to make these!!!!