Want an energy boost in the morning when coffee just isn’t enough? Succumb to the growl in your tummy with these avocado egg boat energy boosters. I just ate 2 of them!! Super easy, definitely messy, and so dang worthy. I mean, you have to balance the avocado on a muffin pan or balance on a ramekan, and somehow not ooze egg all over, but do it. I had some avocados to use up and didn’t just want to put them next to my pesto eggs like I lazily usually do. Pesto on eggs…YES. Here is the link to my Basil Pesto Gusto recipe. If you haven’t made your own pesto and froze in ice cube trays to take out every time you make breakfast…..buy the fresh stuff in the refrigerator section at your favorite grocer. It’s worth it. But you should really just make your own…
The avocados come out piping hot, and the egg keeps cooking even after you take them out of the pan. Like they are taking care of the little tiny egg inside their avocado bellies! Oh my goodness. So keto too; all flavor and no guilt.
Bacon is a snap in the microwave. I usually cover the special microwaveable bacon pan with a few pieces of paper towel, so you don’t create a grease mess in the microwave when it sizzles. No one likes to clean out the microwave… If you are like me, make the bacon first so you can snack on some before breakfast is ready. I was a vegetarian at one point, whatever you call the kind that still eats fish, and what got me was BACON! Then it was gradually all over for me as a veggie head. Gimme the bacon!
Yes it is a delicate matter to get the egg yolk into the hollowed area where the avocado pit once sat, but you can do it. Add as much egg white as you can, after you put the yolk in there. Some pits allow for more room, so if it is too shallow just scoop out a bit more, keeping the avocado’s shape in tact. If you scoop out too much it will burn.
The yolk and a bit of egg white is in the pit area, topped with pesto and cheese!
My favorite way to make bacon, in a microwave pan that catches the grease!
The kind with a lip to pour the grease as it cooks, in intervals of 2 minutes in the microwave, make cooking bacon a snap. Thicker bacon will take longer. I usually do 2 rounds of 2 minutes, and then add a minute at a time to see how crisp it is. I like me some crunchy bacon, and that way it crumbles nicely.
I added more pesto and cheese here, before the final 5 minutes in the oven.
Pesto Avocado Egg Boats
- February 15, 2021
- 30 min
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- 1 avocado
- 2 eggs
- 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
- 3 T fresh pesto
- 1/2 C shredded Italian cheese (mozzarella, parmesan)
- Step 1
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Step 2
- Carefully cut the avocado in half and discard the pit.
- Step 3
- Place avocado on muffin pan, or in a ramekin (something to stabilize it)
- Step 4
- Carefully crack the egg over a separate bowl, separating the yolk from the whites.
- Step 5
- Gently put each egg yolk in one of the avocado pit areas.
- Step 6
- Spoon 1 T of pesto on top of the yolk, and top with shredded cheese.
- Step 7
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Step 8
- Cook the bacon if you haven’t already, and crumble it.
- Step 9
- Remove from oven, add more pesto around the sides of the avocado, top with more cheese, and the bacon bits.
- Step 10
- Bake for 5 more minutes (careful not to burn the cheese)
Song for the Prep: the entire Henri Mancini soundtrack to Breakfast at Tiffany’s