Bacon Egg & Cheese Baked Avocados are the perfect start to your morning. Nutritious, protein-rich eggs baked inside of wholesome avocados, sprinkled with cheese and topped with pieces of savory bacon. Only 4 ingredients and gluten free, it really doesn’t get much better than this!
Monday, glorious Monday!
We’ve officially made it through the first work week of the new year (Hooray!). Let’s start week two off the best way I know how: With Breakfast! Now that half of the world is on a health kick, including myself, I thought I’d bring you something a bit more nutritious for breakfast this morning.
Feast your eyes on this: Bacon Egg & Cheese Baked Avocados
Not only are these ridiculously easy to make, they’re also super nutritious, and super delicious (most importantly). I’m talking healthy fats and protein here, people. And just a touch of bacon and cheese. Because, well, bacon.
You know, the good stuff.
Bacon Egg & Cheese is a thing up here in the North East. Most good bagel places serve it, even some coffee shops. Is this a thing in other areas of the United States? Let me know if it is. I grew up with this as a normal breakfast, and since I’ve been gluten free it’s become something we make at home. A lot.
I’m not sure if you’ve ever had the good fortune to eat a little piece of heaven called Pork Roll, which would also be acceptable in lieu of bacon in a Bacon Egg and Cheese. You may have heard people call this “Taylor Ham” as well. It really depends on where you come from in the Tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania). If you’ve never tried pork roll before, you need to. Immediately.
Like, book your plane tickets to New York right now. The longer you wait, the more time has gone by in a world where you have not yet tried pork roll. And that’s a world I just don’t want to be a part of.
I’ll just be waiting here for you to get back.
Are you back? Did you try it? Did you LOVE IT? Ok, good. We can move on now.
Now, let’s take that Bacon (or pork roll) Egg and Cheese and ditch the bread entirely. That’s right, bye-bye carbs! Hellooooooo avocado.
This is an especially easy gluten free breakfast dish. You can really add any of your own favorite toppings to these baked avocados. I’ve also seen the insides scooped out, mashed with ingredients, and added back before baking.
Personally, I think it’s delicious either way, and I lean towards the one that’s less work.
Andrew asked me if I wanted to take step-by-step photos for this post (which is kind of my thing now). I love doing posts with a lot of great photos, and when they’re instructional, even better! I’m a visual learner, and I LOVE when I see other blogs with the same thing going on. If you’re not familiar with a recipe, it’s probably the best way to see EXACTLY what someone is trying to say in the directions. Ok, I get distracted a lot, so it significantly reduces the amount of recipes I have to start over when I have pictures to follow.
If you want to see what I mean, check out the picture-instructions for my Best Ever Spinach Balls Appetizer. They are seriously good, and you can make a lot at one time. Game day food, anyone?
But these don’t really need them, I don’t think. You just cut the avocado in half, sprinkle with cheese, and crack an egg into where the seed used to be.
That’s all you have to do. It’s THAT EASY.
And I love Bacon Egg & Cheese Baked Avocados for that reason.
You can cook these for as long as it takes to get the eggs where you want them. Personally, I like my eggs to be slightly over-cooked. I don’t like to see any runny egg-whites. They creep me out. Don’t ask.
I also cooked the bacon to be extra-crispy for this dish. The contrast between the soft eggs and avocados with the crunchy, salty bacon is just beyond perfect. There are so many different flavors and textures going on here that just go together beautifully. You can even scoop them out and spread them on some (gluten free) toast. Yum!
I wouldn’t put it past myself to make these at work, even. Think about it. Crack an egg into an avocado and microwave it for about a minute. Add a dash of salt, and voila! All of your coworkers will be jealous while they eat their granola bars.
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- 2 avocados cut in half and seed removed
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 large eggs
- 4 pieces of bacon cooked crispy and broken into pieces
- salt and pepper to taste optional
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place avocados in a small baking dish, open-side-up.
- Sprinkle cheese evenly over each avocado.
- Crack egg into one avocado (where the seed used to be). Repeat for all avocados.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until eggs are cooked through.
- Remove from oven, top with bacon and serve.
I cooked up a whole package of bacon and served it on the side. My family also used it to make sandwiches later.
You can add salt and pepper to taste here. I also topped mine with salsa.