Egg and Avocado in a Hole is my kids favorite breakfast and I love it because it’s simple and fast!

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I SOO look forward to a delicious breakfast on Saturday mornings. Sometimes I go fancy, like my favorite Eggs Benedict, or these amazing Strawberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. Other times I keep it simple like this amazing Avocado and Egg Toast!

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This was one of my favorite breakfasts growing up, and I still make it quite often. We always called it “Toad in a Hole” and  I know a lot of people call it “Egg in a Basket”. It’s the perfect breakfast–and great for a hungry toddler too! I love traditional egg in a whole, but adding an avocado and cheese just raises the bar! You could even add a big spoonful of salsa on top.

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Prep 2 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 7 minutes
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  • 2 slices bread (I like to use a crusty sourdough)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 avocado
  • butter (for spreading on bread)
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese


  • Turn your oven on to a high broil.
  • Slice the avocado length-wise to get long, thin pieces.
  • Butter the top side of each piece of bread. Cut a whole in the bread big enough to fit two avocado slices around the outside, and an egg in the center. 
  • Melt a few teaspoons of butter in a large, oven proof skillet over medium high heat. 
  • Add the bread to the skillet and place 2 avocado slices around the outer rim of the circle.
  • Crack an egg into the center of the circle. Season with a little salt and pepper. 
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook until the bottom of the bread is nicely browned.
  •  Carefully flip to the other side and cook for 2 minutes more, until browned. 
  • Sprinkle 2 Tbsp of cheese over each piece of toast. 
  • Place the skillet in the oven to broil for 1-2 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.


Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 9gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 178mgSodium: 157mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 415IUVitamin C: 2.5mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 1mg

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  1. 4 stars
    Yum! We love egg in a hole in our house, but I’ve never done it with avocado before! It looks delicious!