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Avocado Toast with Egg – 3 Ways

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Quick and easy Avocado Toast with Egg 3 ways - fried, scrambled, and poached. It’s a simple healthy protein-packed breakfast, snack or even light meal!

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Avocado Toast with Egg – 3 Ways

I never skip breakfast. I truly believe it’s the most important meal of the day to help you feel energized and ready to tackle your day. Aside from overnight oats and oatmeal, this is the top breakfast that I have on the regular. I’m borderline obsessed! In this post I’m going to show you how I make my avocado toast with egg. And I’ll show my technique for fried eggs, scrambled eggs and poached eggs top top your avocado toast!

Avocado toast with eggs three ways: scrambled, poached and fried.

Avocado Toast with egg is so on-trend right now! And I find it outrageous how expensive it is at restaurants. $10-$15 for a piece of toast, mashed avocado and eggs? It’s so easy to make this “fancy” toast at home. Save the $ and get cooking at home.

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What I love about this recipe is that it’s a healthy protein-packed breakfast that’s ready in under 10 minutes. And the best part is you can have avocado toast with egg as a snack or lunch or dinner! I love that it’s a well rounded meal made with some good carbs (whole wheat bread), great protein (eggs) and healthy fats (the almighty avocado!).

How to make the best avocado toast with egg

1. Pick ripe avocados. It all comes down to the avocados. Try to find an avocado that’s ripe, but not over-ripe. You’ll know it’s ripe if you gently squeeze the avocado with the palm of your hands and it yields a little. Don’t use your fingertips because that might bruise it.

If it still feels firm, it may need a day or two. If it yields too easily, it’s probably overripe. You can also pull out the stem on top of the avocado. If it’s green underneath, it’s ready to go. If it’s hard to remove, it’s not ripe yet. And if it’s brown underneath, it’s overripe.

2. Use thick-sliced bread and toast it. The second part of avocado toast is the toast, of course. So it’s best to buy good bread that’s strong enough to hold the avocado and eggs and other toppings you might like to add. Use something that offers a sturdy base like a thick multi-grain bread.

3. Mash the avocado. You can slice the avocado on top of the toast, but it’s more creamy and delicious when mashed. I prefer mashing it in a bowl and not on top of the toast so I don’t accidentally poke holes in the toast. For extra flavor on the mashed avocado, you can add lemon or lime juice with salt and pepper. You can also add fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley or basil and spices like crushed red pepper, cumin or paprika. It’s almost like a very simple guacamole ready to be spread on toast.

Toasted slice of bread with avocado mashed

4. Cook the eggs and top the toast.  The last part is the egg on top. You can add boiled eggs, fried eggs, scrambled eggs or poached eggs on top of the avocado toast. Below I show my favorite three ways types of eggs to add to toast. You can cook the eggs completely to your preference or use my step-by-step pictures below.

How to make eggs – three ways

Adding eggs to avocado toast makes it a complete meal by adding protein and making it more satiating.

1. Avocado Toast with Fried Eggs

The first method is fried eggs. There are many techniques for frying eggs. But this is the best method I’ve found that yields perfectly cooked egg whites with slightly undercooked egg yolks. Heat some butter (or olive oil) until it melts. Break an egg in a small bowl and carefully slip it on the skillet.

Collage of steps to make fried eggs for avocado toast

Then repeat for the second egg and reduce the heat to low. Cook it uncovered for 5-7 minutes depending on how cooked you want the eggs.

Collage of steps to make fried eggs for avocado toast

Remove one at a time and serve on the avocado toast.

Avocado toast with fried egg

2. Avocado Toast with Scrambled Eggs

Again start with butter (or olive oil) and heat it until it’s melted. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl, then carefully pour them into the center of the nonstick pan.

Collage of steps to make scrambled eggs for avocado toast

The egg mixture will spread all over the pan, and you want to watch the edges and wait for them to set. When they start to set, start gently folding the eggs from one side of the pan to the next without smashing or overly mixing the eggs. I love scrambling eggs this way because it yields soft fluffy eggs without any milk. It takes about 2-3 minutes to cook.

Collage of steps to make scrambled eggs for avocado toast

Now all that’s left is to add the scrambled eggs to the avocado toast.

Avocado toast with scrambled egg

3. Avocado Toast with Poached Eggs

This method is probably the hardest of all, which is why most people don’t poach eggs at home. There are lots of ways to poach eggs and methods to ensure there’s no wispy whites and what nots. If I’m having guests over I may use those methods. But if I’m just poaching eggs for my husband and I on a Sunday morning, this is the simple poaching method I use.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Stir in vinegar and salt into the water and create a vortex with the boiling water. Lower the heat so the water creates a rolling boil at the bottom of the pot. When you see that rolling boil, crack one egg into a small bowl.

Collage of steps to make poached eggs for avocado toast

Then, carefully slip the egg to the middle of the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove the egg with a slotted spoon to leave any liquid behind.

Collage of steps to make poached eggs for avocado toast

And rejoice! You just poached an egg (or two) and now your avocado toast will be that much more epic!

Avocado toast with poached egg

And there you have it – avocado toast with egg – made three different ways! Which one is your favorite? I usually go for the fried eggs. But I love the versatility of this simple dish and I can never get bored of eating it each of those ways. It’s a simple, healthy and satisfying meal that never gets old for me!

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Avocado toast with eggs three ways: scrambled, poached and fried.
Avocado Toast with Egg – 3 Ways
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Quick and easy Avocado Toast with Egg 3 ways - fried, scrambled, and poached. It’s a simple healthy protein-packed breakfast, snack or even light meal!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy breakfast, healthy breakfast, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 477 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 avocado peeled, seeded
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 slices whole grain bread or bread of choice
  • 2 eggs
Fried Eggs
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
Scrambled Eggs
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
Poached Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
Instructions
  1. Mash the avocado in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Toast 2 slices of whole grain in a toaster until golden and crispy, place the mashed avocado over the toast, top with the eggs, and sprinkle red pepper flakes, if desired.
  3. For fried eggs: Heat butter in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Break egg into a small bowl, then carefully slip the egg onto the skillet. Repeat for the second egg. Immediately reduce the heat to low. Cook uncovered until whites are completely set and yolks are thickened to your liking, about 5-7 minutes.

  4. For scrambled eggs: Heat butter in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Whisk the eggs in small bowl, then carefully pour into the center of the pan. When the edges start to set, start to gently fold the eggs until the eggs are cooked through, about 2-3 minutes.

  5. For poached eggs: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Crack one egg into a small bowl. Stir in the vinegar into the water and create a vortex with the boiling water. Lower the heat so the water creates a rolling boil at the bottom of the pot. Then, carefully add the egg to the middle of the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove the egg with a slotted spoon and repeat for a second egg if desired.

Recipe Notes

Storage: For best results, eat the avocado toast immediately after preparing. To store the unused other half of the avocado, place in an airtight container or plastic bag with a touch of lime or lemon juice in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.  This information should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. The nutrition value is for one serving with 1/2 avocado, 2 fried eggs with butter and two slices of bread.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Toast with Egg – 3 Ways
Amount Per Serving
Calories 477 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 342mg 114%
Sodium 422mg 18%
Potassium 747mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 4g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 21.9%
Vitamin C 12.2%
Calcium 12.1%
Iron 19.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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