The No-excuse Healthy Brunch Anyone Can Make

Oh, the perils of Pinterest.

We’ve all heard about the famous “Pinterest Fails”, but that still doesn’t keep us from trying mouthwatering recipes we find online. Many have attempted to recreate gorgeous snacks that are promised to be “quick” and “easy”, but in reality, are hard and messy.

After just a few minutes of brunch browsing online, you’re sure to stumble upon the famous egg-in-an-avocado picture. It’s an instant re-pin oozing with healthy vibes and the short recipe is anything but intimidating.

“Avocados contain all the essential Amino Acids the body needs to make a complete protein. Also they provide monounsaturated fats your body needs — these raise your HDL cholesterol, which keeps your triglycerides in check & prevent diabetes. Carotenoids in avocados protect your eye health, plus the functioning of your immune and reproductive systems. Oleic acid in them protects heart.”- Dr. Pamela Pappas

That’s all we needed to hear to commit to trying this recipe! Scroll down to see how we did.

What you’ll need:

1 Avocado (halved and pitted)
2 Eggs
Chopped Fresh Chives
Salt and Pepper

What you’ll do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Crack the eggs into a bowl, being careful to keep the yolks intact.
  3. Arrange avocado halves in a baking dish, resting them along the edge so avocado won’t tip over. Gently spoon 1 egg yolk into the avocado hole. Continue spooning egg white into the hole until full. Repeat with remaining egg yolk, egg white, and avocado. Season each filled avocado with chives, salt, and pepper.
  4. Gently place baking dish in the preheated oven and bake until eggs are cooked, about 15 minutes. Garnish as desired.
Nailed it!

Verdict: Totally do-able!

With minimal resources and cooking experience, this recipe was easy to pull off. There was very little clean up and most of the clean up was done during the 15 minutes the avocado was in the oven.

Add your own twist to round out your meal, but you won’t need to add too much! The avocado and egg are quite filling.

Author: Maya Gilliss-Chapman

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