Quick Recipe: Avocado Breakfast Toast
Most mornings I’m satisfied having a bagel, cereal, or oatmeal for breakfast. But some mornings I just wake up wanting more. When that happens I usually turn to eggs. They’re yummy, full of protein, and fast to make. But eating just scrambled or over easy eggs with buttered toast can get boring. That means it’s time to mix things up! On the particular morning that I came up with this I happened to have half of an avocado lying around that I wanted to use before it went bad, so I proceeded from there.
Avocado Breakfast Toast:
- ½ an avocado, skin and pit removed
- 2-3 strips bacon, cooked
- 1 slice of bread
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
Prep: Toast slice of bread to preferred darkness. While bread toasts, in a small bowl mash the avocado until mostly smooth. Season with salt and pepper. In a small frying pan, melt the butter. Crack in the egg and let cook until bottom solidifies enough to slide a spatula under. You can add some additional pepper to the egg if you like. Flip, and turn off heat. Do not cook for more than a minute after this if you want your yolk to be runny.
Assembly: Spread the mashed avocado over the toast. Add the strips of bacon on top. Top with the fried egg.
Eat and enjoy!
In an ideal world the yolk would be more towards the center of the toast than off to one side like mine. But I’m not a morning person so I didn’t feel like fiddling around with the egg to get the yolk centered. Overall this probably took about 5 minutes or so to make and was super yummy. And between the protein from the egg and bacon and the good fats from the avocado it should keep you up and running well until lunch.
Note: Eating this with an over-easy egg can be a bit messy, as I discovered when eating it another time. If you don’t want to worry about as much of a mess you could just as easily use scrambled eggs, it just might not be quite as delicious.