What’s more fitting than an egg recipe for Easter weekend?!

Before I begin, I wanted to remind everyone that this is a vegetarian blog! I eat so many greens and make so many vegan meals that a lot of my new readers think that I’m strictly vegan, but I’m not. I am mainly vegetarian but love cooking vegan/plant-based meals and creating vegan desserts. I find it an excellent way to add more fresh produce to my diet! I do consume Greek yogurt (dairy), and cook with eggs from time to time : ) Of course, all types of diets are welcome to my blog! If you are paleo, gluten-free, a meat eater, etc, I am always open to giving advice on swaps to make my recipes work for you! There is no diet judgement here, just healthy eating love!

For a one-two punch of omega-3s in your breakfast, try baking eggs in an avocado. Beyond the heart-healthy fatty acids and high protein count, this low-sugar and fiber-filled breakfast will kick off your day on a healthy high note.

This recipe is super easy to do and requires little prep!
Healthy, tasty, easy. YES!

This is a basic recipe to bake eggs in an avocado, but it would be eggcellent with pepper and fresh chopped chives or herbs, a tablespoon of salsa, a little hot sauce, or even better… Sriracha!

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A super cute little package arrived at my doorstep just in time for Easter!

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The Happy Egg Co. sent me an adorable “Miss Freda” plushie, grocery shopping bag, spatula, and tonssss of information to share with you guys!

The special thing about The Happy Egg Co. is that the hens, affectionately called “The Girls,” are free to frolic and roam outdoors on at least four acres of lush green pasture every day. In an industry where 90-95 percent of eggs come from caged hens that spend their entire lives in a cage the size of printer paper, that’s a big deal. In fact, happy egg hens have access to more than 14 sq. ft. per bird.!

At The Happy Egg Co. farms, their hens even have access to other amenities such as a large barn for sleeping that also includes pecking toys, clean water, and feed! It’s definitely 5 star hen treatment!

The-Happy-Egg-Co-Eggs-Baked-in-Avocado-2 I’ve never referred to a carton of eggs as gorgeous until I opened these. My carton was filled with all different shades of rich brown eggs that lined up to the perfect ombré.

The-Happy-Egg-Co-Eggs-Baked-in-Avocado-3 For a fun Easter craft this weekend, try dyeing The Happy Egg Co. eggs! When dyed, the signature brown shells make gorgeous natural pigments. They produce jewel-like tones versus dyeing with the same coloring methods on white shelled eggs!

If you’re not dyeing Easter eggs this weekend, you definitely have to try this delicious omega and protein packed breakfast recipe! I’ve included step by step photos for anyone who has ever been curious how to bake an egg inside an avocado!

The-Happy-Egg-Co-Eggs-Baked-in-Avocado-4When selecting an avocado, imagine fitting a whole egg inside of each half. You will want to hollow out your avocado so that the egg fits inside without overflowing.

Tip: Crinkle a strip of foil and wrap it around the bottom of the avocado before adding the egg so that it doesn’t roll around in the pan. This will keep the avocado level and in place so that the egg doesn’t spill over.

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Baked Eggs in Avocado
Serves 2

1 large avocado
2 The Happy Egg Co. Eggs

Preheat oven to 475. Slice avocado in half and remove pit. Using a spoon, scoop out some of the avocado “meat” so that the size of your egg can fit inside of it without spilling over the top. Place a crumbled strip of foil around each avocado half so that they stay level and do not rock. Crack 1 egg and drop into half of the avocado. Repeat with second egg and avocado half. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the egg turns white and firm. Enjoy hot.

Topping Ideas: black pepper and fresh chopped chives, herbs, salsa, hot sauce, or Sriracha.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: none
Whole Grain:  none – this would be delish with 1/2 cup brown rice
Protein: egg
Plant Based Fat: avocado

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44 Comments on Baked Eggs in Avocado + The Happy Egg Co. Giveaway

  1. Gina
    April 19, 2014 at 1:49 am (4 years ago)

    Sunny side up eggs are my favorite!

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  2. Mackenzie
    April 19, 2014 at 2:38 am (4 years ago)

    I love them just hard boiled with salt and pepper the most… but put a fried egg on ANYTHING and it makes it instantly amazing!

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  3. Jojo @ RunFastEatLots
    April 19, 2014 at 3:49 am (4 years ago)

    My fave way to eat eggs is scrambled and topped with sriracha sauce

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  4. Jessica
    April 19, 2014 at 4:25 am (4 years ago)

    This looks super yummy! Will have to buy some avocado today!!

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  5. Em
    April 19, 2014 at 5:22 am (4 years ago)

    yummmm!!!

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  6. Becki @ Bites 'n Brews
    April 19, 2014 at 5:44 am (4 years ago)

    Pastured hot boiled eggs with a little salt. Simple and delicious!

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  7. Jenni
    April 19, 2014 at 5:46 am (4 years ago)

    What a great way to eat eggs! In an avocado! Great idea!

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  8. Jess M
    April 19, 2014 at 6:05 am (4 years ago)

    I love my eggs over easy, especially in an eggs Benedict!

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  9. Jennifer
    April 19, 2014 at 6:10 am (4 years ago)

    I’ve seen this recipe before and always wondered how the avocado turns out– does baking it affect the flavor much?

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  10. Lauren f
    April 19, 2014 at 6:13 am (4 years ago)

    I love eggs any way they can be served!!!! So delicious

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  11. Ka'ili
    April 19, 2014 at 6:23 am (4 years ago)

    I’m always looking for food or clothes that have been ethically created or treated. Love that this egg company is called happy egg co and the hens are treated so posh 😉 baked avocado with an egg, can’t wait to try this! Thanks Catherine & Happy Saturday!

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  12. Carmin
    April 19, 2014 at 6:55 am (4 years ago)

    I love eggs scrambled with veggies like mushrooms and broccoli and a little salsa!

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  13. Paula
    April 19, 2014 at 7:22 am (4 years ago)

    This looks so good! Can’t wait to make it.

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  14. Courtney S
    April 19, 2014 at 7:39 am (4 years ago)

    I love runny fried eggs (:

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  15. Maria
    April 19, 2014 at 7:46 am (4 years ago)

    I love eggs and practically eat my weight in hard boiled eggs. They give me an extra shot of protein throughout the day.

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  16. April V
    April 19, 2014 at 9:20 am (4 years ago)

    I love them fried over easy on toast!!

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  17. Leah
    April 19, 2014 at 10:18 am (4 years ago)

    Scrambled!

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  18. dena @ 40fitinthemitt
    April 19, 2014 at 10:34 am (4 years ago)

    I have been wanting to make those forever. ..gonna whip them up for Easter breakfast

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  19. Charlotte
    April 19, 2014 at 11:10 am (4 years ago)

    I love poached eggs!

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  20. Erin
    April 19, 2014 at 1:12 pm (4 years ago)

    Hard-boiled. They are the perfect compact food on the go!

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  21. Shelly
    April 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve been looking for a cruelty-free egg option!

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  22. Carrie S.
    April 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve been looking for a great recipe for baked avocados. Can’t wait to try!

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  23. Amanda
    April 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m a fan of eggs almost any way, but my go-to is over easy!

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  24. Rebecca
    April 19, 2014 at 5:17 pm (4 years ago)

    I love fried eggs on toast – especially with mashed avocado, so this is a must-make recipe for me!

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  25. nataly carbonell
    April 19, 2014 at 7:23 pm (4 years ago)

    omelet with some veggies, so yummy!

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  26. Lauren B.
    April 19, 2014 at 7:52 pm (4 years ago)

    Eggs from range chickens always taste soooo much better than eggs from factory chickens. 😛 Those eggs have no flavor. Gross.

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  27. Jennifer M
    April 19, 2014 at 8:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Yum! I love avocado. I always wanted to try a baked avocado with egg but I think I’d rather scramble the egg first

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  28. CL
    April 19, 2014 at 9:11 pm (4 years ago)

    count me in x

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  29. Cassie
    April 20, 2014 at 6:01 am (4 years ago)

    I love eggs hard cooked with salt and pepper. I don’t like hard boiled because they are rubbery!

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  30. Ashley
    April 20, 2014 at 9:04 am (4 years ago)

    I would have to say my favorite way to eat eggs is when they’re hard boiled. That way they’re portable and I can make a healthy eating choice on the run (where’s it’s so easy to give into fast convince foods) I eat healthy when I have healthy things around. Simple, fast, healthy, no regrets, love it. Set my electric egg cooker, get ready, grab a hard boiled egg on my way to my morning spin! Perfect.

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  31. jeanne
    April 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm (4 years ago)

    Love them pretty much in any way but my favorite is fried in a little olive oil.

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  32. Liz Orr
    April 20, 2014 at 4:10 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks great! One of my go-to breakfasts is an egg skillet with anything I can find in my fridge! Usually two eggs, cheddar or pepperjack cheese, red peppers, tomatoes, avocado, and spinach. Always served with a bottle of siracha 😉 Sometimes I add jalapenos and once in a while I’ll throw in bacon or chicken!

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  33. Stephanie Karin
    April 20, 2014 at 4:39 pm (4 years ago)

    I just discovered how to poach eggs and now that’s my absolutely FAVORITE, especially over a delicious breakfast hash – I’m obsessed with sweet potatoes and chorizo lately!!

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  34. Linda romer
    April 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm (4 years ago)

    My favorite way to eat eggs is scrambled. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  35. Bianca
    April 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm (4 years ago)

    I absolutely love eggs in any way, shape, or form. They’re my favorite breakfast food!

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  36. Lupe
    April 20, 2014 at 8:58 pm (4 years ago)

    Yummy soft cooked with salt & pepper 🙂

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  37. renee d.
    April 20, 2014 at 9:38 pm (4 years ago)

    i love eating my eggs scrambled!

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  38. Megan
    April 20, 2014 at 10:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Love this combo!

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  39. Amanda
    April 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm (4 years ago)

    I love poached eggs 🙂

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  40. Melissa
    April 23, 2014 at 8:19 am (4 years ago)

    I didn’t think I was going to like this recipe because I can only eat eggs scrabbled, I am very particular about how eggs are made but I am always open to new things. I made it and topped with salt & pepper before I popped it in the oven. Then I added some homemade salsa. BOMB DOT COM!!! It came out so delicious!!

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    • Catherine
      April 24, 2014 at 1:22 am (4 years ago)

      This makes me so happy, Melissa! I’m so gad you loved it 🙂 xo

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  41. Amanda
    July 2, 2014 at 6:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Happy eggs actually aren’t happy – at all. Numerous reporters have gone undercover to work there and …*shudders* look it up

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  42. Ciara @ Favored Mom
    October 16, 2015 at 7:21 am (2 years ago)

    I love Happy Eggs! They are the BEST on the market…for sure! You can tell by the quality and color of the yolk…they are the only ones that compare to the eggs our own chickens lay!

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