How to make avocado toast with egg: fried, boiled, scrambled, or poached; for a delicious, nutritious, protein-packed breakfast, brunch, snack, or light meal in under 10 minutes! Plus optional toppings, so you’ll never become bored!
While I’ve probably shared hundreds of photos, videos, and “stories” of my avocado toast creations over the years, one combination I return to repeatedly is avocado toast with egg. Combining the crisp toast with creamy, rich mashed avocado, all topped off with seasoned egg is a wonder for your taste buds and the perfect way to start the day!
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Is Avocado Toast with Egg Healthy
One of the reasons why I love avocado egg toast as much as I do is how healthy it is. Regular breakfast avocado toast is already packed with fiber, heart-healthy fats, and antioxidants. And it carries nearly 20 different vitamins and minerals (like Vitamin C, E, K, etc.). Adding egg to the mix also provides a source of protein for a more complete, balanced meal.
The result is a meal with benefits linked to heart health, skin health, eye health, and more! Plus, the fiber and protein will help to keep you full until lunch. If you are managing your weight, however, I recommend sticking to 1 medium avocado per day – including avocado egg toast, of course!
Plus, there are several ways to cook the egg depending on your desired texture. For example, I love avocado toast with fried eggs and love oozing yolk. And with plenty of added “extras” and toppings listed below, you can adapt this recipe to make the best avocado toast you’ve ever had!
What to Put on Avocado Toast with Egg
Just 6 ingredients make up the base recipe for this toast with avocado and egg:
- Egg: Choose from boiled (or air fryer boiled egg), poached, fried, or scrambled!
- Avocado: You’ll need just half a medium avocado per portion of simple avocado toast and egg.
- Fresh Lemon juice/Lime juice: Will add tang and help to keep your mashed avocado green.
- Seasonings: I used a combination of garlic powder, salt (sea salt), black pepper, and chili flakes. Adjust the amount of each to taste.
- Toppings: I like to use a combination of hot sauce or more chili flakes, black pepper, and sometimes flaky sea salt (for flavor and crunch). Add your favorite toppings like sliced tomatoes, bagel seasoning, sesame seeds, or others – see the Recipe Card below for tips.
How to Choose a Ripe Avocado
Check under the stem to check it’s green. If it’s hard to remove, it’s likely under-ripe. If it’s brown—it’s likely overripe.
Also, gently squeeze to check it has some give but isn’t mushy. A few blemishes on the flesh are acceptable but overly brown isn’t good.
What Is The Best Bread for Avocado Toast?
I recommend using crusty, thick (to hold up the toppings) slices of bread. For example, a crusty homemade no-knead loaf, sourdough, whole grain bread, and other artisan bread. Use gluten-free if necessary. However, you could also make avocado and egg toast with:
- Rice cakes
- Sweet potato toast
- Pizza – particularly with veggie-based crusts like this butternut squash, sweet potato, or cauliflower pizzas.
How to Make Avocado Toast with Egg
Before you make your avocado toast, you need to cook the eggs.
Different Ways to Cook Eggs
There are several ways to cook the eggs:
- Scrambled eggs: I recommend scrambling at least 2 eggs at a time for 1 person.
- Fried eggs: Sunny side up, with a runny yolk, is my favorite way of enjoying fried egg avocado toast. Simply add some oil or butter to a pan, crack in the egg, and cook until set. For a firmer yolk, cook it with a lid on until your desired firmness.
- Poached eggs: Perfect to cut into and have the yolk ooze out over the avocado toast. If you’re using small eggs, use 2 per person.
- Boiled eggs: Cook them to your liking (jammy or hard-boiled) and slice over the toast.
As a bonus, you could make savory French toast (eggy bread) and use that as your egg element to top with the mashed avocado!
Prepare the Avocado
Meanwhile, as your eggs cook, prepare the mashed avocado topping. First, slice the avocado in two, lengthwise, and gently twist and pull apart. Then, use the bottom of your knife (not the tip) to lodge firmly in the pit, twist, and remove.
Then, peel away the skin or scoop the flesh directly from it with a spoon into a bowl. Mash it with a pinch of salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili flakes, and lime juice. Adjust to taste.
For the most texture, use a fork or potato masher. If you want it super smooth, use a blender.
Assemble the Toast
To toast the bread, either use a toaster or pan-fry it lightly brushed with oil. For larger crowds, toast it in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 350ºF/175ºC.
To assemble the eggs and avocado on toast, first spread over the mashed avocado. Then, add the egg, and finally, top it with your favorite toppings. I usually use hot sauce or chili flakes. Enjoy!
Place the avocado in a brown paper bag with an ethylene-producing fruit, like an apple or banana, to help speed up the process. Depending on how much it needs ripening, this process can take 1-3 days.
Alternatively, you can bake the avocado for 15-25 minutes at 200ºF/95ºC until soft (though it will be warm after).
While you don’t have quite as many vegan “egg” options, you could use tofu scramble to replace scrambled eggs. There are several egg replacement products on the market now, too. They allow you to make a type of “omelet” you could use as a layer to make vegan breakfast avocado toast.
To store it for a day, you can simply rub the top with lemon/lime. Then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap.
If the very top of the avocado has browned, no problem. Use a knife to scrape that thin layer away, and then use it as normal!
More Avocado Recipes
- Avocado Butter
- Mango Avocado Salsa
- Easy Avocado Sushi Rolls
- Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Creamy Avocado Pasta Sauce
If you try these avocado toast with egg breakfast ideas, I’d love to hear your thoughts/questions below. Also, I’d appreciate a recipe card rating below, and tag me in your recipe recreations on Instagram @Alphafoodie!
The Best Avocado Toast with Egg (4 Ways)
- 2 avocados medium
- 4-6 eggs
- 4 slices bread sourdough or other (see the Notes below)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder optional, to taste
- 1/2 lime 1 Tbsp juice; optional; lemon juice works too
- To garnish optional, to taste: chili flakes, hot sauce
See below for more optional seasonings and toppings!
Cook the Eggs
- There are several ways to enjoy egg and avocado toast: Scrambled eggs: I recommend scrambling at least 2 eggs at a time for 1 person.Fried eggs: Sunny side up, with a runny yolk, is my favorite way of enjoying fried egg avocado toast. Simply add some oil or butter to a pan, crack in the egg, and cook until set. For a firmer yolk, cook it with a lid on until your desired firmness.Poached eggs: Perfect to cut into and have the yolk ooze out over the avocado toast. If you’re using small eggs, use 2 per person.Boiled eggs: Cook them to your liking (jammy or hard-boiled) and slice over the toast.
Prepare the Avocado
- Meanwhile, as your eggs cook, prepare the mashed avocado topping. First, slice the avocado in two, lengthwise, and gently twist and pull apart. Then, use the bottom of your knife (not the tip) to lodge firmly in the pit, twist, and remove.
- Peel away the skin or scoop the flesh directly from it with a spoon into a bowl. Mash it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili flakes, and lime juice. Adjust to taste.For the most texture, use a fork or potato masher. If you want it super smooth, use a blender.
Assemble the Toast
- To toast the bread, either use a toaster or pan-fry it lightly brushed with oil. For larger crowds, toast it in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 350ºF/175ºC.
- To assemble the eggs and avocado on toast, first spread over the mashed avocado, add the egg, and then top it with your favorite toppings. I usually use hot sauce or chili flakes. Enjoy!
- To make ahead: Mashed avocado is best eaten immediately, though it will store for a day or two when made with plenty of lemon/lime and in an airtight container.Store: Once assembled, it's best to immediately eat the avocado toast with egg. The avocado will brown, and the toast will go soggy quickly.
- Fresh herbs: Experiment with different herbs to find your favorite. For example, chives, scallions, dill, thyme, oregano, parsley, cilantro, fresh basil, micro herbs/microgreens, etc.
- Spices: You can experiment with different spices like smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, or even za’atar for more flavor!
- Nuts/Seeds: These will help to add healthy fats, protein, and crunch to the healthy avocado toast. I.e., sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, this omega seed mix, crushed nuts, etc.
- Everything but the bagel seasoning: for flavor and crunch.
- Pesto: Thinly spread over the toast or drizzle on the egg for more flavor.
- More protein: Make a heartier meal with the addition of your favorite protein. Some of my favorite options that pair well with these avocado and egg breakfast ideas include:
- Smoked salmon or flaked salmon fillet.
- Bacon (regular or turkey)
- Cheese: There are several ways to incorporate cheese onto this avocado egg toast in delicious ways, including:
- Cream cheese (plain or flavored with herbs)
- Crumbly feta or goat’s cheese (add a sprinkling over the top)
- More vegetables: To boost the micronutrients in your egg avocado toast, add more veggies:
- Tomatoes (raw cherry tomatoes/larger tomato, or even roasted tomatoes)
- Spinach (raw or sauteed)
- Rice cakes
- Sweet potato toast
- Pizza – particularly with veggie-based crusts like this butternut squash, sweet potato, or cauliflower pizzas