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Avocado Toast With Egg

This avocado toast with egg is a quick and easy simple breakfast complete with fiber, good fats and protein. This nutrient dense recipe is the best breakfast or snack to fuel your day!

More breakfast recipes we love include eggs benedict, egg white omelette and mini egg frittatas.

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Simple Avocado Toast with Egg

Avocado toast with egg on top may seem like a simple concept (you’re not wrong, it is) but you can be sure there is a way to make the perfect slice of toast! Then there’s the creamy avocado that you need to make sure is ripe enough.

The egg on top can be as simple as scrambled eggs, or if you prefer a poached egg, sunny side up egg, or fried egg, it’s up to you! Finish it off with a little squirt of lemon on the avocado and a sprinkling of sea salt and pepper on top of the egg.

That, my friends, is one of the most simple and delicious ways to make a healthy breakfast for your entire family!

Avocado Egg Toast Recipe Ingredients

The best part of avocado and egg toast is it’s customizable to your tastes or what you have on hand! Here is what I normally include on mine:

mixing avocado in clear bowl
  • Bread: I prefer sourdough or wheat bread, but use your favorite brand as long as it is thick and sturdy.
  • Avocado: A ripe avocado that is soft is perfect since we will be mashing it.
  • Lemon juice: The acid in lemon helps keep your avocado green.
  • Salt and pepper: To season and taste your avocado.
  • Egg: Two large eggs for topping your toast.
  • Butter: To prevent your egg from sticking to the skillet and provide rich taste to the egg.

Avocado Toast Variations

This avocado toast recipe with the bonus egg on top is amazing as far as healthy breakfast ideas go. However, there are plenty of ways to jazz it up.

  • Everything bagel seasoning is so good sprinkled on top of the egg or avocado. Or both.
  • If you like a little kick, add a few dashes of hot sauce. Frank’s or sriracha on top of the egg or in the avocado mixture itself would be great.
  • There is always room for bacon whether on the side or underneath the avocado. Some bacon crumbles on top would be a nice salty smoky addition.
  • Throw on some pico de gallo as a layer. Either on top of the avocado or as a topping for the egg.
  • If you really want to turn it up a notch, think about adding toppings like caramelized onions, goat or feta cheese, fire roasted, or sun dried tomatoes.

How to Make Avocado Toast with Egg

Avocado toast recipe with egg is simple to make and ready in only 10 minutes! Just follow these steps in order for best results.

Photo collage with steps on how to make avocado toast with egg.
  • Toast bread. Toast your homemade bread until it’s lightly golden around the edges. Set your toaster to a lower setting, that way it won’t get dark too quickly.
  • Mash avocado. Slice open the avocado, remove the pit, and pour the content of the flesh into a small bowl. Squeeze lemon juice and salt and pepper on top and mash the avocado to desired consistency. Spread it over toasted bread.
  • Cook egg. Melt a little butter in a non stick skillet over medium heat and gently crack an egg into the pan. Lower the temperature to low heat and cook until the edges of the egg white are slightly brown and the yolk starts to firm up. Flip it for 30 seconds if you love eggs over-easy. Use the toast to sop up some of that yolk!
  • Assemble. Transfer the egg to on top of the avocado toast. Add a little sea salt and black pepper and enjoy immediately!

How to Pick Avocados

Since avocado’s are key to the best avocado toast, you will want to make sure yours is ripe before starting this recipe! Here is how to tell when it’s ready:

Avocados in bowl then cut in half.
  • Give your avocado a gently squeeze with the palm of your hand. If the avocado gives slightly, it’s ready to eat. If it’s too firm, it needs to ripen for a day or two still. If it gives easily, it may be too ripe.
  • You can also check under the avocado stem at the top of the avocado. Pull the stem off gently. If it’s green underneath, it’s ready! If it’s brown underneath, it’s too ripe. If you have trouble getting the stem off, it’s not ready to eat.

Tips for Success

  • Start by picking the right bread! What’s your pleasure? Sourdough, artisan bread, sprouted whole grain breads, rye, pumpernickel, or gluten-free bread? There’s no wrong answer, as long as it’s sturdy enough to hold the avocado and the egg toppings.
  • If you’d rather wait to toast your bread until you’re making the eggs, do that.
  • Use a drizzle of avocado oil or olive oil to cook your eggs for a little extra healthy fat.
  • If you’re mashing your avocado early on, squirting with lemon juice is an important step to keep it from turning brown.
  • Add another slice. Add a second slice of toast and turn the entire thing into a sandwich for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! I love to use my homemade wheat bread.
avocado toast with egg on top


What is the best bread to use for avocado toast?

While you can use any bread it is best to use a thick and sturdy slice that will hold the weight of the toppings without falling apart

How do I ripen an avocado faster?

If your avocado is not ripe, you can speed the process up by placing it in a brown paper bag with an apple. Fold the bag at the top to ‘seal’ it. The apple releases ethene gas that may help ripen your avocado more quickly.

Is avocado toast healthy?

When eaten in moderation, this is a very healthy breakfast. Avocado’s are a great source of healthy fats as well as many vitamins and minerals. Eggs are a lean protein and if you whole wheat bread you are adding fiber to your morning!

Can I make this recipe with different styles of eggs?

Of course! Fried egg, scrambled, poached, sunny side up, or even hard-boiled eggs are all great options.

runny egg yolk on avocado toast

More healthy breakfast recipes we love include overnight oats, yogurt parfait and blueberry baked oatmeal.

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Avocado Toast With Egg

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
This avocado toast with egg is a quick and easy simple breakfast complete with fiber, good fats and protein. This nutrient dense recipe is the best breakfast or snack to fuel your day!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 slices bread , I prefer sourdough or wheat
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ lemon , juiced
  • ½ Tablespoon butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • flaky sea salt & freshly ground pepper , more to taste

Optional toppings: Red pepper flakes, pico de gallo, bacon


    • Toast your bread until lightly golden around the edges. Place on a plate.
    • Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Slice and place flesh into a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over top of the avocado. Salt and pepper to taste. Mash avocado with a fork until you reach desired texture.
    • Spread mashed avocado onto toast.
    • Heat a pan with a little bit of butter over medium heat. Swirl to coat the pan. Crack the eggs gently into one spot on the pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until edges are slightly brown and the yolks begin to firm up.
    • Place on top of avocado toast and add a little bit of flaky sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Serve immediately.


    Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American

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