Avocado Egg Cups

overhead photo of two Avocado Egg Cups

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been on an avocado kick. I’ve made bacon egg avocado cups before and loved them. This time I thought of placing eggs directly into the avocado shell for another breakfast treat.

I liked how these looked. Warm avocado, egg, some salt and pepper for seasoning. You can scoop and eat it with a spoon.
close-up photo of Avocado Egg Cups
I even kept one of the egg yolks runny so it broke open and spread all over the avocado cup. Yum. Though of course you can cook them more if you want.

My one issue is that the avocado developed a slight bitterness from being cooked in the oven. I’ve noticed this when warming avocados though it was more noticeable here because there was so much avocado. Has anyone else had this issue?
photo of Avocado Egg Cups on a plate

Avocado Egg Cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2

These avocado egg cups are easy to make and a great breakfast or brunch dish.


  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 medium eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Slice avocado in half lengthwise and place on baking sheet. Remove pit, and scoop some avocado out to make a deeper hole in each half. Crack an egg into each avocado shell half. If your eggs are big, remove some of the egg white before placing into avocado. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.

  2. Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes until egg reaches desired doneness. Serve while warm.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Egg Cups
Amount Per Serving (1 avocado cup)
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 548mg16%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 6g25%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
Net Carbs 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

9 comments on “Avocado Egg Cups”

  1. So interesting! Is this your own invention! I’ve always wondered what avocado would look like when baking–i thought they would turn super brown–but they look really good!

    • I’ve actually seen them around before, so no I didn’t come up with it. I didn’t link to another source because it’s just something I’ve seen pictures of and I didn’t read a specific post on it or follow someone’s instructions. I’ve just seen it around in magazines, on the internet.

  2. Overheating/extensive heating of avocados causes it them to undergo chemical reactions which cause the bitterness. (but don’t ask me about the actual chemical equations! :p though if I had to, I’d guess it’s the lipids in the avocados that are undergoing some sort of reaction) I looked at your two recipes and your bacon egg avocado cups are baked for about half the time compared to these avocado egg cups… which is probably why these taste slightly bitter. 🙂

  3. oops typo in the last comment

    *which causes the bitterness

    • Thanks for the explanation. Though I think I noticed it with the bacon avo cups also, but not as noticeable. So probably the longer the baking time is causing it to be more bitter.

  4. I wonder if the bitterness could be avoided by broiling the avocados to cook the eggs. It would probably warm the avocado and a ripe avocado is probably plenty creamy without baking it. Just an idea 🙂

  5. Here is a link to what my avocado cup looked like: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=981518492049&l=6f31ef9a8a

    I suggest you season the avocado before putting the egg inside.
    Also, I added little pieces of bacon in and around the egg yoke.
    I broiled mine on high for about 6-8 mins. (It depends how runny you want your yoke.)


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