Bacon + Avocado is one of my favorite combinations, especially in salads, sandwiches and burgers. So for my next breakfast cup idea, I decided to try making bacon avocado cups. This may be my favorite combination yet.
Creamy avocado, plus crispy smokey bacon. *Sigh*
These cups are a little more delicate than the previous breakfast cups I’ve made like my egg nests. Because the avocado is soft, it might fall out of the bottom if jostled too much. The egg does hold it together, but not as well as some of the other cups,so I wouldn’t take these on the go. They are better eaten with a fork or spoon.
I think these make a very colorful brunch item, perfect for a potluck. And they are just as easy to make as the previous breakfast cups I’ve made.
Love breakfast egg cups? You might like my Bacon and Cheese Egg Cups, too!
Bacon Avocado Egg Cups
- 2 ripe avocados
- 4 eggs
- 4 strips of bacon to save cooking time and for crunchier bacon, you can use precooked bacon like the one at Costco or cook the raw bacon for a few minutes in the microwave (about 50% done prior to wrapping)
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease muffin pan.
- Slice avocados in half. Take one half, remove pit, the slice off a small portion of the bottom so that the avocado has a flat edge. Careful not to cut too much as you don't want to cut too deep into the hollowed surface created by the pit. You want there to be an indented round surface in the avocado but you don't want there to be a hole through the bottom as the egg will fall out. Place each cut half (that has hollowed center) into the muffin pan. For the remaining small scraps, you can eat or use for something else.
- Wrap a strip of bacon around the exterior of the avocado. Break an egg into the center, so that the egg yolk sits in the avocado middle where the pit once was.
- Bake for about 12-17 minutes, until egg white is fully cooked. Gently remove cups from muffin pan with a large spoon, lifting from the bottom of the cups. Serve while warm.
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.
If I have any left over what is the best way to store these and approximately how long will they last?
they should be stored in the fridge
Do you take off the skin of the avocado before putting it in the oven? looks great!
Yes! Remove the skin before putting it in the oven
you should cook the bacon before you wrap the avocado if you don’t it doesn’t work
Hmm, I often used the precooked bacon at Costco when making these egg cups but I think for this one I used raw bacon since I didn’t specify precooked. Also I baked them for a lot longer than when I used precooked bacon. I’ve had no problem using raw bacon. Precooked is of course easier and cuts down on cooking time, but it can be done with raw bacon.
Sounds so delicious! I can’t believe I’m just finding this recipe. I’ll share with other avocado lovers on our FB page with an incoming link. Thanks for your creation!
Ahh, got it. Thanks. Looks tasty.
From the pictures… there’s only the slightest bit of avocado, and the egg seems to have been right up against the pan. Am I missing something here?
The avocado is still there. When it’s cooking the egg whites covered over most of the avocado. This was intentional because the egg white then also holds the avocado cup together. If you flip it upside down you can still see the avocado,but you just can’t see it all from the side view
It looks like you then removed the egg and bacon from the avocado cup – what’s up with that?
I’m sorry I don’t understand your question. The egg and bacon have not been removed from the avocado cup. Where did you get that impression?
This looks delicious! I can almost taste it. I took a bit of a break from blogging – I’ve got a lot of catching up to do on your blog (not that I’m complaining!) Happy New Year!
Ah, I was thinking I hadnt heard from you in a while! Happy New Year!
Make sure you get small eggs–I didn’t think of it in advance and the egg white totally slipped out. 🙂 I guess I could have carved a bigger whole in the avocado too, either way, think about egg size.
Oh that’s true. Medium eggs work best, though if I have large ones I usually will put less egg white or try to make the hole a little bigger.
These look really yummy! I love bacon and avocado together too, what a perfect combo! 🙂
I love the combo too
Had to get rid of it when I tore out one of the walls! I now have a smaller convection toaster oven in the mean time though. 😉
Low carb recipe! This looks amazing – great thing for me to try out for the new year. Thanks!
Oh you are right, it is low carb. I didn’t even realize that. Everyone has been doing all these “healthy” recipes to start off the New Year, and I was just thinking, I don’t have any.
These look great!! I juts might have to make these for breakfast tomorrow morning!! 🙂
I just bought new avocados so I can make this again!
Hi Kirbie, yeah they have a bread basket poached egg thing which turned out to be nothing I imagined it would be (especially for the price). I love their caramelized onion bread! Anyway this looks great. I miss my oven.
Hmm, it sounds cool. Too bad it was disappointing. No oven? *Gasp* I’d be very very sad..
Hey this looks wayy better than what they had at Bread & Cie! I love their breads though… 😉
Oh they have something like this at Bread and Cie? I don’t usually see their menu; I usually just stop in for bread and sweets.
This will be our Saturday morning feast! Delectable!
Yay! Hope you enjoy
Bacon and avocado is one of my favorite combinations, too. I love this idea!
It was a great way to use up a bunch of avocados too that were ripe. I love everything about this dish.