Avocado Toast Egg-in-a-Hole

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Avocado Toast Egg-in-a-Hole, the perfect 5 minute breakfast to make the one you love!

Avocado Toast Egg-in-a-Hole, the perfect 5 minute breakfast to make the one you love!

You heard of avocado toast? Egg-in-a-hole? Well I combined both ideas to create this easy breakfast toast made with mashed avocado, eggs over easy and a few dashes of hot sauce. Five (5) ingredients, five (5) minutes to make, doesn’t get better than that!

Avocado Toast Egg-in-a-Hole, the perfect 5 minute breakfast to make the one you love!

I’m obsessed with avocado toast and eggs lately as you might have noticed! I was thinking about Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas and forgot I had these heart shaped cutters (affiliate link), so immediately this came to mind. You don’t have fancy cutters to make this, you can keep it simple and use the rim of a glass to cut out a hole.

To make them, simply cut a hole out of the bread, spray some oil in a skillet, place the bread in the skillet and gently drop the egg in the center. Let that cook until it sets to your liking, then spread the avocado on the bread. I like to top mine with hot sauce and serve it with some fresh fruit.

Avocado Toast Egg-in-a-Hole Ingredients

  • Ripe Avocado, for mashing
  • Bread, for toasting
  • Eggs
  • Olive Oil Spray or Misto (affil link)
  • Salt and Pepper

Tips for saving leftover avocado:

  • To store unused ½ of avocado, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator. They also sell avocado keepers (affiliate link) that claim to keep them fresher longer.
  • Leave the pit in and get the wrap as close to the surface of the fruit as possible.
  • If browning occurs, gently scrape the exposed flesh with a butter knife and voila, beautiful green avocado lies within!
heart shaped cutters
mashed avocado to make avocado toast
Avocado Toast Egg-in-a-Hole, the perfect 5 minute breakfast to make the one you love!

More ways to make Avocado Toast:

If you’re like me and love avocado toast, I’d love to hear how you top yours!

The perfect 5 minute breakfast to make the one you love! Whole grain toast with mashed avocado, eggs over easy and a few dashes of hot sauce – 5 ingredients, 5 minutes to make, doesn't get better than that!
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Avocado Toast Egg-in-a-Hole

229 Cals 12 Protein 23 Carbs 10 Fats
Prep Time: 0 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 1 serving
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINE: American
Avocado Toast Egg-in-a-Hole, I combined avocado toast with egg-in-a-hole to create this easy breakfast ready in five (5) minutes!


  • 1 slice whole wheat or whole grain bread
  • 1 oz avocado
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 large egg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • hot sauce, optional


  • With a heart shaped cutter or the rim of a glass, press a hole in the center of the slice of bread.
  • Mash the avocado with a fork and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and spray with the oil. Place the bread and the cut out piece on the skillet and crack the egg straight into the center of the hole.
  • Cook until the egg sets on the bottom, about 1 minute, season with salt and pepper and flip over with a spatula, season with salt and pepper the other side.
  • Cook the other side until the yolk is to your liking, I prefer mine soft.
  • Remove and top with mashed avocado and hot sauce if desired.


Serving: 1toast, Calories: 229kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 186mg, Sodium: 223mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 6
Keywords: avocado toast with egg, egg in a hole, egg in hole

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  1. First time making egg in a hole. How fun. Ended up using an entire avocado which amounted to 3/4 cup and Dave’s Killer Bread, so the calorie count was 280 and it was delicious! Been successful with weight loss and maintenance without being on a costly diet plan. Thank you Gina for providing nutrition for everyone no matter what diet they are on. I recommend your site to so many! You rock!

  2. Avocado trick: Spray or brush open avocado with oil and lay open-side down on a plate in the frig. As my frig is always packed, I spray the cut side, wrap in plastic, drop into a plastic bag with all the air squeezed out. Lasts a couple of days without discoloring. If that doesn’t work for you, use the side of a spoon to lightly scrap off the oxidized top layer. Good as new underneath! Yum!

  3. I cut an avocado to save half and I always eat before I get it put away, Love them, too bad we found them when we got older

  4. I used Dave’s Killer Thin Sliced 60-calorie bread, 1/4 of an avocado, a big slice of tomato, and a hard-boiled egg I had on hand. Heavy sprinkle of the Everything seasoning, and for 5 SP, a great breakfast that will keep me until lunch. Thanks for another brilliant idea, Gina.

  5. I think it works better you if you toast first side, then flip and crack egg in hole. Cook till set, flip and cook for 30 -45 seconds to cook off runny top. When you shake the pan easily and the egg releases, it is done.

  6. Sprinkle with Everything Bagel seasoning or squeeze a lemon wedge over the mashed avocado and sprinkle with a little salt.

  7. Yummy, can’t wait!  Question about the points, Gina – my WW app says that ½ a small avocado is 4 Freestyle points, and toast is 2, making this a 6 point meal (not 4 as you have listed).  In the ingredients you list 1oz avocado, but isn’t ½ an avocado more than 1oz?   What am I missing?

  8. This was amazing! So quick and yummy!

  9. Campfire favorite. Add 1 tbsp of salsa to the avocado mash. 

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  11. To make this heart-healthy, I used egg whites instead of a whole egg!  Deelish!

  12. We called it spit in the eye ..my husband called it egyptian eye

  13. Can anyone tell me how to put together a meal plan? I am struggling with what goes with what.

  14. This is a great breakfast. Slice some nice ripe tomatoes and a couple of green onions (scallions is what some call them) maybe a little cucumber to eat along with it and you have a wonderful lunch also…We like to have Breakfast for supper also occasionally.

  15. Does the bread count in the calories?

  16. Absolutely adorable! It doesn't get much better than avocado and eggs!

  17. This was great! I love egg in the hole but I didn't think it could be made without butter, so yay! And the avocado just adds an extra something 🙂

  18. Soooo cool


  19. Do you toast the bread first?

  20. I just bought a bunch of avocados for the kids, but I think I need to keep some for myself to try these avocado toast recipes! Yum!

  21. This looks absolutely delicious! I am just now starting to enjoy avocado more! Can't wait to give it a try!

  22. We love these savory flavors! Clever idea to use the cookie cutters on bread during Valentine's week :).

  23. Egg in a heart hole. Looks delicious!

  24. This looks fantastic! I love how hot sauce just adds a little something to the avocado, and I bet it all goes brilliantly with the egg and toast – yum! x

  25. yummy! That little heart cut out is so cute! I like seeing valentines day food that isn't all chocolate and desserts all the time.

  26. This is our first year with chickens (and the farm) and I am trying to figure out different things to cook with the copious amount of eggs. This looks great. All of us(except my youngest) love avocado.

  27. Forgive me, but I will never buy any product from China that comes in contact with food that goes in my body. Like the recipe, but I'll use a cookie cutter that's made in the USA.

  28. Yum! I make a breakfast sandwich like this almost every day. Love the heart cut out idea for Valentines!

  29. Hi Gina: I am enjoying your book BTW. But since I got the recipe for Avocado Toast with Sunny Side Egg I have been having one for breakfast almost every day. I just love how simple and delicious it is. What I have learned is to be successful with managing your weight is to find something you love to eat and it won't feel like a D-I-E-T. Thanks for your efforts to help all of us.

  30. Just had this over the weekend as a pre-run meal….great, balanced meal – carbs, healthy fats and protein! Yum!

  31. OH MY GOSH! How genius is this! I make avocado egg toast like it's my JOB (and sometimes it is!) but I always use a soft boiled egg on top. Love the fried right inside!! Pinned!

  32. This looks so amazing. I love avocado toast. This would be great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  33. That looks great. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Yes, this is awesome! This is combining all the things needed for a perfect breakfast – fried egg and avocado toast.

  35. I love egg in the holes. I've never thought to use cookie cutters to make different shapes. What a great idea!

  36. I've heard it called "Egg in a basket" but never in-a-hole

  37. This could very well be the perfect go-to breakfast! Yum! Pinned 🙂

  38. Yum! One of my favorite combos! I love eating healthy but I really don't want to give up on bread 😛