Avocado-Egg Toast


Try it once and we think you'll agree: Topping avocado toast with an egg is a near-perfect breakfast.

Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 serving

Avocado Toast Tips

Start with Good Bread

Good avocado toast starts with good bread. Multigrain or whole-wheat bread adds another layer of flavor (and additional fiber) to your avocado toast. Sandwich bread, as well as crusty artisan bread, are both great options. Just make sure the bread is sliced thick enough to hold up to the toppings.

Find the Perfect Avocado

Soft, ripe avocados are perfect for mashing and perfect for your best avocado toast. A perfectly ripe avocado will give to slight pressure, but not feel mushy. You can always cut into your avocado if you are unsure. Some small blemishes in the flesh are ok, just remove them before mashing. If your avocado is very brown, or very soft, it may be past its prime. Conversely, an avocado that is under ripe will be hard to mash and leave you with a lumpy result.

Here's more about finding the perfect avocado.

Give Some TLC to Your Avocado Mash

Simply adding a pinch of salt and pepper can enhance the flavor of your avocado mash, but it doesn't have to stop there. You can jazz it up with chopped fresh herbs, dried spices like garlic powder or chili powder or lime juice for a little tang.

What to Put on Avocado Toast

We top this avocado toast with a fried egg, but the sky is the limit on what you can use to top your toast. Eggs work well for breakfast, as do thinly sliced tomatoes or smoked salmon as a different spin on a cream cheese and lox bagel. Try adding veggies like cucumber, sprouts or salad greens to give your avocado toast a more lunch-like vibe. And of course, you can add a flavorful drizzle like Sriracha, balsamic glaze or salsa to finish it off.

Is Avocado Toast Healthy?

Avocado toast fits perfectly into a healthy diet. Avocados deliver fiber and a dose of healthy fats that help keep your heart healthy and you feeling full for longer periods of time. Pair that with even more fiber-boosting foods like whole-wheat or multigrain toast and the benefits only increase. Diets high in fiber are associated with the prevention of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer.

Additional reporting by Hilary Meyer


  • ¼ avocado

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 slice whole-wheat bread, toasted

  • 1 large egg, fried

  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon scallion, sliced (Optional)


  1. Combine avocado, pepper and garlic powder in a small bowl and gently mash.

  2. Top toast with the avocado mixture and fried egg. Garnish with Sriracha and scallion, if desired.

    Avocado-Egg Toast

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
18g Fat
18g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 toast
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 12g 23%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Vitamin A 348IU 7%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Folate 78mcg 19%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 47mg 11%
Potassium 407mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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