Best Avocado & Egg Toast Recipe for the Perfect Flavor Blend!

Avocados aren't just for yuppies and vegans anymore--oodles of Americans are obsessed with them!

Why are avocados so popular?

Not only are they more accessible and affordable than ever before, but avocados are a superfood that actually taste delicious.   

Best Avocado & Egg Toast Recipe for the Perfect Flavor Blend!
After guacamole, avocado toast is immensely popular.

How Avocados Became More Accessible in America

Avocados have been a Mexican staple for over 10,000 years, but Americans' delight over this fresh, buttery, and nutty tasting fruit began in the early 20th century, mainly in the growing regions of California and Florida.

One particular variety, the Hass avocado, comprises nearly 95% of the four billion avocados Americans eat each year, and it's an avocado with an interesting history.

Rudolph Hass was a California mail carrier who planted three avocado seeds in 1926, which yielded one strong seedling.  When Hass's attempt to graft his seedling with another avocado variety failed, he almost cut down his tree.  Thankfully, a professional grafter convinced him not to, and when the avocado tree began producing bumpy fruit, Hass's children loved the flavor.

In 1935, Hass patented the tree and contracted with a nursery to sell the grafted seedlings from his cuttings.  By the early 21st century, the heavy-bearing, high quality Hass cultivar raked in over $1 billion a year for the US avocado industry and accounted for 80% of all avocados grown worldwide.

Following the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act, the surge in immigration from Latin America increased the avocado's popularity.  Additionally, when the 83-year ban on imported Mexican avocados was lifted in 2000, consumption increased by 73% from 2000 to 2015.  Avocados were no longer a delicacy of only the California and Florida elites, but the supply extended across the United States, which lowered the price and made them affordable for everyone.  In Hass's day, restaurant chefs were buying his avocados for $1 each, which is equivalent to $18 today!

In Ohio, grocery stores sell large avocados for around $1.68 each, though with specials sales and promotions, they can range from $0.78-$0.99 each--better price points lead to higher consumption.

How much do avocados cost where you live?  Share the info in the comment section.

Avocados Offer Appealing Nutritional Benefits

Marvel should invent Avocado Man because avocados have more concentrated superpowers than many other fruits.

  • Avocados promote eye health thanks to the antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, which can ward off macular degeneration.
  • Avocados help with weight loss.  Even though avocados are high in monosaturated fat, it's a healthy fat that reduces the risk for heart attacks and strokes.  With an avocado's high fiber content, you feel full longer so you don't overeat, and the fiber promotes good digestive health.
  • Avocados contain folates.  Folates help prevent birth defects in pregnant mothers, and this B vitamin is also a mood booster.

  • Avocados fight inflammation.  Avocados contain tons of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, which protects arteries by regulating cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Avocados are good for muscle health. Many people have a potassium deficiency, and avocados contain more potassium than bananas, which improves muscle function.
  • Avocados are a memory booster.  The vitamin E in avocados can protect you from a decline in memory and thinking skills and decrease your risk for Alzheimer's.
  • Avocados help with insulin resistance.  Avocados are diabetic-friendly because they are low in carbs and sugar but high in healthy fat and fiber, which helps regulate glucose levels.
  • Avocados are cancer fighters.  The oleic acid found in avocados can decrease the risk of breast cancer, and avocatin B can kill leukemia cells.  
  • Avocados improve skin condition.  Avocados can help reduce the signs of ageing thanks to the synergy between their antioxidants and monounsaturated fats.  Not only do they help keep the skin moisturized, but they also repair damage caused by the sun.

Not all healthy food is tasty and might be met with grimaces and pursed lips.  Avocados have a mild and delicate flavor, and they are a versatile fruit that can be incorporated into many dishes:  guacamole, spreads, smoothies, salads, and eggs.  They can be stuffed, fried, seasoned, used as sandwich toppings and in sauces, or substituted for sour cream and mayo.  

Avocado toast is my favorite way to eat this healthy fruit.  

Best Avocado & Egg Toast Recipe

One of my favorite places to eat breakfast is First Watch where everything is fresh and wholesome.  

On one visit to First Watch, I ordered avocado toast.  The avocados must have been refrigerated because I didn't like the coldness of them on top of my warm toast.  Plus, they weren't very flavorful.  

I searched online for a recipe I could try at home, but nothing appealed to me, so I invented my own.  At my house, we call it Yuppie Toast, even though everyone loves avocado toast these days.

Step One:  Mash the Avocado and Add Lime Juice and Seasonings

After you remove the skin from the avocado, chop it up in a small bowl and then mash it with a fork until you've worked out most of the lumps.  I never refrigerate avocados, since I prefer them to be room temperature in most dishes.

Add the lime juice to prevent the avocado from turning brown and then stir in all the seasonings.

Most online recipes call for lemon juice, but lime juice is better.  You don't really taste it, per se, but it is very subtle and compliments all the other flavors.

Avocado and Egg Toast recipe

Set aside the avocado spread while you move to the next step.

Step Two:  Fry the Egg

I love using an individual egg skillet with a lid to fry each egg.  If everyone in your household rises at different times in the morning, the avocado spread will hold, but the eggs will not.  Frying the eggs separately allows each one to "poof" nicely and guarantees each person who comes to the table will enjoy a fresh breakfast.

I coat the mini skillet with cooking spray and then crack the egg directly into it.  I stir vigorously with a small rubber spatula, but if you prefer to whisk your egg in a bowl and dump it into the skillet, that works, too.

Season the egg with the desired amount of salt and pepper, and then sprinkle a coating of shredded cheddar across the top, about an 1/8 cup per egg.

Best avocado and egg toast recipe

Cover the skillet with a lid and cook on medium low for 4-6 minutes.

While the egg is cooking, start toasting one piece of white bread.

Step Three:  Assemble the Avocado Spread and Egg on the Toast

Once your toast is ready and the egg has puffed and is cooked through, place a thick coating of avocado spread on your toast.  

Best avocado and egg toast recipe

If you've used a large avocado, you should have enough to make three pieces of avocado toast.  If you cut open your avocado and found several brown spots that had to be removed, you might run short.  In that case, only make two servings or three thin ones--it tastes best, however, with a liberal amount of avocado spread.

Top the avocado spread with your egg and sprinkle with fresh chives, if desired.

Best avocado and egg toast recipe

This recipe comes together in a snap on busy mornings, but the delectable explosion of flavors tastes like something from a fancy bistro.

Click on the recipe below to download and print.  🢃

Fun Fact on How Avocados Got Their Name

The name used for avocados in Central and South America was ahuacate, which was Aztec for "testicle."  No wonder Americans found them to be hard to swallow. (That was pit-iful!)

As the avocado grew in popularity in both California and Florida, they were nicknamed Green Gold by farmers.

Due to its green, bumpy skin, avocados were eventually dubbed Alligator Pears by Americans, but the unappealing moniker wasn't enticing for marketing purposes, so in 1915, growers gathered together and decided to name the fruit the "avocado."  They organized their own Avocado Association and saw that the new term was included in the nation's dictionaries.

A Parting Pun...

Star Wars fans will get this one right away:

Do you see the bird that is eating a piece of avocado toast?  I guess it must be some type of millennial falcon.

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