SPRINGFIELD, Mo Pamela Hernandez of Thrive Personal Fitness visits with KY3's Paul Adler and dishes up a tasty breakfast treat.
Here's what Pamela wrote:
Easy Breakfast for One or Brunch for a Bunch!
If you need a quick and nutritious meal to start your day or a healthy dish to serve a big group, Egg Baked in Avocado is one of the simplest recipes I know. The potassium, healthy fat and fiber in the avocado along with the protein and B vitamins in the egg are a powerful combination to start your day. Plus they are loaded with flavor and will easily keep you satisfied till lunch or dinner.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
If you're making this dish for just you, cut one avocado in half. Keep the pit in the half you aren't using, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for another use. If you're cooking for a group, cut as many avocados as you need so that each person has a half. Remove the pit. If the pit is small, scoop out a bit more to make a hole for the egg.
Do not remove the avocado skin. On the backside of the avocado, cut off a small slice to create a flat bottom. This will allow the avocado to sit in the ramekin, pie plate or glass baking dish.
Place avocado(s) in oven safe ramekins, a pie plate or glass baking dish flat side down.
Crack an egg into each open avocado pit.
Place avocado(s) in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, till the egg is cooked to the desired level.
Once out of the oven you can serve your avocado with just a little pepper and salt. You can also dress it up with herbs like fresh cilantro and chives or salsa. If it's your own breakfast feel free to eat straight from the ramekin. If you're making brunch plate the avocado with a side of fresh fruit or a simple green salad. Serve and enjoy immediately