Smashed Avocado And Poached Eggs On Muffins

Smashed avocado and poached eggs on muffins is the perfect healthy breakfast or brunch recipe. Not only that it’s super quick and made completely from scratch!

Smashed avocado and poached eggs on muffins is the perfect healthy breakfast or brunch recipe. Not only that it's super quick and made completely from scratch!

Folks, I think you’re going to love this smashed avocado and poached eggs on muffins recipe!

This delicious meal is packed with protein, healthy fats from the avocado and accompanied with juicy little roasted cherry tomatoes that burst in your mouth. Not only that this will definitely fill you up for longer too!

I’ve seen a few variations of this recipe around the internet but what makes this one totally different is that it’s made with muffins, AND those are made from scratch!

There’s nothing quite like or as satisfying as making a meal (but still a quick healthy one!) from scratch is there?

Smashed avocado and poached eggs on muffins is the perfect healthy breakfast or brunch recipe. Not only that it's super quick and made completely from scratch!

So, for the muffins we’re going to be using my easy quick English muffins recipe.

If you don’t have time to make those, you can of course buy some good quality shop bought muffins. I just can’t guarantee that they’ll be as healthy or as tasty though!

Smashed avocado and poached eggs on muffins is the perfect healthy breakfast or brunch recipe. Not only that it's super quick and made completely from scratch!

Now, just before we get on to making this recipe, you might also like to take a note of a couple of other healthy breakfast / brunches from my breakfast recipes section (shameless plug!) :-

Healthy Eggs Benedict – here, the delicious and classic eggs benedict has been given a healthy makeover. A creamy yogurt hollandaise sauce replaces butter with lean turkey bacon and home made lower fat English muffins.

Mediterranean Breakfast Muffins – these are a delicious and healthy way to start your weekend. This simple, versatile recipe is low carb, packed with protein and low in calories too.

Smashed avocado and poached eggs on muffins is the perfect healthy breakfast or brunch recipe. Not only that it's super quick and made completely from scratch!

How To Make Smashed Avocado And Poached Eggs On Muffins

  • Follow the step by step guide in the quick English muffins recipe to make those first. The recipe makes 6 muffins. The muffins don’t need any proving, making them ideal to put together quickly in just over 30 minutes and you can freeze the ones you don’t need for next time.
  • The cherry tomatoes just need long enough in the oven for their skins to shrivel and them to be just about ready to burst. Keep them warm until ready to be served though.
  • To poach the eggs boil the kettle and pour the water into a small pan. You just want the water about to start simmering, so the heat will be really low under the pan. Crack the eggs into 4 cups first before you put them in the water as that means you won’t break the yolk when the egg enters the water.
  • When preparing the avocados, cut them in half, remove the stone and scoop out the flesh. Mash with a fork adding the lime juice.
  • Rub the muffins cut surface with a little oil which helps to crisp them when grilling and when crisp top with the avocado mash and poached egg.
  • Serve on plates with the roasted cherry tomatoes and serve immediately to keep everything warm.
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Smashed avocado and poached eggs on muffins is the perfect healthy breakfast or brunch recipe. Not only that it's super quick and made completely from scratch!
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Smashed Avocado And Poached Eggs On Muffins
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Smashed avocado and poached eggs on muffins is the perfect healthy breakfast or brunch recipe.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 537 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 2 Muffins halved
  • 220 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 avocados ripened
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Make Muffins

  2. Preheat oven to 180C fan.
  3. Place tomatoes in a small roasting tin and roast in the oven for about 15 minutes so they are just beginning to split.
  4. Boil a kettle and fill a large pan with the boiled water, bring back to the boil and add the vinegar.
  5. Cut the avocados in half and scoop out the insides.
  6. Place avocado in a bowl with the lime juice and mash together, but leave slightly chunky.
  7. Turn on your grill, drizzle the olive oil over the four slices of muffin and toast until lightly browned under the grill.
  8. Whilst keeping an eye on your toasting muffins poach the eggs in the pan of boiling water for about 3 minutes, (you want the yolks to still be slightly runny). Remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate.
  9. Spread the toasted muffin halves with the smashed avocado, place the poached eggs on top and divide the cherry tomatoes between the two plates.
  10. Season and serve.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Label does not include muffins.

Nutrition Facts
Smashed Avocado And Poached Eggs On Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 537 Calories from Fat 402
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44.7g 69%
Saturated Fat 7.9g 40%
Cholesterol 319.9mg 107%
Sodium 142.8mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 25.6g 9%
Dietary Fiber 15.7g 63%
Sugars 5.1g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 22%
Vitamin C 75%
Calcium 10%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Smashed avocado and poached eggs on muffins is the perfect healthy breakfast or brunch recipe. Not only that it's super quick and made completely from scratch!

I’m so looking forward to making this recipe at the weekend again. It’s kind of becoming a bit of a staple at the moment for Lady Lynne and I. It fits rather nicely into our post Saturday gym routine as an excellent brunch. I make the muffins before we both go so it’s just 30 minutes to get everything on the table when we get back!

Also tomorrow I’ll be finished working in Edinburgh this week. The office I work in isn’t near the city centre so I’ve missed out on being able to see any of the festival fringe which is a shame, but it does mean I’ve been able to dodge the crowds. You don’t see much anyway when you go into the office at 8 in the morning and leave at 8 at night!

Anyway, thanks for keeping up and let me know what you think of this recipe below.

Next week, I think we’ll have a new no bake strawberry mousse cheesecake recipe and seeing as I’m craving home comfort food at the moment what with staying in hotels over the last few weeks a vegetarian Bolognese. What do you think sounds good?

Great! Well I hope you’ll join me then and that you have an amazing weekend!

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Smashed avocado and poached eggs on muffins is the perfect healthy breakfast or brunch recipe. Not only that it's super quick and made completely from scratch!

Comments

  1. Smashed avocado and poached eggs make up one of my daughter’s favorite breakfasts ever! She usually just uses bread – but, am betting those homemade English muffins are so much better! Here’s to safe travels back – and looking forward to that Cheesecake recipe! Happy Weekend to you and Lady Lynne, Neil!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Shashi. 🙂

      I think the thick chunk of each piece of muffin that goes with each mouthful of this delicous breakfast / brunch recipe just seems to go so well.

      Yep, I’m on the “home straight” now and just working through my last day in Edinburgh. Looking foward to the weekend. Hope you have a good one too! 😀

  2. Now this sounds like my kind of breakfast! I go back and forth between sweet and savory breakfasts, but this one fits the bill perfectly for a savory breakfast kinda day. Plus, I love English muffins! I sometimes make a huge batch and store ’em in the freezer, but lately we’ve just been buying them at the store. A certain little toddler in the house has made shortcuts like that a necessity lately. Haha! (Plus, they make seasonal flavors for English muffins here in the States. Like pumpkin spice muffins. Yum!) That poached egg looks perfect, by the way! Enjoy the rest of your days in Edinburgh…I’m sure you can’t wait to get back home! 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I like to have a batch of home-made English muffins stored in the freezer too David, as you never know when they’re going to come in handy do you? But I can totally understand that having the wee one about means you don’t always get the chance to make them yourself. Pumpkins spice muffins sound intriguing by the way. There’s so many flavours I’d love to try there! 😀

  3. No lie this is my mom’s favorite thing to order for brunch at restaurants (recently). If you want to get REALLY fancy, add crab 😀

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Oooh adding crab sounds amazing. A kind of salty combination to compliment the savoury. I like it! 🙂

  4. Ben | Havocinthekitchen says:

    Although I like to have a sweet kind of breakfast/brunch once in a while, still I’m a savory kind guy. This english muffin with avocado and egg is exactly the meal I could easily eat almost every day (But I won’t). Indeed, a few years back I was having a kick on eating English muffins with avocado, egg, and maple bacon (Yes, I know, unhealthy. My excuse is that I was using chicken/turkey bacon). But English muffins from scratch? Neil, we need to collaborate! I mean, you’ll send me some homemade muffins, and I’ll do the remaining part including the best – eating:) Have a nice weekend!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Ben. You will need to send me some of your maple bacon, I can’t recall having ever tasted that, and I don’t think I can get that here in the UK either (although I will have to investigate!) 🙂

  5. Avocado + ANYTHING = HAVENNNNNN! I have YET to mix it with egg yolk but HOT DAMN I know that will be a GOOD GOOD GOOD time!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m only a recent convert to the Avocado, but they sure are delicious, healthy and versatile too!

      I mean I’ve even made healthier chocolate muffins from Avocado. I wonder what I’ll do next with them…… 😉

  6. OH WOW… looks great. I looove avos and this recipe looks wonderful Neil. I also love that you make your own english muffins, I have been looking for a good recipe, so thanks for sharing.
    Looking forward to the cheesecake recipe next week too!!!
    Have a great week!!!😃

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Ashika. I’m lucky that muffins were a big thing in our family when I was younger so we’ve always made our own. They’re remarkably simple to make too!

      Just putting the final finishing touches to the cheesecake recipe for tomorrow. 😀

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