Avocado Egg Toast

by Sarah

in Breakfast, Dairy-Free

avocado egg toastThis is one of the simplest breakfasts that I make. It started with a jar of chipotle powder I had gotten almost two years ago, which I rarely used. Not sure what to put it in, the powder sat closed in my cabinet for months and the only time they made an appearance was when I used the round cap to trace out macarons on parchment paper for cookie-making.

One summer, when I was making guacamole, I tried some of the powder in the avocado and it tasted surprisingly good! The chipotle powder had a slightly spicy, burnt, tangy taste that flavored avocados deliciously without adding salt, pepper, and a host of other spices I would have otherwise used.

avocado egg toastSince then, I’ve used the entire jar of chipotle sauce on avocados, and this avocado toast is the tried-and-true product that I usually use avocados for. It’s just 5 ingredients: sourdough bread, an avocado, chipotle powder, egg, and pepper. And it takes 5 minute to make!

Since starting to study for boards, this has become the instant/fast/treat food when ramen seems a bit too unhealthy for the night. It’s a breakfast food, but I eat it for dinner too since it’s so quick and yummy.

avocado egg toastThe sunny-side-up egg can be made to be soft in the center or firm, depending your preference! Personally I like the egg to be slightly soft, so the egg yolk is runny when I bite in.

Happy breakfasting/brunching!

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Easy 5 ingredient, 5 minute avocado egg toast for breakfast on-the-go
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 toasts
  • 2 slices sourdough toast
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Oil for frying eggs (about ½ tablespoon)
  1. Toast the bread in your toaster.
  2. Meanwhile, peal and then mash the avocado with either 2 forks or a pie cutter. Add chipotle powder to the avocado, and stir till well combined.
  3. Add ½ tablespoon oil to a pan, and crack the 2 eggs into the pan. Sprinkle black pepper on the eggs.
  4. Cover and let heat on medium-high heat for about 3 minutes to have a slightly runny center. Heat for additional 1-2 minutes for a harder center.
  5. Smear avocado onto the toasted bread, and top with fried egg. Enjoy!


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1 Cali @ Cali's Cuisine June 8, 2015 at 5:04 am

Looks delicious! I like egg yolks on the runny side as well, the just seem to be more flavorful.


2 Sarah June 8, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Thanks Cali!


3 Matt Robinson June 8, 2015 at 9:16 am

A simple yet perfect breakfast!


4 Sarah June 8, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Thanks Matt!


5 Beeta @ Mon Petit Four June 8, 2015 at 11:55 am

How yummy!! I love chipotle powder, and I can imagine on some ripe avocados with a runny egg….well, that is one delicious breakfast! Great idea, Sarah :)


6 Sarah June 8, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Thanks Beeta! Now that I discovered the yumminess of chipotle powder, I don’t think I can do without!


7 Nagi@RecipeTinEats June 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Oooh, now this is my type of breakfast / dinner!! I have this more often than I realise :) It’s such a fast, satisfying meal!! (PS I’m adding a pinch of chipotle next time I have it! )


8 Sarah June 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Thanks Nagi! Hope you like the chipotle!


9 Amanda June 8, 2015 at 10:57 pm



10 Sarah June 9, 2015 at 10:52 am

Thanks Amanda!


11 connie June 10, 2015 at 1:15 pm

YUM!! Chipotle powder sounds delicious! That avocado spread and egg looks incredible. Nothing better than runny egg yolk :p Loving your quick and easy recipes!!

I totally LOLed at the way you first used your chipotle powdered.


12 Sarah June 10, 2015 at 7:41 pm

Thanks Connie! I LOL too looking back at how I used to only use the chipotle powder cap.


13 Joanne June 12, 2015 at 4:36 am

CLASSIC. I’ve seen a lot of avocado toast around, but i love how this one packs some heat!


14 Sarah June 13, 2015 at 11:21 am

Thanks Joanne!


15 Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking June 13, 2015 at 12:12 pm

I’ve been on an avocado kick lately – this looks amazing Sarah. I also have a zillion random jars of spices which I discover belatedly then become obsessed too. BTW, I rec trying adding cayenne pepper to avocados and eggs <3


16 Sarah June 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Thanks! I will try the cayenne pepper w/ avocado and eggs! yum!


17 J April 24, 2016 at 9:00 am

Nice! I tried this this morning, as I had all of the ingredients ready, and it was yummy. I wouldn’t have thought to use chipotle powder, which I have from a recipe once but rarely use. It was nice!


18 Sarah April 24, 2016 at 11:33 am

So happy you enjoyed it! :)


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