Baked Avocado Egg with Lime Hollandaise Sauce

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Avocado Egg with lime hollandaise sauce from Spinach tiger

If you love avocados and if you love runny eggs, this may be your perfect breakfast. You will see this on a lot of blogs so I had to make it just a little more special. I added some lime hollandaise, which is just an option for a weekend brunch, but this is also good all bit itself.

Loaded with nutrition in the form of the good fat, the avocado is everything the body loves. Put an egg inside and bake and it’s dreamy, creamy and protein loaded goodness. Honestly after my first bite, I wondered why this isn’t normal breakfast fare everywhere.

Baked Avocado Eggs with Lime Hollandaise by Spinach Tiger

For about 310 calories (without that lovely hollandaise), you can go several hours without feeling a pinch of hunger and your body is happy. The fat in the avocado and the protein in the egg will keep your body running all the way to lunch time.

You can scoop up the creaminess with some fried tortilla triangles, if you want to add in some carbs.

To put my own twist on it I topped the avocado baked eggs with some lime Hollandaise sauce. Wow this was so good. I grilled some Tortilla Land tortillas and cut them into triangles to use to spread all this wonderful creaminess on. I love the Tortilla Land tortillas, as they are sold raw and are made in 30 seconds on top of the stove.

Avocado Baked Eggs from Spinach Tiger

Lime Hollandaise Sauce

This was my first time making hollandaise sauce, and I was quite surprised how perfect it came out, thanks to my Vitamix. I was unsure if lime would work as well as lemon, but it was an amazing pairing with the avocado. If you’re afraid to make Hollandaise, try this blender method. It works so well in avoiding the dreaded separation. The sauce was smooth, rich and zesty.

If you like healthy eggs, you might also like my oven fried sunny side up eggs. Perfect eggs every time.

Oven Fried Eggs

So next weekend, bake some eggs in your avocados, and have a  Bloody Mary. Happy Brunch.

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Baked Avocado Egg with Lime Hollandaise

Egg baked inside avocado for a good fat great protein breakfast with an option of lime hollandaise sauce.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 2 avocado
  • 4 small eggs
  • fresh herbs such as dill thyme, cilantro
  • salt and pepper

Lime Hollandaise Sauce

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • juice of one lime


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Slice avocado lengthwise.
  • Remove seed.
  • Scoop out enough of the inside to fit the egg in. This could be tricky. I used very small eggs. Set aside the avocado for another use.
  • Place egg inside avocado. Place in baking sheet or pan.
  • Bake anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes until the egg is done. I had to bake extra long as my eggs were very cold. It’s a good idea to use room temperature eggs.
  • Make hollandaise sauce while eggs are in oven.

Lime Hollandaise Sauce

  • Blend egg yolks, salt, lime juice in blender or Vitamix.
  • In a double boiler or a stainless steel bowl over simmering water, slowly melt butter.
  • Trickle the butter into the egg mixture while on very low speed. Return the mixture to the double boiler and whisk over low simmering water until the sauce is the consistency you want.

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  1. The egg baked into the hollow in the avocado is really cute. Love the idea of this with fresh masa tortillas and maybe a really tart sauce, like tomatillo-jalepeno …

  2. I’ve made avocado egg before but without that awesome Hollandaise. It sounds lovely! Avocado and running egg yolks are 2 of my favorite things about breakfast. Yum!

  3. Hi Angela. First of all, you look so cute in that photo! Secondly, I’ve had avocados warm a number of times, in sauces especially and also in Mexican casseroles. I never bake eggs but love the combo of a baked egg within an avocado, as I love huevos rancheros with avocado and egg, this would certainly taste wonderful. I like that it’s filling too, might give it a try for my diet. Well done!

  4. I made the eggs baked in avocado a few months ago on SRC, but with the addition of Lime Hollandaise Sauce…might have to make it again!

  5. Awesome idea! I’ve seen eggs baked in avocado halves and always wanted to try it, but topping it with hollandaise- LIME hollandaise, of course- is genius. Definitely have to give this one a go!

  6. I’ve seen this around too and had the same reaction as you, but I love avocados so I’ve been half curious and half wary. Now I definitely want to try it. Love the idea of taking it over the top with hollandaise and adding lime is perfect accompaniment to the avocado and to cut all the richness. Well done!

  7. These are gorgeous, and I bet they taste as good as they look. Definitely going on my must-try list.

  8. I keep seeing this green egg dish on Pinterest but have been afraid to try it – guess I need to get over that issue and give it a whirl!!!

  9. I’ve been a little doubtful about the whole baked-egg-in-an-avocado thing so far, but you’ve convinced me… well, okay, maybe it was more like that lime hollandaise convinced me, because I think I’d eat almost anything as long as it’s smothered in hollandaise sauce. 🙂 Totally giving this a whirl the next time I have some friends over for brunch!

  10. Lime Hollandaise stole the show, but the egg baked in avocado sounds strangely tempting. Extra points for courage and creativity on this interesting breakfast choice. Yum.

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