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Avocado Egg Toast: A Twist on the Millennial’s Stereotype Breakfast

Avocado toast is a stereotypical Millennial food, so add a twist to it by putting a fried egg on top. It’s easy and cheaper to make yourself.

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Ok, today I am going completely Millennial with you all and sharing a recipe for the best avocado toast recipe. This recipe comes from Justin who likes avocado a lot more than I do. I can add a bit to a taco or something like that but I don’t like it when it’s the main flavor in the meal.

A few weeks ago we had some ripe avocados in the refrigerator that were perfect to use. But we had nothing to do with them at that time. Justin decided that he wanted to make some good avocado toast with a fried egg on top. He went to work in the kitchen while I happily ate my bowl of cereal!

Why Avocado Toast?

I was making fun of Justin, saying he’s a typical Millennial because of the comments from Millionnaire Tim Gurner, who said that Millennials aren’t buying homes because they spend all of their money on avocado toast and coffee. It’s such a laughable comment, that it’s become a joke. Yes, I agree that it seems silly to spend so much money on things you can make from home. However, two food items are not responsible for an entire generation’s frame of mind.

Anyways, back to the recipe. Avocado toast is one of the easiest breakfasts you can make at home. And it’s so much cheaper than buying it out somewhere. Avocados here cost $0.68 each, and a loaf of bread is about $3. That loaf usually has about 20 pieces of bread, so assuming you make two slices per day, using one full avocado between them, each serving would average $1. This is probably one of the most frugal breakfast meals you can make. Even adding the eggs, you are looking at about $1.50-$2 per day, plus about 10-15 minutes of time.

An added benefit of the easy avocado toast breakfast is the number of nutrients and healthy fats in an avocado. Plus the protein and other benefits of the egg on top of bread means you will have a very filling early morning meal leaving you full until lunch.

Simple Ingredients

Bread

The best bread for this is your favorite bread. We have made it with whole wheat bread, whole grain bread, and sourdough bread. 

Avocado

The key to a creamy avocado spread is avocados that are very ripe, and almost overripe. 

Olive Oil

Add a dash of olive oil for a bit of flavor and to help make the avocado more creamy. This helps it spread on the bread more easily. 

Salt & Pepper

A bit of flaky salt and black pepper will add some seasoning and flavor to your favorite avocado toast as well as to the fried egg recipe. 

Eggs

Egg lovers will enjoy the addition of a fried egg to their avocado toast. You could also add a diced hard-boiled egg or poached egg to your toast. Another option would be sunny side up eggs with a runny egg yolk. 

Optional Toppings

  • Squeeze a bit of fresh lime juice or lemon juice into the smashed avocado
  • Add some fresh herbs to your toast such as basil or cilantro
  • Top the egg with hot sauce, chili peppers, or red pepper flakes for an extra kick
  • Dice some red onions or bell peppers to add to the toast
  • Garnish with sesame seeds or flaky sea salt

Avocado Egg Toast Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp olive oil (to taste)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)

Fried Egg

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
Glass bottle with olive oil, sliced bread on a bamboo cutting board, salt and pepper shakers, two whole avocados, and two brown eggs all on a wooden surface

Preparation

The first step is to make two slices of toast in your toaster. They can be cooked to any degree of toastiness, whatever you prefer. I like my toast barely cooked, Justin likes his a bit more crunchy than me.

Slice open your avocado being careful with the pit so you don’t ruin your knife. I find it best to slide the knife in longways, just until you feel the pit, then work in a circle until the two halves pull apart. Use a spoon or avocado tool to pull the avocado out of the skin (discarding the pit), and use a fork to mash it in a bowl. The riper the avocado is, the softer it will be, thus easier to smash. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, and a splash of olive oil to taste.

Round white bowl with smashed avocado with salt, pepper, and oil with a fork inside next to a bamboo board with sliced bread all on a wooden surface

Make two fried eggs, one for each piece of toast, by following the recipe HERE. You can make the fried eggs any way you want. Justin likes his cooked over-hard, but you can certainly make them over easy as well.

Square white plate with fried eggs over hard next to a bamboo board with sliced bread all on a wooden surface

Spread the avocado between the two pieces of toast. Place one egg each on top of the avocado, and enjoy your Millennial breakfast! You can eat this as an open-faced toast or add another slice of bread to the top to make it like a sandwich.

Avocado egg toast of toasted bread with fried egg and smashed avocado as a sandwich sliced in half of a white plate with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Avocado Egg Toast Leftovers

Storage: The best way to store this is to keep the avocado mixture only. Cover the avocado with plastic wrap that’s touching the avocado then place in an airtight container. Refrigerate for 1 day. 

Reheating: When you are ready to eat leftovers of this delicious breakfast, make a slice of toast, cover it with the avocado, and make fresh eggs to go on top. 

Recipe

Originally Published On: April 11, 2018

Last Updated On: June 24, 2024

Avocado egg toast of toasted bread with fried egg and smashed avocado as a sandwich sliced in half of a white plate with a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface

Avocado Egg Toast

Avocado toast is a stereotypical Millennial food, so add a twist to it by putting a fried egg on top. It’s easy and cheaper to make yourself.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course:
Breakfast
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
avocado
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bread
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eggs
Servings: 1 serving
5 from 8 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp olive oil (to taste)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
Fried Egg
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Toast the bread slices according to preference
  • Slice open the avocado and use a fork to smash it in a bowl
  • Spread the avocado on the toast
  • Season with olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste
  • Cook the fried egg according to the recipe found HERE
  • Add the eggs on top of the avocado and enjoy
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Nutrition Facts
Avocado Egg Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 678 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 429mg18%
Potassium 1198mg34%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 15g60%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 20.1mg24%
Calcium 151mg15%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

50 thoughts on “Avocado Egg Toast: A Twist on the Millennial’s Stereotype Breakfast”

  1. 5 stars
    You made me LOL at that avocado and millenials tidbit. But hey, I’m Gen X and I love avocados too 🙂 And avocados egg toast is just one of the best things isn’t it?? Great to wake up to this every morning.

  2. 5 stars
    It is so weird my friend and I were talking about the Millennial Avocado Egg toast. I love avocados and plan to make this for my family.

  3. Your/Justin’s conversation on this is too funny! I missed this memo on the stereotype (hey, I’m Gen X haha) BUT Kimmie and Essie were just making this for themselves for breakfast the other day from one of their cookbooks – will have to have them try your recipe and compare!

  4. I am so jealous of your $0.68 avocados! They are around $2 here but I usually wait until they are almost gone and then get them on sale for a buck. I love this millennial thing, but I also add taco spice to mine!

  5. I love avocado! It has to be just the right consistency but if it is, I can eat it by the scoopful. Lol. This looks so yummy.

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