Bagel Egg in a Hole with Smashed Avocado


A tasty spin on classic egg in a hole, this recipe features an egg fried inside a bagel with avocado on top. Perfect quick, healthy breakfast or dinner!

  • YIELD: Serves 2
  • PREP TIME: 5 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes


  • 1 whole grain bagel
  • 1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 small, ripe Hass avocado
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus additional to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Chopped fresh herbs: cilantro, parsley, chives, etc.


  1. Slice bagel in half. If the hole is very small, tear out some of the center to make it larger or use a round cookie cutter, small juice glass, or biscuit cutter to cut a larger hole. Lightly spread the cut sides of the bagel with butter. In a small bowl, mash the avocado with the salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Taste and add additional seasoning if desired.
  2. For each bagel half: Heat a nonstick skillet over medium. Place the bagel in the skillet butter-side down. Let toast a few minutes until golden, then flip and place on a plate, toasted side up. Spread the cut side with mashed avocado. Return the bagel to the skillet, avocado-side up.
  3. Crack an egg in the center of the hole (for easier transfer, you can also crack the egg in a small bowl, then gently pour it into the hole), then cover the skillet and let cook until the egg is set, about 3 minutes for a medium-soft yolks (if your skillet does not have a lid, you can also place a sheet pan over the top—the idea is to trap heat to cook the egg more quickly). Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle with any desired toppings. Enjoy immediately.


  • Serving Size: 1 (of 2)
  • Amount Per Serving:Calories: 304
  • Total Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 200mg
  • Sodium: 389mg
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 11g

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