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Playing with your food can be delicious - just try this super easy breakfast recipe for egg-in-a-hole toast topped with avocado and a touch of Gruyere cheese.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
5 mins
20 mins
2 slices


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut a 2x3-inch oval out of the center of each slice of bread. Reserve the bread centers for another use.

  • Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bread to the skillet. Cook over medium heat, about 2 minutes, or until the bottom of the bread is golden brown. Carefully flip bread slices.

  • Arrange 2 avocado slices on the perimeter of the hole in each bread slice. Break eggs into a custard cup, 1 at a time, then slip the egg into the center of each circle. Season eggs with salt and ground black pepper. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.

  • Sprinkle Gruyere cheese on over toast and eggs. Cover and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes more or until egg is desired doneness and cheese is melted.

  • If desired, sprinkle with freshly cracked black pepper.

Cook's Note:

Reserve bread centers for croutons, bread pudding, or process to make breadcrumbs.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of bread. The actual amount of bread consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 14.2g; carbohydrates 23.2g; fat 20.5g; cholesterol 216.9mg; sodium 516.1mg. Full Nutrition