15 Ways to Eat an Avocado for Breakfast

15 Ways to Eat an Avocado for Breakfast

Kelli Foster
Sep 15, 2018
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I'll eat an avocado any time of day, but for breakfast it seems especially satisfying. This creamy green fruit is loaded with a dose of healthy fats that make your morning meal more satiating and satisfying, and won't leave you reaching for a snack in an hour. From smoothies to toast to breakfast bowls, here are 15 delicious and easy avocado breakfast recipes.

1. Huevos Rancheros Casserole

This casserole version of the popular Mexican breakfast dish couldn't be easier to make. It comes together in just 30 minutes and easily feeds the whole crowd.

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2. Easy Banana Kiwi Smoothie

While this tropical smoothie may be touted as kid-friendly, it's pretty adult-friendly too. Avocado adds just the right amount of healthy fat to ensure you'll stay full until lunch.

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3. Caprese Avocado Toast

Combine juicy caprese salad with classic avocado toast and you've got a breakfast that you may be tempted to make again for lunch.

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4. Honey-Yogurt Avocado Toast

Here's how to give your avocado toast a sweet upgrade, plus an extra boost of protein from Greek yogurt.

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5. Chocolate Coconut Avocado Smoothie

Just say yes to adding avocados to your smoothies — starting with this chocolate number. It leaves smoothies with a lush, extra-creamy consistency, and the added fat will help keep you full.

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6. Creamy Avocado Lassi

This Indian-inspired drink is thick, creamy, and puts avocados at the forefront. The recipe calls for sugar, but you can swap it for honey or agave syrup.

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7. Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza

When I use fresh pizza dough, as the recipe calls for, I always cook it ahead of time to get a jump on breakfast. Naan, flatbreads, and pita all make a fine substitute when you want a quick and convenient solution, though.

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8. Summer Breakfast Salad

Along with a couple slices of crispy bacon and a fried egg, avocado adds a dose of fat to make this salad a filling way to kick off the day. If you can't get your hands on blueberries, pomegranate arils as well as dried cherries and apricots make a nice swap.

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9. Egg and Avocado Salad on Toast

A hard-boiled egg is my usual avocado toast topping, but a few simple twists make this version feel fresh and more interesting. The recipe calls for fresh basil, which is always my first choice, although any herbs you have on hand will work nicely.

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10. Vegan Avocado Fritters with Cashew Hollandaise

A leisurely morning works best for this recipe, since the fritters take a bit of time to assemble, but one bite and all the work is worth it. The fritters taste kind of like fried guacamole, thanks to the cilantro and lime, while kale and quinoa offer a boost of protein.

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11. Southwest Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Come Wednesday morning you're going to be so glad you added this bowl to your weekend meal prep routine. Just about everything can be prepared in advance, so all that's left to do before digging in is to top your bowl with extra avocado.

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12. Raw Avocado Lime Mousse

A combination of lime juice and zest, agave nectar, and a splash of vanilla totally transform ripe avocado into a sweet and tangy, lush toast topping.

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13. Bean Chilaquiles with Avocado & Queso Fresco

Chilaquiles are a great way to use up any little leftover bits in your fridge — add in things like shredded chicken or pork, crumbled bacon, or roasted vegetables, if you have them.

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14. Vegetarian Breakfast Posole

Make this comforting breakfast soup when you have a little time over the weekend and you can easily reheat servings throughout your weekday mornings.

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15. The Best Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Okay, so this is technically a dessert, but you only live once, so go for it.

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