Bagel Egg in a Hole with Smashed Avocado

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
A tasty spin on a classic recipe, this bagel egg in a hole features an egg fried inside a bagel with avocado on top. It's a perfectly quick healthy breakfast or dinner! —Erin Clarke,
Bagel Egg in a Hole with Smashed Avocado Recipe photo by Erin Clarke


  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 whole grain bagel, split
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 small eggs
  • Optional: Minced fresh cilantro, parsley or chives


  1. In a small bowl, mash avocado; stir in salt, pepper and, if desired, pepper flakes.
  2. Using a paring knife or round cutter, enlarge center hole at least 1-1/2 in. wide. Spread butter on cut side of bagel. Place bagel, butter sides down, in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until golden brown, 1-2 minutes; remove to plate. Spread avocado mixture over browned sides, building up outside edge slightly.
  3. Return bagel to skillet, avocado sides up. Crack egg into center hole. Cook, covered, over medium heat until egg is cooked to desired degree of doneness. Transfer to serving plate; garnish as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 bagel half: 306 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 8g fiber), 10g protein.