Delicious Air Fryer Egg In A Hole loaded up with creamy avocado. A filling breakfast or brunch of wholemeal bread, egg and avocado. Simple to make and a staple for a healthy diet.
If you have not tried egg in a hole in the air fryer yet, then you are missing out on something spectacular. It is one of those simple meals that should be on every family’s menu time and time again.
If you are a kid in Britain, you would be celebrating today. You see in the UK the summer holidays run from approximately the 20th of July until the 9th of September. Or if things have changed those are the dates I always remember having off as a kid.
It was great because you got six weeks out of school and could go out with your mates and have a great time.
I loved going for bike rides on the seafront, getting spoilt by the pensioners that stayed in my parents’ holiday accommodation, eating too much ice cream, spending all day swimming and lots of delicious brunches.
You were not dragged out of the door early for school, so breakfast was put on hold and instead when you got hungry your mum made you brunch.
My mum always made me one thing, more than anything else.
You also know it as egg in a hole, but we always called it fried bread with an egg in it. There was no fancy name for it and to many people that didn’t eat it, it sounded rather boring and strange.
I would watch my mum cut out a central piece of a slice of white bread (kids didn’t know what wholemeal bread was back then) and then place the slice of bread in the frying pan with the tiny piece next to it. Then she would fry an egg into the hole and you had fried bread with an egg in the middle. The tiny bit was not wasted either and became another tiny bit of fried bread.
Or for us Milners a cheesy taste sensation:
You would eat your egg in a hole with tomato ketchup and that one slice would keep you full for hours and hours. There was none of this over eating that everyone does now.
That one medium slice was enough.
Then you would go off and have fun and not needing feeding until dinner time.
I thought with summer upon us it would be great fun to modernise the classic fried bread with egg and cook it in the air fryer. Not only would it be free of all that vegetable oil that we used to have in the pan but covered with avocado for the dream health kick.
Air Fryer Egg In A Hole
The great thing about making your own air fryer egg in a hole is that you can use the toppings of your choice.
If you want your egg in a hole the classic way with just an egg and a slice of bread, then you can!
Or you can spread the bread with avocado like we have done below:
Or layer it up with melted cheese around the bread instead.
Or even better if your kids HATE eggs then you can replace an egg with loads and loads of cheese.
You can also choose your favourite bread. We used our whole wheat bread dough. Then we made the bread fresh and it was still warm as we cut it, hence its awkward cut lines!
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- Using a cookie cutter (or similar) chop out a central hole in your slice of bread.
- Place your slice of bread into the air fryer baking pan. Crack your egg into the hole and cook for 7 minutes at 160c/320f.
- When the egg is cooked season the top of the egg with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl mix your avocado with a fork so that it is free of big lumps.
- Spread the avocado around the edges of the bread and then serve.
I have based the recipe on one serving. That way you can double, triple it, depending on how many people you are feeding. Avocado of course is optional and to keep it Syn Free use cheese from your healthy extra instead. Though as its just 60g of avocado it works out at 5 Syns. I LOVE avocado and loaded my slice up with 60g worth.
If you just wanted a thin layer (like a thick slice of butter) then 15g would be enough. Eggs need salt and pepper so make sure you well season the top of it otherwise the egg will be bland. You can use any bread you like. Whatever you have in is fine. We used still warm just baked whole wheat bread. If your bread is cold cook it for 2 minutes first at 180c/360f to get it warmed up, before you crack the egg.