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California Toad in a Hole



California Toad in a Hole…

I’m kind of a funny breakfast person. I HAVE to eat breakfast. I mean, I seriously cannot survive without it. But, I am a picky breakfast person. I don’t like anything too heavy or too sweet for breakfast. Like I’ll have pancakes, but while my hubby and kids eat them with chocolate chips and syrup I’ll usually just have a smear of jam on them. Or I may make muffins, but I’ll usually only have one. You would never find me eating sausages, bacon, eggs and toast for breakfast. It’s just too much. It gives me a tummyache. I do love cereal though. Special K is one of my favorites.

The other morning we were all home and I asked my 5 year old what she wanted for breakfast. She said Bacon and the hubby said eggs. Hmmmm ok. Well, I didn’t want scrambled eggs and we did have an avocado. So why not something a little different? It turned out oh so yummy. That sprinkle of kosher salt (though sea salt would have been awesome too) was exactly what this breakfast needed.

Are Eggs Good For You?

Eggs are low in calories, only 77 calories in a large egg.

Eggs are loaded with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals, good fats and various trace nutrients.

Eggs are rich in iron, phosphorus, selenium and vitamins A, B12, B2 and B5.

How Long Will Eggs Keep? 

Eggs will keep for 5 weeks in the refrigerator.

You can also freeze eggs for up to 1 year.

Are Avocados High in Fat?

Avocados are high in fat.

But it’s monounsaturated fat, which is a “good” fat that helps lower bad cholesterol.

California Toad in a Hole

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California Toad in a Hole

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2
This California Toad in a Hole is exactly what this breakfast needed.


Recipe by me

  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Slices Wheat Bread with a hole cut out in the middle.
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • Bacon cooked
  • Oil
  • Kosher Salt or try sea salt
  • Fresh Black Pepper


  • Drizzle a little oil in the pan and heat over medium heat.
  • Add both slices of bread and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Crack an egg into each hole and allow to cook until set on one side, 1-3 minutes.
  • Carefully flip each slice of bread and cook a little longer on the other side until the egg is over easy.
  • Remove from pan and arrange avocado slices over the top, sprinkle kosher salt and fresh pepper.
  • Serve with bacon.


left overs should be stored in the refrigerator
Nutrition Facts
California Toad in a Hole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 70mg3%
Potassium 306mg9%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 311IU6%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • hmmm, I looked but never found duplicate. I think this is the only one.

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  • i love these! i love all the different names there are for it too!

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  • So simple but so yummy looking! Avocados make anything better!

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  • Oh I love the name you gave it! This recipe has so many diff names but I think I like this one best. We just call them egg in a wells but I think I'm gonna start call in them toad in a holes! Too funny!

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  • So, I grew up on this sans avocado and bacon and called in an egg-in-a-hole. My kids are obsessed w/ them, too.

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  • Did you know you already posted this one? Just wondered.

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