Ready to hop on board the latest breakfast trend? Warm, filling and comforting, egg boats are our new favorite thing for a morning meal. Heck, why not make them for dinner too? Here's everything you need to know:
What are egg boats?
Egg boats are simply eggs baked into a scooped-out vessel like half of a sweet potato or avocado. The trend started with folks filling hollowed-out bread and is reminiscent of a Turkish pide, or stuffed flatbread. (We like to use vegetables and fruits for our boats for amazing flavor and texture.)
The eggs are either whisked with herbs and poured into the prepared boats, or cracked directly into the boats so that the yolk stays whole. The boats are then baked until the eggs are set and boats are soft.
How to Make Egg Boats
Egg boats are ridiculously easy and totally customizable. All you need is your “boat” of choice and a few eggs! Add spices and herbs if you like, or add cooked meat or veggies.
Try these boat choices:
- Bell pepper
- Sweet potato
- Demi baguette or roll
Some “boats” will need to be precooked in order to be soft enough to eat after the eggs are done. Sweet potatoes should be baked until soft (but not falling apart), and bell peppers and thicker tomatoes should be steamed for a few minutes.Add eggs and mix with:
- Chopped cooked chicken or ham
- Cooked spinach
There’s really no end to the customization of these impressive brunch-worthy egg boats. For more breakfast ideas, check out our healthy breakfast recipe collection.