Honey Baked Avocado, a delicious sweet treat filled with essential nutrients.
Now if I’m being real with you, everything you eat should be guilt free. Enjoy your meals and snacks regardless of their nutrient profile. No guilt needed! Signed, your friendly Registered Dietitian.
Anyway, sometimes you want to fill your sweet tooth while incorporating a nutrient dense food aka a healthy snack. Or.. your avocado is finally ripe and you have that short window to find the right avocado recipe. Either way, this Honey Baked Avocado is good choice.
You can split this treat with someone or enjoy this nutrient dense snack on your own.
Let me just say, avocados are SO versatile. They can pretty much be incorporated into any meal or snack at any time of the day.
Historically, avocados are best known for containing “the good kind of fat.” They do, they are jam packed with omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Most people don’t consume enough omega 3s. Our body doesn’t make this fatty acid but needs it. The only way to assure adequate amounts of omega 3s is through regular intake of omega 3 rich food.
Not only that, avocados are one of my original Good Mood Foods, a food proven to put you in a better mood. Read about Good Mood Foods here.
Bonus! This Honey Baked Avocado only requires 4 ingredients! An avocado, maple syrup, honey, and salt. However, for a little less sweet, omit the maple syrup.
Avocado: Choose an almost ripe to ripe avocado. Check out this source for choosing the best avocado.
Honey Recommendations: Local when able. The only ingredient should be honey.
Maple Syrup Recommendations: 100% pure maple syrup.
I tried two variations of this sweet treat, air fried and baked. Both delicious! Both a guilt free snack. The air fried version takes a little less time.
The preparation for both recipes is the same.
- Rinse and dry your avocado.
- Slice in half and remove pit.
- Mix together 1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp maple syrup, and a small dash of salt.
- Drizzle mixture onto each half of the avocado.
Preheat oven to 350 degress
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes
Air Fried Avocado
Preheat air fryer for 2 minutes at 350
Air fry at 350 for 5 minutes
Your Baked Avocado
The mixture will likely fill the hole in the avocado when baked. The best way to eat the baked avocado is use that indent of liquid as a dip!
Can the Honey Baked Avocado be made Ahead of Time?
I’d recommend preparing the baked avocado directly before eating. Therefore, there are no exact storage recommendations.
Avocados should be stored at room temperature until ripe. Once ripe, avocados should be refrigerated to preserve ripeness.
Some people say storing an avocado in water can preserve freshness and delay ripening. However, I haven’t tried this and can’t confirm.
Due to browning, it’s recommended not to slice an avocado until time of consumption.
Honey Baked Avocado is:
- Mediterranean diet compliant
- Lactose Free
- Gluten Free
- Heart Healthy
- Kosher (but double check labels)
If you follow a diabetic or renal diet, review diet recommendations with a registered dietitian.
This is not compliant with a vegan diet IF you do not consume honey.
Honey Baked Avocado
- 1 avocado
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp natural maple syrup
- 1 pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Prepare baking sheet with a layer of aluminum foil
- Rinse and dry avocado. Slice in half and remove the pit. Place on baking sheet.
- Mix together honey, syrup, and salt
- Drizzle mixture on top of avocado
- Bake at 350 for 10 minutes
- After 10 minutes, allow avocado to cool for 1-2 minutes prior to enjoying
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