French fries are almost universally a hit with kids. But let’s face it, they’re not exactly the healthiest food option. That’s why we love these Baked Avocado Fries as a more nutritious alternative to a junk food favorite!
Avocados are one of nature’s superfoods! They contain almost 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving — including those awesome B-vitamins that provide energy and an immunity-boost. Avocados are also high in good fats, fiber, and calories, all of which help you feel full longer. (Source)
Crispy on the outside, rich and creamy on the inside — these avocado fries are a delight to the taste buds! Plus, your kids will have a blast dipping and battering the slices…and of course chowing down afterwards!
Baked Avocado Fries Ingredients
- 2 avocados
- 1 egg
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Pinch salt for seasoning
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How to Make Baked Avocado Fries
Preheat oven to 450°F.
While oven preheats, combine the bread crumbs, parika, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
Cut avocados in half vertically and remove the pits. Carefully slice each avocado half vertically down to the peel. Using a large spoon, scoop the avocado slices out of their peels.
Brush each avocado slice with a beaten egg and coat in bread crumbs (repeat process for a thicker coating). You may also dip avocado slices in a bowl with the eggs, then roll them in a plate with the bread crumbs.
Place avocado slices in baking dish (or baking sheet covered with one of these versatile, non-stick silicon baking mats) and drizzle olive oil on top.
TIP: Add a sprinkle of fresh lime juice to preserve the avocado color while baking.
Bake for 12-15 minutes at 450°F or until golden brown.
Serve and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.