Here's a delicious low-carb, keto-friendly (optional) Grated Egg and Avocado Quesadilla breakfast sandwich that can be made in the air fryer, oven, or stovetop.
- The ingredient list:
- Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- What makes this breakfast quesadilla recipe low carb and keto-friendly?
- Can 8" flour tortillas be used in this recipe?
- Can a fried egg be substituted for the grated egg in this breakfast quesadilla?
- What are the other methods for cooking this grated egg avocado breakfast sandwich?
- The oven method:
- Is the hot sauce optional?
- Is there an alternative to the avocado in this recipe?
- Can melted butter be used in place of the olive oil?
- How long will these grated egg quesadillas keep in the fridge?
- How to reheat grated egg breakfast quesadillas?
- Does the hard-cooked egg have to be grated?
- My solution for making the very best hard-cooked eggs?
- How many grated egg avocado quesadillas does this recipe make?
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- Printable Recipe Card
The ingredient list:
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- hard-cooked egg
- 8" tortillas (low carb shown)
- shredded cheese
- olive oil
- hot sauce (optional)
- salt and pepper
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- air fryer (for air fryer method)
- air fryer basket (for air fryer method)
- small skillet (for stovetop method)
- electric egg cooker (optional)
- baking sheet (for oven method)
- pastry brush
- cheese grater (optional)
- paring knife
- fork or a pastry blender (for mashing avocado)
- slotted spatula
- chef's knife or cleaver (for cutting the cooked quesadilla)
- kitchen timer (optional)
What makes this breakfast quesadilla recipe low carb and keto-friendly?
The brand of tortillas I used are from Olé Mexican Foods and they're called Extreme Wellness. My husband is following a keto eating plan and he loves this brand of low-carb tortilla.
Each tortilla has 4 net carbs per serving. They are also made with 100% whole wheat, have 11g of fiber, and are 50 calories per tortilla.
Can 8" flour tortillas be used in this recipe?
Feel free to use your favorite brand of tortilla (low carb or otherwise) for making this avocado and grated egg quesadilla. The choice is completely yours to make.
*Full Disclosure - Please be aware that the nutritional value and calorie count posted in the recipe card is calculated using standard 8" flour tortillas, even though the tortillas shown in the video (and in the photos) are the keto/low carb variety.
Can a fried egg be substituted for the grated egg in this breakfast quesadilla?
Want to learn how to use your air fryer to fry eggs? I'm happy to show you how it's done!
What are the other methods for cooking this grated egg avocado breakfast sandwich?
The stovetop method:
Heat a medium-size skillet over medium heat.
Assemble the breakfast quesadilla (as described in the recipe card) and cook it on both sides (approximately 2 minutes per side) until crisp and golden.
The oven method:
It's basically the same as the air fryer method (written in the recipe card), except that you preheat the oven to 425-degrees Fahrenheit, and then place the assembled quesadilla on a baking sheet.
Slide the baking sheet into the oven and then cook for 5-7 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes until crisp and golden.
Is the hot sauce optional?
If you're not a fan or if you happen to love hot and spicy foods, feel free to tailor this to your tastes and preferences. Either leave it out or knock yourself out by shaking like crazy!
Is there an alternative to the avocado in this recipe?
Yes and no.
If you don't use avocado, you're missing out on all those heart-healthy fats, and the entire purpose of the recipe title would be confusing. LOL
That said, if you must, feel free to either omit the avocado altogether (adding additional grated cheese if skipping the avocado) OR swap it out with your favorite brand or flavor of hummus.
Of course, if using hummus, this would no longer be a keto-friendly or low-carb breakfast quesadilla, but I think you'd have something mighty yummy on your hands anyway!
Can melted butter be used in place of the olive oil?
Butter is never a bad choice, so yes!
You can also use, ghee (clarified butter), homemade garlic ghee (because why not?), avocado oil, or even melted coconut oil.
How long will these grated egg quesadillas keep in the fridge?
You can store them in an airtight container (pre-cut), for up to 3 days.
How to reheat grated egg breakfast quesadillas?
For crispy quesadillas, reheat them in an oven or air fryer (uncovered) at 375-degrees Fahrenheit for 3-5 minutes.
Does the hard-cooked egg have to be grated?
Well, I wouldn't suggest putting it on whole (lol), but feel free to thinly slice the hard-cooked egg and place the slices in a single layer on top of the avocado.
My solution for making the very best hard-cooked eggs?
If I'm honest, I have to tell you that I've always struggled with this kitchen task.
I've either boiled them too long on the stovetop leaving them with that unsightly green/gray ring around the yolk, or I have issues with peeling them, in which case I leave half of the egg stuck to the shell and looking completely unsightly.
However, I've recently been using an electric egg cooker that my sister told me about, and my days of improperly cooking hard-cooked eggs are thankfully a thing of the past!!
How many grated egg avocado quesadillas does this recipe make?
As written, this recipe makes one quesadilla. One quesadilla equals one serving.
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Printable Recipe Card
GRATED EGG AVOCADO QUESADILLA
- 1 hard-cooked egg
- 1 small avocado
- 2 8" quesadillas keto-friendly shown
- ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons olive oil melted butter is also an option
- hot sauce to taste
- ½ salt
- ¼ black pepper
- Mash the avocado along with the salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Brush one side of one tortilla with olive oil and then flip so the oil is side down.
- Spread the mashed avocado evenly on the pre-oiled tortilla and shake on hot sauce if desired.
- Grate one hard-boiled egg on top of the mashed avocado and top evenly with the shredded cheese.
- Place the second tortilla on top of the shredded cheese and brush the top of the tortilla with additional olive oil.
- Place the quesadilla on a rack of an air fryer and cook for 4 minutes at 400-degrees. Remove the quesadilla, flip, and return it to the air fryer to cook for an additional 4 minutes.
- Remove, cut into triangles, and enjoy!
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