Waffle with Avocado and Poached Eggs

A simple brunch idea partners homemade waffles with avocado, poached eggs and fried onions, providing a tasty start to the day.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4 people


Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Toss the onion with the flour in a bowl; season.

Lay on a nonstick baking tray and spray with the oil. Bake for 10-12 mins, until crisp.
To make the waffle, whisk together the egg, flour, milk, baking powder, paprika and a pinch of salt.

Heat a griddle pan; brush with butter. Stir the remaining butter into the waffle mixture until combined.

Pour into the pan; cook for 5 minutes, until golden brown.

Turn and cook for a further 3-4 minutes, until cooked through. 

Meanwhile, heat a pan of water to a simmer. Add the vinegar and swirl.

Add 2 eggs and poach for 3 minutes*.

Drain on kitchen paper and keep warm. Repeat with the other 2 eggs.

In a bowl, mash the avocado flesh with the lime juice, then season.

Divide the waffle into 4 and spread each quarter with avocado.

Top with an egg and some crispy onions. 

*If serving vulnerable groups, elderly people, toddlers, pregnant women and people who are unwell, cook eggs until the whites and yolks are solid.


1 red onion, cut into thin rings
1 tsp plain flour
olive oil cooking spray
splash malt vinegar
4 eggs
1 large ripe avocado
1/2 lime, juiced

For the waffle

1 egg
150g self-raising flour
250ml milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
75g butter, melted