Baked Avocado Fries

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In this baked avocado fries recipe, fresh avocados are spiced, breaded and baked for a perfectly crispy and flavorful appetizer or side dish that’s ready in 25 minutes!

front view of a hand dipping an avocado fry into sauce


The first time I had avocado fries was when Ritch and I went out to dinner for an anniversary. They were so delicious I had to recreate them at home.

This baked Avocado Fries recipe is so easy to make at home that I will never find myself jonesing for the restaurant version again!

In this recipe the avocado is peeled, sliced, spiced, breaded and baked for a delicious appetizer ready in 25 minutes.

a plate with a stack of Baked Avocado Fries on it

Baked Avocado Fries Recipe: Ingredients and Substitutions 

overhead view of the ingredients in this Baked Avocado Fries recipe
  • Bread Crumbs. This is the ingredient that makes the most difference to the taste and texture of the avocado fries. I used both panko bread crumbs and regular (pictured here) and I preferred the taste of the panko, but the sturdy coating of the regular. Seasoned bread crumbs are totally an option that will add a lot more flavor, but choose wisely! To make these baked avocado fries gluten-free, choose gluten-free bread crumbs. You can also make your own by toasting bread and then processing it in the food processor!
  • Flour. to make this recipe gluten-free use a 1:1 Gluten-Free All-Purpose baking flour!
  • Spices. I chose to keep this recipe simple (like a blank canvas, if you will) and only added garlic powder. However they are also amazing when other spices are added, suggestions include cumin, paprika, chili powder, Italian seasoning and onion powder!
Baked Avocado Fries on top of a salad.

How to make Avocado Fries

I had raging success every time I tested this recipe, and I want you to too! So I made sure to take step-by-step photos of the process and we are going to walk through it together!

How to cut Avocados to make Avocado Fries

I tested a few different ways to cut the avocados to make perfect avocado fries…so here are my tips for the best results.

  1. Pick ripe, but firm avocados. The first important factor to successfully making this avocado fries recipe is to pick the right avocados. You want them ripe (meaning soft to the touch), but still firm enough to hold their shape without being gooey (you know what I mean lol)!
  2. Cut the avocado in half, lengthwise. Cut down the axis of the avocados lengthwise. Then twist to separate. To remove the pit, tap it with a sharpe knife and turn to release.
  3. Peel the skin off, don’t scoop! I found that scooping the flesh out of the skin with a spoon resulted in a not-so-pretty outer layer of the avocado, that was also a little mushy. I recommend actually peeling the skin off instead of scooping! I just used my hands!
  4. Cut 1/2″ pieces. The trick with slicing the avocados is to keep them thick enough to hold their shape, but not too thick that the avocado will overwhelm the outer coating!
Overhead view of avocados on a cutting board both cut up and peeled in the making of this Baked Avocado Fries recipe

Coat the avocado slices with flour

This step is critical in making sure the coating sticks to the avocado fries and holds up even after baking. Coating the avocado slices in flour gives the egg wash something to stick to, and then the bread crumb coating sticks to the egg wash!

Shake it up! I made these baked avocado fries and used two different methods for coating the avocado slices in flour:

  1. First, I put the flour in a small shallow bowl (bigger than the avocado slices) and individually dipped each one in flour. I found this way to be time consuming and messy, but it did the job.
  2. Preferred method. the method I found the easiest was to toss the flour and avocado slices into a plastic bag and gently shake to coat. This was SUPER quick to do, and resulted in very evenly coated avocado slices!
overhead photo showing How to Make Avocado Fries - coating the avocado slices in flour

Dip the coated avocado slices in beaten eggs

Coat individually. The only way I found to do this step well was to dip each coated avocado slice in the egg wash individually. Be sure to use a bowl that is large enough to fit the entire avocado slice without it breaking or bending. I recommend putting the slices in the bowl, letting them sit for 10-15 seconds and then flipping them over.

Have a designated “egg hand.” I also recommend using one hand for egg-dipping, and another hand for bread crumb coating. This will ensure you keep one hand dry to toss the breadcrumbs onto the avocado fries, and one will remain an eggy mess! I also recommend keeping a paper towel close by to use to wipe off your messy fingers!

photo showing How to Make Avocado Fries - dipping the floured avocado slice in egg

Coat the avocado slices with bread crumbs

Before coating. Before you coat be sure to use about 1 TBS of olive oil to generously grease your baking sheet. You can also use cooking spray, however I think using olive oil enhances the flavor!

Coat Individually. I found the best way to coat the egg-washed avocado slices was individually. Be sure to use a small bowl, but one that fits the entire avocado slice in it without needing to bend or break it!

two overhead photos showing How to Make Avocado Fries - coating in breadcrumbs

Spray with cooking spray

Once the avocado fries are coated and placed on the well-oiled baking sheet, spray the top with cooking spray, or another oil spray. I also like to finish them off by sprinkling a little extra sea salt on top of the cooking spray for a little extra flavor !

photo showing How to Make Avocado Fries - lined up on baking sheet before baking

Bake (How to make Avocado Fries in the Oven)

Please note all ovens are different so please keep that in mind when you make this (and any) recipe.

Bake time. I have found that baking this avocado fries recipe for about 8 minutes on the first side results in a perfectly golden brown coating. After 8 minutes flip the avocado fries over and bake on the second side for about 5 minutes or until they reach your desired color and doneness!

up close view of baked avocado fries on a baking sheet after baking

Serving Suggestions

These baked avocado fries may seem like a lot of work, but really they are super easy and come together in 25 minutes! There are also so many ways you can serve them!

  • I also love eating them instead of meat in tacos! Try these sweet potato tacos and add some avocado fries!
  • as part of a veggie wrap or sandwich
  • over a slad.

Dipping suggestions

There are so many different dips you could use for this baked avocado fries recipe. Here are a few of my favorites…

  • Your favorite salad dressing. try this balsamic vinaigrette! YUM!
  • SalsaGive these avocado fries a Mexican flare and dip them in your favorite salsa, like this s
  • Guacamole is another great dipping idea! Especially our easy homemade guacamole!
  • Ranch or French onion dip. These baked avocado fries go really well with a sour cream based dip!
  • Honey Mustard. This might be my favorite option honestly!
  • Ketchup or BBQ sauce. My kids preferred dip of choice for sure!
  • Aioli. If you have a recipe for a delicious aioli sauce, that would be absolute perfection with this recipe.
overhead view of a plate of avocado fries

Store/freeze

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Reheat in the oven set to 300 degrees F until warmed through.

up close overhead view of Baked Avocado Fries recipe after they have been removed from the oven and arranged on a plate

Recipe FAQs

What to eat with avocado fries? 

I also love eating them instead of meat in tacos! Try these sweet potato tacos and add some avocado fries, as part of a veggie wrap or sandwich or just by themselves!

What can you dip avoado fries in?

  • Your favorite salad dressing. try this balsamic vinaigrette! YUM!

  • SalsaGive these avocado fries a Mexican flare and dip them in your favorite salsa, like this

  • Guacamole is another great dipping idea! Especially our easy homemade guacamole!

  • Ranch or French onion dip. These baked avocado fries go really well with a sour cream based dip!

  • Honey Mustard. This might be my favorite option honestly!

  • Ketchup or BBQ sauce. My kids preferred dip of choice for sure!

  • Aioli. If you have a recipe for a delicious aioli sauce, that would be absolute perfection with this recipe.
  • Up close front view of a Baked Avocado Fry with a bite taken out of it

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    Baked Avocado Fries

    Laura
    In this baked avocado fries recipe, fresh avocados are spiced, breaded and baked for a perfectly crispy and flavorful appetizer or side dish that's ready in 25 minutes!
    5 from 1 vote
    Course Appetizer, side
    Cuisine American
    Servings 4 Serivings
    Calories 241.3
    Prep Time10 minutes
    Cook Time15 minutes
    Total Time25 minutes

    Ingredients 
     

    Instructions 

    • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
    • Grease a large baking sheet generously with olive oil.
    • Add flour and sliced avocados to a Ziploc bag and shake gently to coat.
    • Remove floured avocadoes from the Ziploc bag and discard the leftover flour.
    • Place beaten eggs in a small bowl (larger than the avocado slices).
    • In another small bowl, combine bread crumbs, salt and garlic powder.
    • Dip flour-coated avocados in the beaten eggs, then put them into the bread crumb mixture and turn to coat.
    • Placed coated avocado pieces in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and spray them with cooking spray.
    • After they have been sprayed with cooking spray, sprinkle with a little extra sea salt, if desired.
    • Bake for 8-10 minutes, flip over and bake an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
    • Serve warm over a salad  or with your favorite dipping sauce!

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    Notes

    Store/freeze

    Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
    Reheat in the oven set to 300 degrees F until warmed through.

    Ingredient Substitutions

    • Bread Crumbs. This is the ingredient that makes the most difference to the taste and texture of the avocado fries. I used both panko bread crumbs and regular (pictured here) and I preferred the taste of the panko, but the sturdy coating of the regular. Seasoned bread crumbs are totally an option that will add a lot more flavor, but choose wisely! To make these baked avocado fries gluten-free, choose gluten-free bread crumbs. You can also make your own by toasting bread and then processing it in the food processor!
    • Flour. to make this recipe gluten-free use a 1:1 Gluten-Free All-Purpose baking flour!
    • Spices. I chose to keep this recipe simple (like a blank canvas, if you will) and only added garlic powder. However they are also amazing when other spices are added, suggestions include cumin, paprika, chili powder, Italian seasoning and onion powder!

    Nutrition

    Serving: 0.5avocado | Calories: 241.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.9g | Protein: 5.8g | Fat: 15.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9.1g | Cholesterol: 46.5mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 495.8mg | Fiber: 6.7g | Sugar: 1.1g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.6mg

    Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    1. Ooh I can just imagine the crispiness and the softness at the same time of these on a salad. <3 They're absolutely beautiful.