The latest iteration of must-try meals brought to you by none other than TikTok is best served at breakfast. This two-ingredient, heart-healthy avocado hash brown recipe is just as good—if not better—than avocado toast. (We said what we said.) How can this even be possible? It’s all in the bread… or in this case, the super crispy, crunchy hash brown that’ll make any potato aficionado instantly swoon.
Why this avocado hash brown recipe is so much better than regular avo toast
If you’re ready to take it back to the ’90s when your parents still had to drive you everywhere and breakfast meant an obligatory pitstop at the local Mickey D’s, this recipe is for you. One of our favorite parts about a kid’s breakfast Happy Meal (aside from the fun toy, obvi) was the golden hash brown that comes individually wrapped in a white paper sleeve to sop up the excess oil. While we can never be too old to feed our inner child a sweet and savory McGriddle breakfast sandwich, replicating this drive-thru-worthy meal at home has never been easier thanks to our beloved supermarket, Trader Joe’s.
In the store’s freezer aisle, you’ll find a yellow sleeve labeled “hashbrowns” with 10 delicious shredded potato patties that’ll make you do a double take. Believe us when we say they look *just* like the ones we grew up snacking on. Although this potato product would taste perfectly delicious on its own, TikTokers have taken things one step further by transforming this simple snack into avocado toast 2.0. And we’re not mad about it one bit.
Indeed, while avocado toast has been our ride-or-die for over a decade, it’s time to shake things up by swapping out bread with a crunchy hash brown patty to assemble this breakfast staple. In a recent TikTok video by @cookingwithlynja, Lynja tries out the viral recipe by first toasting the hash brown in the air fryer. Next, she mashes her avocado with hot honey, salt, and lemon and spreads it on the crunchy potato. To top things off, she adds a sunny-side-up egg, parmesan cheese, and everything but the bagel seasoning. The result: In the words of Lynja, it’s “bussin.’”
@cookingwithlynja Bussin or Nah: Avacado Hashbrown @bria lemirande ♬ original sound – Lynja
Health benefits of this avocado hash brown recipe
We previously spoke with a registered dietitian who very emphatically stressed the importance of having a well-balanced breakfast to start the day. Not only does a protein-rich meal help sustain energy levels, but it also helps squeeze important nutrients—like fiber and antioxidants—into your daily diet.
Eggs, which dietitians have dubbed as “nature’s vitamin,” are what’s known as a complete source of protein, which means they contain all nine essential amino acids your body needs. Additionally, eggs are high in choline, a nutrient that promotes healthy brain functioning and nervous system health. And they’re also filled with vitamin D, which helps regulate your immune system and keep bones healthy as you age.
Meanwhile, avocados are high in heart-healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants, which make this creamy and dreamy fruit well worth the hype. The real star of the show, however, is the potatoes, which are packed with a few gut-healthy benefits of their own. A single potato has tons of fiber (about nine grams), three times the amount of potassium than a banana, and a good amount of vitamin C. Basically, this easy avocado hash brown recipe puts regular avocado toast to shame, with its extensive list of reasons why you should make it for breakfast (or a snack)… stat.
Avocado hash brown recipe
Yields 2 servings
2 Trader Joe’s hash browns (or homemade hash browns)
1 ripe avocado
2 tsp hot honey
Salt, to taste
1 lemon, freshly squeezed
2 tsp parmesan cheese, grated
1 tsp Everything Bagel seasoning
1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 °F. Air fry the hash browns for nine minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
2. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan over medium heat, cook two sunny-side-up eggs.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the avocado, hot honey, salt, and lemon juice. Stir until smooth and creamy.
4. Assemble the breakfast toast by layering the potato with a few spoonfuls of the avocado mixture, then add the egg and season with parmesan cheese and Everything Bagel seasoning.
Here’s why you should never skip out on breakfast, according to an RD: