Keto Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe
Keto Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe is a large pancake baked in a buttered hot skillet with an almost custardy texture in the middle and crispy edge.
It’s the perfect keto family breakfast to share on the weekend and delicious topped with keto-friendly fruits.
Is Dutch Baby Keto?
A classic Dutch baby is a large German pancake made of high-carb ingredients, including wheat flour, sugar, and milk.
As a result, classic Dutch Baby pancakes, just like regular pancakes, are not keto-friendly.
But you can make a keto-friendly keto Dutch baby recipe using keto flour and keto sweeteners.
How To Make A Keto Dutch Baby
A Keto Dutch Baby recipe is very easy to make with only a few ingredients.
But first, make sure you have a blender or food processor to create a smooth keto Dutch baby batter.
To make this blender keto pancake recipe, you need the following:
- Large eggs – at room temperature – eggs are keto-friendly.
- Softened cream cheese – take out the cream cheese from the fridge 1 hour before making the batter. Yes, cream cheese is a keto-friendly dairy product.
- Almond flour – use ultra-fine blanched almond flour, no almond meal or coconut flour! Both options make the pancake extremely dry. Learn how to choose your keto flours.
- Melted butter
- Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
- Erythritol – learn how to convert keto sweeteners.
- Fresh butter to grease the skillet.
Preheating Oven and Skillet
Before you start making the keto Dutch baby batter, preheat the oven to 460°F (240°C).
Place the oven-safe 8-inch (20 cm) skillet in the center rack of the preheated oven and warm for 15 minutes.
Making The Dutch Baby Batter
Now, place the eggs and cream cheese in the blender. Blend at high speed for 15-20 seconds until it forms a smooth batter.
Stop the blender and add the remaining ingredients.
Blend again until smooth.
Greasing The Skillet
Now, use oven-safe mittens and carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 180C( 350F)
Place the piece of butter in the center of the skillet and tilt the skillet to spread and melt the butter.
Watch out, the pan is hot, and the butter will melt fast and drizzle out of the pan.
Pouring The Batter
Now, quickly pour the pancake batter from the blender into the hot skillet and bring the skillet back to the center rack of your oven.
Bake for 10-14 minutes at 180C (350F) or until the center puff up.
The longer you bake it from now, the less custardy it will be in the center. You want the center to be set, not runny, but not overbaked and dry.
Remove the skillet from the oven and use a pastry brush to spread melted butter on top of the pancake.
I recommend using a spoon to push down the ‘bumpy’ middle of the pancake, it creates lovely cracks in the pancake, adding moisture and increasing the custardy texture.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to serve keto Dutch baby?
It is imperative to serve this keto Dutch baby keto recipe right out of the oven. This way, the center is still moist and custardy, and the edge crispy.
This keto Dutch baby pancake serves 4 slices from an 8-inch skillet. Serve each portion topped with some of the keto-friendly sweet toppings below:
- unsweetened whipped cream
- Powdered erythritol or powdered sugar alcohols you love, like allulose or xylitol.
- Sugar-free maple syrup
- Keto fruits like blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries.
- Coconut flakes
- Sliced almonds
Can I make keto Dutch baby savory?
Sure, you can use this recipe to make a savory keto Dutch baby. Remove the erythritol and cinnamon from the recipe and replace them with:
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Then top your savory Dutch pancake with some of the keto savory toppings below:
- fried egg
- shaved ham
- smoked salmon
- creme fraiche
- crispy bacon
- shredded aged cheddar
How does it taste?
A keto Dutch baby won’t pop over on the side of the skillet as a traditional wheat-based Dutch baby recipe. However, its texture is very similar. You’ll love its crispy edges and almost custard interior.
How to perfectly bake Dutch Baby?
The key to making a moist, almost custardy keto Dutch baby recipe is to closely watch the baking time! Don’t overbake the Dutch baby or the center dry fast.
You know your pancake is cooked through when:
- After at least 10-14 minutes of baking time.
- It puffs up in the center.
- The top is golden brown and firm.
- If you press the puffed area with a spoon, it’s firm, but you can feel that it’s still slightly spongy under. It shouldn’t be runny in the center, and the spoon can’t go through.
Why is my Dutch baby dry?
If the center of your pancake is dry, it can be because you:
- Used a larger skillet resulting in a very thin layer of pancake batter. For a large skillet, you must watch out for the baking time closely, it will bake way faster.
- Baked the pancake too long – it’s ready when it just puffs up in the center, but it’s firm if you press it with a spoon.
Can I bake a Dutch baby Pancake in a cake pan?
Yes, you can use a round baking pan or baking dish of the same size. However, the sides won’t crisp as much if your pan is made of glass or ceramic.
The best material to make crispy edges on a Dutch baby is a cast-iron skillet.
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Keto Dutch Baby
Want My Kitchen Equipment?
- 3 large Eggs
- 3 oz Cream Cheese softened, out of the fridge 30-60 min before
- 1 ½ tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- ¾ teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 cup Almond Flour spoon and sweep
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 3 tablespoons Crystal Sweetener
- ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
To cook the dutch baby
- 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
To brush on top of the hot pancake
- 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
- Preheat oven to 460°F (240°C). When the oven is hot, place an 8-inch (20 cm) heavy oven-proof cast iron skillet pan in the oven to heat up. Don't use a larger skillet to avoid dry pancakes.
- Meanwhile, place large eggs, cream cheese, and melted butter in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth – about 15-20 seconds on high speed.
- Stop the food processor and add in baking powder, almond flour, erythritol, vanilla, and cinnamon. Blend again at high speed to combine and form a smooth batter with no lumps.
- Remove the hot pan from the oven, using oven mittens, and be very careful as the handle is burning hot. Reduce oven temperature to 180°C (350°F)
- Place skillet on the stove or on a wooden block and immediately add the 2 tablespoons of fresh unsalted butter.
- Swirl the pan to spread the butter all over the surface. Be careful, the butter bursts out of the pan, and it's hot! When the butter is melted, immediately pour the keto Dutch pancake batter and return it to the preheated oven on the center rack.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350°F (180°C)or until pancake is golden brown, puffed up in the center. For a moist, almost custard-like center, press the back of a spoon in the puffed area. It should be firm but bounce back – still moist under it. If it's firmer, the center of your pancake will be a bit dryer.
- Remove from oven and brush 1 tablespoon of melted butter all over the surface. The center won't deflate, so push it down slightly with the back of the spoon. It will create lovely cracks on the top too. Then, sprinkle with powdered erythritol.
- Serve immediately, 1/4 of an 8-inch skillet is one serving, top with unsweetened whipped cream and berries.
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Made a double recipe of this last night and it was delicious! My entire family loved it. And best news – this morning my ketosis was still strong!
This turned out really lovely. It’s a cold, cloudy morning – perfect for dutch pancakes – and this was definitely a decent substitute. As with most keto “carb knock-offs”it wasn’t exactly the same, but the flavor was approximate with a dense but fluffy cake. I only used two tablespoons of erythritol and it still turned out great. Recommend topping with blueberries and raspberries and Birch Benders keto maple vanilla syrup!
I was watching the pancake rise as it was towards the end of cooking cycle (approx 10 minutes). The sides rose first, with the center having some rise with small bubbles.
The side of the pancake was golden brown, but the center was not. This was at the 10 minute mark.
I was concerned that the inside would dry out, and so I took the pancake out of the oven and considered the cooking done.
However, I must have made a mistake, as the whole pancake collapsed into a flat disk!
When eating, the inside was definitely custard-like, and in an ideal state.
What can I do differently next time, to have a pancake that has a more “traditional” shape?
I feel that if I continue to let the pancake stay in the oven, the inside would not be as most and custard like.
This can come from your pan size, material and shape. I love cast iron pan for best texture
This was delicious!! Definitely going to be a staple for weekend meals. I can’t wait to try a savory profile!
Looks and sounds so good – going to try this for dinner tomorrow. Originally on our menue was lemon ricotta pancakes. would adding ricotta and lemon to this recipe work?
I am not sure about the ricotta, the batter will be thinner, much more wet and may not set as usual. Lemon zest should be tasty ! enjoy
The nutrition facts area notes a 20″ skillet but I suspect that is incorrect. The recipe specifies 8″ skillet. Just a little confusion you will want to clear up. Thanks, this recipe looks very tasty and I can’t wait to try it!
Yes it’s 20cm 8 inches, enjoy!
I cannot eat eggs, so I am always looking for breakfast options. Do you think this could work with “chia eggs” as a replacement?
No sorry this recipe won’t work with egg-replacer
At the beginning of the the instructions it says use a 8- inch skillet, but your serving size is 1/4 of a 20 inch skillet. Can you clarify? Thank you
Ooops, it’s 8 inches (which makes 20cm in metrics)!
Do these freeze ok?
You can freeze this but the texture will be much more dry, less custard-like
Can’t wait to try this recipe! Would you just clarify which cast-iron pan size I should be using? I see 8” and 20”. Thanks!
20 cm pan 8 inches
I’m the only one Keto here. Can this be saved/frozen?
Yes but the texture will be less moist when rewarm
Does it have to be a 20″ cast iron skillet?
No, 20 cm, 8 inches skillet
I switched between the metric and standard recipes, is it 3 eggs, standard recipe, or 8 eggs, metric?
You need 3 eggs, sorry for the issue, it’s fixed now. Thanks for spotting this ! Enjoy the pancake, XOXO Carine