Keto Okonomiyaki! It's perfectly grilled goodness, where tender shreds of cabbage and crispy bites of bacon dance in harmony with luscious layers of melted cheese, all while staying faithful to your keto lifestyle.
okonomiyaki on a brown and white plate with pickled ginger

I love Okonomiyaki! Keto Okonomiyaki even more!

Seriously whether you do a vegetarian one, or one with thinly slinky sliced pork belly, bacon, whatever, it just tastes totally yum.

This recipe is easily made vegetarian, by leaving out your bacon lardons, and it still tastes amaze-balls.

Making it LCHF was easy, and seeing I have no bakers flour, as I am de-carbing my pantry, it was a no brainer.

If you are not worried about gluten you can use plain flour, or there is even special okonomiyaki flour to use.

Easily made for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Okonomiyaki, will please at any time of the day.

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Keto Okonomiyaki on a handmade pottery plate coated in mayo and pickled ginger.

Keto Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

Keto Okonomiyaki! It’s perfectly grilled goodness, where tender shreds of cabbage and crispy bites of bacon dance in harmony with luscious layers of melted cheese, all while staying faithful to your keto lifestyle.
4.98 from 74 votes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Japanese, Keto
Diet: Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 479kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 3 large pancakes
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Ingredients 

  • 250 g (3.5 cups) green cabbage
  • 2 (2) spring onion sliced thinly
  • 1 (1) egg
  • 70 g (5 tbsp) cream cheese
  • 80 g (2/3 cups) almond flour
  • 1 tbsp (1 tbsp) Dashi powder optional
  • 1 tbsp (1 tbsp) psyllium husks
  • 100 g (3 ½ oz) bacon cut into strips, cooked until crispy
  • 80 g (2 ⅚ oz) grated cheese or haloumi this is optional if you want to add more fat, and cheesy goodness
  • butter or coconut oil to fry
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil or butter, for frying
  • Mayonnaise to serve
  • 1 – 2 tbsp (3 tbsp) Okonomi Sauce to serve

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Shred cabbage and place into large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spoon large patties of mixture into pan, leaving plenty of space to turn them. Cook until crispy and gold then turn and cook the other side. Serve with mayonnaise, Okonomiyaki Sauce and pickled ginger.

THERMOMIX METHOD

  • Place cabbage into mixer; chop 3 sec/speed 4, Scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients; mix 10 sec/speed 4
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spoon large patties of mixture into pan, leaving plenty of space to turn them. Cook until crispy and gold then turn and cook the other side. Serve with mayonnaise, Okonomiyaki Sauce and pickled ginger.

Notes

Dashi is found in Asian markets. Any spices of choices can be used in place.
The okonomiyaki can be keto in the fridge for up to 1 week. 
Can be frozen in a ziplock bag or airtight container.
 

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 952mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 821IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 2mg | Magnesium: 23mg | Net Carbs: 6g
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23 responses to “Keto Japanese Pancake Okonomiyaki”

  1. Natusha

    5 stars
    I love this recipe.
    So tasty and filling

  2. Jeannie

    5 stars
    Okonomiyaki are my fave they are super easy, this keto version is so good

  3. Kaarin

    This looks great. I’m a massive fan of okonomiyaki. Great option for breakfast. Can you use thin slices of pork belly instead of lardons? I know you can also use seafood prawns or chopped octopus.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You absolutely can Kaarin!

  4. Dominica Kelly

    just made these – made 7 pancakes – great for breakfast with an egg on top and some avo. can they be frozen?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hey Dominica, I am so happy you enjoy them. Yes they can be frozen too.

  5. Monique

    Having trouble finding dashi powder…any ideas where might find it or a substitute for it?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      HI Monique you can get the Shimuya Dashi stock powder in Woolworths in the Asian foods aisle

  6. Amanda

    5 stars
    Just made this – Yum!!!

    1. Megan

      I am so glad you enjoyed it Amanda and thanks so much for leaving a review.

  7. Kristy

    4 stars
    These are great and soo tasty and easy to meal prep for work going to try cook them in the pie maker next for snack sized ones

  8. Susan O

    Hello Megan, I know nothing about Thermomixers. Does it chop and cook the Cabbage? Obviously that is an important bit of information for someone who doesn’t have a thermomix. ie is the cabbage cooked pior to putting in to the mixture. Thanks, Susie O

  9. Marla K

    5 stars
    This was my first meal plan recipe and it was absolutely delicious, despite me making the batter too thick and overdoing the frying. I subbed soy sauce for Dashi powder and added Chili Garlic sauce. Fantastic start!

    1. Megan

      That is lovely to hear Marla

  10. Suzette

    Can you provide instructions for someone who doesn’t have a Thermocooker (ME!!) please?

    1. Sheralee

      Just watched a video where someone cooked it in a belgian waffle iron. Medium high heat, put whole bacon slices into waffle iron, cook for about 5 minutes while mixing batter. Take bacon off, sprinkle the cabbage and scallions, cook for about 30 sec with lid open, then pour in batter, let cook open until starting to set, then gently close lid without locking it or pushing down too hard. Cook about a minute, then remove it and sprinkle the chopped bacon etc.

      1. Megan

        One of my testers also did that and it was so easy.

      2. Suzette

        Thank you!!

      3. Suzette

        Thank you!!

    2. Anonymous

      I would chop cabbage by hand or in a food processor then add the dry ingredients and mix together

      1. Megan

        Either way you prefer Suzette is fine.

  11. Anonymous

    4 stars
    Just had a go at making this. Very tasty! Didn’t make the sauce as I hadn’t the ingredients but will do. I made the mixture into six pancakes. Three would be huge ones!
    I’m planning on taking them tomorrow for my sis in law and I as we go on a road trip. We’ll keep to the woe!

  12. Megan

    5 stars
    Delicious delicious delicious!

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