This Keto Dutch Baby is like a cross between Yorkshire pudding, soufflé and pancakes. It's the perfect keto breakfast meal that's nut-free, coconut-free, carnivore and high in protein to keep hunger away.
Similar to our Low-Carb Cheese Soufflé, this pancake is made with fluffy eggs combined with grated parmesan cheese plus powdered egg whites (or egg white protein isolate) which I also used in this 90 Second Keto White Bread to keep it light and fluffy. Although I haven't tried it, it should work with whey protein powder too. To keep the eggs from deflating I added a pinch of cream of tartar (or you can use vinegar). You can skip this ingredient but the pancake may be flatter.
The topping is simple — chopped ham and cheese, plus optional herbs such as chives, parsley or spring onion. I used gruyere but other types of cheese will work too — cheddar, gouda, emmental, mozzarella, feta, manchego or blue cheese will all be good options.
Want more? If you like this recipe, make sure to check out our Keto Pepperoni Deep Dish Pizza. If you prefer a sweet keto breakfast option instead, try my Keto Lemon Soufflé & Berry Pancake. It's just as easy and delicious!
A few of our readers asked about the best substitute with the egg white powder (powdered egg whites) used in this recipe. Egg white powder is made from dehydrated and powdered egg whites. The best alternative to use in this recipe is either egg white protein powder (isolate) or whey protein powder (isolate). Since powdered egg whites is quite dense, you may need to use 1.5 to 2 times more egg white powder or whey protein powder.
Another alternative you can try parmesan cheese — simply add more. The texture won't be the same as powdered egg whites make this pancake more bread-like, but it will be just as delicious. You can start with 4 to 6 tablespoons of extra parmesan cheese.
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Serving size 1/2 pancake
Allergy information for Keto Ham & Cheese Dutch Baby Pancake
✔ Gluten free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, 1/2 pancake)
Net carbs2 grams
Calories from carbs 2%, protein 36%, fat 62%
Total carbs2 gramsFiber0 gramsSugars0.6 gramsSaturated fat16.2 gramsSodium1,109 mg(48% RDA)Magnesium37 mg(9% RDA)Potassium378 mg(19% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 2 servings)
- 3 large eggs, separated
- 3 thick slices of ham, sliced or pastrami (85 g/ 3 oz)
- 1/2 cup sliced cheese such as gruyere or cheddar (57 g/ 2 oz)
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar or apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp powdered egg whites (18 g/ 0.7 oz)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (45 g/ 1.6 oz)
- 1 tbsp ghee or virgin avocado oil (15 ml)
- Optional: fresh herbs such as chives to serve
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