I have always placed soufflés in the “too hard” basket, but after experimenting a bit recently I was surprised at how easy they actually were!
The trick to getting a really airy soufflé is to beat your egg whites until stiff peaks form, and then fold the rest of the mixture through until it’s just combined — if you over mix here you’ll lose some of the air you’ve just whipped in, creating a flat soufflé.
Despite being a little different to a more traditional soufflé in that these low-carb soufflés do not use flour to create the roux, you won’t notice the difference in the end result — they puff up beautifully with a soft, airy filling that melts in your mouth.
These keto soufflés are best served immediately, but if you do need to prepare them in advance, you can reheat the, at a slightly lower heat to get them to puff up again.
Note that if doing this, you’ll need to ensure your ramekins aren’t too cold if they are ceramic (i.e. not straight from the fridge) otherwise they will crack when placed in the hot oven.
Serving size 1 souffle
Allergy information for Low-Carb Cheese Soufflé
✔ Gluten free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, 1 souffle)
Net carbs1.7 grams
Calories from carbs 2%, protein 22%, fat 76%
Total carbs2.1 gramsFiber0.5 gramsSugars0.5 gramsSaturated fat11.7 gramsSodium600 mg(26% RDA)Magnesium27 mg(7% RDA)Potassium158 mg(8% EMR)
Ingredients (makes 3 servings)
- 2 tbsp butter (28 g/ 1 oz)
- 1 heaped tbsp almond flour (8 g/ 0.3 oz)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup almond milk (80 ml/ 2.7 fl oz)
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (57 g/ 2 oz)
- 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese or other Italian hard cheese (20 g/ 1.1. oz)
- 3 large eggs, separated
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