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Keto Okonomiyaki Recipe

Indulge in the savory delight of Keto Okonomiyaki, a mouthwatering pancake brimming with flavors and textures. Perfect for any mealtime craving or a unique twist for your next gathering, this Japanese-inspired dish is a true culinary adventure.

Keto Okonomiyaki

Keto Okonomiyaki

Satisfy your taste buds with this savory pancake filled with meat, cabbage, and a burst of tangy BBQ sauce and mayo. Each serving is a symphony of flavors, blending seamlessly to create a keto-friendly masterpiece.


  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 ounces shredded green cabbage
  • 2 slices bacon, thickly sliced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar-free BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon seaweed flakes (ao nori flakes)
  • 1 tablespoon bonito flakes


  1. Preheat a 12-inch skillet over medium heat.
  2. Mix mayonnaise and unseasoned rice vinegar in a small bowl and load into a squeeze bottle if available.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine softened butter and cream cheese.
  4. Add almond flour, flax meal, baking powder, and salt to the mixing bowl, and stir until a smooth batter forms.
  5. Incorporate the egg into the batter until fully mixed.
  6. Mix shredded cabbage into the batter until thoroughly coated.
  7. Fry bacon slices in the preheated skillet until crispy.
  8. Arrange bacon in a tight circle in the center of the skillet.
  9. Spread the okonomiyaki batter over the bacon to form a pancake.
  10. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook for 5-7 minutes until the bottom is browned and mostly cooked through.
  11. Loosen the pancake around the edges with a spatula and flip it over.
  12. Cover and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  13. Transfer the pancake to a plate.
  14. Spread BBQ sauce over the top followed by mayo in your desired pattern.
  15. Sprinkle seaweed flakes and bonito flakes over the pancake.
  16. Cut into quarters and serve hot.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

  • Butter and Cream Cheese: Low carb.
  • Almond Flour and Flax Meal: Low carb and high in fiber.
  • Egg: Virtually carb-free.
  • Cabbage: Low in carbs and packed with nutrients.
  • Bacon: Zero carbs.
  • Mayonnaise: Typically carb-free.
  • Rice Vinegar: Negligible carbs.
  • Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce: Low carb or carb-free.
  • Seaweed and Bonito Flakes: Negligible carbs.

Indulge guilt-free with this keto-friendly delight, rich in flavor and low in carbs.

A Culinary Journey Awaits!

Keto Okonomiyaki isn’t just a meal; it’s an experience. Elevate your culinary journey with this savory pancake, perfect for any occasion or craving. Whether you’re exploring new flavors or sticking to your keto lifestyle, this recipe promises satisfaction with every bite. So, gather your ingredients and embark on a flavorful adventure today!

Credit to Sven-Ost on Reddit

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