Keto Okonomiyaki Chaffle

Keto Okonomiyaki Chaffle

Keto Okonomiyaki Chaffle

This simple to make recipe for a Keto Okonomiyaki Chaffle recipe is a delicious version of the famous savory Japanese pancake, and you are going to love it. This chaffle adaptation makes this recipe so quick and easy to make which means you can have a meal ready in just minutes. The recipe serves 1 person but these are so quick to make that it will take no time to make more serves. The beauty of a chaffle is that anyone can make them and and are actually quite fun to make. Note that you can make 1 large chaffle or 2 mini chaffles with this recipe.

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How To Serve Keto Okonomiyaka Chaffle

Okonomiyaki is traditionally served with okonomi sauce but it is so high in sugar and sickly sweet. This recipe gives you two options for an sauce substitute. The instant option is to use a sugar free BBQ sauce or you can make Okonomi Salsa to take its place. The salsa is featured in the recipe and it goes brilliantly with this dish. The texture of this sauce is not at all like the traditional sauce, which can only be achieved by adding lots of sugar and thickeners. It’s also quite different in texture to the traditional sauce because it’s a salsa but it tastes divine.Keto Okonomiyaki Chaffle

This is one of my favorite dishes from when we lived in Tokyo and Okonomiyaki, like all food in Japan has very regional influences. Some love it with bacon added, others with squid, while other variations could include adding sweet potato or filling it with Yakisoba. Thats the great thing about this recipe, as you can put your own stamp on it. I love that this recipe has bought an easy to make okonoiyaki back into my life.
Keto Okonomiyaki Chaffle


If you’ve never eaten okonomiyaki before you are in for a treat. Okonomiyaki is a cabbage and egg based, thick hot cake that is traditionally served drizzled with mayonnaise and Okonomi sauce, as well as bonito flakes and another form of seaweed called aonori, which looks a little like dried parsley. I often make my own mayonnaise -click for a really simple recipe that will take less than 2 minutes to make. You can also use store bought mayonnaise as well, such as Kewpie, but just check for added sugars and preservatives.

Make sure you try the suggested toppings as they really comliment the dish. If you have never tried it before, now is the time to be a little adventurous. If you are trying to source the bonito and aonori, they are sold in Asian stores. You could also switch the aonori for nori flakes.

Although I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to topping Okonomiyaki, you can vary how you serve this recipe by adding any topping that you like, such as egg, vegetables, daikon, radish or salad. Try making plain Okonomiyaki and topping it with egg and serve with crispy bacon for a fantastic breakfast/brunch idea.


Keto Okonomiyaki Chaffle

Keto Okonomiyaki Chaffle

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Japanese, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb
Keywords: chaffle, japanese pancake, japanese waffle, keto chaffle, keto waffle, low carb chaffle, low carb waffle, okonomiyaki, pancake, Savory-pancake
Servings: 1 serves


Savory Pancake Mix

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cabbage
  • 1.5 tablespoons spring onions sliced thinly-the fleshy part and green tops
  • 1 extra large egg
  • ½ slice of short cut bacon cut into strips
  • cup shredded/grated tasty cheese
  • 2 tablespoons almond meal/almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • A dash of EVOO- extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional additional flavouring suggestions to mix into the pancake mix

  • Add a dash of tamari to the batter for additional flavor
  • Add 2 tablespoons diced pre-cooked calamari/squid or octopus to the batter

Low Carb Okonomi Salsa Sauce-optional as sugar free BBQ sauce can be used as well

  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce-omit if you are avoiding due to carbs but it will impact on flavour
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger crushed
  • 1/2- 1 teaspoon monk fruit blend or preferred sweetener-optional

Topping Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise or Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise/mayonnaise of choice
  • Bonito flakes
  • Aonori flakes or nori strips
  • Okomoni Salsa or sugar free BBQ sauce



  • If making the salsa, blitz all ingredients together in a processor/blender till sauce is smooth. Set aside. Sugar free bbq sauce can be used in it's place for a simpler option.
  • Preheat your waffle maker. Mix all of the ingredients for the chaffle together in a small bowl.
  • Pour the chaffle ingredients into the waffle pan and gently spread out to cover the base.
  • Cook until the chaffle is cooked through and has browned. Remove gently onto a serving dish.

To Serve

  • Serve hot. For a traditional topping, drizzle with Okonomi Salsa or sugar free BBQ sauce and mayonnaise. Top with 2-3 tablespoons of Bonito flakes and 1/2-1 teaspoon of Aonori seaweed- my recommended and favourite way to eat it. Nori flakes can also be used.
  • Try it topped with fried egg, salad, vegetables, sliced radishes or daikon, etc.
  • Try serving the basic recipe for breakfast or a simple meal simply with a fried egg on top.

Recipe Notes

Tamari, Bonito flakes and Aonori are available from Asian/Japanese stores.
Note that I really recommend you make the effort to use these products as they really enhance the flavour of this dish.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1pancake without topping | Calories: 655kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 56g | Fiber: 1g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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