This deep dish keto blueberry pancake is going to become your favorite healthy breakfast of the new year! Easy to make and bursting with juicy blueberries. This post is sponsored by Oregon Blueberry Growers.
You’ve got to add this one to your list of favorite keto pancakes!
Hooray, it’s blueberry season! Okay wait, it’s not. Not even close. By my estimation, we have a good 5 months to go yet before fresh blueberries are in season here in Oregon.
But the good news is that you can have that fresh juicy blueberry flavor straight out of your freezer. Frozen Oregon blueberries are ideal for creating delicious and healthy breakfast options smack in the middle of winter.
Like this Keto Deep Dish Baked Blueberry Pancake – tender and delicious, and far easier than standing at your skillet, flipping pancakes one by one. I’m personally a fan of anything that gets a healthy breakfast into my hungry family faster and with less effort.
The magic of Oregon Blueberries
I’ve lived in Oregon for over 6 years now and I am still continuously astonished by how things grow here. They grow big. Big… huge! The first summer we lived here, we planted some sunflowers by our side door. They became so monstrous, it was like being Alice in Wonderland after she shrinks.
And the blueberries here are off the hook. They are fat and round and juicy, with a burst of flavor as they explode in your mouth. They’re honestly hard to believe unless you’ve tried them. I buy them by the basketful at my local farmer’s market.
As blueberry season comes to a close, I freeze a bunch. But they never last that long and I find myself heading to the grocery store, which carries frozen Oregon blueberries throughout the year.
According to the Oregon Blueberry Growers, our local berries benefit from warm summer days and cooler nights, making them high quality. And Oregon is among the top producing states, with over 149 million pounds of blueberries harvested in 2020.
Which means you can find frozen Oregon blueberries in your local grocery store too. Oregon blueberries are rich in antioxidants and nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. A great addition to any healthy meal.
Keto Deep Dish Pancake with Oregon Blueberries
So here’s the truth about this recipe: I desperately wanted it to be a keto Dutch Baby pancake. I tried, I really tried. I tried multiple times. And they never came out to my satisfaction.
The first attempt puffed up on the sides and was much too eggy and rubbery. The second attempt puffed up all over but was very dry and flavorless.
The final attempt barely puffed up at all but was absolutely delicious. That’s when I threw in the towel and decided to call it a Deep Dish Pancake. Or a skillet pancake. Or a baked pancake.
Whatever you want to call it, it’s a big delicious pancake baked in a skillet in the oven, bursting with delicious Oregon blueberries.
How to make Keto Deep Dish Pancakes
One of the best things about baked pancakes is how easy they are to make. Here are my best tips for getting it right:
Whisk your dry ingredients together first: This allows for a more even distribution and consistency when they get added to the wet ingredients.
Use a blender or food processor: The batter whips up and fluffs up a bit, and it also helps give almond flour batters more cohesiveness.
Melt the butter in the oven as it preheats. Heating the skillet and melting the butter in the oven for the last few minutes of preheating gives a delicious brownness and a bit of a crispness to the pancake edges. So tasty!
Yes you need protein powder: Whey protein powder helps make this keto baked pancake lighter and fluffier. You can use egg white protein powder, or even some plant-based protein powders, but don’t try collagen protein. It will be very gummy and hard to cook through.
Hold back a few berries for the end: With this thin keto pancake batter, the big juicy Oregon berries tend to sink to the bottom. I held about ¼ cup back to pop into the top right after baking.
Storage: Leftovers can be cut up and stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. Just rewarm gently in the oven or toaster oven.
Ready to enjoy some delicious Deep Dish Blueberry Pancake for a healthy keto breakfast?
More delicious keto blueberry recipes
- Keto Blueberry Scones
- Keto Blueberry Bread
- Keto Blueberry Lemon Cake
- Keto Blueberry Cheesecake
- Blueberry Pecan Coffee Cake
- Keto Blueberry Smoothie
Deep Dish Keto Blueberry Pancake
- ½ cup almond flour
- ⅓ cup unflavored whey protein powder
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs room temperature
- ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream room temperature
- ⅓ cup Swerve Sweetener
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon butter
- ¾ cup frozen Oregon blueberries thawed
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a blender or food processor, blend the eggs, cream, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients and blend until smooth.
- In the last few minutes of the oven preheating, add the butter to a 10-inch oven proof skillet and place it in the oven to melt.
- Remove the pan from the oven and pour the batter directly into the center of the pan. Top with ½ cup of the blueberries.
- Return the skillet to the oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly puffed and golden brown. Remove and top with the remaining blueberries. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
- Top with your favorite sugar free syrup or a sprinkle of powdered sweetener.
This was delicious! A nice change from regular keto pancakes and so easy to whip up. I loved the texture- not the typical gritty-like, overpowering almond flour feel I get from other pancake recipes. I did use Purecane sweetener and it came out great (personal preference). I may try switching it up a bit some time with strawberries or sf chocolate chips- or perhaps even adding some cinnamon to the batter. I will say that the blueberries saved for the end just rolled around on top, so I would just throw them all onto the uncooked batter next time. Thank you Carolyn!
Love, love, love these pancakes – a staple in our place
I have never had one of your recipes fail ! You are my go to for sure! Thank you for putting in the time so that i dont have to ! You are my hero !!
We just had this for National Blueberry Pancake Day! They are the perfect pancake texture, nice and fluffy and light.
Before we were Keto I used to make blueberry pancakes on a griddle after frying bacon on it! We missed them so much! Not any more! This is so satisfying! Had I thought about I would have used bacon grease in the skillet instead of butter! There is always Tomorrow!
So glad to hear it!
Just made this and it was really tasty! We subbed coconut cream for HWC and also only had THM Gentle Sweet but both worked well. I also doubled it and used my 16” pan and that was the perfect fit. I could see this with frozen chopped cherries or strawberries too. Absolutely Delish!
Very tasty, with good texture! I used fresh blueberries and would put all of them in the batter for baking next time. I used Quest Cinnamon Crunch protein powder. Not a lot of cinnamon flavor from that, but surely complementary for the blueberries. We had 1/4 of the recipe with a side of bacon for a very satisfying breakfast.
This pancake was delicious, I added strawberries too because I had some leftover and it was perfect!! The best way to start my snowy morning off 🙂
Yummy! My kids are going to love this pancake! So excited to give this a try! Looks so delicious and yummy!
These were perfectly fluffy and tasted great!
This was the BEST breakfast recipe I have tried. It was amazing, so not like other pancake recipes that taste gritty, I have tried a lot because my husband loves Sunday morning pancakes/waffles and I wanted to be able to eat something with him and this was IT!!! I used the vanilla protein also and it was just excellent. I even had to use dried blueberries instead of fresh but still what a great recipe. I froze what I had leftover so fingers crossed they will be good next week for Valentine’s Day!
So glad you like it!
Could I add almond extract rather than vanilla; and swirl your thinned down keto almond paste in this recipe. It tastes awesome as is… the texture seems to call for almond paste. (And yes I know there’s a croissant recipe, but I like this texture.)
Sure, that sounds fabulous!
Carolyn, the almond twist was awesome. Because the almond paste is sweet I cut back a third on the sweetener in the pancake; I put the almond paste in a piping bag and piped it around and into the mix and into the oven.
Nancy Wiest says
I made this for dinner tonight! It was delicious. My husband said he wanted it for dinner tomorrow night too. He also said he would like it for dinner at least twice a week! You are my go to for wonderful recipes. I never worry that they won’t work out. Thank you again for all your hard work and superlative recipes.
Yummy, breakfast for dinner!
Puffed up nicely for a yummy cake-like texture. Topped with a dollop of whipped cream this was deliciously satisfying!
Bob Worthley says
My Wife gets angry that so many recipes I try are nothing more than a disaster and waste of ingredients.
She went back for more : )
The only whey protein I had was vanilla flavored, and had half and half not whipping cream and they still came out fluffy and tasted great.
Extra vanilla flavor would actually be delicious in these!
Dawn Kimball says
I just made this and it is so delicious! I didn’t have plain whey protein so I used vanilla and it tastes fine!
Love all your recipes so far! Thanks!!
I blended most of the blueberries right into the batter (I have a picky eater who will eat blueberry flavored items but not if he can see whole berries). It was perfectly cooked right at the 15 minute mark. Delicious, easy and pretty to look at! Very filling and I even cut it into 8 servings instead of 6.
Kids are funny!
Tracy Andries says
This looks so good. Easy and who doesn’t love blueberries? I miss the flipping though. Something so satisfying about it.
Cathy L Coffman-Peters says
What is your favorite sugar free sryup ? Have not tried and I looked at some in store lite has less Carbs than sucgar free would you recommend?
This one with allulose is my favorite but I have to go lightly on it, as it can upset my stomach (not everyone has that issue with allulose though): https://amzn.to/35GvF21
Rebecca Charles says
Could these be made on a griddle like regular
Pancakes as well?
Yes, but the batter is a bit on the thin side, which is good for skillet pancakes. You may need more almond flour.