Keto Toad In The Hole

Easy Low Carb Toad In The Hole Recipe: Keto and Gluten Free

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How to make a keto Toad In The Hole that tastes like the Real Thing? 

If you’re a fan of British cuisine, you’ve probably heard of toad in the hole. It’s a comforting dish of sausages baked in a savory batter, usually served with gravy and veggies. But if you’re on a keto diet, you might think that this dish is off-limits, because of the high-carb flour and milk in the batter.

This quick and simple Keto Toad in the Hole recipe is a classic British dish with a Low Carb make-over. 

It’s Ketogenic, LCHF, Flourless, Grain Free, Nut Free and Gluten Free.

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What is Toad In The Hole?

Toad in the Hole is a classic British dish that consists of sausages baked in a batter of eggs, flour, and milk. It is usually served with onion gravy and root vegetables.

Sometimes, the same name in the US is used for a dish that consists of toast with a fried egg in the middle.

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What is Yorkshire Pudding?

The popover is an American version of Yorkshire pudding and similar batter puddings made in England since the 17th century. The oldest known reference to popovers dates to 1850. The first cookbook to print a recipe for popovers was in the 18th century.

Easy Flourless Low Carb Keto Yorkshire Pudding

Two keto Yorkshire puddings on a white plate. The puddings are golden brown in color and have a crispy texture. The plate is white and has a red rim.
Flourless Keto Yorkshire Puddings

Low Carb Toad In The Hole

The Toad In The Hole original recipe is fairly simple and only contains a few ingredients.

However, the traditional recipe is not very keto-friendly, as it contains a lot of carbs from the flour and the gravy.

That’s why I decided to give this dish a low carb makeover by using arrowroot instead of flour, heavy cream instead of milk, and keto-friendly sausages. 

The result is a fluffy and golden keto toad in the hole that tastes just as good as the original!

This recipe is also gluten free, nut free, and grain free, so it’s perfect for anyone with food allergies or sensitivities. 

You can enjoy this keto toad in the hole as a dessert, a snack, or even a breakfast. 

It’s so filling and satisfying that you won’t miss the carbs at all!

Keto Toad In The Hole
Gluten Free Toad In The Hole

What Is Arrowroot?

Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea) is a tuber vegetable that originates from the rainforests of Indonesia. It’s related to other root vegetables, including yams, cassava, and jicama.

It is a white, flavorless powder most often used to thicken sauces, soups, and other foods like fruit pie fillings.

Ingredients List For Gluten Free Toad In The Hole

  • 1 tablespoon of arrowroot.
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream (or double cream).
  • 1 medium egg.
  • 2 tablespoons of beef fat (or beef dripping).
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt (or Himalayan salt).
  • 12 ounces of keto sausages of your choice (I used 10 Heck chicken sausages).

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Please Note!

It is a very simple dish to create. However, there are a couple of points that you might want to pay attention to so you create the perfect flourless toad in the hole.

The first is to make the Yorkshire pudding batter as detailed in the recipe. Please follow the steps and do not try to use any (not mentioned) substitutes or change the amount of each ingredient.

I am aware that some of the ingredients for the batter are more carby than one would like. But I assure you that, having experimented A LOT, nothing else will deliver the delicate, crispy, puffy Yorkshire pastry that makes every British Sunday roast special.

The second is to ensure the beef dripping is VERY hot. You need to be generous with the amount, and when you pour the batter over it, it must sizzle. If it doesn’t, but you add the batter anyway, you’ll end up with a wet + eggy base. 

To conclude, Quick and Simple Keto Toad in the Hole is simplicity epitomized. And no one will be able to tell that it’s low carb!

Keto Toad In The Hole
Gluten Free Toad In The Hole

Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F and place the beef dripping in an ovenproof dish. Put the dish in the oven for about 10 minutes, until the fat is piping hot.

In a large bowl, whisk together the arrowroot, salt, and heavy cream. You can use a mixer, a whisk, or a fork for this step.

Add the egg and whisk well, until the batter is smooth and frothy.

This step is very important…

Cover the bowl with cling film and let it rest for 30 minutes. This will help the batter rise better in the oven.

The arrowroot will thicken our batter. It will expand a little bit as well. If you skip this step, you may not get the desired rise, crispiness, and fluffiness.

While waiting for the Yorkshire pudding batter to proof, place 2 tablespoons of beef dripping, lard, coconut oil or butter in an ovenproof dish. Place the dish in the oven for about ten minutes before the batter is ready.

Make sure the beef dripping is piping hot or the Yorkshire pudding might be very soggy, might not rise, and will stick to the bottom of your dish.

Carefully pour the batter over the hot beef dripping and arrange the sausages on top. You can use any kind of sausage you like, but make sure they are low carb and keto-friendly. I used Heck chicken sausages, which are delicious and have only 0.6g carbs per sausage.

Keto Toad In The Hole
Gluten Free Toad In The Hole

How Long to Cook The Gluten Free Toad In The Hole

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the batter is puffed up and golden brown.

Please check, in advance, the recommended cooking time for the sausages you are using. If it is longer than 25-30 minutes, please cook them first for the difference in cooking time.

Enjoy your keto toad in the hole with some keto-friendly onion gravy, if desired. You can make your own gravy by simmering some beef stock, onion, butter, and xylitol in a saucepan, and thickening it with some xanthan gum.

Conclusion Keto toad in the hole is a delicious and easy keto dessert recipe that you can make with just a few ingredients. It is low carb, gluten free, nut free, and grain free, and tastes just like the classic British dish. You can enjoy it with some keto-friendly onion gravy, or eat it plain. It’s a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking your keto diet!

I hope you liked this recipe and found it helpful. If you did, please share it with your friends and family, and leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you!

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Easy Low Carb Toad In The Hole Recipe: Keto and Gluten Free

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Rally Rus Course: DinnerCuisine: Keto, BritishDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Calories

769

kcal
Proofing time

30

minutes
Net Carbs

6.7

grams
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes

Toad in the hole is a comforting dish of sausages baked in a savory batter, usually served with gravy and veggies. But if you’re on a keto diet, you might think that this dish is off-limits, because of the high-carb flour and milk in the batter.
This quick and simple Keto Toad in the Hole recipe is a classic British dish with a Low Carb make-over. 
It’s Ketogenic, LCHF, Flourless, Grain Free, Nut Free and Gluten Free.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon Arrowroot 

  • 1/4 cup 50 Double Cream/Heavy Cream

  • 1 1 Medium Egg

  • 2 tablespoon 2 tablespoon Beef Dripping (or Lard or Coconut Oil)

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Salt 

  • 12 oz 340.19 g Sausages

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F and place the beef dripping in an ovenproof dish. Put the dish in the oven for about 10 minutes, until the fat is piping hot.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the arrowroot, salt, and heavy cream. You can use a mixer, a whisk, or a fork for this step.
  • Add the egg and whisk well, until the batter is smooth and frothy.
  • Cover the bowl with cling film and let it rest for 30 minutes. This will help the batter rise better in the oven. The arrowroot will thicken our batter. It will expand a little bit as well. If you skip this step, you may not get the desired rise, crispiness, and fluffiness.
  • While waiting for the Yorkshire pudding batter to proof, place 2 tablespoons of beef dripping, lard, coconut oil or butter in an ovenproof dish. Place the dish in the oven for about ten minutes before the batter is ready (see notes).
  • Carefully pour the batter over the hot beef dripping and arrange the sausages on top. You can use any kind of sausage you like, but make sure they are low carb and keto-friendly. I used Heck chicken sausages, which are delicious and have only 0.6g carbs per sausage.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the batter is puffed up and golden brown.

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Notes

  • Wrap it with plastic wrap and leave it on the side for about 30 minutes. The arrowroot will thicken our batter. It will expand a little bit as well. If you skip this step, you may not get the desired rise, crispness and fluffiness.
  • Make sure the beef fat is piping hot or the Yorkshire pudding might be very soggy, might not rise and will stick to the bottom of your dish.
  • Cook until the Yorkshire pudding is medium brown color, not golden brown to achieve maximum crispness, fluffiness and the best taste.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving: 2g
  • Calories: 769kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6.7g
  • Protein: 31.2g
  • Fat: 69g
  • Fiber: 0g

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is arrowroot and where can I find it? 

A: Arrowroot is a starch extracted from the roots of a tropical plant called Maranta arundinacea. It is a white, flavorless powder that is often used as a thickener for sauces, soups, and pies. It is gluten free, grain free, and nut free, and has a lower glycemic index than regular flour. You can find arrowroot in most health food stores, online, or in the baking aisle of some supermarkets.

Q: Can I use almond flour or coconut flour instead of arrowroot?

A: I do not recommend using almond flour or coconut flour for this recipe, as they will not give the same texture and rise as arrowroot. Almond flour is too dense and heavy, and coconut flour is too absorbent and dry. Arrowroot is the best substitute for flour in this recipe, as it creates a light and airy batter that resembles the traditional Yorkshire pudding.

Q: Can I use olive oil or coconut oil instead of beef dripping?

A: You can use olive oil or coconut oil instead of beef dripping, but they will not give the same flavor and crispiness as beef dripping. Beef dripping is the rendered fat from beef, and it adds a rich and savory taste to the keto toad in the hole. It also helps the batter rise and brown better in the oven. If you don’t have beef dripping, you can use lard, bacon grease, or butter instead.

Q: How do I store and reheat keto toad in the hole?

A: You can store keto toad in the hole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, you can either microwave it for a few minutes, or bake it in the oven at 180°C/350°F for 10 to 15 minutes, until heated through.

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