Cloud bread is a great low-carb, high-protein alternative to traditional bread. It's simple to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, it's gluten-free and dairy-free! Check out this recipe for cloud bread and give it a try.
I first heard of cloud bread (also known as oopsie bread) more than 25 years ago when I was following the Atkins diet.
If you’ve never made it, keto cloud bread is not only gluten-free and grain-free, it is high and protein and low in carbs.
All of these things combine to make it the perfect low-carb bread for your keto diet!
Let me walk you through how to make this easy bread! Once you perfect it, this easy cloud bread is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.
Cloud Bread Ingredients
- Eggs: The eggs act as a binder in this recipe, making there no need for a flour replacement.I recommend using large eggs, but you can use whatever size you have on hand. Make sure that they are at room temperature.
- Cream of tartar: This is an acid that helps stabilize the egg whites them easier to whip. Don't worry, it doesn't add any flavor to your bread! You can usually find this ingredient in the baking aisle of your local grocery store. This is optional, but recommended.
- Cream cheese: Use full-fat cream cheese. Make sure you let it come to room temperature before using it. Some people use cottage cheese, but I have not tested this to say if I like it as well.
- Apple cider vinegar: This helps create a more stable foam when you are whipping. White vinegar or lemon juice could also be used.
- Baking powder: You'll use a small amount of baking powder for this recipe, just enough to ensure that your cloud bread has a nice, fluffy texture.
- Italian seasoning: You can use any Italian-seasoning blend that you like. I used store-bought Italian seasoning, but if you make your own Italian seasonings at home, feel free to use your own homemade blend! Garlic powder is also a nice addition.
- Salt: Just a pinch of salt is needed for this recipe
Tips & Tricks
- When beating the egg whites, be sure to use a stand or handheld mixer so that you can easily reach stiff peaks. If you don't have a mixer, you can use a hand whisk or a fork, but it may take longer to achieve stiff peaks.
- Be sure not to overmix the egg yolk mixture after folding in the whipped egg whites. You want to lightly mix everything together so that the two mixtures are just combined. Overmixing can cause your cloud bread to become dense.
- If your egg whites deflate a bit when you fold in the egg yolk mixture, don't worry - this is totally normal and won't affect the final product! Just try to deflate them as little as possible.
- When making individual clouds from your batter, be sure to form them into smooth rounds. If you leave any bubbles in the middle of your rounds, they may not rise as well.
- This cloud bread recipe will come out of the oven having a texture that is similar to a souffle. As it cools, it becomes more bread-like.
One of the great things about cloud bread is that it can be used in a variety of ways.
You can use it as a sandwich bread (try my keto Reuben or keto french dip), a burger bun, or a pizza crust.
It is also fabulous used to make keto avocado toast or
You can toast it up to use as croutons in salads, or even as a cracker to serve with dips.
The possibilities are endless, so feel free to get creative and find your own favorite ways to enjoy egg cloud bread!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is cloud bread so popular?
Cloud bread is a great substitute for traditional bread because it's low in carbs and high in protein. It's also gluten-free and dairy-free, making it a good option for anyone with dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Additionally, cloud bread is very easy to make, using only a few simple ingredients that are likely already in your kitchen. Whether you're looking for an easy way to reduce your carb intake or you want a healthier bread alternative, cloud bread is definitely worth trying!
Is cloud bread keto?
In most cases it is, but it is important to know the ingredients. Some cloud bread is made with corn starch, which isn’t appropriate for a strict keto diet. This cloud bread without cornstarch is the perfect keto-friendly solution!
Can cloud bread be toasted?
Yes, cloud bread can definitely be toasted. If you plan to toast your cloud bread, we recommend cutting it into thinner slices before placing it in the toaster. This will help ensure that your bread cooks evenly and doesn't burn. You can also try adding different seasonings or toppings to change up the flavor of your toast!
Does cloud bread taste like eggs?
I don’t find this keto cloud bread recipe to be overly eggy, but if you omit the Italian seasoning, this may be an issue. I have found that adding seasonings is key to the best flavor!
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- Stand mixer or hand mixer
- Mixing bowls
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Papper
Leftover cloud bread can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.. To reheat your bread, you can toast it or place it in a microwave-safe dish and heat on high for about 15-30 seconds. Enjoy!
Can cloud bread be frozen?
Yes, cloud bread can be frozen for up to one month.
If you plan to freeze your bread, we recommend wrapping each piece individually in plastic wrap or sealing it in a freezer-safe container. This will help prevent the bread from getting soggy or developing freezer burn. When ready to use, simply thaw at room temperature, heat if desired, and enjoy.
Step By Step
First, start by preheating your oven. Prep your baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
Next, separate the egg whites from the yolks and add them to separate bowls.
Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites. If you don’t have cream of tartar you can skip this, but it help stabilize the mixture.
Add the cream cheese, apple cider vinegar, baking powder, Italian seasoning, and salt to the bowl to with the egg yolks. Whisk well until the ingredients are fully combined.
Beat the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer until stiff peaks (when the tips stand straight) form. You can use a handled mixer if you don't have a stand mixer.
Then, fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites. Be careful not to deflate the egg whites more than necessary, but do make sure that everything is thoroughly mixed together. (Remember, we are folding not stirring - this is key)
Finally, use a spatula to form 8 small rounds on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and firm.
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- 3 eggs separated, at room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 3 ounces cream cheese softened
- ¼ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 300 ° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the egg whites in one bowl and the egg yolks in another bowl.
- Add the cream of tartar to the bowl with the egg whites. Add the cream cheese, apple cider vinegar, baking powder, Italian seasoning, and salt to the bowl with the egg yolks. Whisk well to combine.
- With a stand or handheld mixer, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
- Fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites, being careful not to deflate the egg whites.
- Form into 8 rounds on the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown.
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