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Make your own Cloud Bread recipe for a tasty, low carb alternative to bread. This simple, four-ingredient recipe can be made in batches and frozen so you always have some ready when you want it.
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Table of Contents
  1. Cloud Bread Ingredients
  2. Cloud Bread Recipe Substitutions and Additions
  3. HOW TO MAKE CLOUD BREAD
  4. How to Serve This Fluffy Cloud Bread Recipe
  5. Cloud Bread Recipe Storage Tips
  6. Why Cloud Bread is the Best
  7. More Low-Carb Recipes You’ll Love
  8. JUMP TO RECIPE
  9. More Recipes to Try

Cloud Bread is the perfect low carb way to enjoy a sandwich without the heaviness of normal bread. When first cooked, it has a souffle-like texture but once it cools, it is much more like bread. Plus, it only needs four ingredients so it is simple to make.

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Cloud Bread Ingredients

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This easy recipe doesn’t need any special ingredients and is ready with only a short cooking time.

You will need:

  • 3 extra-large eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened

Are there other names for cloud bread?

Yes! You may hear it called oopsie bread, keto cloud bread recipe, Atkins diet bread, or TikTok cloud bread.

Whatever you name it, we think you’ll agree this is the best cloud bread recipe! It’s a great alternative to other low-carb bread options like almond flour bread or coconut flour bread.

Cloud Bread Recipe Substitutions and Additions

EGGS: If you are a little unsure you can separate the eggs properly, then use egg whites. You can buy them in a carton in the store and save the mess of trying to separate them.

For a richer flavor, try using duck egg whites instead of chicken egg whites. Duck eggs are larger and have a higher fat content, which can make the cloud bread creamier and more luxurious. However, they can be harder to find and may have a more distinct flavor.

CREAM OF TARTAR: If you don’t have cream of tartar, you can use an equal amount of white vinegar or lemon juice. These acidic substitutes help to stabilize the egg whites, similar to cream of tartar. Keep in mind that they may add a slight tanginess to your cloud bread.

GREEK YOGURT: You can use three tablespoons of Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese.

SALT: Try using pink Himalayan salt or sea salt instead of regular table salt for a subtle mineral flavor. These natural salts can enhance the overall taste profile of the cloud bread without being overpowering.

HERBS AND SPICES: Add dried herbs like oregano, rosemary, or thyme for a savory twist, or a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg for a sweet variation.

These additions won’t affect the texture but will infuse the cloud bread with delightful new flavors. Start by adding ½ a teaspoon and see how you like it!

HOW TO MAKE CLOUD BREAD

STEP ONE: You will need two medium size glass mixing bowls. They will need to be completely clean, with no soap or residue of any kind.

Even the smallest amount of missed residue will stop the egg whites from forming stiff peaks. The batter will be watery and will not bake properly. 

STEP TWO: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

STEP THREE: Separate the eggs into the two glass bowls. Be certain that NO egg yolk is in the egg whites, or it will not form the stiff peaks.

egg whites and egg yolks into two bowls

STEP FOUR: Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites.

STEP FIVE: Using an electric mixer, whip the egg whites on high until they form stiff peaks, about three minutes.

Set the bowl of whipped egg whites aside.

eggs whites whisked together in a bowl

STEP SIX: Using a whisk combine the egg yolks, kosher salt, and softened cream cheese in a separate bowl.

Whisk the yolk mixture until completely smooth and no cream cheese chunks are visible.

salt, cream cheese, and egg yolks combined in a bowl

STEP SEVEN: Using a silicone spatula, carefully fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture a cup at a time. Gently fold until the whites are completely combined.

egg whites folded into the egg yolk mixture

STEP EIGHT: Gently divide the mixture into six mounds on the parchment paper on your prepared baking sheet, spaced at least three to four inches apart.

bread batter placed on a baking sheet then baked

STEP NINE: Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.

STEP TEN: Allow the bread to rest and cool on the pan for five to ten minutes.

How to Serve This Fluffy Cloud Bread Recipe

After mastering the art of creating this wonderfully light and fluffy cloud bread, the next step is exploring the delightful ways to serve it.

Cloud bread, with its versatile nature and unique texture, can be a canvas for a myriad of flavorful combinations and meal types.

Whether you’re whipping up a quick snack, a hearty breakfast, or a light lunch, this magical bread can transform a simple dish into something extraordinary.

Let’s dive into some delicious and creative ways to serve your cloud bread that will tantalize your taste buds and elevate your meals.

Breakfast Sandwich: Start your day with a cloud bread breakfast sandwich. Layer a slice of cloud bread with scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and a slice of cheddar cheese.

The lightness of the bread complements the richness of the eggs and bacon, making it a satisfying yet not overly heavy breakfast option.

Avocado Toast: For a healthy and trendy twist, use cloud bread as the base for avocado toast. Mash ripe avocado with a squeeze of lemon, salt, and pepper.

Spread generously on the cloud bread and top with cherry tomatoes, radish slices, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. The creamy avocado pairs beautifully with the airy texture of the bread.

You could even add a little cottage cheese on top of the avocado for even more flavor and protein!

Mini Pizzas: Transform your cloud bread into mini pizzas for a fun and customizable meal. Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce, add your favorite toppings like mozzarella, pepperoni, and bell peppers, and bake until the cheese is bubbly.

The cloud bread provides a light, crisp crust that’s perfect for pizza lovers looking for a low-carb option.

Dessert Base: Create a sweet treat by using cloud bread as a base for a dessert. Top a slice with a dollop of whipped cream, fresh berries, and a drizzle of honey or chocolate sauce.

The neutral flavor of the bread allows the sweetness of the toppings to shine through, making for a delightful dessert.

Open-Faced Sandwiches: For a light lunch, try open-faced sandwiches with various toppings.

Spread cream cheese on cloud bread and top with smoked salmon, capers, and dill, or go for a vegetarian option with hummus, cucumber, and sprouts.

Mix a bowl of shrimp salad, tuna salad, egg salad, or chicken salad stacked with lettuce for a refreshing and filling lunch.

You could add grilled salmon or oven baked chicken for a heartier sandwich.

The possibilities are endless and cater to all taste preferences.

Cheese and Charcuterie Board: Incorporate cloud bread into your cheese and charcuterie boards. Its mild flavor and soft texture make it an excellent accompaniment to a range of cheeses, meats, pickled mushrooms, olives, pickles, and fruit. It’s a gluten-free alternative that adds variety to your spread.

Pairings: When it comes to drinks, cloud bread pairs well with light and refreshing beverages. A glass of sparkling water with a twist of lime, a cup of herbal tea, a drunken dalgona coffee, or even a light-bodied white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc can complement the delicate nature of the bread without overwhelming its subtle flavors.

Salad Side: Use cloud bread as a unique side to your favorite salads. Its soft texture and neutral taste provide a pleasant contrast to crisp, fresh greens.

Try it with a Caesar salad, broccoli slaw, a vibrant mixed greens salad, tomato cucumber salad, Asian cucumber salad, or even a hearty Greek salad. The cloud bread acts as a perfect vehicle to soak up dressings and add a satisfying element to your salad meal.

Creative Canapés: Cut cloud bread into small circles or squares and use them as the base for canapés.

Top with cream cheese and smoked salmon, a slice of pear and blue cheese, or a spread of pesto with a cherry tomato. These bite-sized treats are perfect for parties and gatherings, showcasing the versatility of cloud bread in appetizers.

Remember, the beauty of cloud bread lies in its adaptability. Feel free to get creative and experiment with different flavors and ingredients.

These suggestions are just the beginning of the countless ways you can enjoy cloud bread. Bon appétit!

Cloud Bread Recipe Storage Tips

IN THE FRIDGE: This is best eaten fresh. However, you can store any unused bread in the fridge for up to three days in an airtight container. 

Please note that the texture of the stored bread will be different from when it is fresh.

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze cloud bread but it should be done within 12 hours of baking.

Once it is cooled, store it with layers of parchment paper between each piece to stop them freezing together.

Pop them in the freezer and leave for no more than three months.

REHEATING: Defrost cloud bread then either eat cold or warm up in the oven for a few minutes if you prefer.

Why Cloud Bread is the Best

Cloud bread, with its unique qualities and versatility, offers several reasons why it’s considered a fantastic choice for many:

Low in Carbohydrates, Gluten-Free: Cloud bread is an excellent option for those following a low-carb, ketogenic, or gluten-free diet. Made primarily from eggs and cheese, it contains little to no carbohydrates, making it a great alternative to traditional bread.

Light and Airy Texture: As the name suggests, cloud bread has a light, airy, and fluffy texture that’s a delightful change from denser, traditional breads. This texture makes it a pleasant and unique culinary experience.

Simple Ingredients: Cloud bread requires only a few basic ingredients – typically eggs, cream cheese, cream of tartar, and a pinch of salt. This simplicity makes it easy and accessible for anyone to bake, even those with minimal cooking experience.

Versatility: Its mild flavor and soft texture make cloud bread adaptable to a wide range of dishes. It can be used as a sandwich bread, a base for toppings, a low-carb pizza crust, or even sweetened for desserts.

Low in Calories: For those watching their calorie intake, cloud bread is a low-calorie alternative to regular bread, making it suitable for weight loss diets or for those aiming to consume fewer calories.

High in Protein: Thanks to the eggs and cheese, cloud bread is a good source of high-quality protein, which is beneficial for muscle building and repair, and can be more satisfying and filling than other types of bread.

Customizable: You can easily add herbs, spices, or other flavorings to customize cloud bread to suit your taste preferences. Whether you prefer it savory or slightly sweet, cloud bread can be modified to fit your palate.

Allergy-Friendly: For those who are allergic to nuts or soy, which are common in other gluten-free bread, cloud bread provides a safe alternative that is a great substitute as it typically doesn’t contain these allergens.

Fun to Make: The process of making cloud bread – whipping the egg whites to stiff peaks and gently folding in the other ingredients – can be a fun and satisfying baking experience.

Aesthetic Appeal: Its puffy, cloud-like appearance can make any meal look more appetizing and intriguing, especially for children or when serving guests.

close up shot of cloud bread sandwich on a white plate

This easy cloud bread recipe is a great option to enjoy because it’s low carb, high protein and gluten free. You can make sandwiches without bread or serve any place you would put a slice of bread without worrying about the carbs involved. It’s perfect for anyone following the ketogenic diet or that needs to eat grain-free bread.

Got the urge to make homemade bread instead? Why not try this No Knead Bread for an easy way to have fresh bread without all that kneading?

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Cloud Bread

5 from 8 votes
Make your own Cloud Bread recipe for a tasty, low carb alternative to bread. This simple, four-ingredient recipe can be made in batches and frozen so you always have some ready when you want it.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 3 extra large eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened (or three tbsp greek yogurt)

Instructions
 

  • You will need 2 medium size glass mixing bowls. They will need to be completely clean, no soap or residue of any kind. Even the smallest amount of missed residue of any kind will keep the egg whites from forming stiff peaks. The batter will be watery and will not bake properly.
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Separate the eggs into the 2 glass bowls. Be certain that NO egg yolk is in the egg whites, or it will not form the stiff peaks.
  • Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites.
  • Using an electric handheld mixer, whip the egg whites on high until they form stiff peaks, about 3 minutes. Set the bowl aside.
  • Using a whisk combine the egg yolks, kosher salt, and softened cream cheese. Whisk the yolk mixture until completely smooth and no cream cheese chunks are visible.
  • Using a silicone spatula, carefully fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture a cup at a time. Gently fold until the whites are completely combined.
  • Gently divide the mixture into 6 mounds on the parchment paper, spaced at least 3 to 4 inches apart.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Allow the bread to rest and cool on the pan for 5 to 10 minutes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Mili says

    Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    Quick question. Have you ever tried to use a plant based cream cheese for this recipe?

  2. linda says

    5 stars
    Omg..I have been wanting some bread with butter. On veto its a no go. But this recipe solved that problem. Its just like bread!

  3. Kimberley says

    5 stars
    Tasty, high protein, low carbs, couldn’t ask for more! I have sprinkled garlic and parmesan on it and toasted it. Great for hummus, very versatile.

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