Are you craving bread on a ketogenic diet? It happens to everyone. But the good news is, you can enjoy this easy cloud bread with less than 1g carbs per serving.
Carbohydrate cravings can strike anytime, especially when you’re super tired and stressed out. And because bread is a favorite of many, you could be tempted to open a pack and make a sandwich!
Before you do that, I want to share this easy keto-friendly cloud bread recipe that requires only 4 ingredients: Eggs, salt, cream cheese, and cream of tartar. Note that cream of tartar is just optional but having it makes it easier to whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
What I like about this keto cloud bread recipe is that all the ingredients are already found in my pantry. I always keep eggs at home. Cream cheese too. But if you don’t have cream cheese, it’s totally fine to make cloud bread without cream cheese.
Before we proceed to the steps, here’s another picture of the finished cloud bread with cream cheese in the middle.
You can spread cream cheese on the cloud bread for a pleasantly tangy taste. Or if you like, use the cloud bread as a bun for your keto sandwiches.
Continue reading to learn the steps.
How to Make Keto Cloud Bread Recipe
For me, this is the best cloud bread you could have as a keto dieter.
And if you’re trying to avoid all sorts of flours (whether that’s wheat flour, coconut flour, almond flour) for personal reasons, you’ll love this low-carb cloud bread version. It’s light, fluffy, versatile, and gluten-free. Here’s another tip: If you prefer not having cream cheese to avoid dairy, you can eliminate cream cheese. No problem!
Fun fact: Cloud bread is also called oopsie bread.
Note that the total time required for this recipe is 45 minutes. That’s 15 minutes to make the egg white and egg yolk mixture and another 30 minutes to bake the bread.
To make this keto bread, first you need to prepare your bread ingredients. They are:
- Large eggs (Separate the egg whites and egg yolks.)
- Cream cheese
- Salt (I used sea salt. It’s my own preference.)
- Cream of tartar (Again, this is optional.)
See to it that the eggs and cream cheese are at room temperature. By the way, for the equipment, get the following:
- Mixing bowl (Use 2 bowls.)
- Hand mixer or stand mixer
- Spatula or spoon
- Parchment paper (If you don’t have this, use foil or butter/cooking spray to grease the baking tray.)
- Baking tray
Now, it’s time to preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Meanwhile, prepare separate mixtures for the egg whites and yolks. Crack open 3 large eggs and carefully separate the whites from the yolks. Place them in 2 different bowls.
Add 3 tablespoons of cream cheese to the mixing bowl with the egg yolks. Mix at high speed using a hand mixer. Make sure that there are no clumps left and that you achieve an even mixture.
Next, add ¼ teaspoon of cream of tartar and a pinch of salt to the mixing bowl with the egg whites. Mix at high speed using a hand mixer. Stop when stiff peaks form. It will take you about 12 minutes to form stiff peaks.
You wouldn’t want to rush this process or else you’ll get a runny mixture. (I made this mistake!) My low-carb oopsie bread was flat and not fluffy at all on my first try.
Then, pour the egg yolk mixture into the egg white mixture. See the image below.
Slowly fold in the mixture until it has an even color. Notice the stiff peaks in the picture. That’s what you want.
Using a spoon, transfer an amount of your oopsie bread mixture into a tray lined with a baking sheet. If you don’t have a baking sheet, you can spray the tray with cooking spray or grease it with butter.
Feel free to make big or small keto cloud bread pieces depending on your preference! Space them evenly, about 2 inches apart, so they won’t merge while they’re cooking in the oven.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until you see the edges of the bread turning golden brown. Finally, let cool slightly for a few minutes before transferring them to a plate. Enjoy.
Want to learn more about each cloud bread recipe ingredient? Check these out:
- Eggs – Eggs are some of the best sources of healthy fat and protein. These macronutrients increase your satiety.
- Cream cheese – High in saturated fat, cream cheese adds flavor to your baking recipes. If you’re avoiding dairy for personal reasons (for example, if it causes bloating and triggers skin conditions), then please feel free to avoid it in this bread recipe.
- Cream of tartar – This ingredient will help stabilize the egg whites so that they don’t deflate easily. You’ll need just a small amount. It’s fine if you don’t have this ingredient or choose not to use it.
- Salt – A small amount of salt keeps your keto cloud bread from falling flat. Some say that salt also contributes to the golden brown color of the bread.
Have one last look at keto cloud bread! It’s soft, keto-friendly, and perfect for any day.
Keto Cloud Bread FAQs
1. What are ways to enjoy this keto-friendly cloud bread? Personally, I like spreading some cream cheese on cloud bread for extra creaminess. But you can use it as a sandwich bread for chicken and tuna salad sandwiches. Spreading keto strawberry jam on top is another delicious treat.
2. How do I store leftover cloud bread? After baking, let your keto cloud bread cool first. Then store it in an airtight container in the fridge. It should last for 5 days. Make sure to keep each cloud bread apart using a parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together.
3. Can I use keto-friendly toppings on cloud bread? Yes, you may. Try any one of these toppings: Sugar-free strawberry jam, Italian herbs, or a blend of tuna and mayonnaise.
4. Can I make dairy-free egg bread? Sure. Just don’t use the cream cheese!
5. Why is my keto oopsie bread flat? You need more time to mix the egg whites to form stiff peaks. The mixture should look like clouds and won’t flatten out when you fold in the egg yolk mixture.
Keto Cloud Bread
- 3 large eggs
- 3 tbsp cream cheese
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Prepare all the ingredients. The eggs should be at room temperature and cream cheese should be softened.
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
- Crack open the eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Place each of them in a separate mixing bowl.
- Add 3 tablespoons of cream cheese to the egg yolks. Mix them using a hand mixer at high speed. Mix until well-combined.
- Add the cream of tartar and salt to the egg whites. Mix them using a hand mixer at high speed. Do this until stiff peaks form. It should take you about 12 minutes.
- Pour the egg yolk mixture into the egg white mixture. Carefully fold in the egg yolk mixture using a spatula or spoon.
- Take a small mixture of the cloud bread and place it on a lined or greased baking tray. You should be able to scoop out 10 mixtures for 10 pieces of cloud bread.
- Bake for 30 minutes in the oven.
- Let the cloud bread cool down for a few minutes before removing them from the tray. If you do it too soon, the cloud bread might break apart.
- Total carbs: 0.2g
- Dietary fiber: 0g
- Total fat: 2.4g
- Protein: 1.9g
- Sodium: 27mg