Cloud Bread - How to Make a Zero Carb Bread Recipe — Sugar & Cloth (2024)

This is an easy, gluten-free, no-carb bread for those following a keto diet or who just want a healthier option! You’ll be in heaven with this cloud bread recipe as a healthy alternative that you can make in just 30 minutes.

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Are you or someone you know trying the keto diet? It’s become a common dietary lifestyle, appealing to many for it’s low-carb, grain free guidelines. But that does make things tricky when the craving for bread strikes.

What’s to be done when a sandwich craving strikes?That’s where this recipe for cloud bread comes in.

I (Rebecca) think that they’re a pretty great substitute for regular or wheat bread, and they’re super simple to make.

Whether you’re pairing it with your favorite soup or looking for another keto fan favorite, like our keto cheesecake, this is one recipe to bookmark!

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What is Cloud Bread?

Cloud bread is a low carb alternative bread for those following a ketogenic diet. It’s the perfect way to make sandwiches if you’re trying to avoid eating carbs, grains, or gluten.

A double bonus is that you can make this recipe to be both keto and paleo-friendly!

What Is The Keto Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet similar to the Atkins diet.

It requires you to drastically reduce your carb intake so that your body is in a metabolic state known as ketosis.

Once your body runs out of fuel (sugar), it will start to break down fat for energy. And this results in weight loss.

The health benefit is that the keto diet reduces your blood sugar and insulin levels.

Plus, when your body burns fat for energy, the fat also turns into ketones in the liver. These ketones give your brain energy.

We’ve got lots of easy and delicious keto recipes like our keto strawberry cheesecake, keto pizza crust, and low carb cheesecake.

Zero Carb Bread | How is Bread Carb Free?

Technically, it’s not bread in the traditional sense — it’s beaten eggs, mixed with cream cheese. It may sound strange, but it really does work!

And it’s the perfect way to get that classic turkey, ham, or peanut butter sandwiches back on the lunch menu, all while sticking to your low-carb keto diet.

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What is Cloud Bread Made From?

Cloud bread is made from eggs, cream cheese, cream of tartar, and a bit of salt. If you’d like, you can also add seasonings — a bit of garlic powder adds some flavor, or any herbs you prefer.

Some loaf versions of cloud bread also incorporate almond flour or coconut flour, but we’re keeping it super simple and easy with these little rounds.

Alternatives For Cream Cheese

Cream cheese is the most common ingredient in cloud bread. But if you’re not a fan of cottage cheese, other options include:

— Ricotta cheese

— Cottage cheese

— Sour cream

— Mascarpone

— Greek yogurt

If you’re also watching your fat intake, greek yogurt is a great substitute for cottage cheese.

Mascarpone is one of my favorite alternatives since it’s less tart than cream cheese. So you can think of it as a buttery croissant-like version of cloud bread!

We’ve used it in many recipes like Chocolate Chip Banana Bread with Whipped Mocha Mascarpone Recipe and

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How toMake Cloud Bread Dairy Free and Whole30 Approved

If your diet doesn’t allow cream cheese or yogurt and you want a dairy-free option, you can use a can of coconut milk instead!

First, chill the can overnight. Don’t shake it because you want a thick cream to form. The next day, scoop out the thick cream.

Tools Needed to Make Cloud Bread

Stand mixer:

We recommend using a stand mixerif you have one. However, ahand mixer will do the job too.

It’s absolutely doable by hand with a whisk, but it will take quite a while. Consider it arm day, and you’ve got that covered for the next month.

Parchment paper:

Parchment paperis definitely a baking essential for all recipes!

Plus, parchment paper makes storing the bread easier so that the slices don’t stick together.

Baking sheet:

Baking sheetsare another baking necessity to always have around in the kitchen!

Check out our shop page for all our cooking essentials.

The great thing about this Cloud Bread recipe is that all the tools required should be your basic baking tools.

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No Carb Bread | How to Make Cloud Bread

Step 1— Start by lining a large baking sheet with parchment paper and preheating the oven to 300F.

Step 2 — Next, you need to separate the egg whites and yolks. I like to use eggshells to do this.

Gently pass the yolk from one half of the split eggshell to the other to allow the white to fall into a bowl underneath.

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Step 3— After that, you’ll want to beat the egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks.

What are stiff peaks? That means that they are completely fluffy and stiff.

If you pull the beater out of whip egg whites, the peak that is left behind stands straight up.

Step 4— Once stiff peaks formed, next beat the egg yolks and softened cream cheese together in a large bowl.

This is a little bit easier to do by hand, though you can absolutely use the mixer if you’d like to!

You want it to become a creamy, smooth egg yolk mixture, without any lumps of cream cheese showing.

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Step 5— Add the salt, as well as any other seasoning you would like.

Then, use a rubber spatula to stir in a third of the beaten egg whites.

Step 6— Add the rest of the egg whites and gently fold them in, stirring just until mixed to not deflate all of the air that you’ve beaten into them.

At this point you should have a light, fluffy, yellow egg whites and cream batter. While it will flow, it shouldn’t be runny or liquid.

If it is, the air has probably gone out of the egg whites.

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Step 7— Use a large spoon or ladle to divide the batter into six rounds on the parchment-lined baking sheet.

Spread it into circles, but not too thin since they will spread a bit more during baking.

Step 8 — Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until they are puffy and golden brown around the edges.

You don’t want to take them out too soon, or they’ll deflate and become soggy.

And now you’ve got the perfect sandwich bread!

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How to Store Cloud Bread

Cloud bread is best eaten the day they are made.

But if you have leftovers, wait until the cloud bread cools completely to room temperature.

Then, store them in an airtight container or plastic bag. They will keep it for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

If you want to freeze them, line parchment paper or paper towels between each slice. This prevents the slices from freezing together.

Thaw the frozen cloud bread in the fridge first. Then, toast and serve them again!

Is Cloud Bread Ketogenic?

Yes, cloud bread is ketogenic! This recipe is perfect for your carb diet because it doesn’t have carbs and is high in fat and protein.

Is a Keto Bread Recipe Healthy?

While I’m no dietician, this is definitely something to feel good about eating! There is less than 1 net carb per serving of our zero carb bread.

The ingredients are all wholesome and simple, and because it doesn’t have carbs or sugar it shouldn’t cause any blood sugar swings.

Cloud bread is gluten-free! However, you should be aware that people with dairy or egg allergies can’t eat cloud bread.

More Easy Bread Recipes

In case you’re looking for more easy breadrecipe ideas, here are a few of my favorites from the archives —

  • Irish Soda Bread Knots recipe
  • Banana Bread with Whipped Mocha Mascarpone recipe
  • Easy Monkey Bread with Chocolate and Orange recipe
  • Nutella Stuffed Monkey Bread Muffins recipe
  • Hot Chocolate Bread recipe
  • Fairy Bread recipe

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Cloud Bread Recipe

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4.60 from 20 votes

A zero carb gluten-free alternative bread for those following a keto diet!

Prep Time15 minutes mins

Cook Time30 minutes mins

Total Time45 minutes mins

Course Side Dish

Cuisine Bread

Equipment

  • Baking sheet

  • Mixer

  • Large mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs separated
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese use a can of coconut milk instead for a dairy-free Whole30 option
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder, rosemary, Italian seasoning, any optional herbs of your liking

Nutrition

Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 51mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

Servings: 6

Calories: 57kcal

Notes

  • If your diet doesn’t allow cream cheese or yogurt and you want a dairy-free option, use a can of coconut milk instead! First, chill the can overnight. Don’t shake it because you want a thick cream to form. The next day, scoop out the thick cream.
  • Store in an airtight container or plastic bag for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Instructions

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, preheat the oven to 300F.

  • Separate the egg yolks and whites. Placing the egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites and tartar on medium speed until they form stiff peaks.

  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and cream cheese until smooth. Add the salt and any other seasoning you wish and mix well.

  • Stir in about a third of the beaten egg whites until smooth. Add the rest of the egg whites to the bowl and fold them in just until they are combined. Spoon the batter out into six even circles, then bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the centers are set.

  • Remove the cloud breads from the oven. They will deflate as they cool.

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Don’t forget to share your cloud bread with us onInstagram using the hashtag#sugarandclothloves. We always love seeing all of your creations! And if you’re looking for more quick and delicious recipes you can find them allright herewith a fewco*cktailsto go along with them!

Other Bread Recipes To Try

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Irish Soda Bread Knots

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Banana Bread With Whipped Mocha Mascarpone

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An Easy Monkey Bread With Chocolate and Orange Glaze Recipe

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Nutella Stuffed Monkey Bread Muffins

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Hot Chocolate Bread

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My Favorite Fairy Bread Recipe

Cloud Bread - How to Make a Zero Carb Bread Recipe — Sugar & Cloth (2024)

FAQs

What is keto cloud bread made of? ›

It's made using just a few simple ingredients—eggs, cream cheese, and cream of tartar—but when mixed up in just the right way and baked in a low heat oven, you get pillowy, bread-like rounds that are gluten-free and keto-friendly.

Why is my cloud bread not fluffy? ›

Don't add all the sugar at once. Your meringue will be fluffier if you add it in gradually, 1 tablespoon at at a time. Don't over beat! If you meringue starts to look grainy or really wet, it means your egg whites have been over-beaten and your cloud bread won't be fluffy.

How does keto bread have no carbs? ›

It is made by replacing traditional wheat flour with low-carbohydrate sources and other functional ingredients already used in gluten-free baking (e.g. hydrocolloids and eggs).

What does cloud bread taste like? ›

Cloud bread tastes fluffy and doughy just like your favorite sourdough. All you need to bake it at home are eggs, cream of tartar, and cream cheese or Greek yogurt. (Although some recipes can mix in fresh or dried herbs too.)

Is cloud bread good for you? ›

Cloud bread is a great option for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease because it's gluten-free. According to The Healthy, people who are following a keto or low-carb diet might love cloud bread because there are very few carbs (if you don't add sugar).

Does Aldi have cloud bread? ›

You have to be relatively familiar with the kitchen, as it requires baking with separated egg yolks and whites, cream cheese, and other ingredients. Luckily for those without the skills (or the time!) to bake cloud bread every time you want a sandwich, Aldi has its own version that comes pre-made!

What is the trick to fluffy bread? ›

Add Sugar

Adding sugar weakens the gluten structure, absorbs water, and eventually makes the bread lighter and softer. As a result, sugar improves the bread's taste, structure and texture. Yeast also eats up sugar to produce carbon dioxide, which raises the dough and makes bread fluffy.

What is Oopsie bread made of? ›

ingredients
  • 3 eggs.
  • 12 cup cream cheese.
  • 1 pinch salt.
  • 12 tablespoon psyllium husks (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon baking powder (optional)

What is the secret to a soft and fluffy bread? ›

You want to rise the dough so that the yeast still has enough energy in it to work in the oven to give you a nice, light, fluffy loaf of white bread. Lightly cover the loaf pans with plastic wrap - do not make it too tight as you don't want the dough to rise up and get trapped in the plastic wrap.

Is zero carb bread really zero carb? ›

While bread with zero net carbs does exist, it's important to note that individual responses to carbohydrates can vary.

Is peanut butter OK on keto? ›

Peanut butter can definitely be part of a keto diet, but it's best to stick to plain options that are free of extra flavors and sweeteners. Almond butter is a good choice, too, and it's slightly lower in carbs. Additionally, you should be mindful of your portion size if you're trying to lose weight.

Is there such thing as carb free bread? ›

A typical slice of cloud bread has zero carbs, 36 calories, and 2 grams each of fat and protein. Use it in place of English muffins, burger buns, sandwich bread, and more.

What are the lowest carb breads? ›

6 Low-Carb Breads to Try
  • Base Culture Original Keto Bread. Flaxseed, arrowroot and almond flour, and almond butter give this bread its nutty, sweet flavor. ...
  • Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread. ...
  • Julian Bakery Keto Thin Bread. ...
  • Simple Mills Focaccia. ...
  • Unbun Unbread. ...
  • Outer Aisle Sandwich Thin. ...
  • Cloud Bread. ...
  • Almond Flour Bread.
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What do you put in cloud dough? ›

Cloud Dough – 2 Ingredients! Make some incredibly cool cloud dough at the art center today. This easy no-cook dough requires just 2 ingredients: cornstarch and hair conditioner. Easy enough!

Why do people like cloud bread? ›

Cloud bread is not bread. Both the sweet and savory versions are made nearly entirely from whipped eggs. Any secondary ingredients add little in the way of flavor and are there mostly to stabilize the whipped eggs. The appeal of having a “bread” made of eggs is that it's low in carbohydrates, fats and calories.

What is cloud bread made of? ›

Cloud Bread is all the rage right now. It's a soft airy bread made with only eggs, a little cream cheese (some people use cottage cheese), and cream of tartar. Honestly, other than seasoning, that's it for this cloud bread recipe!

Is keto bread really healthy? ›

Unlike traditional bread, which can be high in refined carbohydrates that can lead to health problems like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, keto bread is low in carbs and high in healthy fats, which can help you lose weight, control your blood sugar levels, and improve your heart health.

Is keto bread really keto? ›

What it comes down to is asking yourself, “Does this product's nutritional value and net carbs fit my keto diet?” So, yes, keto bread is keto and there are true keto breads out there worth eating (check out Sporked's list of the best tasting keto bread to buy).

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