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Cloud Bread

This simple cloud bread recipe is a low carb, keto friendly option that is light, fluffy, and great for sandwiches.

close up of stack of cloud bread

Cloud Bread

I have shared a ton of bread recipes on the site. The archive just keeps growing! And when I discovered this egg white based bread on A Spicy Perspective, I just had to give it go.

Cloud bread gets its name because it looks like a cloud. It’s also light and fluffy like a cloud. It’s a low carb option for anyone on a keto diet.

But let’s face it. If you are here on my site, you are not on a low carb diet! Everything I make is loaded with carbs.

I just really like this simple, 4-ingredients cloud bread. It’s fun to make and more fun to eat! My husband makes sandwiches with it and I enjoy it with a smear of jelly. It’s even tasty on its own and can be flavored in a variety of ways which I’ll discuss down below in the recipe.

So, if you’re a baker and enjoy the process of whipping egg whites and folding them to a batter, you’re going to have fun putting this recipe together.

Keto cloud bread on baking sheet wit parchment paper

Cloud bread ingredients

The ingredient list for this cloud bread recipe is very short. You need just four ingredients to make a basic keto cloud bread.

  • Eggs – The main ingredient and base of the recipe
  • Cream of tartar – Needed to help stabilize the egg whites so they whip up nice and stiff
  • Greek yogurt – Aids in texture and flavor
  • Salt – Also for flavor
ingredients for cloud bread in glass bowls

How to make cloud bread?

This fun little bread is so easy to make. In just a few simple steps you’ll have fluffy pillows of cloud bread.

  1. Start by separating the eggs. Place the whites in one large bowl and the yolks in another large bowl.
  2. Whip the egg whites. Add cream of tartar to the whites and whip them to very stiff peaks. If you fail to whip them enough, the bread won’t turn out properly.
  3. Combine the other ingredients. Mix the egg yolks with Greek yogurt and salt until smooth.
  4. Fold in the egg whites. In three additions, fold the whites into the yolks until combined. Use a gentle hand so you don’t deflate the air in the whites. The batter should be somewhat thick once fully incorporated.
  5. Portion the batter. Drop ½ cup mounds of batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Then use a spatula to shape the mounds into ½-inch thick disks.
  6. Bake the cloud bread. Bake the bread for about 30minutes, until it’s golden and feels dry to the touch.
  7. Cool the bread. The bread needs to cool for at least an hour after baking. If you eat it warm, it will have an eggy flavor and texture. As it sits, it will dry out a bit and be more like bread.
whipped eggs whites in glass bowl
batter for cloud bread in glass bowl
batter for low carb cloud bread on baking sheet with parchment paper

Does cloud bread taste like bread?

Cloud bead only has the texture of bread. It actually tastes like eggs. The main ingredient is eggs after all. We noticed the eggy flavor is more intense when the bread is fresh from the oven and it mellows out as it cools down. Let the bread rest for at least an hour before using it.

How to store cloud bread?

Cloud bread really should be used the day it is made. The texture degrades and it won’t be as good after that. But, if it’s truly necessary to store the bread, keep in an airtight container either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

How long will cloud bread keep?

Stored in an airtight container, cloud bread will keep for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to 7 days in the refrigerator.

close of cloud bread

More bread recipes you should try

If you are a fan of cloud bread, you might also want to try my ciabatta bread, rosemary cheese bread, and slow cooker bread. While these bread recipes are not low carb, they are supremely delicious!

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Cloud Bread

Cloud Bread

Yield: 12 pieces
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

This simple cloud bread recipe is a low carb, keto friendly option that is light, fluffy, and great for sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, separated
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Combine the egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  3. In a separate large bowl add the egg yolks, yogurt, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  4. Fold one-third of the egg whites into the egg yolks just until combined. Repeat 2 more times with the remaining egg whites.
  5. Using a ½-cup measuring cup, drop 6 dollops of batter onto each baking sheet. Use the bottom of the cup to spread the batter into ½-inch thick circles.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Cool for at least 1 hour before serving.

Notes

Flavorful variations:

  • Use cream cheese in place of Greek yogurt
  • Use sour cream in place of Greek yogurt and add 4 tablespoons of freshly chopped chives.
  • Add ½ teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder, or other dried spices.

Make ahead tip

  1. Cloud bread is best served the day it is made! However, it can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to 7 days in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 126mgProtein: 4g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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Adapted from A Spicy Perspective

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Susan Ukwuoma

Thursday 15th of April 2021

Please can I use Mayonnaise in place of cream cheese.

Jen Sobjack

Thursday 15th of April 2021

I have not tried this so I can't recommend it.

Diane F

Saturday 12th of September 2020

How long do you whip the egg whites? Mine never get the stiff. What am I doing wrong? The bread ends up being pretty good, even my husband who hasn't had bread in over 10 years loves it.

Jen Sobjack

Saturday 12th of September 2020

It shouldn't take long for the egg whites to whip, maybe 3-4 minutes. Use real egg whites, not the ones in a carton. Make sure you didn't accidentally get traces of yolks in the whites and make sure the mixing bowl and beaters are clean and dry. Any trace of oil or fat will inhibit the whites from whipping to stiff peaks.

Sara

Thursday 18th of June 2020

What oven temp do you bake these at?

Jen Sobjack

Friday 19th of June 2020

The oven temperature is noted in step 1 of the recipe.

Lyn

Wednesday 20th of May 2020

Only just seen this recipe, so hope it's not too late to ask a question. I haven't tried making the bread yet, but intend to very soon as they look just great. Seeing one of the pics for this on Pinterest reminded me very much of choux pastry buns and I wondered whether omitting the salt and baking as small round buns instead of spreading out the dough might achieve the right result? Would they be hollow enough to fill with whipped cream to make profiteroles (carb free chocolate sauce - of course!)?

Jen Sobjack

Wednesday 20th of May 2020

I'm really not sure how that would work. I've never tried baking them any other way than how the recipe is written. You can always give it a go and see what happens.

Tyas Chrisna

Friday 31st of January 2020

can Greek Yogurt subtitute with else??

Jen Sobjack

Monday 3rd of February 2020

Sour cream might work but I haven't tried it.

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