Cloud Bread

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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!

Cloud Bread

4.56 from 43 votes
Cloud Bread
This simple cloud bread recipe is a low carb, keto friendly option that is light, fluffy, and great for sandwiches.
Jen Sobjack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Serving Size 12


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


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Combine the egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • In a separate large bowl add the egg yolks, yogurt, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  • Fold one-third of the egg whites into the egg yolks just until combined. Repeat 2 more times with the remaining egg whites.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Cool for at least 1 hour before serving.


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.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 51mg | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.4mg

The nutrition information provided is for convenience and as a courtesy only. It is not guaranteed to be accurate because nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator and input the exact ingredients and brands you used in the recipe.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

Adapted from A Spicy Perspective

4.56 from 43 votes (35 ratings without comment)

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  1. 4 stars
    Texture was fine, but it was too salty. If I make it again, I’d reduce salt or 1/4 tsp, or omit altogether and sprinkle sea salt after baking.

  2. Susan Ukwuoma says:

    Please can I use Mayonnaise in place of cream cheese.

    1. Jen Sobjack says:

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

  3. 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.

    1. Jen Sobjack says:

      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.

  4. What oven temp do you bake these at?

    1. Jen Sobjack says:

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

  5. 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!)?

    1. Jen Sobjack says:

      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.

  6. Tyas Chrisna says:

    can Greek Yogurt subtitute with else??

    1. Jen Sobjack says:

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

  7. 5 stars
    My daughter and I are just crazy about this bread! It has been a life saver as far as trying to cut out killer carbs! We use it for taco shells, bread, buns, and we are adding some cinnamon to enjoy as breakfast pancakes! Just imagine the happy faces! :)))