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Cloud Bread

Cloud Bread is an easy to make, fluffy and gluten free bread substitute! Naturally low-carb, this cloud bread recipe is a simple alternative to bread and my kids love it too!

Serve this as a sandwich with my favorite Chicken Salad Recipe!

What Is Cloud Bread?

Ok, I know this cloud bread recipe sounds a little strange… Carb Free? Gluten Free? What is the world coming to? But stay with me here for a quick sec. I won’t steer you wrong, I swear it.

I would imagine a lot of us have “gone off carbs” a time or two in our lives. And sometimes when you’re on the low-carb wagon you just want a damn sandwich. I know it’s not just me.

But let me also just say that while Cloud Bread recipe is PERFECT for those watching their carbs, it’s also actually GOOD! The texture is bread-ish. I won’t sit here and tell you that it’s bread, but it’s the closest darn thing I have ever had to bread without actually BEING bread. AND it doesn’t have weird aftertaste like a lot of low-carb food seems to. The reason for that is it’s made with completely normal ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now.

Ingredients to make Cloud Bread

Cloud Bread is Perfect for Sandwiches!

The main ingredients in this bread recipe are eggs and cream cheese, but you will also need Cream of Tartar, salt, and (if you want) a little sweetener.

When they’re baked up they are SO pretty…They aren’t thick buns, but they can be sliced in half and used on a sandwich!

Tuna Sandwich made using Cloud Bread

My son LOVED tuna salad on the cloud bread. It’s VERY soft, so if you want something with a little more durability you could easily toast it!

What 3 Ingredients Do You Need?

  • eggs
  • cream of tartar
  • cream cheese

How to Make Cloud Bread

Just whip the egg whites with the Cream of Tartar (to stabilize the whites).

The problem some people have had when making this recipe is that they don’t mix the egg whites long enough, causing the mixture to be too runny. Just make sure that the egg whites form stiff peaks before moving on to the next step.

making bread with egg whites

Also make sure you mix the yolks, cream cheese a pinch of salt and sugar (if you are using it) together until they are smooth. Then fold the whites into the cream cheese mixture CAREFULLY until it’s combined.

Can You Season It? 

Add any seasoning into the cream cheese mixture to season it up. Seasoning it is key to getting a delicious bread. You can use:

  • garlic powder
  • dried herbs
  • sweetener

Making low carb keto bread

Scoop out the mixture onto a lined baking sheet, and when they are baked they will come out like this…

Baked No Carb Bread

If you can’t wait and eat one warm they are a little “eggy”. But if you wait until they’ve cooled completely they will be more bread-like.

Serving Ideas:

  • I really like it cut in half and toasted served with tuna or chicken salad!
  • Toast it and spread a little peanut butter on it!
  • Use it for avocado toast!
  • Make an egg sandwich for a high protein breakfast!

ps – this cloud bread recipe is by no means low-calorie or “diet” food. It’s just a fun alternative to traditional bread for those who are trying to avoid it!

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Cloud Bread Recipe

Cloud Bread Recipe

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  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 buns 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dinner


Cloud Bread is an easy to make, fluffy and gluten free bread substitute! Naturally low-carb, this cloud bread recipe is a simple alternative to bread and my kids love it too!


  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • optional – 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • optional: 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (or any natural sweetener like honey, agave syrup etc) OR 1 packet artificial sweetener such as Splenda


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a light colored baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment beat the egg whites and Cream of Tartar together on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  3. In a large bowl combine the egg yolks, cream cheese, and salt and/or sugar (if using) until completely smooth. You can do this step with a spoon or a mixer.
  4. Gently fold in the egg whites into the cream cheese mixture. Do this step carefully to not deflate egg whites. The fluffier the batter the fluffier the bread will turn out.
  5. Scoop the batter onto the prepared pan, forming 6 “buns”, about 4 inches in diameter.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the bread is golden brown and set.
  7. Allow to cool before serving.


store airtight refrigerated for up to 5 days

Add in 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or any seasoning you prefer to give this cloud bread flavor!


  • Serving Size: 1 bun
  • Calories: 69
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 162.2 mg
  • Fat: 5.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 102.6 mg

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33 comments on “Cloud Bread”

  1. I’m using a convection oven. Should I change the heat or cooking time? At 10mons my bread looked great. So I put parchment paper over it so it would not brown any more. At 25 mins it was flat and very brown. Any help would be great.

  2. This recipe is really awesome when it’s followed correctly!
    I recommend looking up a “how to” on getting your eggs to form stiff peaks- if you are not familiar with the term.

    My sister and I made this recipe twice because we didn’t whip the egg whites long enough on the first go, I feel like this could be a common mistake. But the second time, the recipe came out wonderfully and the bread was super airy and has a true bread-like texture. Thank you for posting!

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