A stack of four cloud breads

Keto cloud bread recipe

It was a huge trend when I first published this recipe in 2016: keto cloud bread. In 2022 it went viral again on TikTok. Keto and low-carb slices of bread named cloud bread.

Soft bread-like slices made with only two ingredients: eggs and cottage cheese.

This bread has no carbs, is high in protein, and has few calories. So it is very nice to use if you want to eat meals with fewer calories and/or carbs.

Cloud bread is keto-proof, gluten-free, and low FODMAP.

A hand holding two slices of keto cloud bread

How to make cloud bread

Cloud bread is fairly easy to make. The bread is very fluffy, that’s where it got its name from. You create such a fluffy bread by whisking up the egg whites.

To make keto cloud bread, you split the eggs. The yolks go together with the cottage cheese in a bowl, where you stir them together.

You put the egg whites in another bowl with the baking powder and whisk them with an electric mixer until they stand up in stiff peaks.

Then you carefully fold the egg whites into the egg yolk-cottage cheese mixture.

After this, you prepare a baking sheet with baking parchment and divide 10 heaps of the mixture over the baking sheet.

Slightly flatten the cloud breads with a spoon and then they are ready to go into the oven.

No carb bread

Cloud bread doesn’t contain any carbs. The two main ingredients for this bread are eggs and cottage cheese. Both contain protein and fat, but no carbs.

One piece of cloud bread has only 43 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 4 grams of protein.

Therefore this is a very keto-friendly bread, it is a great bread replacement for a low-carb diet.

Sweet or savory cloud bread

The basic recipe for cloud bread is quite plain. The bread itself doesn’t have a lot of flavor.

But that’s perfect because this makes it the ideal base for a sandwich. You can create flavor with the toppings that you use on the bread.

Below I share two ideas for making savory or sweet cloud bread. Great for either savory or sweet toppings:

  • Sweet cloud bread: add one tablespoon of maple syrup to your mixture
  • Savory cloud bread: add 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp Italian herbs to the mixture

The latter is the variant that I used in the recipe below.

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A stack of four cloud breads

Keto cloud bread recipe


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  • Author: Karlijn
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Servings: 6 1x
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

Cloud bread is egg white and cottage cheese bread. No-carb bread with only 2 main ingredients. 43 calories per bread. Keto, low FODMAP and high protein


Ingredients

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  • 3 eggs
  • 50 grams (1.8 oz) cottage cheese*
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Italian herbs

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius or 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Split the eggs.
  3. Whisk the egg whites together with the baking powder until it forms peaks. You can best do this with an electrical mixer.
  4. In another bowl whisk the cottage cheese and the egg yolks together.
  5. Carefully fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg white mixture using a spatula. Add the egg yolk mixture bit by bit, because the mixture has to stay airy.
  6. Carefully fold the salt and Italian herbs into the mixture. 
  7. Layer a baking sheet with baking parchment and use a spoon to put 6 heaps of the mixture on the baking tray. Make sure that each heap is the same size and shape it into a circle using the back of a spoon. Leave a bit of space between each cloud bread.
  8. You can also make the cloud bread slightly smaller, then you can make about 10 breads with this recipe. I make 6 bigger ones. 
  9. Bake the cloud bread in the oven for about 20 minutes until they have lightly browned. Watch them closely after 15 minutes, because if your oven bakes a bit faster, they can be done earlier. 

Notes

*Cottage cheese is low FODMAP up to 40 grams per serving. This recipe makes 6 cloud breads. One cloud bread contains about 8 grams of cottage cheese. If you have to eat strictly lactose-free, you can look if you can find lactose-free cottage cheese to use for this recipe. Here in the Netherlands, you can find this in the store Ekoplaza. 

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: International

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bread
  • Calories: 43
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 4

Will you let me know if you have made this recipe? I would love it if you would let me know what you think about the recipe by leaving a comment and a rating below. You can also share your creations with me by tagging me on Instagram @karlijnskitchen or by using the hashtag #karlijnskitchen. 

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