Fluffy Cloud Bread Recipe

Cloud bread has become insanely popular within the last few years, and it's easy to see why. The trendy bread is soft, airy and fluffy—just like a cloud! It also calls for no flour, so it's ideal if you eat a gluten-free diet or are trying to limit on refined carbs. All you need is eggs, cream cheese and cream of tartar to make this popular bread.

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Things You'll Need

  • 3 eggs, room temperature

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, Greek yogurt or sour cream, room temperature

  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

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Tip

Since cloud bread uses eggs as a base, it has a very eggy flavor. However, you can offset the taste by adding dried herbs, like oregano or basil, to the batter.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a large baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper, then lightly grease.

Separate the egg yolks and egg whites.

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Tip

Since cloud bread batter doesn't have any oil, lining the baking sheet is essential. Otherwise, the bread will stick to the sheet.

Step 2

Add the softened cream cheese, yogurt or sour cream to the yolks. Beat with a hand mixer until fully combined and mostly smooth. Set aside.

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Tip

If you don't have a mixer, consider using Greek yogurt or sour cream instead of cream cheese. It will be easier to mix these ingredients with egg yolks by hand.

Step 3

Replace or clean the whisk attachments. Beat the egg whites until glossy and opaque. The mixture should form stiff peaks that don't fall over; if the egg whites seem watery or foamy, beat them a bit more.

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Step 4

Add 1/3 of the egg whites to the yolks.

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Gently fold the egg whites into the yolks until just combined. Repeat with the remaining egg whites, 1/3 at a time.

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Tip

Try to avoid over-mixing the batter. If the egg whites are mixed too much, the finished bread won't be as fluffy and airy.

Step 5

Scoop the batter onto the baking sheet, forming six circles. Carefully spread until they're 1/2 inch thick. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely.

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Once the breads are completely cool, carefully remove each piece with a spatula. Cloud bread is best eaten immediately, but you can store it in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. Layer the breads with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking to each other. Stored this way, the bread should last 3 to 5 days.

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You can reheat cloud bread in the microwave or toaster on low heat, but keep a close watch. Just a few seconds should be enough.

Serve with smashed avocado, eggs or pizza toppings. You can even use the bread to make a lightened up sandwich or burger.

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