Low-carb, keto-friendly bread is no longer a fantasy. With the right recipe and ingredients, you can make virtually any type of keto bread you prefer, from a white bread loaf to a bread-like keto dessert. (You can even make quick keto bread in the microwave.)
But what should you do if you are missing one or two of the recipe’s ingredients? Rather than giving up on your hopes of having bread with your meal, give this keto cloud bread a try.
All you’ll need is two common keto ingredients: eggs and cream cheese.
What is Keto Cloud Bread? From an “Oopsie” to a Keto-friendly Roll
Keto cloud bread is the unintended result of a keto-related kitchen experiment, which is why it is also called oopsie bread rolls. Each piece of bread is a good source of fat and protein, very low in carbs, and 100% gluten-free & nut-free.
No need for flour, flax, chia, or psyllium husk — just don’t forget to add air!
How to Make The Best Keto Cloud Bread: Add Air
The secret to turning eggs and cream cheese into cloud bread is incorporating air into the whites. To do this, you’ll be whipping the egg whites into stiff peaks, trapping air between its protein links.
Then, you’ll gently fold in the yolks and cream cheese mixture without deflating the whites. Make sure to avoid rushing, mixing, or stirring during this step, as this can cause the air to escape (and your cloud bread will literally and figuratively fall flat.)
Another thing that’ll help you make the best cloud bread is bringing your ingredients to room temperature first. If you have refrigerated eggs, simply let them sit in warm water for a bit to increase the temperature of the whites and yolks.
Do I Need to Cool the Bread After Baking?
If you are planning to use the bread right away, just let it cool for around 10 min. As you enjoy your keto cloud bread, let any leftovers cool completely before storage.
How to Store Your Keto Cloud Bread / Oopsie Rolls
Since this bread is made with eggs and cream cheese, it’ll keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. For a longer-term storage option (up to six months), use your freezer instead.
Before placing your oopsie rolls in the fridge or freezer, stick pieces of parchment paper (or paper towels) between them once they are completely cooled.
If you decide to freeze the cloud bread, make sure to thaw them in the fridge first. Once thawed, it is best to reheat in the toaster or the oven.
Either way, make sure to warm it up at a lower heat setting since this keto bread tends to burn more quickly than regular bread.
What Can I Eat with My Keto Cloud Bread?
This is one of the most versatile bread recipes you’ll find on keto. The cloud bread’s integrity and subtle flavor make it the perfect hamburger bun, bread roll, or sandwich bread. (This is why we recommend making it with our keto BLT recipe.)
Other than using it as a bun or sandwich bread, give these keto-friendly options a try as well:
- Cloud Bread Pizza — Make one or two larger pieces of cloud bread, bake through, let it cool, then top with your preferred keto-friendly pizza toppings. Put the broiler on and place your cloud bread pizza back in the oven until your toppings reach the desired texture.
- Keto Chicken or Tuna Salad Melt — Let the bread cool, top it with keto tuna or chicken salad and sliced cheese of your choice, and place back in the oven to let the cheese melt.
- Keto Oopsie Bread Peanut Butter and Keto Jam — Use your favorite sugar-free peanut butter and keto-friendly strawberry jam to make a keto PB&J. Feel free to use sugar-free sunflower butter or macadamia nut butter instead if you are allergic to peanuts.
- Cloud Bread with Keto Nutella — Make some sugar-free Nutella, spread on your bread, and enjoy!
- Scale it up for a Keto Cloud Bread “Loaf” — If you love this recipe, make it in bulk and store in the freezer. This way, you can take out the exact number of slices you want without having to thaw out a whole loaf.
What are you planning to do with your keto cloud bread? Let us know in the comments below!
Yields 3 servings of Keto Cloud Bread (2 slices per serving)
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1.5 ounce cream cheese, softened
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1. Gather your ingredients together. Make sure that the eggs and cream cheese are both at room temperature.
2. Pre-heat the oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Separate the eggs. Place the egg whites in a large mixing bowl, and the egg yolks in a smaller mixing bowl.
4. Using a hand mixer, beat the egg whites on high until stiff peaks form.
5. Add the cream cheese, salt, and garlic to the egg yolks. Using an electric mixer, mix these together until they are smooth.
6. Add about 1/3 of the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites and gently fold together.
7. Once incorporated, add the remaining egg yolk mixture into the egg whites and fold together, making sure there are no white streaks in the batter.
8. Scoop the batter onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
9. Gently spread into a circle. The more you spread the circle, the larger and flatter the cloud bread will be.
10. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until slightly golden brown.
11. Let cool on the baking sheet, then remove to cool completely. Use the cloud bread as desired (it’s great as sandwich bread or as a burger bun)!
Makes a total of 3 servings of Keto Cloud Bread (2 slices per serving). Each serving comes out to be 122 calories, 9.7g fats, 1.3g net carbs, and 7.2g protein.
|3 large eggs||215||14||1.1||0||1.1||19|
|1.5 ounce cream cheese||149||15||2.3||0||2.3||2.6|
|1/8 tsp salt||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1/4 tsp garlic powder||2.6||0||0.6||0.1||0.5||0.1|
|Per Serving (/3)||122.2||9.7||1.3||0.0||1.3||7.2|