Keto Cloud Bread Recipe
3 Ingredient No Carb Cloud Bread
How to Make Cloud Bread with Cream Cheese, Eggs & Cream of Tartar
The BEST keto cloud bread recipe with 3 ingredients and only 0.3g net carbs per piece! A deliciously satisfying, fluffy keto bread option that’s perfect for low carb sandwiches, pizzas, and more. Plus, I love how easy this 3 ingredient cloud bread is to prepare—using just a hand mixer, stand mixer, and the oven. Learn how to make cloud bread with cream cheese, eggs, and cream of tartar in 45 minutes!
When I started Mind Over Munch, this no carb cloud bread was actually one of the earliest recipes I ever shared as part of my 2 Ingredient Takeover series. That was back in 2015, and the recipe was a huge hit—and it’s still popular now! But, it’s been long overdue for a refresh, so I decided to update the original recipe to make it tastier and simpler than ever.
Unlike many other recipes, this 3 ingredient cloud bread recipe has no sugar or sweetener, and it’s made without cornstarch. And this time, I used cream of tartar instead of baking powder—which makes the texture even fluffier! Yes, keto cloud bread does taste different than regular bread, since it’s grain free and has almost no carbs. But, its savory flavor and light, bready bite make it a great low carb bread alternative!
What is cloud bread?
No carb cloud bread is a keto friendly bread alternative—almost like a low carb sandwich thin. It’s also known as oopsie bread, air bread, or a cloud bun. Most recipes involve 2 or 3 ingredients, combining eggs (yolks and whites), a creamy fat source (like cream cheese, cottage cheese, or coconut cream), and leavening (like cream of tartar or baking powder). The result is a batch of fluffy, bread-like rounds with almost 0 carbs!
What does cloud bread taste like?
As the name suggests, keto cloud bread tastes like a savory, fluffy cloud. Some say the taste reminds them of sourdough bread, with some tang from the cream cheese and a hint of savory egg. Although it’s low carb and totally grain free, the texture is surprisingly similar to actual bread. And, it holds up well for sandwiches, toasts, or pizza! You can also add spices or dry herbs to your 3 ingredient cloud bread to create new flavors.
Is cloud bread healthier than regular bread?
This no carb cloud bread contains 3g fat and almost no carbs, making it an ideal bread option a low carb diet or keto lifestyle. Plus, it’s a naturally grain free and gluten free bread option that’s suitable for those with a food sensitivity. However, that means this keto cloud bread is missing the whole grains and fiber found in regular bread. What’s “healthy” is relative and subjective—choose what suits your body and lifestyle!
What is cloud bread made from?
This 3 ingredient cloud bread is made from eggs, cream cheese, and cream of tartar. Cream cheese and egg yolks provide the sturdy, fat-rich base for the recipe. The egg whites must be whipped to stiff peaks (like when making meringue) to create the fluffy, cloud-like texture. Lastly, a leavening agent like cream of tartar (or baking powder) helps the batter expand, rise, and stabilize.
No Carb Cloud Bread Ingredients
- Eggs. Both egg yolks and whites are essential to this keto cloud bread recipe, and they must be properly separated for it to work. Do your best to separate the whites without getting any yolk in them! I have not yet found a viable substitute for eggs in this recipe.
- Cream Cheese. Make sure to let your cream cheese soften to room temperature before beating with the mixer! This is necessary for a smooth texture and to prevent any lumps. Instead of cream cheese, some keto cloud bread recipes use cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, or coconut cream for a dairy free option. Personally, I find that cream cheese produces the best results.
- Cream of Tartar. A dry, acidic powder that stabilizes the egg whites as they whip up to firm peaks, and it really add some serious fluff to this air bread. Baking powder also works in this recipe, but I’ve found that cream of tartar works best.
- Salt. This is an optional 4th ingredient, though I do recommend it. A bit of salt can kick up the savory flavors for a more satisfying taste!
- Sweetener. Personally, I prefer to make my 3 ingredient cloud bread without sugar or sweetener, but you have the option to use it if you’d like. For a sweeter bread, add 2-3 tsp of granulated sweetener to the recipe.
Is cream of tartar keto? What does cream of tartar do?
Yes, cream of tartar is a keto friendly leavening agent, similar to baking powder. Cream of tartar helps baked goods rise and it’s used to stabilize whipped egg whites—like in this fluffy cloud bread recipe. The main difference is baking powder is often a mixture of cream of tartar and baking soda. Both can work in this recipe, but cream of tartar on its own produces finer air bubbles, creating a fluffier texture!
How to Make Cloud Bread
- Preheat your baking pans. While your oven preheats, add your parchment-lined baking sheets to they’re heated by the time your batter is ready. This way, your keto cloud bread will start cooking as soon as it hits the pan.
- Be sure to carefully separate the egg yolks and egg whites—so no yolk gets into the whites.
- First, beat softened cream cheese with a hand mixer, then add egg yolks to incorporate. If you want to add salt, sweetener, or flavorings, add them now.
- Then, it’s essential to whip the egg whites and cream of tartar properly: on high speed, until firm and stiff peaks form. A stand mixer with the whisk attachment works best, or you can use a hand mixer.
- Now, do not overmix! Very gently fold the yolk mixture into the whipped whites until you have a cohesive, pale-yellow mixture.
- As you dollop the 3 ingredient cloud bread mixture onto preheated pans, aim to form bread “rounds” about 4-5 inches across and ¾-inch tall.
- Bake until firm and cooked through completely.
How long do you bake cloud bread?
Bake no carb cloud bread at 300°F (150°C) for 15-20 minutes. At first, I recommend monitoring near the end of the bake time, so you can get a sense of how long they need in your oven.
How to tell when cloud bread is done?
This keto cloud bread is done when it’s firmed up, lightly golden brown, and cooked through completely. The center should not be soft or jiggly—if it is, let them keep baking. When they feel firm, set, and fluffy when pressed, remove from the oven.
Watch how to make cloud bread in my 3 Ingredient Cloud Bread video!
Why is my cloud bread not fluffy?
- The egg whites must be whipped to firm, stiff peaks for this fluffy cloud bread to bake properly. If you end up with less-fluffy bread, it may be due to under-whipped whites.
- I recommend using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment for the best results. An electric hand mixer can also work, but it will take longer and you’re more likely to under-whip.
- Cream of tartar helps the egg whites stabilize. Although you can also use baking powder in this recipe, cream of tartar will produce a fluffier texture.
- Egg whites must be completely separated from yolks. If any egg yolk (or other substances) get into your egg whites, they won’t whip properly.
Why does my cloud bread taste like eggs?
Since eggs are central to this 3 ingredient cloud bread recipe, it may have a hint of egg flavor. But, if it tastes overly eggy like scrambled eggs, it’s likely due to overmixing the egg yolk mixture into the whipped egg whites. Be sure to gently stir without mixing too much—just until the mixture has a cohesive light-yellow color.
How long can you keep cloud bread? Does it need to be refrigerated?
The texture of no carb cloud bread is best when eaten within 12 hours of baking. To store for later, allow it to cool, then transfer to a plastic bag or airtight container. Stored at room temperature, cloud bread will last for about 3 days. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated, but you can store it in the fridge for up to a week.
Can you freeze keto cloud bread?
Yes—once cooled completely, store low carb cloud bread in a freezer-safe bag with parchment paper (NOT wax paper) between each piece. Freeze for up to a few months.
What is cloud bread good for?
This 3 ingredient cloud bread recipe is a unique grain free, gluten free and keto bread alternative that you can use instead of traditional sliced bread! Whether you have a food sensitivity or follow a high fat low carb lifestyle, it’s great for making gluten free and keto friendly:
- Sandwiches – with tuna salad, egg salad, or a keto breakfast sandwich.
- Pizzas – like low carb pizza Lunchables!
- Toast – served with avocado for low carb breakfast toast, or paired with a breakfast scramble.
- Burgers – with classic toppings, or a keto breakfast burger!
For more gluten free and keto friendly recipes, try:
- Low Carb Almond Flour Bread
- Easy Gluten Free Bread Recipe
- Microwave Keto Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich
- Keto Tortillas for Low Carb Tacos
- Almond Flour Keto Pancakes
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
No Carb Cloud Bread Recipe
3 Ingredient Cloud Bread Recipe
- 3 eggs, yolks and whites separated
- 3 Tbsp full-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- ½ tsp cream of tartar, (or baking powder)
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2-3 tsp sweetener of choice, (honey, stevia, etc. for a sweeter bread)
- Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).
- Line baking sheets with parchment and transfer to the oven to preheat. (So the bread will begin cooking as soon as it touches the pan.)
- Carefully separate egg yolks and whites into 2 different bowls. (I find it easiest to do this with my hands.)
- In a large bowl, beat softened cream cheese with a hand mixer until smooth and fluffy. (You don’t want any lumps, so it’s very important that the cream cheese is room temperature!)
- Add egg yolks (and optional salt and/or sweetener), beating until combined.
- To the bowl of a stand mixer, add egg whites and cream of tartar. Whip with a whisk attachment on high speed, until stiff peaks form. (Or you can whip using a hand mixer.)
- GENTLY fold yolk mixture into whipped whites with a spatula, just barely mixing to combine—until you have a cohesive, pale-yellow mixture. (Don’t overmix because you want the meringue mixture to stay fluffy!)
- Carefully remove pans from oven. Spoon dollops of mixture onto preheated pans, using the back of a spoon (or a spatula) to flatten them out slightly and form your bread “rounds.” Aim for circles that are 4-5 inches across and about ¾ of an inch tall. (Leave some space between rounds!)
- Bake 15-20 minutes at 300°F (150°C), until firm.
- Remove from oven once firmed up and lightly golden brown. The center should NOT be soft or jiggly—they should be set and cooked through completely.
- Allow to cool slightly before enjoying, or transfer to a large plastic bag or airtight tupperware to store. (If you don't store them in plastic, they will harden up like meringue!)
- Yields ~8-10 pieces no carb cloud bread (depending on size).