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If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been promising some big news for the past couple of weeks, but wasn’t ready to share what it was. I have to say, I’m totally blown away by the outpouring of kindness I’ve received in response to that announcement. It means a lot to know that so many of you are interested and paying attention! And I have to say, it makes me that much more excited to share today’s keto cloud bread oopsie rolls recipe.
I’ll get to the announcement in a bit, but first I have to address one question. The big question that I’ve been getting from people when I announced that I have mysterious news.
Many of you have impatiently asked if the big news would be an upcoming Wholesome Yum cookbook. I definitely wish that it was! I’m not quite there yet, but I do hope that one day soon I’ll be sharing that exciting announcement with you.
We get a little bit closer to that as more new people find out about Wholesome Yum, so go tell a friend (or three) if you’re looking forward to that day, too. (Come on, I know you know someone that would love this oopsie bread recipe!)
Seriously, how awesome would it be to have a collection of easy, low carb, and gluten-free recipes – all with just a few ingredients – in a cookbook? A girl can dream…
Before We Get To Oopsie Bread, The Big News…
Back to reality, this past weekend has been a whirlwind. My husband was out of town racing his car at the track, so it was just my daughter and I at home for the weekend. Her recent bout of teething finally came to an end, to be replaced by even more joyful exuberance. (If you ever wondered how much energy and happiness one little human can possibly possess, spend an hour with an eighteen-month-old!)
I had games to play with her, work to catch up on from my software engineering day job, new food photos to take, blog posts to write, finances to go over, Todoist tasks to review, the entire house to clean and organize… the long and mostly boring list goes on. How people get it all done with two (or more) kids, I will always wonder.
Well, not really… because apparently I’m going to find out in six months! Yes, the big news is more personal that you may have expected:
My husband and I are expecting another little girl at the end of April!
This is why the blog posts have been sparse. This is why I haven’t been feeling well for weeks now, while desperately trying to hide it from everyone. This is why it has been so difficult to write when I couldn’t mention the big thing that was truly on my mind. We just weren’t ready to share this with the world until the end of the first trimester.
Being a food blogger suffering from severe all-day nausea, fatigue, and food aversions has been taxing, to say the least. Testing recipes is such a challenge when the food not only tastes different, but you don’t feel like eating in the first place.
Even my favorite oopsie bread hasn’t been tasting the same. Fortunately, having an existing backlog of photographed recipes saved me during these last couple months.
Hooray for advance planning!
Now, as these issues will be winding down at the end of the first trimester, I’m back to creating brand new recipes for you. In the meantime, I’m still glad to share ones I had queued up. And, this keto cloud bread recipe is first in line.
Just to get it out of the way, being pregnant does not mean my recipes will be any different. Low carb and gluten-free all the way for this girl! I may throw in some higher carb sweet potatoes or higher-sugar fruit into my own diet, but you won’t see any of that on the blog. Pinky promise.
What is Oopsie Bread?
Keto cloud bread, also known as oopsie bread, is a low carb bread replacement that has a light and airy texture. It requires no flour to make – not even low carb flours like almond or coconut.
The traditional way to make oopsie bread is by using eggs and cream cheese. Beating the egg whites to stiff peaks achieves the fluffy texture.
As far as I can tell, the original no carb cloud bread recipe came fom Your Lighter Side. I might be wrong about that, so feel free to correct me.
The story goes that they are called low carb oopsie rolls because they came about by accident. Oops! Apparently, the recipe author was trying to make something else entirely. Funny how that works!
So, what does cloud bread taste like? It’s similar to a very light and fluffy white bread. The best way to describe the texture is “light”. It doesn’t have a lot of flavor on its own, which makes it that much easier to use on sandwiches or whatever you like.
All that being said, I found a way to improve the flavor of keto cloud bread, to make it even better…
The Best Cloud Bread Recipe
For a long time, I would just make the usual easy cloud bread with cream cheese. Because I love mascarpone so much, I decided to give that a try one day. And, I think I like this oopsie bread version even better!
These little golden oopsie rolls are light and airy. But, the best part is that the mascarpone in this carb-free cloud bread has an unmatched buttery flavor.
Cream cheese is a little tart, whereas mascarpone is not, so that affects the end result. The flavor almost reminds me of buttery croissants!
The best keto cloud bread recipe. With mascarpone. Who would’ve thought?
Oh my goodness, you guys, this stuff is incredible. This no carb cloud bread is not only light on carbs and keto friendly, but they are light on calories too. And even if low carb is your focus, calories do still matter.
They are just perfect for pretty much any sandwich. So if you’re missing bread or having doubts about whether a good no carb bread exists, wonder no more. This keto cloud bread recipe is your answer.
If for whatever reason this isn’t your thing, try my paleo keto bread, keto bagels or almond flour bread. Or, check out my entire collection of low carb bread recipes. I’m sure you’ll find one you like.
For another mascarpone idea, try my four-ingredient mascarpone crepes! My whole family begs me for those.
I digress. You wanted to know how to make cloud bread, right?
How To Make Cloud Bread
The steps for how to make cloud bread are very simple. And, you only need four ingredients.
Because oopsie bread is so delicate, it bakes at a very low temperature. This takes longer, but is necessary to avoid burning them. So, preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Do not use foil, because the oopsie rolls will stick. If you have a silicone mat, you could use that.
Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks using an electric mixer. The easiest way to do this is with a little cream of tartar, but you can skip it if you don’t have any.
Another thing that helps the egg whites form stiff peaks faster is to have them at room temperature first. If you have cold eggs, you can let them sit in warm water for a bit to help them come to room temperature.
Set the egg whites aside, and grab another large bowl. Beat the mascarpone cheese, egg yolks, and sea salt until smooth.
This will only work if the mascarpone is soft ahead of time, so make sure that is also at room temperature. You can get it there faster by cutting it into small cubes first.
By the way, this would be the step where a typical cloud bread recipe would use cream cheese, and we are using mascarpone instead. Really, you can use either one that you have! I hope you’ll at least try the mascarpone to compare.
Now, gradually fold the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture, using a rubber spatula. Make sure to use a folding motion. Do not stir! The goal is to avoid breaking down the air bubble in the egg whites, so that the end result is fluffy and not runny.
Spoon the mixture onto the parchment paper or mat, forming thin, round circles. I usually make six of them, but you can make fewer large ones or more small ones.
Bake the oopsie rolls for about 25 to 25 minutes, until they are golden. The exact time will vary depending on the size and thickness. Watch them closely, because they can go from done to burned fairly quickly.
Let them cool a bit before trying to move them.
Viola! Light and buttery keto cloud bread!
Storing Low Carb Oopsie Rolls
Okay, so you made a batch of the best cloud bread. And you had a sandwich. No what? How do you store the oopsie bread that you have left?
You have two options. You can keep it in the fridge or the freezer. With both options, don’t just stack the pieces, because they will stick together. Instead, line them with pieces of parchment paper or even paper towels between them.
If you decide to freeze oopsie rolls, thaw them in the fridge first. After that you can use them any way you like.
For best results, cloud bread that has been refrigerated or frozen is best to reheat in the toaster. It’s still good if you don’t, but it will be very, very soft.
If you opt for the toaster, just choose a very low setting and watch it closely. Oopsie bread burns much faster than regular bread would!
Now, what will you do with your keto cloud bread? So many possibilities…
Tools To Make Cloud Bread:
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- Hand mixer – Powerful with adjustable speeds, and a whisk attachment for beating egg whites to stiff peaks.
- Cookie sheet – Sturdy and affordable!
- Parchment paper sheets – Super convenient, so you don’t have to fight curling edges from a roll.
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Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (149 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease lightly.
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
- In a second large bowl, use the mixer to beat the mascarpone, egg yolks, and sea salt until smooth.
- Carefully and gradually fold the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture with a spatula. Use a folding motion to incorporate, without breaking down the air bubbles in the egg whites.
Scoop the mixture into six circular discs onto the parchment paper. Bake 25-35 minutes, until golden.
Serving size: 1 oopsie roll
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