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I first made this easy 3 ingredient cloud bread recipe about 5 years ago, and while I’ve since made lots of other keto bread recipes, I still make this one regularly — it’s so easy, fluffy, and light. Whether you call it keto cloud bread or oopsie bread or oopsie rolls, these are all names for this same delicious low carb bread. Another huge plus is you’ll only need common ingredients you probably have on hand, which is super convenient.
I originally posted this cloud bread recipe together with an announcement that we were expecting my second little girl. While it sure brings back fond memories, it seems strange for me to rehash that several years later. And let’s face it, I’m sure what you really want to know is how to make cloud bread, not the story of my life during that time.
So let’s just suffice to say, even my kids happen to love this bread, which says a lot about how good it is. While it’s pretty common on a keto diet, I made one little tweak that I believe makes this the best cloud bread recipe. Try it and see what you think!
If for whatever reason this isn’t your thing, or if you think they taste eggy, try my white 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.
But you wanted to know how to make cloud bread, right?
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What Is Cloud Bread?
Keto cloud bread, also known as oopsie bread, is a gluten-free, 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.
This 3 ingredient cloud bread is not only light on carbohydrates and keto friendly, but it’s high protein and light on calories too. And even if low carb is your focus, calories do still matter for your macros.
The traditional way to make the oopsie bread trend is by using eggs and cream cheese. Beating the egg whites until stiff peaks form achieves the fluffy texture.
As far as I can tell, the original no carb cloud bread recipe came fom Your Lighter Side. 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, but turned into a bread substitute. Funny how that works!
What does cloud bread taste like?
Oopsie bread is similar to a very light and fluffy white bread. The texture is airy (you can see it in the image below). It doesn’t have a lot of flavor on its own (maybe just a hint of egg), which makes it that much easier to use on sandwiches.
Is cloud bread good?
Yes, I think cloud bread is delicious! The flavor is very neutral on it own, but the original version does have a bit of tartness from the cream cheese.
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 liked it even better. Now I always prefer to use mascarpone in my cloud bread recipe – it gives it a more neutral, buttery flavor.
Cloud Bread Ingredients
This section will explain how to choose ingredients for the best cloud bread, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Eggs – For the right ratio, use large sized eggs, not medium or jumbo. Separate the egg yolks and whites.
- Mascarpone cheese OR cream cheese – Mascarpone is my preference for the best flavor, but you can also use cream cheese.
- Sea salt – You only need a little bit for balance. The rolls won’t be salty.
The other ingredient I highly recommend for making oopsie bread is cream of tartar. This is a powdery acid that helps stabilize the egg whites, so that it’s easier to beat them to stiff peaks. But, it’s optional and you can still make cloud bread without it!
How To Make Cloud Bread
This section will show you how to make cloud bread with step-by-step photos and details about the technique. For full instructions, see the recipe card below.
- Beat egg whites. Use an electric mixer (hand mixer or stand mixer) to beat the whites to stiff peaks. As mentioned above, the easiest way to do this is with a little cream of tartar, but you can skip it if you don’t have any.
- Beat yolks, cream cheese or mascarpone, and salt. Do this in a separate bowl, and make sure your mascarpone is soft first, so that it incorporates well.
FYI: 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.
- Fold. Gradually fold the egg whites (meringue mixture) into the egg yolk mixture, using a rubber spatula, until uniform. Make sure to use a folding motion here and avoid over-mixing, so that you don’t break down the whites.
- Form circles. Spoon the mixture onto a prepared baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), forming circles about 1/2 inch thick. I usually make six of them, but you can make fewer large ones or more small ones.
- Bake. Bake cloud bread in the oven for about 25 to 25 minutes, until they are golden.
- Cool. Let the oopsie rolls cool a bit before trying to move them – this helps them firm up. Voila! Light and buttery keto cloud bread!
Tips For The Best Cloud Bread Recipe
- Line the pan with parchment paper. For best results, line your 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 as well.
- Use ingredients at room temperature. Egg whites will form stiff peaks faster if you 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. The mascarpone is best at room temperature as well, so that it mixes well and doesn’t form small chunks. If your mascarpone is cold, you can soften it faster by cutting it into small cubes first.
- Use cream of tartar to beat egg whites. Just 1/8 teaspoon of cream of tartar helps the egg whites reach stiff peaks faster and more effectively. Use it if you can!
- Make sure the whites have sufficient stiff peaks. If you don’t beat the egg whites sufficiently, your cloud bread will spread and be flat.
TIP: The peaks are stiff when they “stand up” when you hold the beaters up. They should not move or slide out if you tilt or invert the bowl. See the photo in the step-by-step process above for a visual of how it should look.
- Use a folding motion to avoid breaking down the whites. When you combine the yolk mixture and beaten egg whites, it’s super critical to use a folding motion. To do this, use a spatula to scoop from underneath and “fold over” the sides.
TIP: Do not stir or over-mix. The goal is to make the mixture uniform, but avoid breaking down the air bubble in the egg whites, so that the end result is fluffy and not runny.
- Bake at low temperature. Because oopsie bread is so delicate, it bakes at a low temperature (300 degrees F). This takes longer, but is necessary to avoid burning them.
- Monitor during baking. The exact cloud bread baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness. Watch them closely, because they can go from done to burned fairly quickly.
Cloud Bread FAQs
Why is my cloud bread flat?
This usually means that you didn’t beat the whites to stiff peaks, or broke down the whites when folding in the yolk mixture. See the pictures above for how each step should look.
Can you make cloud bread without cornstarch?
Absolutely! This easy cloud bread recipe does not require any cornstarch.
Can you make cloud bread without cream of tartar?
Yes, you can. The cream of tartar helps the egg whites form stiff peaks better, but you can omit it if you don’t have any. You might need to beat for a bit longer to stiffen the whites.
Can you make cloud bread without cream cheese?
Yes, oopsie bread without cream cheese can work! In fact, I prefer to use mascarpone cheese instead, as in the recipe below.
How many carbs in cloud bread?
This 3 ingredient cloud bread recipe has 0.2g net carbs each, which is essentially almost zero. Full nutrition info is on the recipe card below.
How to tell when cloud bread is done?
Your oopsie bread is ready when it’s golden on top.
How To Store Cloud Bread
Store leftover oopsie bread in the refrigerator for 5-7 days, with parchment paper between each slice. Don’t stack them without lining with paper, because they will stick together.
Can you freeze cloud bread?
Yes, cloud bread can be frozen! Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze, then transfer to a freezer bag after they are solid. Thaw in the fridge overnight before using.
For best results, cloud bread that has been refrigerated or frozen is best to reheat in the toaster very briefly. 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!
Ways To Use 3 Ingredient Cloud Bread
The main way to use keto cloud bread is for sandwiches. Here are some ideas – these use various breads, but you can use oopsie bread for any of them:
- Keto BLT – Pictured above on cloud bread.
- Keto Peanut Butter And Jelly – The soft, fluffy texture of oopsie bread reminds me of a crustless white bread PB&J!
- Keto Grilled Cheese – Follow the same instructions and use cloud bread for the bread. You may need to reduce the stovetop temperature.
- Toast – Grab a slice of bread, pop it in the toaster, and top with your favorite sugar-free jam! Try strawberry chia jam.
- Pizza – Top cloud bread with marinara, mozzarella, and your favorite toppings, then bake until melted.
- Garlic Herb – Fold garlic powder and herbs into the batter before baking, then serve with soup or salad.
Tools To Make Oopsie 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 the perfect size for making 6 oopsie rolls.
- Parchment paper sheets – Super convenient, so you don’t have to fight curling edges from a roll.
How To Make Cloud Bread
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- 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.
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Serving size: 1 oopsie roll
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