Search icon


28th Aug 2021

Meet cloud bread – the three-ingredient baking trend going viral right now

Trine Jensen-Burke

Cloud bread

Bread without gluten, carbs, and hardly any sugar? No way, you say? Well, think again.

In a trend currently exploding on both Instagram and TikTok, the so-called ‘Cloud Bread’ is becoming a bit of a phenomenon. The bread, named after its cloud-like texture, is, unlike most other breads, not only low-carb and high in protein, but also completely gluten-free.

Sounds too good to be true? I know. And yet it is not.

With four simple ingredients – eggs, cream cheese, cream of tartar – you can easily whip up your own batch. And while the combination of the aforementioned three might not sound all that appealing, it actually yields melt-in-your-mouth patties that work equally well as hamburger buns as it does toasted and topped with whatever you fancy.

Se dette innlegget på Instagram

Et innlegg delt av SugarFreeMom (@sugarfreemom)

Speaking to Women’s Health about the new foodie trend, UK based dietitian Deborah Malkoff-Cohen says: “Cloud bread contains numerous nutrients not found in traditional bread, including vitamin A, vitamin D, phosphorus, choline, and selenium.”

And you don’t have to stop at three ingredients if you don’t want to.

“Experiment with your batch by adding nuts, seeds or spices and topping it with a variety of ingredients, such as avocado and bacon or strawberries and cream cheese.”

Be aware though – Cloud Bread lacks one important thing we need to get enough of through our diet: Fibre. Meaning, if you swap your regular loaf for this, it is important that you get adequate fibre from other sources, like fruit, veggies, and other whole grains.

Se dette innlegget på Instagram

Et innlegg delt av SugarFreeMom (@sugarfreemom)

Want to try making cloud bread for yourself? We came across this easy and delicious recipe over on


  • 3 eggs, separated
    3 tablespoons cream cheese
    ¼ teaspoon baking powder (or cream of tartar)

Optional: 1 tablespoon honey or some natural sweetener, salt, garlic powder, rosemary


Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius

Separate the eggs, there must be no yolk in the white.

In one bowl, mix together the egg yolks, cream cheese and honey until smooth.

In the second bowl add 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder (or cream of tartar if you prefer, I just didn’t like the taste of cream of tartar) to the whites and beat the whites on high speed until they are fluffy, form nice peaks and hold their peaks. Beat the egg whites until like a whipped cream consistency.

Slowly fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites and mix carefully, you don’t want to break the fluffiness of the egg whites too much.

Do this as quickly as possible or the mixture may start melting – Spoon the mixture into 10-12 even rounds on the baking sheet, sprinkle with rosemary or your favourite spices and put it in the oven.

Bake for 17-20 minutes on the middle rack. Then broil (cook the top) for 1 minute and watch it until they become nice and golden brown. At this point make sure you watch them so they don’t burn

Remove from the oven and let cool and enjoy!