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Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe

This loaf of bread is just like it sounds. It’s light and fluffy like a cloud. And although I’m not going to pretend that it’s exactly like regular bread in flavor and texture (it’s not), I’m also not going to deny that it’s delicious and different. (And sometimes on a health journey, variety is key!) Let’s make this Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe together and see where it takes us! (And have no fear, I’m giving you easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos for visual reference)

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A final picture of the Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe on parchment paper.

I made this low-carb bread recipe many, many years ago, but I did individual buns instead of an entire loaf that you slice. But in this breadmaking era that we seem to be in (And I’m loving it, by the way!), whole, beautiful loaves that are decorated and cut with designs seem to be in right now. So, this is a little bit of a play on that idea.

What type of designs should I try next? (comment at the bottom of the post)

A collage of pictures showing the Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe before it's baked.

And speaking of the breadmaking era. I’m kind of in mine! I’ve been experimenting for the entire month with yeast and sourdough and quite frankly, I’ve fallen in love with the process of making my real bread, FRESH, at home. But I am also simultaneously meal prepping for my dad and the fresh bread is NOT on the weekly menu! (HA) So I knew that I wanted to do something to make him feel included in this month’s theme. 

This entire loaf of bread is under 200 calories, is virtually carb-free bread, and has a good amount of protein per serving.

That means it fits the bill!

And since this might be the easiest keto bread recipe I’ve ever made, I can feel confident that he can make this at home on his own in the future.

If you are on a low-carb diet or the keto diet, then this might become one of your new favorite bread variations. Or at the very least, one of the suggested uses below will catch your eye. (I’ve got everything from breakfast and lunch to dinner and dessert options later in the post) And because I know that if you’re making this cloud bread you are probably trying to watch your macros at some level, I tried to keep the suggestions as healthy as possible. Fresh fruit, minimal sugars, lots of cheeses, and protein can be found.

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And another pro is that this is flourless bread. YES! You heard that right. It’s GLUTEN-FREE! And just like that, we’ve granted access to another group of people with dietary restrictions. (And I know that they are missing bread… the real kind and for good reason. White Bread is delicious. All the bread is delicious! But unfortunately, not everyone’s body can handle the ingredients and that’s just a fact of life. It’s a sad fact for those facing the issue.

Where did CLOUD bread come from?

It’s also not lost on me that this is how you make meringue for pies. (Isn’t it so interesting how you can take one method and use it to have a completely different result?) The creativity of people who want to eat the same foods but know that they HAVE TO MAKE a dietary change is truly astounding. (And I’m here for it!) 

A picture of the Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe cut into slices.

Another upside to this recipe is how quickly it comes together. Not to mention that it’s 3 simple ingredients! That makes it completely accessible to EVERYONE! These are ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and the “work” part of the recipe is completely hands-free. A mixer and an oven do the job for you so that you can get other things done while you wait.

It’s interesting because the outside of the bread gets to be this light golden brown color, but the inside is white and fluffy. In a way, it reminds me of Angel Food Cake. And I think that you could use it for that as well. This recipe lends itself quite nicely to both sweet and savory options. And because that’s the case, it can be eaten for all meals of the day including breakfast!

Tips for the Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe:

  • For best results, make sure that you don’t get ANY YOLK into your egg white mixture or it will not work.
  • To make sure that you don’t get any yolks into your egg whites, separate the whites and yolks in a separate bowl.
  • If you want to use storebought egg whites in the carton, use 6 tablespoons instead of just 3. 

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Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe Ingredients:

  • ​3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (for lower carb use a zero-calorie sweetener like Splenda – 2 tablespoons. I have adjusted the macros at the end of the post to reflect both options)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe Instructions:

  • First, preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Second, place the egg whites into your stand mixer (or use a hand mixer and a large bowl) and beat on high until they start forming stiff peaks. (You must make sure that there are no egg yolks in this mixture or it will not work.)
A picture of the egg whites in a stand mixer bowl.
Stiff peaks after the egg whites have been beaten.
  • To separate yolks from the whites of eggs, simply crack the egg allowing the whites to leak out into a bowl. Pass the yolk back and forth between the two broken egg shells only allowing the whites to fall into the bowl. Be careful not to break the yolk.
A woman separating egg yolks and whites.
  • Third, slowly add the sugar (or Splenda) to the egg-white mixture while it’s still beating on high.
A woman pouring sugar into a stand mixer.
  • Next, add the cornstarch and the vanilla to the egg-white mixture while it’s still beating on high.
A woman pouring vanilla extract into a stand mixer for the Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe.
  • Once all the ingredients are mixed well, place the egg white mixture onto a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and shape it into your loaf.
A woman shaping the egg whites into the shape of a loaf.
  • Then take a butter knife and cut whatever design you would like into the top of the cloud bread.
A final picture of the Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe on parchment paper with a cut design in the top.
  • Bake the cloud bread in a 300-degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Finally, let the bread cool completely before slicing, and ENJOY!
A final picture of the Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe baked and golden brown.
A woman cutting the Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe and smiling while holding it.

Variations for the Keto, High protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe:

(Just by changing the shape, you can change what you use this bread for)

  • Hamburger buns – shape the bread into circles on parchment paper about the same size as a hamburger bun.
  • Hot dog Buns – shape the bread into oblong-shaped buns.
  • Sandwich Bread – Use a parchment paper-lined metal loaf pan to get that classic sandwich bread loaf shape.
  • Tortillas – shape the bread into large, flat circles to imitate the classic tortilla. 

What can I do with my Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe?

Breakfast:

  • Butter/Jelly – Simply slather thin slices of this cloud bread with softened butter and a drizzle of honey for a simple, but delicious bite.
  • Bacon, egg, and Cheese Sandwich – Use the hamburger bun-shaped version of this recipe and assemble your breakfast sandwich.
  • French Toast – Cut the bread into thicker slices, soak in an egg custard, and pan-fry.

Lunch:

  • PB&J – The sweetness of the bread lends itself to this type of sandwich. 
  • Sandwiches – Layer your choice of meats, cheeses, and condiments to satisfy that “subway” craving right at home but in a healthier way.

Dinner:

  • Dinner Bread – Slices of this cloud bread would be great to eat with your protein and veggie of choice.

Dessert:

  • Topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream for a lighter after-dinner treat.
  • Deconstructed Bread Pudding – In order to maintain the fluffiness of the bread, I would assemble a “mock” bread pudding with spices, sauce, and dried fruit in a bowl on top of chopped pieces of the cloud bread.

What else can I do with this bread? Drop me a comment!

Storage for the Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe:

  • Cloud bread can be stored at room temperature in a Ziploc bag or an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Cloud bread can also be stored in the fridge in an airtight container or Ziploc bag for up to a week.

What are the Macros for the Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe:

Makes 1 serving (Nutritional information below is for 1 serving = 1 loaf)

** This is the nutritional value using regular, white granulated sugar **

  • Calories – 179
  • Protein –10 grams
  • Carbs – 34 grams (net)
  • Fat – .1 grams

** This is the nutritional value of using a zero-calorie sweetener like SLENDA **

  • Calories – 93
  • Protein – 10 grams
  • Carbs – 8.2 grams (net)
  • Fat – .1 grams

FAQ:

What’s the easiest way to separate egg yolks and egg whites in whole eggs?

  • First, carefully crack the egg and catch the yolk.
  • Second, pass the yolk back and forth between the two egg halves while allowing the whites to run out of the side.
  • Third, be gentle when passing the yolk back and forth so that you don’t break it.
  • Finally, watch my video for a visual reference.

Check out some of my other meal prep recipes!

Low-calorie Chocolate Protein Oreo Fluff

Keto Low-Carb Egg Muffin Bites

Gluten-Free Copycat Cheez-its Crackers

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Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe

Jessie Thompson
This loaf of bread is just like it sounds. It's light and fluffy like a cloud. And although I'm not going to pretend that it's exactly like regular bread in flavor and texture (it's not), I'm also not going to deny that it's delicious and different. (And sometimes on a health journey, variety is key!) Let's make this Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe together and see where it takes us! (And have no fear, I'm giving you easy to follow instructions and step-by-step photos for a visual reference)
Course Breads, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 179 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • ​3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • First, preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • (To separate yolks from the whites of eggs, simply crack the egg allowing the whites to leak out into a bowl. Pass the yolk back and forth between the two broken egg shells only allowing the whites to fall into the bowl. Be careful not to break the yolk.)
  • Second, place the egg whites into your stand mixer (or use a hand mixer and a large bowl) and beat on high until they start forming stiff peaks. (You must make sure that there are no egg yolks in this mixture or it will not work.)
  • Third, slowly add the sugar to the egg white mixture while it’s still beating on high.
  • Next, add the cornstarch and the vanilla to the egg white mixture while it’s still beating on high.
  • Once all the ingredients are mixed well, place the egg white mixture onto a parchment-paper lined baking sheet and shape into your loaf.
  • Then take a butter knife and cut whatever design you would like into the top of the cloud bread.
  • Bake the cloud bread in a 300 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Finally, let the bread cool completely before slicing and ENJOY!

Video

Notes

What are the Macros for the Keto, High Protein, Low Carb Cloud Bread Recipe:
Makes 1 serving (Nutritional information below is for 1 serving = 1 loaf)
** This is the nutritional value using regular, white granulated sugar **
Calories – 179 Protein –10 grams Carbs – 34 grams (net) Fat – .1 grams
** This is the nutritional value of using a zero-calorie sweetener like SPLENDA **
Calories – 93 Protein – 10 grams Carbs – 8.2 grams (net) Fat – .1 grams
Keyword Healthy, High Protein, keto, low carb

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3 Comments

    1. Hey… unfortunately, if you choose to use real sugar, the carb count is correct. This is for the entire loaf though. You could divide it into two portions and be at 17 carbs per portion. However, I’m about to add the macros if you choose to use a ZERO calorie sweetener like Stevia. Thanks so much for pointing this out, so that I can add that option. Because you are right, it doesn’t seem very low-carb as is.

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