Keto Cloud Bread Recipe (4 Ingredients)

If you’re looking for a great substitute for bread on a low-carb diet, try this easy keto cloud bread recipe! These rolls have four simple ingredients and less than 1 gram of carbs each.

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Who says you can’t enjoy bread on a keto diet? Well, you can, and this recipe is one that you must try!

In fact, there are TONS of different ways to make a bread alternative. You can make coconut flour breadalmond flour bread, or a low-carb bread, just to name a few of my other keto bread recipes!

However, low-carb flours still contain some carbohydrates. For most bread recipes, each slice of bread will have 2-3 net carbs.

If you truly want a nearly no-carb bread that’s easy to make, you have to try keto cloud bread. 

This easy recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make, and you only need 4 ingredients! Just whip up the batter, bake, and cool. Then, you’ll be ready to enjoy your bread.

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Oopsie Bread – It Really Has Low Carbs!

So, just how low carb is this cloud bread recipe?

Looking at the ingredients may give you a hint. All you need is:

  • Eggs
  • Cream cheese
  • Dash of salt
  • Pinch of cream of tartar

In fact, if you make 6 rolls total, each one will only have 0.6 net carbs!

So you can enjoy them as a super low-carb snack with a little butter on top, or you can make them part of a bigger meal.

What kind of keto-friendly toppings can I use?

For a yummy breakfast treat, slather them with raspberry chia jam and some nut butter. Or, for a tasty lunch, top them with keto pizza sauce and some mozzarella for a quick keto pizza!

With nearly zero carbs, there are so many possibilities.

How To Make Keto Cloud Bread At Home

Ready to see how easy it is to make this keto cloud bread recipe? Just follow these simple steps!

Step 1: Prepare the batter

  • Separate the eggs into two bowls.
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  • Mix egg yolks with cream cheese and salt by blending well with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.
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  • Sprinkle cream of tartar on the egg whites if desired. It’s optional, but it will definitely help the egg whites stay fluffy, so I strongly recommend it.
  • Whip the egg whites with a clean electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes.
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  • Gradually fold the egg yolk mixture into the white mixture using a spatula. Try not to break down the egg whites, as this will result in fluffy cloud bread rounds.
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Step 2: Baking and cooling

  • Spoon 6 mounds of the mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Leave it as is for taller rolls. For denser rolls, flatten each mound slightly.
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  • Bake at 300°F for about 25-30 minutes. You don’t want to overbake cloud bread, or the rolls can become crumbly.
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  • Remove from the oven and cool on the baking pan for 3-5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
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Be sure to let your cloud bread fully cool before you dive in! This will ensure the best texture.

How To Store and Freeze Keto Cloud Bread

You can store cloud bread at room temperature or in the refrigerator, depending on how soon you plan to eat the rolls.


If you want to keep them in the refrigerator, let them cool and dry at room temperature for at least a day. Then, place them in a container or bag that is not completely sealed. 

Some readers have also said that putting wax paper between the rolls keeps them from sticking to each other.


You can also freeze them to store them for longer. I like to keep them in freezer bags with two rolls per bag. When I’m ready to use them, I just let them thaw at room temperature.

Keep time

Cloud bread can be stored at room temperature if you plan to eat it within a few days.

I recommend storing the bread in the refrigerator to keep it fresh for up to a week. Freezing is the best option for the longest storage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before sharing the recipe, I wanted to address some of the most frequently asked questions about this keto bread substitute.

What does cloud bread taste like?

As long as you don’t deflate the egg whites too much, cloud bread will be light and airy with a neutral taste. 

Because eggs are a main ingredient, cloud bread does have an eggy taste. However, most people don’t mind it. I find the cream cheese lessens the egg taste.

To add more flavor, you can fold in your favorite herbs and spices or sprinkle them on top before baking.

Garlic powder and onion powder are popular. Some have also added active dry yeast or nutritional yeast to give a more bread-like flavor.

Another reader suggested adding low-carb sweetener and cinnamon for a sweeter treat!

Feel free to have some fun adding different flavors.

How can I make thicker rolls?

To achieve the best bread consistency, fold the yolk mixture very gently into the egg whites. You don’t want the egg whites to break down too much.

For taller bread, try to scoop the batter into tall mounds on your baking pan.

If you really want thicker cloud bread, you could modify the recipe by adding almond flour. Simply reduce the cream cheese to 2.5 ounces and mix in ¼ cup of almond flour to the egg yolk mixture.

This will add some carbs to the recipe, but the bread will have more texture. This is a good idea if you want to use cloud bread as keto hamburger buns for a big cheeseburger! 

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Who created cloud bread?

Egg bread has actually been around for a long time. I’m pretty sure the original was the Basic Diet Revolution Rolls recipe found in the 1972 version of the Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution book.

The original recipe called for cottage cheese. When Jamie at Your Lighter Side accidentally used cream cheese instead, she called her creation Oopsie bread.

Oopsie bread and cloud bread have been a popular part of the low-carb community ever since!

If you love this Keto Cloud Bread, Try These!

Looking for more recipes for keto breads, muffins, or cakes that are super easy to make? Check out a few of these favorites:

  • Keto Cheese Danish turns easy cloud bread into a delicious, low-carb treat to enjoy any time of day!
  • Muffin in a Mug is an easy way to make a keto and gluten-free muffin in less than two minutes.
  • Keto Mug Brownie is the perfect way to satisfy your chocolate craving in just a matter of minutes!
  • Cloud Bread Cake is another delicious use for cloud bread that’s made with a coffee frosting.
  • Keto Mini Waffles only require a few main ingredients and can be made 8 different ways!

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Keto Cloud Bread Oopsie Rolls

These 4-ingredient low-carb bread rolls have only 0.6g total carbs each. Use them for keto sandwiches and burger buns.

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:30 minutes

Total Time:40 minutes

Course: Bread

Cuisine: American

Diet: Gluten Free

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  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Line baking pan with parchment paper or silicone liner.

  • Separate the eggs into separate bowl.

  • Add the cream cheese and salt to the yolks. Blend well with an electric mixer.

  • Sprinkle cream of tartar on the egg whites if desired. Whip with a clean electric mixer until very stiff.

  • Using a spatula, gradually fold the egg yolk mixture into the white mixture. Try not to break down the egg white, you want it to stay fluffy.

  • Spoon 6 mounds of the mixture onto the prepared baking pan. Flatten each mound slightly.

  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes. Do not over bake or they can become crumbly.

  • Cool on the baking pan for 3-5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

  • To keep soft, store them in a big zipper bag. Storing in the refrigerator or freezer keeps them fresh longer.


  • You can find great tips for trouble free Oopsie Rolls here. And, there are tons of recipe variations on Your Lighter Side.
  • The rolls are more bread like when the egg whites are beaten until very stiff. The cream of tartar is preferred to help keep them stiff.
  • It’s not recommended to double the batch as the heavier amount of yolks can flatten the egg whites easily. It’s best to use only 3 eggs each time.
  • To keep the proper egg fast ratio, you’ll want to spread ½ tablespoon butter onto each roll.
  • For thicker burger buns, reduce the cream cheese to 2.5 ounces and mix in ¼ cup of almond flour to the egg yolk mixture.

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Serving: 1roll | Calories: 85 | Carbohydrates: 0.6g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 7.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 104mg

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Notes on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.


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Post updated in March 2019. Originally published in April 8, 2016.


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