If you are looking for ways to cut down on your carbs, but still enjoy bread with your meals then this cloud bread is your answer. The wonderful thing about this low carb recipe is that it’s gluten free, low calorie, and easy! Who would have thought you could actually make a carb like substance with just cream cheese and eggs!? Time to turn up the motivation and get lean for spring with these amazing fitness tips to keep you on track!
Low Carb Recipe – Ingredients for Cloud Bread
- 3 ounces of cream cheese
- 3 Eggs separated
- 1/8 tsp of cream of tartar
- 1 table spoon of honey or 1 packet of stevia (optional)
Instructions for making cloud bread
- Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Pull out 2 cookie sheets and coat them with non stick spray.
- Separate your eggs and keep both egg whites and yolks in 2 separate bowls. Be very careful not to get any of the yolks in the egg whites.
- Mix together the egg yolks, the 3 tablespoons of cream cheese (preferably softened) and honey or stevia (optional) until smooth.
- In the other bowl add ¼ teaspoon of cream of tartar to the egg whites. Beat the egg whites on high speed using an electric mixer until they are fluffy and form stiff peaks.
- Gently fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites until thoroughly mixed. Be very careful not to break down the fluffiness of the egg whites too much.
- Next, scoop the mixture into 10 pancake like circles on to the cookie sheets (roughly ¾ inch thick and 4 to 5 inches across).
- Bake in the middle rack of the over for roughly 30 minutes. Since every oven is different, start watching them at around 20 minutes and remove them after the tops become golden brown.
- Make sure you remove them from the pans and place them on a rack or cutting board to cool further. Leaving them on the pan may produce over cooked, or burnt cloud bread.
- Keep im mind that these this cloud bread will be crispy and crunchy if eating right after removing it from the over. Since this recipe is similar to Meringue – they will mimic that until aged over night. Make sure you place them in a plastic bag or sealed tupperware container once they have cooled completely. Leaving them to set over night allows them to soften up and become a chewy bread like texture. If you like them crisp and crunchy, then go ahead and eat them right away 😉
Fitness Tips – While these aren’t as dense as normal bread – they work great for ham and cheese sandwiches, burgers, or even toasted in the toaster with a little bit of low carb jam. They are best when eaten fairly soon after adding condiments because they tend to soak up moisture. It’s also a great idea to make a double or triple batch, then place some in the freezer to be toasted for later.
Cloud bread could save you hundreds of carb and calories a week! Get creative with this recipe! You can add spices to the tops of your cloud bread, or even turn them into a sweeter low carb version of a cookie! Use our print and share link above to spread the fitness love!