GLUTEN-FREE, CARB-FREE | CLOUD BREAD

Description:

This is really simple to make but has tons of uses. I love that I can finally eat bread again on my low carb diet!. When I tried for first time this cloud bread recipe, I was quite amazed because I’d never had cloud bread before, and its excellent taste. Bread made out of eggs and cream cheese?? It sounded crazy, and not all that tasty either.

This cloud bread is really delicious, light and fluffy, with the perfect amount of chewiness to remind me of a regular flatbread. The flavor is also a lot like a flatbread or pita bread, tasty enough to eat plain but mild enough to go with just about any spread or filling.

This cloud bread is a great choice for families eating gluten free or low carb because it’s easy to make and the ingredients are very affordable. Some gluten-free baking recipes call for types of flour that aren’t very common or special gluten-free baking blends that can be pricey and hard to find. 

I tried it like toast or as a wrap for scrambled eggs at breakfast, and it makes great sandwich bread at lunchtime or to make them into personal pizzas for quick dinner. 

Tips For Beating Egg Whites:

  • The trick to this recipe is having properly beaten egg whites. Egg whites are at stiff peak stage when they point straight up. If the peaks are pointy but don’t stand up straight, they need more beating.
  • It’s important not to over-beat egg whites because the protein that makes them stiff can collapse. Keep this from happening by checking often to see how the peaks are holding as you beat.
  • Traces of oil and cooking residue in the bowl can sometimes keep peaks from stiffening. Wiping the inside of the bowl with a cut lemon or a little lemon juice can keep this from being a problem. It’s an especially good step to take if you’re beating egg whites in a plastic bowl. Metal bowls are easier to keep free of trace oils, and are a great choice for beating egg whites.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 4 Tbl (2 oz) Light Cream cheese (softened)
  • pinch Real Salt
  • 1 packet Splenda (optional – don’t use for the Keto diet)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Position two racks in the middle of the oven. Heat to 350.
  2. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper and cooking spray or Silpat liners. (They can leave a residue, even on the Silpat, so if you don’t like that, you will need to also grease your Silpat)
  3. Separate the egg whites and yolks into two mixing bowls.
  4. Add the cream of tartar to the egg whites and beat stiff with an electric mixer. They should stiffen after 3-5 minutes of beating. Do not over-beat.
  5. Whisk the cream cheese, salt and Splenda if using into the yolks until smooth.
  6. Gently fold the yolk mixture into the whites. The batter should be fluffy.
  7. Use a regular-sized ice cream scoop or 1/4 cup measure to spoon the batter onto the baking sheets. (A pretty good way to get the batter out of the cup and onto the baking sheet is with a small plastic spatula. That keeps the mess level down, and you can use the spatula to spread and shape them into discs.)
  8. Place 6 mounds of batter on each sheet so they have room to spread.
  9. Bake 20-22 minutes, switching racks halfway through.
  10. Let the bread cool completely before removing from the baking sheets.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 pieces
  • Category: Lunch, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free

Cloud Bread is Carb Free?

This entire recipe only has 7.91 carbs, if you include the Splenda. If you divide that by 12 servings, it’s only .66 carbs per serving, so although you can’t call it carb-free, it is very low carb.

It it Good to Freeze it?

  • Yes. It freezes well. You will probably want to put it in individual bags or between layers of wax paper before you freeze it. To unthaw, just leave it at room temperature for a few minutes or defrost in the toaster for a few seconds. They will last in the freezer for a month or maybe even more.

How Much Calories It Contains?

  • This recipe only has 31 calories per serving. This will vary based on brands used.

Which Kind of Taste it has?

  • Well, it’s hard to describe. It doesn’t taste like bread. It doesn’t taste like eggs, although you can tell they are in it and it definitely doesn’t take like cream cheese. It tastes light, a little eggy, a little spongey. It don’t really think it tastes much at all, which is a good thing cause you basically have a blank canvas to add what you want to it. You can add sweet or savory ingredients to them. My daughter likes to put peanut butter on them.

Can We Refrigerate it?

  • Yes. If you would like to reheat it, I think it’s best in the toaster oven or toaster, not the microwave.

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