These Cloud Bread Recipes Will Change the Way You Think About Gluten
Oh gluten, how your absence pains so many of us. Without you, pizza just isn’t the same. And while your flour alternatives make pretty damn good cakes, your gluten-free breads are chalky nightmares that haunt so many taste buds. Without you, even fairy bread is off limits, and that’s unforgivable. For those of you still mourning the loss of that carb-y goodness to gluten intolerance or even a low-carb diet, there’s a new hope for those of us craving easy bread recipes. No gluten *and* no sugar? Yep. Meet the oh-so-heavenly cloud bread, your new all-purpose bread alternative.
What is cloud bread?
Cloud bread is a fluffy, baked bread that only takes a handful of ingredients to make. Most standardized recipes of cloud bread call for just egg whites, sugar, and cornstarch. This unique bake gets its name from the whipping technique used to create its light and airy batter. After going viral on TikTok, cloud bread became mostly popular among communities with certain dietary restrictions -- citing that the recipe is low-carb, low-sugar, low-calorie, gluten-free, Keto, Paleo, and (sometimes) vegan, just to name a few.
Is cloud bread healthier than regular bread?
If you're following a diet, you may be pleased to know that cloud bread has about half the calories than a regular slice of bread. But it's important to note that a lot of cloud bread recipes lack whole grain benefits, like fiber and other important nutrients. If you opt for cloud bread, make sure you're getting a balanced selection of foods throughout the day.
Eggs, cream cheese, cream of tartar and an artificial sweetener are all you need to whip up these bad boys. Once you get this recipe down you can really start experimenting. (via Cinnamon and Toast)
Mini Cloud Bread Pizzas
These mini keto cloud bread pizzas are perfect to meal prep, then enjoy as a light snack down the road. (via Brit + Co.)
Low Carb Cloud Bread Pancakes
Who says your cloud bread can't be sweet? Enjoy these pancakes on a relaxed weekend and know that you're still eating a healthy meal. (via A Spicy Perspective)
Keto Churro Cloud Bread
You can definitely turn cloud bread into a gluten-free + low-carb dessert. This recipe lists honey as an optional ingredient, but we think you should go for it. (via MOMables)
Low Carb Cloud Bread Pizza
We just can't get enough of great pizza recipes. Try this one the next time you're craving order-out. (via A Spicy Perspective)
Fluffy, Gluten-Free Cloud Bread
This recipe will prove to you just how easy cloud bread is. (via Brit + Co.)
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This article has been updated.