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Low Carb Burger Bun – ‘Cloud Bread’

Cloud Bread

Practically carb-free and high in protein, these ‘cloud bread’ buns are soft and pillowy, just like little clouds!

Cloud bread. I’ve been holding it off for quite a while, but I couldn’t ignore it anymore. Just google ‘cloud bread’ and you’ll get over 24 million hits! If it’s shared so many times, there must be something good about it right? I mean, something else than just being virtually carb-free and a good source of protein. And… it’s super easy.

I was really skeptical. I mean, it’s just a baked omelet. Right? Or is it not? Well. I still think it is. But… it actually tastes really good and in this case, I don’t mind the fluffy, omelet-like texture.

As much as I would like to give someone credit for the recipe, I have no idea, at all, who came up first with this cloud bread (some call it oopsie bread). All recipes I looked up, had the exact same ingredients:

Eggs, cream cheese, cream of tartar, salt.

That’s it.

So… Let’s get baking!

Preheat the oven to 160ºC/325F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Beat the egg whites with 1/4 tsp cream of tartar until stiff peaks are formed.


Mix egg yolks, 1/4 tsp salt and 60 g  (ca. 2 oz) cream cheese until thoroughly combined.

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Gently fold in the egg whites.

Using a large spoon, scoop batter onto baking sheet and form 6 buns. Round for hamburgers, rectangular for hot dog buns.


If using, sprinkle some sesame or other seeds over the buns.

Bake for ca. 25 minutes. They should be golden in color.

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These are a perfect vehicle for your burgers. Or try with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Or… options are endless.


These keep fresh for 2-3 days in an air tight container. Probably a couple of days more if kept refrigerated.


Looking for another low carb bread option? Try this delicious bread, that also toasts very well.





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