I love the cloud bread recipes floating around (excuse the pun), but I find them to be a bit frustrating and a bit hit-and-miss sometimes.
Also, my oven isn’t huge so making a few light pieces of cloud bread isn’t convenient or satisfying, and I can’t wait around to make them in batches as the whipped egg whites are too sensitive so they really need to go in the oven as soon as they’re prepared.
I personally find making a good old loaf of bread to be the simplest thing. This recipe was inspired by the cloud bread recipe and a chiffon cake recipe using whey protein.
I’ve replaced the cream cheese with Greek Yogurt (it’s cheaper and we buy it in bulk), and the texture works PERFECTLY as a bread (it works both savoury or sweet depending on your preference).
Does the bread taste like cake?
I don’t think it’s cakey as it has no (nut) flour. It’s almost like a super light Keto version of a loaf of brioche.
It’s so good that in my books it beats almond bread, coconut bread, and flax bread. I’m a sucker for light and fluffy bread!
How do you eat it?
Slice, smother in butter/ghee/garlic olive oil, pan fry, (I’ll be honest, I haven’t tried toasting it because it’s quite light and I have a feeling it might get stuck in the toaster), use it in a sandwich, and so on.
(This morning I toasted a slice in ghee and made an open sandwich with creamy scrambled eggs – because I’m addicted to scrambled eggs at the moment – with a side of bacon and greens).
- 6 eggs separated
- 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 170g Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 50g Whey Protein Isolate (Unflavoured for savoury bread, *Vanilla flavoured for Sweet bread)
- OPTION 1 Spicy Savoury Bread: Spices: 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt of choice, 1/2 – 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Cayenne Pepper, Dried Chilli Flakes (or other savoury spices of choice).
- *OPTION 2 Sweet Bread: 2-3 tablespoons sweetener of choice if using unflavoured whey protein OR use a vanilla flavoured whey isolate protein powder.
1. Preperation: Pre-heat the oven to 150C and grease a loaf tin.
2. Add the cream of tartar to the egg white and whisk until stiff peaks form.
3. To the egg yolks add the remaining ingredients (greek yogurt, whey protein, baking powder, salt and spices).
4. Mix the yolk mixture well.
5. Add the egg whites to the egg yolk mixture in parts:
- Add 1/3 of the white and mix to loosen the batter.
- Add 2/3 and FOLD very gently. You want it to be well combined but don’t want to lose any “fluffiness”.
6. Pour it into your greased loaf tin and bake at 150C for approximately 60minutes. (You may have to adjust the temperature and time depending on your oven.)
(NOTE: If you really want buns it might work but I haven’t tried!)
1 whole loaf (= approximately 10 servings):
- Calories: 835.2 kcal
- Protein: 85.6g
- Net carbs: 17.6g
- Fat: 45.6g
- Calories: 83.5 kcal
- Protein: 8.6g
- Net carbs: 1.8g
- Fat: 4.6g