I don’t know how you’ve eaten cloud bread in the past, but how you eat it in the future should be as a crust for cloud bread pizza. Because holy cow, is it goooood.
And how can it not be??
With a cheese based dough, some sauce and delicious toppings—you’ve got all the best low carb foods piled into one mound of deliciousness.
It sure is a crowd pleasure, and I can’t wait to hear what think! So let’s get started…
How to Make Cloud Bread Pizza
Have you made cloud bread before? It’s so simple you’ll be shocked you didn’t come up with it yourself. Plus, you get to feel like a chef while whipping the eggs into peaky perfections.
The first step in making cloud bread pizza is to bake a fresh batch of bread.
You can either do this as I did, mini cloud bread pizzas, or you can make one giant pizza and cut it into slices. Adjust the amount of batter you put on the baking sheet according to the size you’d like your pizza(s) to be. Keep in mind cook times will vary.
While the low carb bread is baking, you’ll prep your toppings (recs below). Top your pizzas, then pop ‘em bake in the oven for a few to melt any additional cheese and roast your veggies. And voila!
Easy as cloud bread pizza pie!
how to make cloud bread
Cloud bread requires 3 main ingredients: eggs, cream of tartar, and cream cheese (or a variation of a creamed cheese). How to make cloud bread is super easy, the only requirement is a bit of TLC in how you treat the eggs.
First we’ll divide the yolks and whites of the eggs into separate bowls. I find this is easiest to do by cracking an egg in half and passing the yolk between the shells—allowing the egg whites to spill into the first bowl.
Mix the contents of the egg yolk bowl as usual.
In the egg white bowl we’ll add the cream of tartar and use a handheld mixer to form firm peaks—the same technique used in meringue or soufflé recipes. The cream of tartar is important here as it helps the egg whites achieve this structure.
Mix the ingredients from both bowls together, CAREFULLY, a few simple folds will do.
Toss ’em in the oven, and you’ve officially made yourself some cloud bread! Now for those of you who think this recipe sounds an awful lot like oopsie bread, that’s because they’re the same thing (just 2 different names)!
As you can imagine, it’s easy to get creative with cloud bread variations. I love making this low carb pizza crust with the following:
A great option is to use the traditional oopsie bread recipe with the addition of psyllium husk—this adds a bit of “bread like” consistency and contributes a few grams of fiber per serving.
This is my secrect recipe that I’m sharing with you and everyone else who’s reading: in my oppsie rolls recipe, I swap cream cheese for Boursin—or whatever creamy, herb filled cheese you have on your low carb shopping list. This is my preferred cloud bread pizza base, because, I mean duh.
If your store doesn’t carry this, opt for cream cheese and add your own minced herbs.
Topping Ideas for Your Keto cloud bread Pizza
Remember, the base of this keto cloud bread is cheese, so even for someone like me, who can’t get enough cheese, I don’t go overboard with the topping. Here’s where I sneak in some low carb veggies and proteins.
Everyone has their own favorite toppings—for this recipe I used cherry tomatoes, basil and burratta. Another option is low carb BBQ sauce, chicken, cilantro and red onion. How about plain ole pepperoni and low carb pizza sauce?
What Does Cloud Bread Taste Like
I’m so glad you asked, as it’s good to set the proper expectations for this unique concoction.
Cloud bread doesn’t taste like regular bread, rather a delicious bread substitute. The flavor is more egg-like, and the texture more foamy—people either love it or hate it. As stated above, I find the psyllium husk brings more of a “bread like” consistency to this keto bread.
If cloud bread isn’t your favorite, cloud bread pizza may still be worth a try. Pizza sauce and toppings can hide whatever you didn’t love about the low carb bread recipe on its own.
More Cloud Bread Recipes (Incase you can’t get enough)
For those of us sticking to a low carb food list, it’s crazy exciting to have a vehicle for your favorite toppings! If you can’t get enough of this low carb bread recipe, then by all means, keep baking!
Make a cloud bread loaf
A cloud bread loaf is an awesome way to make a sandwich, and bring your low carb lunch wherever you’re headed.
Dessert cloud bread recipe
I know, it may seem weird to use the same cloud bread recipe for pizza and cloud bread dessert—but it’s totally possible to create low carb desserts if you add some sweetener, cinnamon and low carb fruits after baking. You can even try making cloud bread cookies!
I’m so excited to see what cloud bread ideas you work into delicious low carb meals here! Hope you enjoy this cloud bread pizza keto recipe as much as I do.
Cloud Bread Pizza
- Preheat the oven to 300°.
- Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks into two medium bowls -- I do this by cracking the egg in half and passing the yolk between the two halves of the egg shell, at the same time allowing the egg white to spill into the bowl. You can also crack the egg into your hand, and use your fingers as a "drain", allowing the egg white to spill into the bowl.
- In the egg yolk bowl, add cream cheese, baking powder and psyllium husk (if you choose to use it) and mix until there are no remaining lumps. If you plan to use the same utensil to mix the egg white, clean off the utensil and dry - you don't want any yolks in the egg white mixture.
- In the egg white bowl, add the cream of tartar and salt. Using an electric hand mixer mix until the eggs whites form firm peaks.
- Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolks, you want to keep as much of the air in the mixture as possible (the airy-er the fluffier)
- Using a spoon, place by the dollop (depending on how large you'd like your bread slice to be) onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, making sure to leave at least an inch between each dollop.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until they become golden brown.
- Pull tray out out and put oven on broil.
- Top each mini pizza with pizza toppings.
- Place back in the oven and watch closely as ingredients may burn easily at this temperature. Check after 5 minutes, and again every 2 minutes.
- Once cheese has melted to your liking, pull from the oven and add any fresh herbs. Allow pizzas to cool before eating, and enjoy!
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