Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sweet Cinnamon Cloud Bread - A Yummy Keto & Gluten Free Dessert or Snack

How to make sugar free, gluten free, keto cloud bread - they taste like scones!
If you loved bread before you started keto or went gluten free, going without can be a hard adjustment to make. What do you eat with your tea? Dessert? As a snack? 

This delicious cinnamon cloud bread is the answer to your bready keto cravings. I like to eat them as-is with a cup of tea or bulletproof coffee. 

If you need a fat and protein boost, smear it with some almond butter and maybe even add a couple sliced strawberries. YUM! 

The inspiration for this recipe came from the "english muffins" recipe on page 158 of Vanessa Spina's book Keto Essentials: Your Complete Guide to the Ketogenic Diet (get it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble). 

Her book has all kinds of really creative keto recipes (all of which are also gluten free!). If you're looking for a great keto cookbook, I highly recommend it.

This cloud bread recipe is sweet and spicy and perfect for dessert.

If you want a cloud bread that is more well suited for savory applications, leave out the xylitol, vanilla and cinnamon (but do whisk the egg yolks with the sour cream before adding them to the egg whites on step 5). 

Creative Green Living has an awesome recipe for plain cloud bread. It's perfect for sandwiches or savory applications. I love topping mine with cream cheese, lox and capers for breakfast or an easy lunch.

Unlike other cloud bread recipes, this cloud bread is made with sour cream instead of cream cheese. I find sour cream is easier to mix smoothly and you don't have to remember to set it out to soften!

Cloud bread is also called "oopsie bread" and this cinnamon oopsie bread will be a fun twist for those looking for flavored cloud bread or flavored oopsie bread recipes.

But you didn't come here to hear me ramble. You want to learn how to make this bread! Let's get down to it!

How to make cinnamon keto cloud bread

easy simple keto bread recipe

Cinnamon Dessert Cloud Bread Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup xylitol (this is the xylitol I use)
  • 4 large eggs*
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream*
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
*Creative Green Living recommends purchasing these ingredients as organic where available to avoid GMOs, pervasive pesticides and/or questionable farming practices.

nutrition information for keto and gluten free cloud bread - 68 calories, 3.3 total carbs, 2.7 net carbs per cloud bread
Cloud bread nutrition information is approximate and may vary based on the freshness and brand of your ingredients. 

fast keto bread recipe


Sweet cinnamon cloud bread recipe step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C)

Sweet cinnamon cloud bread recipe step 2

Place xylitol in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.

Using an egg separator over the bowl for your stand mixer, separate your eggs so that the egg whites go into the mixer bowl.

Add the yolks to the bowl with the xylitol.

Sweet cinnamon cloud bread recipe step 3

To the bowl with the egg yolks and xylitol, add vanilla, sour cream and cinnamon, mixing well after each addition. Set aside.

Sweet cinnamon cloud bread recipe step 4

To the mixing bowl with the egg whites, add baking powder and beat on high speed for 5-7 minutes or until egg white mixture forms stiff peaks and holds it shape.

(this photo is an in-process shot - the egg whites shown are not quite stiff enough)
PRO TIP: In order for this step to be successful, you should start with a clean, dry bowl that is not warm (do not take the bowl straight out of the dishwasher to make this recipe!). The egg whites must also be very cleanly separated from the yolks - if there is any trace of yolk in the bowl, it will not work.

Sweet cinnamon cloud bread recipe step 5

Fold the yolk mixture into the egg white mixture until just incorporated.

Sweet cinnamon cloud bread recipe step 6

Make six mounds on a cookie sheet prepped with either parchment paper or a silpat style baking mat.

Use the back of your spoon or spatula to smooth out the tops of the mounds to make them flat.

Sweet cinnamon cloud bread recipe step 7

Bake at 350 degrees F (176 C) for 20 minutes or until the tops are just beginning to brown and the breads are set.

Allow to cool before serving.
easy simple keto bread recipe


The best keto cloud bread recipe. This cinnamon cloud bread makes the perfect keto cloud bread dessert! Almond and coconut flour free! This is an easy gluten free cloud bread recipe with sour cream that uses baking powder as well.

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Carissa Bonham is a cookbook author and busy mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

She is the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and several ebooks. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living community group.
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  1. Hi, Beth.

    No, you do not need to use xylitol. You could leave it out entirely if you wish. I do not know how well this recipe works with alternative sweeteners, however.

  2. I made them and it looks like the eggs may not be all the way cooked... Is there a good way to tell? Should it still be a little wet inside?

    1. The outside should be dry and not wiggly. The inside might be moist but should not be wet. It sounds like they probably need to bake a little longer


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