How to Make the Best Cloud Bread from Scratch (2020)

It all started on TikTok, but now the Cloud Bread trend has moved far beyond one social media platform. Now everyone wants to try their hand at whipping up this sweet treat that looks oh so pretty. Besides being wildly popular, this bread has some serious marks in its favor. It's gluten-free, and it only takes 3 ingredients. That sounds like my kind of recipe .

Now if we're being technical, cloud bread isn't actually bread. It's more of a meringue with good publicity, but that won't stop us from loving it. You will not want to stop making it once you've got this recipe under your belt. It's beautiful, delicious, and super fun to play with (yes I do play with my food).

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It's all about the eggs.

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Our first step of creating cloud bread is at the very heart of the whole recipe: whipping our eggs. You'll want egg whites from 3 large eggs. Get your whip on until they're looking frothy and pale.

The right bowl is key

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You're going to want to make sure that you're using the right bowl here, because this is it: this is the bowl you're using the whole time. I like this set of two from Amazon because I can choose the size that works best for me, plus it has a nice pouring spout.

Time for sugar!

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Your next step is where things get sweet. Start to add white sugar a little bit at a time to your eggs. You're going to want 2.5 tbsp total. Keep on whipping the whole time at a high speed. The sugar should dissolve and the eggs will begin to foam. This is your cloud being born!

The final two ingredients.

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Last, but certainly not least, add in 1 tbsp of corn starch. Keep whipping. Never stop whipping. That's a lie, stop whipping after about 5-6 minutes or when your meringue holds a peak. This is also where you can have some fun: if you want to add color to your cloud bread drop some food coloring in at this point. I love this set of food coloring because there are SO many options. No matter what I want, I can find it.

Time to get baking.

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Next up get that oven ready: preheat to 300 and start getting your cloud bread ready for the oven. This is where you can give it that beautiful floofy cloud shape. As you place it on your baking tray, form it into the shape you want.

Find the right baking sheet

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You'll be placing your cloud bread onto a baking sheet to stick it in the oven. I like to use these two small pans , because larger baking sheets are way too big for the size of my cloud bread.

Don't forget the parchment paper!

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This step might seem trivial, but do NOT forget it. You'll want to put parchment paper down on your baking sheet before you plop that cloud bread down. This will make sure you can get it off after it bakes. If you're low on parchment paper, you can snag some over at Amazon .

Let's bake!

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Now that sweet floof of eggs and sugar can go into the oven. Bake it for 20-25 minutes. You're looking for a beautiful golden brown outside. This is the point where it looks like a loaf of bread.

Lean into the bread aesthetic

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I am definitely making cloud bread because I want to get some quality Instagram pictures, and if you're like me you want to pay attention to how you're serving your cloud bread. I picked up this bread basket for mine. It was a great size to slip my cloud bread in, and it makes it look even more like a loaf of bread.

Rip it open to see the fluffy insides

This is the part we've all been waiting for: pull open that cloud bread and see the beautiful, cloud like insides. Then dig in: you've earned yourself a tasty treat.