This stack of golden goodness looks like bread, but it isn’t (and that’s why people love it)!

The internet has spoken: Cloud bread is officially a magical mealtime-must. This trendy new unicorn food is perfect for people who crave carbs on a daily basis, yet can’t indulge because of a restricted diet. It’s a low-carb, gluten-free, high-protein bread alternative with the same versatility as the doughy deliciousness we regularly crave. Its light, fluffy texture is a savory substitute for such staples as sandwich bread and pizza crust. Sounds practically too good to be true, right? But, get this–we haven’t even told you the best part yet!

It’s easy to make!

You only need four ingredients to whip this up: sweetener, eggs, cream of tartar, and yogurt or cream cheese. Additional spices can be added if desired. (Picture it: cheesy cloud garlic bread!) Cloud bread has a meringue-like texture when first removed from the oven, but it’s soft and a bit chewy after cooling. The skeptic in you still may be asking, “what’s the catch?” That’s a fair question. As the popularity of these little puffs has risen, many have found themselves wondering if cloud bread is as healthy as everyone suggests. The answer is yes…and no. Allow us to explain.  

Remember, cloud bread is an alternative to traditional bread, not an even replacement.

Cloud bread contains some nutrients that traditional bread does not, such as Vitamins A and D; however, it’s lacking some significant sustenance as well. If you decide to give up traditional bread cold turkey, you’ll need to consume other sources of carbohydrates and fiber, since cloud bread won’t supply them. Carbs get a bad rap, but they benefit your brain and muscles, and they’re especially essential if you exercise regularly. Fiber is fabulous as well. It helps keep your cholesterol and blood sugar in check. Fruit is an excellent source of both of these necessary nutrients.Making sure to keep all of that in mind, we totally insist you try it! If you’re a serious carb connoisseur, cloud bread probably won’t satisfy your stomach the first time you sample it, but it’s an edible experiment worth tasting!