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Cloud Bread Recipe (with Cordyceps)

strawberry shortcake cloud bread
Written by Real Mushrooms - Updated: October 23, 2023

An easy to make fluffy and keto bread substitute boosted with mushrooms that benefit your health.

Low-carb, keto bread? Easy to make? With just three ingredients? Does that even exist?

Why yes it does thanks to the latest Cloud Bread Internet sensation taking over the web. But we like to add a special fourth ingredient just to kick it up a notch.

Any guesses?

We’ll give you a clue: it’s a mushroom that helps to improve lung capacity and increases your energy. It’s also known as the Caterpillar Fungus. That’s right, Cordyceps!

So, wait, rewind- this low-carb, keto, grain-free bread actually gives you an energy boost?

Let’s just dive into the ingredient details to answer that question.

Cordyceps Mushroom Benefits for Health

The Cordyceps mushroom’s benefits for health are well known and highly praised for providing an antioxidant boost, helping to support healthy immune function, and increasing energy and stamina. That last benefit is where this particular mushroom really shines. Through its ability to increase ATP production (the compounds that give your cells energy), Cordyceps makes an incredible energy-boosting mushroom. It’s a great resource for athletes, those looking to up their physical performance, or those that just want a bit more energy and stamina in life. A.k.a. all of us.

However, keep in mind, the best benefits are experienced over time and mushroom quality matters tremendously. That’s why we focus on 100% pure, organic Cordyceps Mushroom extract, with absolutely no added fillers - because we want you to actually feel the mushroom benefits for health. So taking a little bit everyday with intention might, dare we say it, have you feeling like you’re floating on cloud nine? And on that cloud-centered note….

What is Cloud Bread?

If you haven’t heard yet, cloud bread is a fluffy, soft bread made with only 3 ingredients- eggs, cream cheese, and cream of tartar. Cue the rejoicing from those following a grain-free, low-carb, or keto diet.

The all-important question is, does it taste good?

The best results come by adding optional spices, flavorings, and toppings. That’s why we gave you some different variations you can try below. Keep in mind, it has a more meringue-like texture after coming right out of the oven. But, if you wait a couple of hours after you make it, the texture should become more bread-like.

Cloud Bread with CordycepsThe Sweet and Savory Variations of our Cloud Bread Keto Recipe

Are you team sweet or team savory? Can’t pick (because who can!)?

No problem, because we like to satisfy all parties involved. So we bring you a cloud bread keto recipe, boosted with mushroom benefits for health, in two different styles. Team Sweet is the strawberry shortcake. Team Savory is the margarita pizza. No judgement here if you’re team both!

Can you use a substitute for the cream cheese?

Yes! You can use cottage cheese, greek yogurt, or sour cream instead of the cream cheese. Full-fat versions yield the best results.

Can you season the Cloud Bread Keto Recipe?

Yes! You can add 1/2 tsp of dried herbs or garlic powder to the yolk and cream cheese mixture. It makes a more flavorful, delicious bread that way.

For a sweet version, you can add 1 TB of your favorite granulated sweetener to the yolk and cream cheese mixture. Also, adding 1/2 tsp of cinnamon really takes the bread to the next level.

For a fun color swap, you can use beet or spirulina powder in place of the turmeric.

What’s the best way to store this cloud bread?

Keeping it in an airtight container is a good idea here. Once the bread has cooled completely, place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last there for several days. You can also freeze it. When you want to use a slice, first allow it to defrost and then toast it for the best results.

However you decide to enjoy it - toast it up, slather some nut butter on it, make it a pizza, a sandwich or a strawberry shortcake - this cloud bread keto recipe is not a bad low carb way to get in some mushrooms that will benefit your health.

Cloud Bread Recipe

Ingredients for cloud bread

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 3 TB full-fat cream cheese, room-temperature & softened
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp Real Mushrooms Cordyceps Mushroom
  • Optional - 1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Optional - 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional for savory version - 1/2 tsp herb or seasoning
  • Optional for sweet version - 1 TB granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Tools you’ll need

  • electric mixer (stand or handheld)
  • two mixing bowls
  • baking tray lined with parchment paper
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Add cordyceps powder to your cloud bread for an extra energy boost.

Toppings for cloud bread pizza

  • tomato or pizza sauce
  • fresh basil leaves, chopped up
  • mozzarella cheese

Toppings for strawberry shortcake cloud bread

  • strawberries
  • coconut whip cream
  • jam


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks in two bowls.
  • To the egg whites, add the cream of tartar and whip with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • To the yolks, add Real Mushrooms Cordyceps, salt (if using), turmeric (if using) and cream cheese. Mix well.*
  • Pour half of the egg whites into your yolks and gently fold. Then add the rest and fold again until well incorporated.**
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place six dollops of the mixture onto the tray.
  • Spread the dollops out into circles with a spatula until they’re about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Pop the tray in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until you see golden edges, the center should not jiggle.
  • Allow to cool for at least an hour.
  • Enjoy as-is or turn into a pizza or a strawberry shortcake.


*At this step, you can also add your 1 TB sweetener and 1/2 tsp cinnamon if you’re going for a sweet version. Or you can add 1/2 tsp of your favorite herb/spice if going for the savory.
** When folding in the egg white mixture into your yolks, be very gentle. You don’t want to deflate the meringue mixture, try to keep it firm and foamy. This way you can help ensure you get that fluffy, bread-like texture.

Directions for pizza

Right after your cloud bread comes out of the oven, spread on a thin layer of tomato or pasta sauce, add mozzarella cheese, and some chopped up basil. Stick it back into the oven until the cheese has melted. Enjoy!

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Pizza Cloud Bread Variation

Directions for strawberry shortcake

After your cloud bread has cooled completely, spread a layer of jam, layer on a few chopped strawberries, and go as high as you like with coconut whip cream. Enjoy!

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Strawberry Shortcake Cloud Bread

Enjoy this cloud bread keto recipe in good health

No matter if you’re Team Sweet or Team Savory, whichever way you choose to enjoy this cloud bread keto recipe, the all-important team you'll want to be on is that of health, vitality, and wellness.

And that’s why we’re passionate about sharing these mushroom extracts. They are strong health supporters when taken with intention and as a part of a nutritious diet, they are excellent team players.

Easily give your other recipes a power boost

If you don’t want to use Cordyceps, you can easily try out another functional mushroom. There are wonderful options, each with their own unique profiles and health benefits. To learn more, you can read our article which highlights the top 7 benefits of the main medicinal mushrooms. These different mushroom extracts can easily be added to whatever you’re cooking up in the kitchen.

Join the mushroom recipe challenge! Get creative in the kitchen with different ways to get more mushrooms in your diet. Invent your own recipe and share via insta @realmushrooms. We will feature the winner’s recipe on the blog & give you a coupon for any Real Mushroom product of your choice!


Real Mushrooms is the premier provider of organic mushroom extracts, verified for the beneficial medicinal compounds like beta-glucans and free from starchy fillers like grains. With over 40 years of mushroom growing experience, Real Mushrooms prides itself on providing a transparent source of functional mushrooms that you can trust. All the information provided on our blog has been reviewed by our science and medical team.

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