Are you looking for an easy keto bread recipe that is high in protein and low in carbs? If so, you will love this 2 ingredient cottage cheese bread recipe that I found on TikTok. It’s so simple and delicious, you won’t believe it’s keto-friendly!
This delicious bread is made with only two main ingredients: eggs and cottage cheese. That’s right, no flour, no active dry yeast, no sugar, no oil, no butter, no baking powder, no baking soda, nothing else. Just eggs and cottage cheese. And the result is a fluffy, moist, and tender bread that tastes amazing.
The secret to this bread recipe is to whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form, and then fold them gently into the egg yolk and cottage cheese mixture. This creates air bubbles that make the bread rise and become light and airy. You can use an electric mixer or a whisk to whip the egg whites, but make sure they are at room temperature for best results.
You can bake this bread in a loaf pan, a muffin tin, or even a baking sheet. You can also add some herbs, or spices to customize the flavor. The bread is done when it is golden and springs back when touched. Let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing and enjoying. Read more tips and swap ideas in the FAQ section after the recipe card.
This bread is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or snack. You can toast it, spread some butter or cream cheese on it, make a sandwich, or eat it plain.
Based on the nutritional values I calculated, each portion of this bread has about 23 calories, 1.4 grams of fat, 2.3 grams of protein, and 0.3 grams of net carbs. The number of portions will depend on how thick you slice the bread. You can easily get 12 slices out of this recipe. This bread is a great choice for anyone following a keto, low-carb, or gluten-free diet, as it is very filling and satisfying.
Ingredients for 2-Ingredient Cottage Cheese Bread
- 3 eggs, separated
- 3 tablespoons of cottage cheese (whole milk cottage cheese): a little less than 1/4 of a cup of cottage cheese
- Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a bread pan with parchment paper. You can use a non-stick silicon bread form as well.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks with the cottage cheese until well combined. You can use a food processor or a blender to make the mixture smooth if you prefer.
- In another bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. You can use an electric mixer or a whisk for this step, but make sure the bowl and the utensils are clean and dry.
- This step is vital to be done carefully, as the air in the egg whites is what makes the bread rise and become fluffy. Add the egg white mixture to the cottage cheese mixture. You need to be very gentle and patient when folding the egg whites into the egg yolk and cottage cheese mixture, one third at a time. Do not overmix or stir too vigorously, as this will deflate the egg whites and make the batter dense and heavy. The batter should be light and fluffy, with some white streaks remaining. A rubber spatula or a large metal spoon works best for this step.
- Pour the batter into the prepared bread pan and smooth the top. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and springy.
- Let the bread cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before removing and slicing. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this 2 ingredient cottage cheese bread recipe. It’s one of my favorite easy keto recipes that I make all the time. It’s so satisfying and delicious, and it goes well with anything. If you try this recipe, let me know how it turned out in the comments below. And don’t forget to share it with your friends and family who love keto-friendly recipes.
Thank you for reading and happy baking!
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Q: How do I store this fluffy bread?
A: You can store this bread in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, you can microwave it for a few seconds or toast it in a toaster or oven.
Q: What is the difference between 2 Ingredient Cottage Cheese Bread and Cloud Bread?
A: Both breads are low-carb and high-protein alternatives to regular bread, but they have different ingredients, textures, and flavors. Cloud bread is made with eggs and cream cheese. It is very light, airy, and fluffy. Cottage cheese bread is made with eggs and cottage cheese and it is slightly more dense and crusty. Cloud bread is mildly sweet and tangy, while cottage cheese bread is more savory and nutty.
Q: Can I use a different cheese instead of cottage cheese?
A: Yes, you can use any cheese that is soft and creamy, such as cream cheese, ricotta cheese, or mascarpone cheese. You may need to adjust the amount depending on the consistency and moisture of the cheese.
Q: Can I add other ingredients to this bread?
A: Yes, you can add some herbs, spices, or even chocolate chips or nuts to this bread. Just make sure to fold them gently into the batter and not to add too much, as it may affect the texture and rise of the bread.
Q: Can I use all-purpose flour?
A: No, I do not recommend using all-purpose flour for this recipe, as it is not keto-friendly and have more carbs.
Q: Can I use liquid egg whites instead of whole eggs?
A: Yes, you can use liquid egg whites instead of whole eggs, as long as they are 100% pure egg whites and not mixed with any additives or preservatives. You will need about 1/2 cup of liquid egg whites to replace 3 whole eggs. However, you may lose some of the richness and flavor that the egg yolks provide, so you may want to add some extra cheese or butter to the batter.
Q: Can I use egg white powder instead of whole eggs for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use egg white powder instead of whole eggs for this recipe, as long as you reconstitute the powder with water first. Egg white powder is a convenient and safe alternative to fresh eggs, as it has a long shelf life and does not carry the risk of salmonella. It also has a high protein content and low fat and carb content, making it suitable for a keto diet.
To replace the 3 eggs in this recipe, you will need about 1/4 cup of egg white powder and 3/4 cup water. Mix the egg white powder and water in a bowl until well combined. You can use an electric mixer or a whisk for this step, but make sure the bowl and the utensils are clean and dry. The reconstituted egg whites should be light and foamy, similar to fresh egg whites.
You can then use the reconstituted egg whites as you would use fresh egg whites in the recipe. Follow the same steps of beating the egg yolks with the cottage cheese, whipping the egg whites until stiff peaks form, and folding them gently into the egg yolk and cottage cheese mixture. The batter should be light and fluffy, with some white streaks remaining. Bake the bread as instructed and enjoy!
Q: How do I make cottage cheese bagels with this recipe?
A: You can make cottage cheese bagels with this recipe by shaping the batter into bagel-like rings and baking them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. You can also sprinkle some sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or cheese on top of the bagels before baking. The baking time may vary depending on the size and thickness of the bagels, but it should be around 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and firm.
Q: Can I make cottage cheese ice cream with this recipe?
A: No, this recipe is not suitable for making cottage cheese ice cream, as it is not creamy or sweet enough. Cottage cheese ice cream is a different dessert that requires more ingredients and a different method. To make cottage cheese ice cream, you will need to blend cottage cheese with heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and any other flavorings you like, and then freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker or a freezer-safe container. You can find many recipes for cottage cheese ice cream online.
Q: What does cottage cheese do in baking?
A: Cottage cheese is a versatile ingredient that can enhance the flavor, texture, and nutrition of baked goods. It adds a delightful creaminess, tanginess, and richness to cakes, breads, muffins, pies, and more. It also provides protein, calcium, and probiotics, making it a healthy choice for baking. Cottage cheese can replace or reduce the amount of butter, oil, cream, sour cream, ricotta, or cream cheese in many recipes, lowering the fat and calorie content. Cottage cheese can also help the baked goods rise and hold their shape, as it contains some leavening agents.