So this just happened!! Oopsie! …it wasn’t really a mistake, it is a low carb ‘bread’.
While the ‘bread/bun’ is quite fragile, it certainly made a sandwich possible!
It’s somewhat finicky to make, but certainly a heck of a lot simpler than traditional buns!!
You will need:
a medium sized bowl, a larger medium bowl, electric mixer and measuring things (I used a scale and a teaspoon)
- 4 oz of cream cheese
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp of baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
Set oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks – yolks into larger bowl, whites into smaller.
With the hand mixer, whisk the egg whites until they are quite frothy; then add the baking powder and continue to mix until the whites form peaks (like meringue).
Set aside and add the salt and cream cheese (cubed for easier mixing) to the bowl with the egg yolks and mix until the mixture is smooth, pale and has almost doubled in size.
In small batches, fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolks; do this very gently, you want to make sure the air remains in the mixture; continue until the two bowls are completely combined.
Scoop mixture onto lined baking pan. You should yield 6 ‘buns’ a little larger than an english muffin, or about a hamburger bun size.
Make sure you have room between each oopsie.
Place in 300 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until they are a golden brown as above (or below)!
I used mine as a sandwich – but might try them for eggs bene, or a burger next time!
There is no reason you can not use them in a sweet dish if you like, too! They are very mild in flavor. As I am trying to stay away from carbs, I’ll stick to the savory variety and may even add garlic powder or parmesan to them next time!
Nutritional Info (each)
Calories – 102
Fat (g) – 9
Cargs (g) – 1.1
Protein (g) – 4.3
Try them out and let me know what you think!