The latest social media trend makes decadent baking super easy.

By Tim Nelson
May 26, 2020
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A lot has changed about how we eat and how we interact with the outside world over the past few months. Pretty much everyone you know is baking, and if you’ve watched this space, you’re already well aware that there are a lot of wild food trends that have either emerged from or proliferated thanks to TikTok.

So what do you get when you combine those two things with a gluten-free and keto-friendly twist? Cookie dough bread. Think of it as normal bread, but instead of gluten you get to eat chocolate chips instead. Sounds like a pretty good tradeoff.

There are a few different variations on the recipe floating around, but the work of popular Insta-baker Bethany Ugarte (aka @LilSipper) provides a useful template that at least one trending TikTok shouts out by name.

While TikTokkers can quibble over the finer details, the recipe essentially requires baking soda, eggs, some form of (apparently non-peanut) nut butter, and— of course— chocolate chips. Lots of chocolate chips. In essence, you’re just whisking the eggs, baking soda, and nut butter until they form a batter. Then, dump in as many chocolate chips as you want to transform that boring batter into the cookie dough that gives the recipe its name. Pour that into a parchment-lined baking pan, pop it into the oven at 350 degrees, and spend the next 25 minutes preparing to have your mind blown.

Based on the look of the finished product, this really would seem to resemble a hearty loaf of bread that just so happens to feature some chocolate chips. If you’ve been missing the bakery section of your local Starbucks but are trying to follow a strict low-carb keto diet, this might be just the ticket.

So if dietary restrictions, lack of access to yeast, or just a general belief that bread isn’t sweet enough have held you back from doing some quarantine baking, get going on some cookie dough bread of your own. If the full recipe can fit in a TikTok, you know it can’t be that hard.