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Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)

This super easy Brazilian cheese bread is awesome and only requires 6 ingredients. If you are a fan of bread and cheese give this a try. And it is completely gluten-free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Bread, Snack
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: cheesy, chewy, crunchy
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • blender
  • Spatula
  • Mini muffin pan
  • Wire rack
  • cooking spray


  • 2/3 cup milk 158ml
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 43ml
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp salt 4g
  • 1/2 cup cheese cheddar, jack, feta, parmesan, etc.
  • 1 1/2 cups tapioca flour/starch 185g


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/205 C. Shred the cheese if necessary or buy pre-shredded cheese. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 to 2 minutes until mixed well.
  • Spray a mini-muffin pan with cooking spray, then fill up each cavity near the top, with the batter. You should be able to get 24 of them.
  • Place the pan on the middle rack, and bake them for 20 to 23 minutes until they puff up and get slightly golden brown. The bottoms in the cavities of the pan will be a little browner than the tops.
    Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for about 5 minutes in the pan.
  • Remove them from the pan and place them on a wire rack to cool completely. These are nice and chewy and cheesy and oh so delicious. Enjoy!



list of nutritional facts for Brazilian cheese bread