brazilian cheese bread recipe

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) Recipe

These little wonders are one of our household’s favourites. They’re chewy and cheesy, and gluten free. You can also make it dairy-free, add other herbs, or use other types of cheeses to tailor it to your preference.

As you can tell, my son loves them and one is never enough for him!

Brazilian Cheese Bread


  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I prefer avocado oil or melted coconut oil)
  • 2/3 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 1/2 cups (170 grams) tapioca flour (tapioca starch) or arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 cup packed (about 100 grams) grated cheese of your choice (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp dried basil

Yield: 24


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Blend all of the ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into greased mini muffin tins. Only fill them up about 3/4 full.
  4. Bake them for 20 minutes, until they’re puffy and lightly browned.
  5. Enjoy! Eat them while they’re warm or reheat them later.
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