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Brazilian Cheese bread

Pao de Queijo

Cheesy PAO DE QUEIJO is your gluten-free snack you have totry at least once in your life. These affordable bites are so easy to make thatyou might make it your daily staple. Serve a bunch of these baked goodies toyour friends and enjoy the rich flavors this bread has to offer.
Course Snack
Cuisine Brazilian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20 - 24 pieces
Calories 114kcal
Author Imma


  • Mini muffin tin


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (240ml) whole milk
  • ¼ cup (62.5ml) vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup (56.75g) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups (250g) tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) salt , plus more for topping, if desired
  • ¾ cups (75g) freshly grated parmesan cheese , plus more for topping, if desired.


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Spray the inside of a mini-muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside. 
  • Then add eggs, milk, vegetable oil, melted butter, salt, flour and cheese into a blender.  Blend until the mixture is smooth and thick.
  • Using a spatula scrape sides of the blender. Pulse for a few seconds.  The dough is supposed to be soft and slightly runny. 
  • Remove and pour into prepared muffin tin pan.
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Remove from the oven - as you do the puffs would deflate - don’t be alarmed. 
  • Let the bread cool for a few minutes before removing from muffin pan. Serve warm.  


  1. You can buy tapioca flour at Whole Foods, Kroger, or at any big grocery store. Bob's Red Mill carries one.
  2. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 29mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg