Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Quiejo)
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5 from 4 votes

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)

A gluten-free cheesy and chewy cheese roll made with Tapioca Flour and commonly served as a breakfast or snack item in Brazil.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: Brazil, cheese, gluten-free, rolls
Servings: 18
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Admin


  • 1/3 C extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 C milk
  • 1.5 C tapioca flour
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp salt or more - to taste
  • 1/2 C cheese parmesan, grated
  • 1 Tbsp butter for greasing the muffin cups


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Grease your mini muffin pan thoroughly with butter, and set aside.
  • In your blender or KitchenAid, combine the milk, room temperature egg, oil, cheese and salt until combined.
  • Once combined, add the tapioca flour 1/2 C. at a time until all of the tapioca flour has been added.
  • Mix well on high, scraping down the sides of the blender so that everything is easily blended. The batter will be very liquid!
  • Pour the batter into your greased mini muffin tin ~ leaving just 1/8 inch of space at the top.
  • Pop in the oven for 14-15 minutes or until light golden brown.


Batter can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for up to one week.Prior to baking, batter will  be very liquid!  Do not open the oven while baking!


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg