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Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread (Gluten Free)

A quick one bowl recipe for a gluten free cheesy bread fix!

All you need is a few ingredients to make this fluffy Brazilian cheese bread aka Pao de Queijo. They look like muffins but they remind of very light and fluffy popovers. The texture is crusty on the outside and fluffy cheesy on the inside.

These are best served warm for breakfast, snack or side at dinner. They’re gluten free and so simple to make. If you like easy recipes and cheesy bread, these are for you!

Brazilian cheese bread

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easy brazilian cheesy bread


Brazilian Cheese Bread

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 30 minutes

Servings 7
Calories 168kcal
Author Stella


  • 12 slot silicone muffin tray


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400℉. Spray or grease a standard muffin tray with oil. Or skip the step and use a silicone muffin tray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil and ricotta cheese until smooth. Mix in the tapioca flour and salt. Lastly fold in the cheeses. Scoop the batter into the muffin tray filling 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Allow to set in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.


You can use tapioca flour, corn starch or arrowroot powder.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 1mg