Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe

If you are looking for an easy Brazilian cheese bread recipe, these cheese puffs take ingredients that that are easy to find. Tastes great!Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe

Cheese bread, or Cheese puffs,  is the perfect mate for coffee. It is an ancient recipe created in the state of Minas Gerais and, today, spread all over the country.

Pão de Queijo (pAwm DEy Kayju)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 16 muffins

Serving Size: 1 muffing size bread

This is a chewy muffin-like bread with a, preferably, thin to medium-thin crunchy crust. Eat while still warm. Can be re-heated later, but it's not the same at all.


  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup of milk (this will control concentration)
  • 1 1/2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup of fork grated feta cheese, or similar
  • salt to taste


  1. Blend all ingredients well, until smooth.
  2. Grease the mini-muffin tin.
  3. Fill mini-muffin cups about 7/8.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven (400°F) for about 15 to 20 minutes (puffy and brown)
  5. Serve after cooling just a bit.


Equipment: * Blender * small-muffin tins.

Note that Brazilian cheese bread not always come out the same, depending on ingredients quality. You may need to adjust the recipe a bit. I usually test 2 tbsp in the middle of a waffle machine (bakes fast, about 5 minutes). If it comes out a little sticky and little fluffy with a crunchy crust, you are perfect to go.

It should be very similar to a mini muffin. A bit puffier ans slightly sticky, specially in the middle.

You may also want to bake all batter in a waffle style. tastes wonderful by itself (cut in 4 pieces and eat with your hands) or with a cheese spread.

Experimenting is a key element. If you like it, it's great.

Keep in mind that too much cheese can make the cheese puffs too melty while too much tapioca flour can lead to a rubber sticky kind of muffin.

Brazilian Cheese Bread is supposed to be eaten while drinking Brazilian coffee.caito disfarça

This is a another recipe variation. Watch the video to understand what you are looking for.



6 thoughts on “Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe

  • 2016-05-17 at 5:23 pm

    Wow! This sounds amazing. I’ve got to try this some time. I’ll admit that I have never tried Brazilian food properly before. Although what have tried has always been lovely. I grew up on a multicultural diet and love experimenting with new food. This sounds really interesting and fun kind of food. I reckon my partner would like it too, and that’s really something as he is a very fussy eater!

    • 2016-05-18 at 10:17 am

      Hello, Hannah,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your impressions.


  • 2016-05-17 at 5:43 pm

    This recipe sounds great. We are always looking to try new foods and this recipe is simple yet sounds delicious. Especially if you are adding in some Brazilian coffee to go with it. Thanks for keeping the recipe simple and well laid out, it makes it much easier when working in the kitchen.

    • 2016-05-18 at 10:17 am

      Hello, Russel,

      Thank you very much for your kind words.


  • 2016-09-23 at 11:41 pm

    I know this cheese bread from Brazil. I have relatives there and when they come here we make some using a similar recipe. It’s a perfect match for a nice cuppa Joe.

    Great recipe, thanks!

    • 2016-09-26 at 12:19 pm

      Hello, Plotah,

      I agree with you. In fact, I find it The Most Perfect match for a mojo. Thanks for sharing your opinion. Cheers!


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