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Healthy Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe with 3 Easy Steps

Healthy Brazilian Cheese Bread Balls

Brazilian Cheese Bread Balls are great to make for and with young children. They are delicious, healthy, simple and gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread, or Pão de Queijo, made with tapioca flour, cottage cheese, eggs, and olive oil.

TYPE: Appetizer, Snack

CUISINE: Brazilian

PREPARATION TIME: 5M

COOKING TIME: 10M

TOTAL TIME: 25M

IDLE TIME: 30M

KEY WORDS: Brazilian bread balls, Snack bites, Travel bites, healthy brazilian bites

YIELDS: 8 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup + milk 
  • Pinch of salt (or more to taste)

TOOLS:

  • Oven
  • Baking mini muffin pan

3 SIMPLE STEPS:

  1. Measure, combine and mix all the ingredients in a bowl to a Greek yogurt consistency 
  2. Pour in a baking mini muffin pan 2/3 full as they will rise
  3. Bake  350F for 25-30 minutes. Best served when warm.

VARIATIONS:

add sprouted seeds; 

substitute Parmesan cheese with cottage cheese 

And voila! It’s done!

Make this healthy, simple, and delicious recipe from Brazil together with your kids and tag #FamQStudioLab_Brazil

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Written by Patriciane

Born and raised in Brazil and now a highly creative mother of 3, Patriciane is known for having a big idea for every single challenge her amazing kids were born with or developed along their life journey. Her childhood memories include climbing trees and eating fruits hanging from them. Patriciane lives in the DFW, Texas and has lived across the United States. Patriciane speaks Portuguese and English. Her family has been her biggest inspiration and a source of peace. Patriciane considers her grandmother to be the greatest influence of her life, who used to say: ”Don’t be afraid to live - don’t be afraid of life!” Patriciane leads FaceBook group for Brazilian moms living in the US, including children with special needs - https://www.facebook.com/groups/2415550065411795/ and Dassah Tea Time https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdlEuKK5fBi2uhslwelbH_g

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