Brazilian Cheese Bread Bites

(2 votes)
3 minutes
May 18, 2021
Carole Jones

Brazilian Cheese Bread Bites are quick little bites of heaven!  This blender recipe uses queso fresco and tapioca flour which makes them naturally gluten free.  This authentic recipe gives you little bread bites that are crispy and golden brown on the outside, then cheesy and chewy on the inside!

Brazilian Cheese Bread Bites this quick recipe is authentic and uses queso fresco and tapioca flour so they are gluten free

When these gorgeous little gems came out of the oven, I ate four of them without stopping to catch my breath and I refuse to be ashamed!  With my struggles with gluten over the past four years, I will shamelessly devour any baked good that is gluten free and doesn’t taste like it is gluten free.  The only other GF recipe I have eaten this quickly is my Gluten Free Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies…which are nothing short of miraculous if you haven’t tried them yet.Brazilian Cheese Bread Bites this quick recipe is authentic and uses queso fresco and tapioca flour so they are gluten freeThis recipe does require a blender to prepare so the batter will turn out perfectly smooth.  I’ve been having so much fun playing around with my Wolf Gourmet blender and trying out so many new recipes.  Nothing like a new kitchen toy for this food blogger 🙂

Muffin pan with batter being poured into it

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Brazilian Cheese Quick Bread

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  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/3 C olive oil
  • 2/3 C milk
  • 1 1/2 C (170 g) tapioca flour
  • 1/2 C (66 g) queso fresco, or other grated cheese
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides to be sure everything gets incorporated well then pulse a few more times. You can keep the batter in the fridge for up to one week at this stage.
  2. Grease mini muffin tins and divide the batter into 20 muffins. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until they are puffed up and lightly brown. Eat while warm! You can serve them with a drizzle of honey for a sweet treat.


  • Serving Size: 2 bites
  • Calories: 151
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 240mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


8 years ago

Sounds wonderful but I need to know if one can substitute regular flour for the tapioca flour? All the other ingredients I have but not the flour. Enjoy your blog and recipes.

8 years ago

Hi Marie! You could make that substitution but your result will be quite different in texture. The tapioca flour really gives that crispy texture on the outside that makes these so special

8 years ago

These look great!! Can you tell me the carb count in each?

8 years ago

Hey Catherine! I don’t have that info but there are a lot of great nutritional calculators online that you could use if you need that type of information.

Rachel Therien
8 years ago

Can I use all purpose flour?

8 years ago

Rachel- you can try it but your texture will be quite different. Much chewier instead of light and crispy. The gluten in the flour is what will cause the texture change.

4 years ago

I’m trying this recipe today and I’m watching the oven and it looks great. Thank you for the recipe.

4 years ago

I’m so glad Norma! It’s been awhile since I’ve made them but I’m going to add them to my menu for next week 🙂

Do Dodson
2 years ago

You nailed it. The bread came out perfect. Best recipe for Brazilian cheese rolls hands down. Thank you so much for sharing.

Carole Jones
2 years ago

I’m so happy to hear it! Thanks for coming back and leaving your review. It helps so much 🙂

10 months ago

Do you need to use a blender? Can I use a whisk or Ninja bullet.

Carole Jones
10 months ago

It won’t work with a whisk. Not sure about a Ninja bullet but I think it should work.

7 months ago

Mine didn’t puff up! Tasted ok. I opened oven door briefly to put cheese on top. Was that bad?

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