Brazilian Cheese Bites (Pão de queijo)

This recipe is super simple and quick to make! My sis in law and I have been obsessed over Brazi Bites since Costco started to carry them!  She has celiac disease, and these gluten free rolls have been a delight! Even if you don’t have a gluten allergy, they’re still amazing! Costco sold a big bag of these, but for whatever reason, they no longer have them- at least, not at the Costco we shop at. So I took my obsession, and decided to make my own! And when I first made these they did not taste good- I forgot the SALT and other seasonings! Do not forget the salt and seasonings, or they’ll taste very bland! You can be creative with this recipe, as to the kind of seasonings and cheeses you use. My family and I love pepper jack and cheddar cheese!

Total time: 40 minutes Serving: 30 mini rolls Difficulty: Easy GF


  • 1 whole egg
  • 1-1/2 cups Tapioca flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice (I recommend a strong cheese like sharp cheddar, parmesan, pepper jack, any hard cheese that’s mild or sharp!)
  • 1/2-1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt
  • dash of pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray or butter.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until mixture is completely smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender and pulse again.
  3. Pour batter into muffin tins, about halfway. Bake for 17 to 18 minutes.* Cool for a few minutes before popping out of the tin. Serve immediately!

Recipe Notes:

*If you like a harder cheese rolls, bake for a few minutes longer.

*Personally, these rolls are better when they’re fresh out of the oven! If you have leftovers, you can store them in the fridge or at room temperature in ziploc baggie. If you want the leftover rolls warm and soft, wrap in a paper towel and microwave for 5-10 seconds. If heated for too long they will harden and crumble.

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