Pao de Queijo – Cheese Bread

Pao de Queijo - Cheese BreadThese little tasty bites are great for a snack, for the kids lunchbox or an afternoon bite.

They are a great option for people who are gluten sensitive or coeliacs as they use tapioca flour.

Healthy eating can be for all people as long as you keep everything in  moderation.

Prep and cook time: 40 minutes

Makes 30 balls


  • 2/3 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of tapioca flour
  • 2/3 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs


  1. Add milk, salt and oil to a pan and heat till bubbles form
  2. Set aside and slowly add in tapioca flour.
  3. Mix together until it looks a bit like curdled egg
  4. Once mixed add in the cheese and eggs
  5. Let the mixture cool down for about 15 minutes so it is easier to handle
  6. Form little mini golf balls on a lined baking tray (they do not spread too much so they can be closeish)
  7. Cook in a 180-200 degree celcius oven until puffy and golden (about 20 minutes)

A serving of a few balls is around 200 calories

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014. Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."