Brazilian ‘Pão de Queijo’ (Cheese balls)

TASTE! Pão de Queijo,  Fluffy, gluten-free, sugar-free balls of “cheesy” goodness.

Time: 20 min. 


  • 1 tbs golden flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp sea salt, fine ground
  • 1 c tapioca flour
  • 1 tbs flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 c potato starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c packed vegan mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 c plant-based milk
  • 1/3 c walnut oil


  1.  In a small bowl, mix together golden flaxseed
    meal and 3 tbs filtered water. Set aside.
  2. In food processor or blender, place tapioca flour,
    potato starch, salt and baking powder. Pulse a few
    times to blend.
  3. Add vegan cheese and pulse a few more times
    until broken into very small pieces. Stir flax egg
    and add along with oil and milk to dry
    ingredients. Blend until smooth (30 sec).
  4. Pour or spoon batter into a grated mini muffin tin
    about 1/8th from the top. Bake at 400 degrees F
    for 18-20 min. Should be firm on the outside but
    puffy and very lightly browned.
  5. Remove from oven and cool on rack for a couple
    minutes and serve. These rolls will reheat nicely.



This recipe is selected from @nutritionicity

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