Have you heard of the famous Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)? These cheese bread waffles are delicious cheese breads in waffle format, so crunchy and addictive!! They are made with tapioca starch and can be prepared very quickly for a gluten-free breakfast or snack!

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WHAT IS TAPIOCA STARCH AND WHERE TO FIND IT?

Tapioca is the starch extracted from the cassava root and commonly used in Brazilian recipes. It is naturally gluten free, very easy to digest, making it a great alternative to add to your weekly recipe rotation! For the complete health benefits of tapioca starch check out this article from WebMD.

You can find tapioca starch in major supermarkets, and on Amazon. There are 2 types, sour and sweet, in this recipe I used the sweet version: Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour. Tapioca starch is a very fine powder, so be careful when measuring and pouring it!

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Ingredients for the Perfect Cheese Bread Waffles

You will need a few simple ingredients to prepare these cheese bread waffles:

Cheese waffle ingredients

How to Make Brazilian Cheese Bread Waffles

Brazilian cheese bread waffles are very easy to make in one bowl!

  • Combine the milk and butter and microwave for 1 minute on high until the butter melts, mix and set aside.
  • Add the eggs and whisk until fully combined with the milk and butter mixture.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix.
  • Heat up your waffle maker (I like to use the highest setting for the crunchiest waffles).
  • Grease your waffle maker with a little butter or vegetable oil.
  • Fill with the batter (I use about ½ cup on mine), close and wait 3,4 minutes until golden (The time will depend on the brand and size of your waffle maker).

I am very pleased with this waffle maker from Cuisinart! It has a very good nonstick surface and the red/green lights let you know exactly when the machine is ready and when the waffles are done!

Storage Instructions

These cheese bread waffles (waffles de pão de queijo) are very versatile in terms of storage. You can prepare the batter the night before and store it in the fridge for a quicker breakfast in the morning.

Or you can cook the waffles, let them cool down, place in an airtight container or plastic bags and either store in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months. I always have these on rotation to serve to my toddler. He is going through a crunchy phase and loves it!

To reheat from the fridge place them in a toaster or microwave for 10-15 seconds.

From frozen you can use the same method reheating in the microwave (15-20s on each side) or place them in the toaster until warm.

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Brazilian Cheesebread Waffles

Brazilian Cheese Bread Waffles

Have you heard of the famous Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo)? These waffles are delicious cheese breads in waffle format, so crunchy and addictive!!
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Brazilian
Keyword: brazilian breakfast recipes, Brazilian cheese bread, Brazilian cheese bread waffles, brazilian waffles, Gluten-free waffles, Waffle de pao de queijo, waffle de queijo low carb, waffle de tapioca
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Carol Pecora

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups sweet tapioca starch polvilho doce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the milk and butter and microwave for about 40s until the butter melts, mix and set aside.
  • Add the eggs and whisk until fully combined with the milk and butter mixture.
  • Mix in the tapioca flour, cheese and salt.
  • Heat up your waffle maker (I like to use the highest setting for the crunchiest waffles).
  • Brush a little butter to grease the waffle maker.
  • Fill with the batter, close and wait 3,4 minutes until golden (The time will depend on the brand and size of your waffle maker).
  • Enjoy warm!

Notes

  • The nutrition facts are for each serving of this recipe and are estimated values.
  • Make sure you follow your waffle maker’s manufacturers instructions before using it. I recommend using the highest temperature setting for the crunchiest waffles and greasing it at each load with a little butter.
  • You can add some chia seeds for additional nutrition.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Brazilian Cheese Bread Waffles
Amount per Serving
Calories
282
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
0.2
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
84
mg
28
%
Sodium
 
552
mg
24
%
Potassium
 
121
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
39
g
13
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
406
IU
8
%
Calcium
 
207
mg
21
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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