Gluten-Free Garlic Cheese Puffs – Perfect for Resurrection Day Brunch or Dinner

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Are you looking for a quick gluten-free bread to whip up for your family and/or guests on Resurrection Sunday? Look no further! This is a quick and easy recipe that you mix up in a food processor and bake. It is gum-free, yeast-free, and TASTY! You don’t have to be gluten-free to love this delicious bread.

I was inspired to make this recipe when my father-in-law came for a visit. My father-in-law has Celiac’s disease so he is always looking for good gluten-free food, especially bread. He mentioned that he had some really good gluten-free bread at a Brazilian restaurant while traveling for work. He piqued my interest. I had never heard of Brazilian cheese bread before. So I did a little research.

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Brazilian cheese bread, or Pão de Queijo, is naturally gluten-free. It is made with tapioca flour/starch. I found recipes that cook the dough on the stove before baking and others that blend up the ingredients and bake it. So I picked a recipe and did some experimenting. My version of this delicious bread is made with my favorite savory spice: garlic! In addition to the wonderful flavor garlic adds to food, it has many health benefits including boosting the immune system and reducing cholesterol (Learn more about garlic powder). I also added some herbs to bring out that wonderful garlic flavor.


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This bread tastes best using freshly grated Parmesan and block mozzarella that you shred at home. Avoid using the preshredded or grated cheese in the containers or bagged cheese. It adds a “plasticky” flavor to the bread.



This bread is super easy and it doesn’t take much time to make. The first time I made these, I was flipping out at how easy these are to make. I prepare these in less than 10 minutes and have them baking as I get dinner set up on the table. Don’t be alarmed when you mix the ingredients and it looks like seasoned buttermilk. This bread goes from a liquid “dough” to light, airy tasty puffs that pop up out of the pan. Pretty neat! They taste best right out of the oven when the cheese is gooey and warm. We also like to eat these with our GF Lentil Pasta Bake. This would be a great easy and tasty addition your Resurrection Celebration Dinner. enJOY!

Gluten-Free Garlic Cheese Puffs


11 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Garlic Cheese Puffs – Perfect for Resurrection Day Brunch or Dinner”

    1. I had never heard of it either until we started a gluten-free diet. I had no idea the Brazilian bread was made out of tapioca flour, but it is so good. Thanks for visiting. Hope you have a chance to make these. Let me know what you think 🙂

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    1. Good question! Most gluten-free breads have xanthan or guar gum in it that serves as the “gluten.” That is what holds the bread together. It is not often that you come across gluten-free baked goods without gum. Thanks for asking! Blessings.

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