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Vegan Pao de Queijo

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Pao de queijo


Pao de Queijo is Portugese for “cheese bread,” so I wouldn’t blame you for being skeptical about a vegan recipe. But believe me when I say that with the medley of flavors from the soy milk, garlic and onion powders, and tapioca flour (the key to any good Pao de Queijo), you won’t be missing that dairy. And *bonus* it’s much lower in fat than the traditional preparation. Since this recipe serves 12-16 people, it makes the perfect hors d'oeuvre for your next party. But only, if you’re willing to share…
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 118kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Blender or food processor
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Muffin tin
  • Oven


  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a muffin tin with oil or cooking spray.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend the soy milk and vegetable oil until smooth.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the tapioca flour, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Pour the blended soy milk and vegetable oil mixture over the tapioca flour mixture. Stir until well combined and a dough forms.
  • Divide the dough evenly into the greased muffin tin cups, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the pao de queijo is golden brown and puffed up.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

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