Vegan Pão De Queijo is fluffy Brazilian cheese bread with potato, tapiocoa, and nutritional yeast for a cheesy party food or appetizer.
- 1–2 gold potatoes*
- 1/2 cup reserved potato boiling water
- 1/4 cup unsweetened plant milk (I used oat milk)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 cups sour manioc flour or tapioca starch*
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup grated vegan cheese
- Preheat your oven to 350F and bring a large pot of water to a boil. Peel and chop potatoes into smaller chunks, then boil until fork tender (roughly 8-10 minutes). Drain and set aside, reserving 1/2 cup of the boiling water.
- Pour the reserved water into a bowl and whisk along with plant milk and olive oil.
- In another large bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients, then add the liquid ingredients to the bowl and mix. If using vegan cheese, fold it into the dough. Start with a spatula and then work the dough using your hands. It may be a little dry at first but just compact the dough and pack it tightly.
- Line your baking tray with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat and roll tablespoon sized balls of dough. Pack them tightly and space out evenly on your baking tray, leaving at least 1″ between each ball of dough.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the bottom of the bread is golden brown and small cracks start to form on the surface. Enjoy!
- Please use gold potatoes only, I did not have as much success with other potato varieties. You want to end up with 1 cup of mashed potato.
- You cannot substitute this flour. Sour manioc is slightly different from tapioca starch/flour in flavour but either will work.
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