Gluten-Free Brazilian Cheesy Bread Balls (with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning!)

Gluten-Free Brazilian Cheesy Bread Balls

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Soft, fluffy, cheesy bread balls! Naturally gluten-free, and so much fun to make. A perfect & delicious side for a balanced dinner! I love pairing these with Baked salmon and a side salad. YUM!


  • 1/2 cup ghee or butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used 2%)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups  arrowroot powder or tapioca starch
  • 2 eggs, at room temp
  • 1 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 TBSP+ Everything but the Bagel Seasoning (Trader Joes)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder, optional
  • 1 tsp italian herbs, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and line two baking sheets with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. Add your milk, water, butter or ghee, and apple cider vinedar to a small sauce pot. Heat to medium-high heat and bring to a boil, whisking gently to combine.
  3. While mixture is heating up, add the arrowroot/tapioca starch and the salt to the mixing bowl of a stand mixer.
  4. Once the milk mixture is heated for about 1 minute, pour the hot milk mixture slowly into the mixing bowl with the arrowroot and salt and mix on low until smooth. It should look sticky and stringy – this is normal.
  5. Once the dough is close to room temperature, add the eggs in 1 by 1 and mix on medium for about 30 seconds until smooth and thick.
  6. Add the parmesan cheese and beat mixture just until combined.
  7. Add oil to hands to prevent mixture from sticking to you. One by one, scoop out a bite-sized ball of dough and roll between your palms to make a smooth, round ball. Place the ball onto the baking sheet. Repeat for all dough and space them about an inch apart.
  8. Sprinkle top of each ball with Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Seasoning, italian herbs, and extra garlic powder if desired.
  9. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden and puffy.
  10. Enjoy!


*Reminder: this recipe is Gluten free for those like me that struggle with gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease. Gluten free diets are only recommended for those with these medical issues or specifically prescribed by your physician. A gluten free diet is NOT any healthier than eating a regular diet with gluten.

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