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Pan de Yuca (Cassava Cheese Bread) GF

A favorite Ecuadorian bread (GF) made with Cassava Flour and Cheese.

If you are looking for a quick easy snack - this right here is the one!


  • 2 ½ cups yuca or cassava starch - sometimes also called yuca flour or tapioca starch/flour

  • 4 cups grated mozzarella cheese can also use half mozzarella or you can use cheddar cheese

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 stick of butter 4 oz, room temperature, cut into 8 pieces

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2-4 tablespoons of water or milk, add more if the dough is dry


  • Combine the yuca starch or flour, cheese, baking powder and salt in a food processor, blend to mix well.

  • Add the butter and eggs.

  • Mix until small dough balls begin to form, if it's too dry add 1-2 tablespoons of water or milk. Add more if needed.

  • Remove the dough from the food processor and roll into a ball, you can make the dough ahead and store in the refrigerator for up to a day.

  • To make the dough by hand, combine all the ingredients in large bowl, using melted (cooled down) butter, and mix until you have a smooth dough. It's actually very easy to prepare by hand.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • Make small round shaped breads with the dough and place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  • Bake immediately or store in the fridge until ready to bake. I find that they turn out best if you do let them chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes before baking.

  • Once the oven reaches 350 degrees, turn on broiler, place the breads on the middle rack and bake until the breads are golden, about 10 minutes.


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