Queijadinha is a gluten-free coconut sweet made with 4 ingredients in less than 30 minutes. It looks like a muffin but it has custardy pie filling consistency. It is perfect for potlucks and get-togethers!
What an afternoon making this Brazilian coconut sweet… My two little ones came to help me in the kitchen — voluntarily. Nope, I didn’t even ask for help or try to pique their curiosity… but they came anyway. The reason: queijadinha, a Portuguese treat very popular in Brazil.
The help was sort of happily efficient– more happy than efficient– bursting with questions, and full of declarations of “me first,” “now it’s my turn,” and of course, “I did it better!” Oh, and how could I forget: “Do you pinky promise that I can eat as many as I want?”
Phew! After a while, the treat was finally baking in the oven. Even still, I did not rest a bit. Need I mention that “the help” was waiting impatiently to devour them?
Well, I sure am glad that we made two batches…
Snacktime was unusually quiet. It was milk and their new favorite coconut sweet, then more and more. I cannot blame them. The apple never falls far from the tree… 🙂
What is queijadinha?
Queijadinha is a type of dessert or sweet from Portugal yet very popular in Brazil. There are many types of “queijadinhas”, such as but the traditional sweet is prepared with grated coconut, cheese, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, butter, and egg yolks.
There are variations of the recipe and its ingredients. Mine doesn’t take cheese, butter, and sugar! If you would like to add 1 or 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese to our recipe, go ahead. It will make this dessert a bit less sweet. As for me, I prefer mine as it is!
How to store queijadinha
Store in an airtight container or ziploc bag at room temperature. Consume within 2-3 days. Do not freeze because it will alter its consistency!
Ready to be addicted to it?
Other coconut treats:
Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies (low carb)
Coconut Flour Pancakes (low carb)
Coconut Ice Cream (low carb)
PIN & ENJOY!
Queijadinha (Brazilian Coconut Sweet")
- muffin tin
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 oz
- 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
- 2 egg yolks at room temperature and passed through a strainer to remove the clear yolk membrane
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 F ( 180 C). Line a mini or standard-size muffin baking pan with paper baking cups.
- In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together until obtaining a homogeneous mixture.
- Using a cookie or ice cream scooper, fill 3/4 of the paper cups with the batter. Clean off any stray drips from the baking pan with a wet paper towel.
- Bake for about 13 minutes (mini) or for 20 minutes (standard-size). Remove from the oven, let cool and enjoy! Note: It can be served warm or at room temperature. Yield: About 24 mini queijadinhas or 8-10 standard-size
2. Queijadinha is a kind of baked goodie that originated in Portugal, and is popular in Brazil. There are many types of "queijadinhas", but the traditional one is prepared with grated coconut, cheese, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, butter, and egg yolks. As you can see, my type doesn't take cheese, butter, and sugar!
3. If you would like to add 1 or 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese to our recipe, go ahead. It will make our queijadinha de laranja a bit less sweet. As for me, I prefer mine as it is!