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Queijadinha (Brazilian Coconut Sweet")

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! 
Keywords:coconut sweet, queijadinha
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8
Calories225 kcal
Cost $ 0.30 per person



  • 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 ¾ 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

Recipe Notes

1. STORAGE: Store queijadinhas in an airtight container or ziploc bag at room temperature. Consume within 2-3 days. Do not freeze because it will alter its consistency! 
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!


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 146mg

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