South American Breads
Corn Muffins with Guava - Bolinhos de Fuba con Goiabada
These pretty corn muffins have a sweet center of goiabada, or guava paste.
South American Cheese Breads - Pao de Queijo, Pandebono, and Chipa
These breads from Brazil, Colombia, and Paraguay have many things in common, but each one is unique and calls for very specific ingredients. Learn about the specialy ingredients in these popular breads and how to find them.
South American Breads
Photos with links to recipes for a variety of South American bread.
Honey Quinoa Bread - Pan de Quinoa y Miel
This is a moist, high protein, wholesome bread. It has nutty texture that comes from the cooked grains of quinoa. It keeps very well, and is excellent toasted.
Pao de Queijo - Brazilian Cheese Bread
These delicious cheese rolls from Brazil (pao de queijo) are made with cassava (tapioca) flour, which gives them their distinctive taste and texture. They're also gluten free.
Bread Machine Recipe for Quinoa Oatmeal Bread
A quick and easy bread machine recipe for bread made with the nutritious Andean grain called quinoa.
Cachitos - Venezuelan Ham Croissants
Cachitos are a Venezuelan breakfast treat - a delicious crescent roll filled with ham.
Pandebono - Colombian Cheese Bread
Pandebono is a soft chewy cheese bread from Colombia made with tapioca starch (cassava) and cornmeal.
Fainá - Garbanzo Flatbread
Fainá is an flatbread made with chickpea (garbanzo) flour. It's very popular in both Argentina and Uruguay, and often served with pizza.
Marraquetas - Chilean French Bread Rolls
These traditional french bread-like rolls from Chile have a unique shape and are excellent spread with avocado or pebre.
Hallulas are a popular Chilean bread, perfect for ham and cheese sandwiches.
Potato Bread - Pan de Papa
This recipe for potato rolls makes soft, slightly sweet dinner rolls. The mashed potatoes added to the dough help keep the rolls soft for several days.
Brazilian Cornbread - Broa de Milho
A slightly sweet yeasted cornbread, perfect for breakfast or snacking.
Traditional Portuguese Cornbread - Broa de Milho
This Portuguese yeasted cornbread is not sweet and is great for sandwiches.
Brazilian Cornmeal Popovers - Broinhas de Fuba
Sweet popover-like rolls, made with cornmeal.
Chimichurri Garlic Bread
Chimichurri sauce is made with lots of garlic and herbs, and makes an easy topping for quick garlic bread.
Chimichurri Olive Bread - Bread Machine Chimichurri Bread
This tasty olive chimichurri bread is even better when dipped in chimichurri sauce.
Spiced Sweet Potato Rolls - Pan de Papa Dulce
These sweet, spiced sweet potato rolls make a great addition to the holiday table.
Pan de Jamon - Venezuelan Ham and Olive Bread
Venezuelans enjoy this sweet savory bread stuffed with ham, olives, and raisins at Christmas time.
Peruvian Chancay Bread - Receta de Chancay
Chancay is the name of a particular Peruvian bread - a sweet, soft roll with a hint of anise flavoring.
Chimichurri Parmesan Rolls
Savory bread rolls filled with chimichurri sauce and Parmesan cheese.
Golfeados - Venezuelan Sweet Rolls
These unusual and delicious sweet rolls are flavored with panela, a molasses-like unrefined sugar, anise, aand salty cheese.
Cornmeal Cheddar Biscuits - Masarepa Biscuits with Cheese
These delicate cheesy biscuits are made with masarepa, the cornmeal that is used to make arepas.
Colombian Bran Rolls - Mogollas de Salvado
These Colombian-style bran rolls called mogollas de salvado are simple to make and very satisfying.
Whole Wheat Amaranth Bread - Pan de Kiwicha
This healthy whole grain bread is made with the Andean grain amaranth.
Bacon Sandwich Rolls - Pan Chicharrón
Soft rolls with crumbled bacon bits inside and out, perfect for sandwiches.
Quinoa Potato Bread with Chia Seeds - Pan de Papa con Quinoa y Semillas de Chia
A soft and nutritious bread prepared with several ingredients that are native to Latin America.
Fruit, Nut & Seed Bread - Pan de Frutas, Nueces y Semillas
Every slice of this sweet whole grain loaf is full of nuts, dried fruit, and seeds.
Pan Chuta - Sweet Anise Bread from the Peruvian Andes
A traditional sweet round bread from Oropesa, near Cusco.
Thick Venezuelan-style arepas (corncakes) are delicious, and make great sandwiches.
Quinoa Crackers - Galletas Saladas de Quinoa
These slightly spicy crackers had lots of flavor and are made with nutritious quinoa.
Breakfast Arepas with Cream Cheese and Guava Jelly
Most of the preparation for these arepas can be done the night before.
Flatbread with Queso Fresco, Tomatoes, Rosemary, and Olives
Quick flatbreads with creamy queso fresco cheese, sundried tomatoes, rosemary, and olives.
Bacon Cheddar Arepas - Venezuelan-style Corncakes with Bacon
Thick Venezuelan-style arepa corncakes with bacon and cheddar cheese make a great breakfast.
Almojabanas - Colombian Cheese Rolls
These cheesy rolls are simple to make with cornmeal and eggs.
Quick Quinoa Bread - Pan de Quinoa Rapido
A quick rising bread made with nutritious quinoa.
Cheese and Olive Bread - Pan de Queso y Acetuna
These crusty baguettes are stuffed with cheddar cheese and sliced green olives.
Quinoa Apple Muffins - Muffins de Quinoa y Manzana
A nutritious and flavorful muffin made with high protein quinoa flour.
High Protein Banana Bread - Queque de Platano
This tasty banana bread is also quite nutritious, as it's made with high protein quinoa flour.
Panettone - A Latin American Christmas Tradition
Panettone is a rich brioche-like fruitcake that is popular throughout Latin America, especially at Christmas.
Multigrain Muffins with Quinoa, Amaranth, and Bran
These tasty bran muffins get a nutritious boost from high protein grains quinoa and amaranth.
Coconut Biscuits with Guava Jelly
The tropical flavors of coconut and guava come together in these wonderful biscuits.
Quinoa Flatbread - Pan Plano de Quinoa
This hearty flatbread is made with the Andean grain quinoa, which gives it great flavor and texture, as well as extra protein.
Pineapple Raisin Scones with Passionfruit Glaze
Filled with dried pineapple and golden raisins, these scones are sweetened with brown sugar and cream of coconut, and topped with a tart passionfruit glaze.
Arepas de Queso - Cheesy Corn Cakes
These corn cakes are cooked in butter on a griddle. They're crispy on the outside, soft and cheesy on the inside, and full of corn flavor.
Homemade High Protein Quinoa Bagels
Bagels made with the high protein Andean grain quinoa.
Sweet Bread "Babies" for All Souls Day - Guaguas de Pan Dulce
Guaguas are traditional bread figures that are part of the All Saints Day and All Souls Day celebrations in the Andes.
Arepas - Venezuelan and Colombian Corn Cakes
These corn cakes from Venezuela and Colombia are made from pre-cooked corn flour, water, and salt and cooked on a griddle.
Bolo de Fuba - Brazilian Cornmeal Cake
A sweet, light cornmeal cake that is perfect for breakfast or snacking.
Flaky Pastry Dough - Masa Hojaldre Para Facturas
A flaky pastry dough that works well for making croissants, danishes, and other Argentinian facturas.
Roti is a grilled flatbread, and there are many variations of roti in the cuisines of Suriame, Guyana, and French Guiana.
Strawberry Dulce de Leche Muffins
Tender strawberry muffins, swirled with a touch of dulce de leche, and topped with streusel, will start your day off right.
Quick Guava and Cheese Pastries - Pastelitos de Guayaba
Tasty guava and cheese pastries prepared with a few shortcuts to save time.
Sweet Potato Biscuits - Bizcochos de Camote
Flaky biscuits with touch of sweetness from sweet potatoes.
Tropical Breakfast Muffins
Chock full of nutritious tropical fruits and nuts, while low in fat and high in fiber, these muffins will keep you going all morning long.
Passion Fruit Muffins - Pastelitos de Maracuyá
These sweet tart muffins are a bit exotic, with passionfruit in the batter and glaze, and a crunchy topping of Brazil nuts.
Sacramentos - Croissants with Quince Paste
Sweet little croissant-like pastries filled with dulce de membrillo (quince paste).
Dahl Puri - Indian Flatbread with Seasoned Split Peas
Dhal Puri is an East Indian-style flatbread that is stuffed with seasoned yellow split peas.