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Yuca Bread – Sabroso Saturday

Please follow this recipe closely. My daughter and I made the recipe twice (no trouble at all), and the panecitos were softer, lighter, airier when we let the butter soften.

We had our chocolate milk in big mugs, so there would be room to dunk. Think for a moment: chocolate milk and warm buns on a chilly night. This recipe makes a generous amount of dough. I need a bigger cookie sheet! My kitchen smelled wonderful and my daughter kept walking past the stove to to grab buns as they cooled.

Yucca Bread

Makes 12 breads


  • 1 cup yucca (tapioca) flour
  • 1 cup cheese (queso fresco)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Use soft butter to make the recipe.
  2. In a bowl add the flour and place the rest of the ingredients in the middle. Mix well and add water if necessary. Let it rest for 1 hour.
  3. Make small balls and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees F.
  5. Place them in a cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Serve with low fat chocolate milk.

Nutrition Information:

Yucca bread only

118 calories; 7.1 g fat; 4 g saturated fat; 3.5 g protein; 87.8 mg calcium

Pan de Yuca con Leche de Chocolate

Check the label on your chocolate milk for nutrition specifics.

As I watched my teenager chug chocolate milk with her pan de yuca, I was happy to have these facts on hand:

Drinking low-fat or fat-free white or flavored milk helps kids get the 3 daily servings* of milk recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and provides three of the four “nutrients of concern” that children do not get enough of – calcium, potassium and vitamin D.

The AAP recommends that children consume three servings of dairy foods daily and that adolescents consume four servings a day to meet calcium recommendations.

Children who drink flavored and white milk don’t have higher body mass index (BMI) than those who do not drink milk.

My teen is now fascinated by the process of how one or two different ingredients make her favorite chocolate milk into a new experience. You can find more recipes at (check out the Sabroso Saturday recipe section), follow BigoteDeLeche on Twitter, and become an insider on the  Bigote De Leche Facebook page. And como siempre, check MsLatina’s website Latina On A Mission, for links to more SabrosoSaturday recipes!

Disclosure: This is a paid post created in collaboration with Latina On a Mission and Milk Processors Education Program (MilkPEP). All opinions expressed herein are solely my own.


7 thoughts on “Yuca Bread – Sabroso Saturday

    1. You should have seen my reaction, finding out tapioca is made from yuca. I never associated (for example) fried yuca with tapioca pearls

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