Brazilian Broa (Corn Bread)


This is my mother-in-law's recipe from when she lived in Brazil for 6 years. It may look like a little pancake, but it is a sweet treat. Serve broas when then have cooled completely.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
24 servings


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup milk, at room temperature

  • ¼ cup melted butter


  1. Mix sugar, cornmeal, flour, and salt together in bowl until combined; add eggs.

  2. Stir milk and melted butter in a bowl until smooth; stir into the cornmeal mixture until smooth, about 5 minutes.

  3. Grease a griddle; place over high heat. Drop tablespoonfuls of the cornmeal mixture into the skillet; cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes each side.

Cook's Note:

Margarine can be substituted for butter, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

117 Calories
3g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 36mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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