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Colombian Pan De Bono Recipe

Colombian Pan De Bono Recipe

Pan de Bono is a traditional Colombian cheese bread, made with cassava flour, cornmeal, feta cheese and mozzarella cheese.

Pan de Bono is is often served as a snack or accompaniment to meals. It is commonly served for breakfast or as a mid-morning or afternoon treat, paired with a cup of hot chocolate, coffee, or aguapanela (sugar cane water).

Pan de Bono can be found in bakeries, cafes, and street food stalls across Colombia.

Origin & Cultural Significance

This bread combines indigenous ingredients with African and Spanish cooking techniques; the principles of this dish evolved from traditional indigenous bread-making practices. Pan de Bono is believed to have originated in the Valle del Cauca region of Colombia.

In some parts of Colombia, additional ingredients such as eggs, butter, or sugar may be added to enhance the flavor and texture of the bread. The size and shape of Pan de Bono may also vary, with some regions preferring larger, round loaves, while others opt for smaller, bite-sized rolls.

Similar cheesy breads found in Latin America, such as the Venezuelan dish Pan de Queso is a popular cheese bread made with similar ingredients.

Pan De Bono

Colombian Pan de Bono Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Pan de Bono is a traditional Colombian cheese bread


  • Cassava flour - 2 cups
  • Precooked cornmeal - 1 cup
  • Feta cheese (crumbled) - 1 cup
  • Mozzarella cheese (shredded) - 1 cup
  • Butter (softened) - 1/2 cup
  • Eggs - 2
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cassava flour, precooked cornmeal, crumbled feta cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, softened butter, eggs, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. Mix the ingredients together until a soft, sticky dough forms.
  4. Using your hands, shape the dough into small balls or rounds, about 2 inches in diameter.
  5. Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each one.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the Pan de Bono is golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 590mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g

Nutrition is provided and calculated by Nutritionix. It is for general information purposes and is only a rough estimation.

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