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Keto Danish for Breakfast

I’m sitting down to write this immediately after dropping my cutelings off at school. That’s what I’m calling them now. If you’re a mom or an aunt or a grandmother or just have cutelings in your life, you know these words just come out.

You don’t really get to have control over the pet names that bubble up from whatever weird place they come from along with that feeling.

No matter how old your cutelings get, that omigoodness they’re so adorable! feeling just comes. I have a friend who calls hers “kidlings” and a sister-in-law who calls hers “peanut.” 

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I started out calling my kids chickens, actually. I’ll let you guess how much they liked that. Don’t ask me where it came from. (Chicks? Offspring of poultry? ⇒ Chickens? No clue.)

Maybe it’s one of those things my mom did and it got passed down without me realizing where it came from. Remind me to call my mom later.

So, before dropping my cutelings off at school today, we had Keto Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Danish for breakfast.

These danishes, by the way, are awesome for those days when you’re in a rush and need to eat in the car–I’m not confessing a thing here.

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Keto Cream Cheese Danish for the Win!

While waiting in the drop-off line, my toddler (for whom I have many more sweet pet names than I can remember, including Buddy) was in the car with us, made all of our hearts droop and sigh a little.

Here’s how our conversation went:


Me: “Hey Buddy, do you want to go for a bike ride after we drop the kids off?” (Bike rides to the playground are his favorite.)


Buddy: “No.”


Me: “Why not? Do you want to do something else instead?”


Buddy: “Yes. I just want to sit and wait for my friends to come home.”


His “friends.” Be still my heart.


Big Brother: “Are we your friends, Buddy?”


Buddy: “Yes. ‘Cause I love you and miss you a lot, a lot, a lot.”


If this isn’t just the saddest, sweetest thing you’ve ever heard!  Can you picture a sweet chubby cherub toddler sitting by the front window waiting for his “friend” siblings? It’s so hard to be the youngest sibling!

I still remember coming home from college for a Christmas visit and my youngest sister telling me how sad she was–everyone was going to leave home someday and she would be abandoned and alone!

I’m so glad we had these yummy Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Danishes to console us when we got home.

Keto Pumpkin spice Cream Cheese Danish on fancy white plate next to a cup of hot cocoa


And, There’s More…


You may be missing some information. See, we started potty training this week. I refuse to be a drill sergeant to teach my kids, but he is still not enjoying it anyway.  

He gets this anxious look in his eyes, like he’s giving something away, like I’m asking him to change his whole way of life, like I’m shaking the base of his existence.


Dude, it’s just a potty. Oh, and a clean, dry bum. A gummy candy reward. A mom who doesn’t have to spend $40 a month on diapers any longer.

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I’ve never had great luck with potty training. I’ve tried everything. I have friends who potty train their kids in three days.

Good for them. No, really, good for them. We’ve got to celebrate the little victories.

What works for me is patience. What works for me is allowing our kids to take control while giving them plenty of opportunities and reminders and rewards and praise.

A strategy we’ve used for all of our kids is the Potty Party. Everyone gathers in the bathroom, having been previously instructed to muster all the enthusiasm and excitement of a real party.

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Hooting and hollering and passing around special potty-only treats, we try to convince the trainee that this is the most exciting thing he or she could ever possibly do, and the only thing that would make it better would be for him or her to eliminate in the toilet.

Oh yeah. My family rocks. 

I’m not allowing myself to get too worked up about it this time, because I know for sure he’s my last. I can handle one more potty training!


Ask me in a few months.

Overhead shot of Keto Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Danish on white plates with acorn squash

While he sits on his potty watching Daniel Tiger, I’m going to sneak back to the kitchen for another Keto Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Danish. It’s going to be a while.

Notes for Keto Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Danish

If you’re not partial to stevia, you can absolutely sub for a different zero carb sweetener. I think the stevia is pretty great in this recipe, but some people prefer other sweeteners in their keto goodies.

If you’re looking for something yummy and healthy to drink with your danishes, this Collagen Fuel from Primal Kitchen is amazing. It’s the perfect substitute for sugary hot chocolate, and I love that I’m benefiting my hair, skin, nails, and joints while helping build muscle and burn fat! 

And you know I will be putting heavy whipping cream in it!

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Keto Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Danish

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These tasty, healthy, easy little danishes are perfect for on-the-go breakfast, dessert, or snack! It feels like eating rich individual mini pumpkin pies. Great ketogenic alternative to a Thanksgiving or Christmas favorite! this will be your favorite pumpkin recipe!



  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 5 teaspoons stevia
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch pink Himalayan salt


Glaze (optional):

  • ¼ cup butter, (grass fed if possible)
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream, (grass fed if possible)
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 4 ½ teaspoons stevia
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of pink Himalayan salt

Topping (optional):

  • Slivered almonds or raw shelled pumpkin seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare a baking sheet by putting a silicone baking mat or a piece of parchment paper in the bottom.

For the filling:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and process until all bits of the cream cheese have been broken down and the filling is uniformly combined.

For the dough:

  1. In a medium microwaveable bowl, melt the mozzarella in a microwave in 30 second intervals, checking it with a fork each time until the cheese is melted and stretchy.
  2. Add almond flour, stevia, baking powder, and salt. Knead the dough for about a minute, till all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Using wet hands to keep the dough from sticking, knead the egg and vanilla and knead them into the dough. This should take about 3-5 minutes. The dough will still be very sticky, but all ingredients will be thoroughly combined with no white or yellow parts showing.
  4. Divide the dough into 10 equal parts, about 3 tablespoons each. Pinch each piece into a flat-bottomed “bowl” shape. The dough should be about ⅓ inch in thickness.
  5. Scoop the filling into the dough bowls, dividing it evenly among the danishes.
  6. Bake at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes or until the sides of the danishes are slightly golden.

For the glaze (optional):

  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and whisk until thickened to your preferred consistency. Drizzle over danishes and top with a sprinkle of slivered almonds or pumpkin seeds if you like. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10
Amount Per Serving: Total Fat: 12.3gCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 5g


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  1. Sean September 15, 2018 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    These are so good even the next day I put in the microwave for 15 seconds and just as good as fresh out of the oven! Crazy that it is Keto would have never guessed.

    • Jenn September 15, 2018 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      Ha ha! I know! I’m always amazed at this dough. And I do the same thing–make ahead and microwave later. I’m so glad you like this recipe!

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  5. Leann November 11, 2018 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Do you have the macros? They look wonnnnderful!

    • Jenn November 11, 2018 at 6:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Leann! The macros for most of my recipes will be at the top of each post so that you know at a glance whether it works for your version of keto or not. This recipe has 3g carbs, 12.3g fat, and 5g protein per serving. :)

      • Jennifer December 23, 2018 at 3:02 pm - Reply

        Do you know how many calories are in these?

        • Jenn December 23, 2018 at 3:36 pm - Reply

          Hi Jennifer! Not off the top of my head, sorry! I thought I had that info on this recipe, but I was mistaken. I’m currently in the process of switching over to a new nutrition calculator, so everything should be updated with full info soon. Thanks!

  6. Sid Mark April 26, 2019 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Good read, informative and well written. Learn a lot today. Thanks for posting.

  7. Redz August 6, 2019 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    I just started doing keto and have been looking for recipes like this since I started. I’m so glad I found this site. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe!

    • Jenn August 7, 2019 at 8:25 am - Reply

      I’m glad you found us, too! The pumpkin cream cheese danish is one of my favorites!

  8. Melodie September 8, 2019 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Just made these and they turned out great. I used monk fruit sweetener instead of straight stevia and swerve powdered sweetener in the glaze. They are the perfect sweetness, not too sweet. I ended up doubling the dough for some reason as I had twice as much filling as I needed for the recipe, which was fine as I have twice as many danishes.

    • Jenn September 11, 2019 at 11:09 am - Reply

      Hi Melodie! I’m so glad to hear you liked these danishes! You definitely have to play around with ratios if you like more or less filling in yours. Our family loves the filling, so the ratio in the recipe turns out perfect for us! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Gillian September 15, 2019 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    How would you go about storing these? And how long do they stay good? Thanks! I can’t wait to try this recipe… it looks soooo good!

    • Jenn September 15, 2019 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      I usually store them in the fridge, since the fathead dough has cheese and the filling has cream cheese. They’re good for up to a week in the fridge, but obviously taste better the fresher they are, like most baked goods. I don’t remember if I’ve tried freezing them, so I probably shouldn’t try to answer that! They really are yummy! I hope you enjoy them. :)

  10. Sarah Maynard October 12, 2019 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Hi Jen, I was excited to find your recipe. I love danishes. I can no longer eat dairy and I’m wondering if vegan mozzarella and cream cheese would work in the recipe. Has anyone saId they’ve tried it?

    Thank you so much! Sarah

    • Jenn October 12, 2019 at 9:46 am - Reply

      Hi Sarah! I’m so sorry about the dairy thing! That does make keto harder, doesn’t it? I’ve been considering cutting dairy lately myself to see if it would fix some things. No one has mentioned trying it with vegan mozzarella, but I wonder if you did a Google search of something like “vegan fathead dough” if it would come up with anything. If I do hear of anyone using those ingredients (or if I try it myself!) I will let you know. And if you try it, please let me know! Good luck!

  11. William October 22, 2019 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Hello – I really want to make these but have a question about your stevia – which type of stevia? There’s the pure extract powder, the powder combined with filler, the powder combined with erythritol, the multiple brands of liquids.

    • Jenn October 23, 2019 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Isn’t it insane how many types there are?? And companies are coming out with new forms every day, it seems! I should have added that into the recipe. The type I used for this specific recipe is the PureVia packets. I hope you enjoy these pumpkin cream cheese danishes! Thanks for stopping by. :) Edited: I just added a link for the PureVia stevia packets to the post. Just look in the ingredients list in the recipe and click on “stevia”!

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