Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake Danish

This Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake Danish is an easy and delicious breakfast choice for when you want to enjoy fall all wrapped in a Pillsbury crescent roll.

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Let’s just chat about breakfast choices for a minute.  So many different things are considered an acceptable breakfast now.  Cinnamon rolls covered in cream cheese frosting, muffins laden with chocolate, donuts stuffed with fillings, pancakes or waffles drenched in syrup, or a crescent roll filled with some cream cheese and chocolate.

Out of that list of breakfast choices, I’m thinking the danish is the healthiest one.  Pumpkin is full of vitamins and my Nutella container says it is healthy so I’m going with it.

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My kids are not picky eaters, but they are not big breakfast eaters.  I am always creating fun new treats for them to enjoy in the morning.  Do they eat these things every morning?  No.  They also eat all the above sugar laden breakfast choices I mentioned along with toast, cereal, pop tarts, pizza, mashed potatoes…basically whatever is in the fridge.  And honestly I am A-ok with that.  I would rather have them eating something rather than going to school hungry.  I realize not everyone thinks the same way about breakfast choices, but that is what makes us all unique.  We all have our own ideas of what is ok.

We eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit and drink lots of milk to counter act all the sugar here.  It’s all about balancing those not so healthy choices with healthy goodness and exercise.  Obviously I don’t let them go crazy in the morning with all the sugar filled breakfasts, but I don’t stop it either.

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I had a roll of Pillsbury crescent rolls in my fridge, (It’s one of the things you will almost always find in there.) and I had some leftover pumpkin puree from these Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies that needed used up.  Somehow I wanted to use the two of these together to make a fun and delicious danish.  The half a box of cream cheese sealed the deal.

Pumpkin…good.  Cheesecake…good.  Nutella…good.  A danish that includes all three…fantastic!!!

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The Nutella drizzle on top was the perfect way to dress this danish up.  You just need to warm the Nutella up for a few seconds.  15-20 seconds is all you need to get it melted enough to drizzle smoothly.

I spooned the warm Nutella into a plastic baggie with a tip cut off.  I love using plastic baggies for any kind of drizzle because it is one less thing I have to wash after baking.  Plastic bags are perfect for drizzling melted chocolate chips onto baked things like these Chocolate Pumpkin Donuts too.

You can drizzle the Nutella on in a back and forth motion.  Then use a toothpick to drag through it in the opposite direction.  Do not swirl too much or it will just look like chocolate on top.  You want that delicious pumpkin cheesecake to bake through and create a fun spiderweb pattern.

You are just 12 minutes away from having a fun fall inspired breakfast.  Add a hot cup of coffee and a friend to chat with, and the morning will be off to a great start.

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Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake Danish

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 8 danish

Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake Danish

Pumpkin cheesecake and Nutella swirls make these crescent rolls a great fall breakfast choice.

Ingredients

1 refrigerated crescent rolls (I use Pillsbury)
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup Nutella

Instructions

  1. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, and spice until creamy. Unroll the crescent rolls into 4 rectangles. Press together the seams. Cut each rectangle into 2 squares. Divide the cheesecake batter by spoonful onto each square. Spread out, leaving a 1/4 inch border all around.
  2. Place the Nutella in microwave safe bowl and heat for 15-20 seconds. Spoon into a plastic baggie with one corner cut off. Drizzle back and forth over the pumpkin mixture. Use a toothpick to swirl the two together slightly.
  3. Fold the edges of the crescent rolls up over the cheesecake batter. Bake at 375* for 12 minutes. Cool. Refrigerate. Makes 8 danish.
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Comments

  1. says

    So much enjoy reading your blog. Am wondering about the breakfast sandwich maker. Watched the video and it looks like something I want. The important thing to me before I actually buy is how easy is it to clean up? That will be the deciding factor to buy or not to buy.
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    • says

      Hi Anita. The sandwich maker is amazing. Not only does it cook great, but clean up is so easy. It has non stick panels, so everything just wipes clean. The insert where the egg and muffin cooks comes out too for even easier cleaning. I hope that helps make your decision easier. We seriously do use it all the time :-)

  2. says

    My post today – the opening paragraph talks about how I wanted to make pumpkin something with crescent rolls and messed it up!! What you made is sort of what I had in my mind to make but at the last minute, was forced in another direction due to my recipe fail. Who can mess up crescent rolls…me! :) Yours are so pretty! Pinned! Nutella anything, yes :)
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  3. says

    You are so right about balance, Jocelyn! I believe it is the big picture of what we eat and how we exercise that matters. These danish look like a delicious way to start the day or end a meal! I love your chocolate-pumpkin swirls! I think easy to pull together is a key factor in what will work for breakfast and these work!
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  4. says

    I wish I grew up in your house! I love your attitude, Jocelyn. A little bit of sugar in the morning won’t kill anybody, so long as you balance it out with healthy stuff throughout the rest of the day. Too bad I start eating sugar in the morning and don’t stop until the evening! But I digress. These danishes are brilliant and they look amazeballs.
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  5. Denise says

    Just seeing this for the first time. At first glance, I thought the pumpkin part was peanut butter. So, considering my recent addiction to peanut butter, I thought about substituting that for the pumpkin. This would be a great option and add a little protein to breakfast as well (as long as we’re calling this breakfast, right?).

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