This Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake Danish is an easy and delicious breakfast choice when you want to enjoy fall wrapped in a soft crescent roll.
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.
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.
I had a roll of 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!!!
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 pumpkin Nutella cheesecake danish. 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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