Easy and Delicious Keto Blueberry and Cream Cheese Danish Recipe for Beginners


Welcome to Your New Favorite Keto Treat

Imagine biting into a flaky, buttery crust with a rich, creamy filling, and a burst of juicy blueberries. Now, what if I told you that indulgence fits perfectly into your keto lifestyle? With our Keto Blueberry and Cream Cheese Danish, you don’t have to imagine. This recipe is a keto-friendly twist on the classic Danish pastry, offering all the flavor without the carb overload.

Perfect for a luxurious breakfast or a sophisticated dessert, this Danish is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your macros in check. The combination of almond and coconut flours creates a low-carb crust that’s both delicious and nutritious, making it an excellent choice for anyone following a ketogenic diet.

Keto Blueberry and Cream Cheese Danish

The Story Behind the Keto Blueberry and Cream Cheese Danish

As a lover of classic pastries and a dedicated follower of the keto diet, I’ve always been on a quest to recreate my favorite treats in a way that fits my lifestyle. This Keto Blueberry and Cream Cheese Danish is the result of countless experiments to capture the essence of a traditional Danish without the carbs.

Almond flour and coconut flour are the stars of this recipe, providing a low-carb base that’s both nutrient-dense and gluten-free. These flours are high in fiber and healthy fats, making them ideal for maintaining ketosis. The granulated erythritol offers a sugar-free sweetness that complements the natural tartness of the blueberries, while the cream cheese adds a velvety texture that’s simply irresistible.

Blueberries, although containing some natural sugars, are packed with antioxidants and are relatively low in carbs, making them a great fruit choice for those on a keto diet. By using fresh blueberries, we ensure a pop of flavor in every bite without adding unnecessary sugars or preservatives.

Ingredients for Keto Danish

Mastering the Keto Danish: Tips and Tricks

To achieve the perfect Keto Blueberry and Cream Cheese Danish, it’s all about technique. Starting with the dough, ensure that your butter is fully melted and your egg is at room temperature to achieve a smooth consistency. When combining your ingredients, mix until just combined to avoid overworking the dough, which can lead to a tougher pastry.

When creating the cream cheese filling, using room temperature cream cheese is crucial for a lump-free mixture. The powdered erythritol should be sifted to prevent clumping, and the vanilla extract will add an extra layer of flavor complexity. Be generous with the filling, but leave enough space around the edges to fold the dough over.

As for the blueberries, distribute them evenly to ensure each Danish has a good amount of fruit. The egg wash is the final touch that will give your Danishes that golden sheen and professional finish. Watch the oven closely as the pastries bake; you’re looking for a golden color and set filling, which indicates they’re done to perfection.

Baked Keto Danish

Creative Variations to Spice Up Your Keto Danish

Raspberry and Lemon Zest Danish

For a tangy twist, replace blueberries with fresh raspberries and add a teaspoon of lemon zest to the cream cheese mixture. The raspberries will bring a bright acidity, while the lemon zest adds a fragrant citrus note that pairs wonderfully with the creamy filling.

Chocolate Chip and Almond Danish

Chocolate lovers can sprinkle sugar-free chocolate chips over the cream cheese before folding the dough. For added crunch and flavor, top with slivered almonds before baking. This variation offers a decadent chocolate experience that’s still within your keto goals.

Cinnamon Swirl Danish

Mix a tablespoon of cinnamon into your granulated erythritol and sprinkle this over the cream cheese mixture for a warm, spiced flavor. This cinnamon swirl will infuse each bite with a comforting spice that’s perfect for chilly mornings or as a cozy dessert.

Keto-Friendly Substitutions for Your Danish

While this recipe is designed to be keto-friendly, you may need to make substitutions based on preferences or availability. For the almond flour, you can use an equal amount of sunflower seed flour or pumpkin seed flour for a nut-free alternative that’s still low in carbs.

If you’re dairy-sensitive, try using a dairy-free cream cheese alternative made from almond or coconut milk. These options typically have similar textures and can be sweetened with keto-friendly sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit extract.

For the egg wash, if you’re avoiding eggs, a light brushing of unsweetened almond milk mixed with a little melted coconut oil can give a similar sheen to the pastry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen blueberries instead of fresh? Yes, you can use frozen blueberries, but make sure to thaw and drain them well to avoid adding extra moisture to the Danish.

How do I store leftover Keto Danish? Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. You can also freeze them for longer storage.

Is there a vegan alternative for the egg in the dough? Yes, you can use a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water) as a vegan substitute.

Can I make these Danishes ahead of time? You can prepare the dough and cream cheese filling ahead of time and assemble just before baking to save time.

How do I know when the Danishes are done baking? The edges should be a golden brown, and the cream cheese filling should be set. Use the baking time as a guide, but keep an eye on them as ovens can vary.


Keto Blueberry and Cream Cheese Danish

Indulge in a delectable, keto-friendly twist on a classic pastry. This Keto Blueberry and Cream Cheese Danish combines a buttery, flaky crust with a rich, creamy filling and a burst of fresh blueberries. Perfect for a luxurious breakfast or a sophisticated dessert, this recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without the carb overload.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 320 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Oven


  • 2 cups almond flour (224g / 7.9 oz)
  • cup coconut flour (40g / 1.4 oz)
  • ¼ cup granulated erythritol (48g / 1.7 oz)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted (113g / 4 oz)
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened (227g)
  • ½ cup powdered erythritol (72g / 2.5 oz)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (148g / 5.2 oz)
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten (for egg wash)


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, and granulated erythritol.
  • Add the melted butter and egg to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and press each into a small disc on the prepared baking sheet.
  • In another bowl, use a hand mixer or stand mixer to blend the softened cream cheese, powdered erythritol, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Spoon a dollop of the cream cheese mixture onto the center of each dough disc, leaving a border around the edges.
  • Place a small handful of blueberries onto the cream cheese mixture of each Danish.
  • Fold the edges of the dough over the filling slightly to create a rustic, tart-like shape.
  • Brush the beaten egg yolk over the dough edges to give the Danishes a golden sheen.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the Danishes are golden and set.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy your Keto Blueberry and Cream Cheese Danish warm or at room temperature!


Ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature for easier mixing. Substitute with other keto-friendly fruits if desired.


Calories: 320kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 8gFat: 28gFiber: 3gNet Carbs: 5g
Keyword Cream Cheese Danish, keto breakfast, Keto Danish, keto dessert, Low Carb Blueberry Danish
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