Mexican Cheese Danish

Mexican Cheese Danish. Need I say more? Oh how I love. Reminds me of mexican doughnuts from my beloved “teenage-hood” restaurant back home. Totally and completely on THM plan, these will satisfy any sweet-tooth craving! Can you believe we’re on a diet y’all? Yeah me either. 

I adapted this recipe from Walking in the Light. Ms. Walking in the Light, you’re a genius. Thank you. 🙂
Mexican Cheese Danish ~ S
Recipe type: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert or Snack!
Serves: 1
  • 1 (5 Net) Carb Tortilla
  • 1 to 1½ TBS Butter
  • 1 to 1½ TBS Cream Cheese (I use ⅓ less fat) (1 TBS = ½ oz)
  • 1 ½ Packets Truvia
  • ¼ tsp. Cinnamon
  1. Spread butter on both sides of the tortilla (just like you would for a grilled cheese. Oh the good ol days.)
  2. In a pan, cook over stove top on medium heat until warm and bubbly, then flip over and do the other side. You don’t want to over cook and want it slightly soft.
  3. Meanwhile put cream cheese in a bowl and microwave for 10 seconds. Add 1 packet of Truvia and stir. Microwave for another 8 seconds, stir.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the cinnamon and ½ packet of Truvia.
  5. Spread warm cream cheese over tortilla. Roll and slice.
  6. Sprinkle (or roll) slices in the cinnamon and sugar. The butter on the tortilla will make it stick.
  7. Enjoy!
Try different 5 net carb tortilla brands to see if one tastes better than the other. Also, I wouldn't recommend using Aldi Cinnamon. Doesn’t taste very good. One more thing, when I advertise that this is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner, I don't mean that this is the ONLY thing you eat for that meal. This is definitely a side item;) Example: I had it for breakfast this morning with scrambled eggs/cheese and turkey bacon. YUM!


  1. Debbie says:

    We need to make this for Scott! Remember how we all used to love those cream cheese Danishes in a casserole dish made the unhealthy way? :/
    Now we can eat with no guilt and enjoy every bite! 🙂
    Thanks Jennifer!!

  2. jaime.s says:

    I just made Sopapilla tonight for my family and thought I would gouge my eye out as they ate it. Wished I had a thm recipe. Now I do! Yay! Thanks

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