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Breakfast Cheesecake

Never have to choose between breakfast or dessert with this delicious Breakfast Cheesecake recipe. With a sweet, creamy filling surrounded by flaky crust it is the perfect coffee pairing or brunch dish.

I love breakfast food, almost as much as I love dessert.  Although dessert for breakfast may be frowned upon, no one is going to judge you for this breakfast cheesecake.  It’s like the rich, creamy goodness of a cheesecake with the breakfast dignity of a danish.  And did I mention is SO easy to make?  Seriously, 5 ingredients + 30 minutes.

Breakfast Cheesecake- move over muffins, this stuff is amazing! #breakfast #recipeFlaky, golden brown but soft and creamy in the middle.  Perfect with some fruit on top (or dare I say powdered sugar? Chocolate syrup?).  This is best served warm from the oven, but it refrigerates and reheats really well.  Don’t microwave it for too long though, 15-20 seconds is all it needs.  This is one of those dishes that I end up eating the entire pan one-seemingly-harmless-spoonful at a time.

Breakfast Cheesecake

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 497kcal
Author: Emily Grace


  • 2 (8) oz packages of cream cheese softened
  • 2 packages crescent rolls
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Gently add in the egg yolk and vanilla.
  • Place one tube of crescent rolls in the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 pan.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture on top.
  • Add the second tube of crescent rolls.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.



Try to keep the seams together, and don't worry if they don't completely touch the edges of the pan. It will puff up while baking. You can also use the new Pillsbury seamless crescent roll dough.


Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 626mg | Potassium: 78mg | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
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Wednesday 19th of December 2018

This is my go-to recipe for brunches! I add almond extract with vanilla. It's scrumptious!

Laura Strnad

Thursday 15th of March 2018

Wow! I love that it only has a few ingredients and is so easy to make. I can even make it with low-fat cream cheese and it would still be good. It looks awesome!


Thursday 4th of September 2014

I have a grandson who love cheese cake . He back in school. not much time to come to See is Grandmother. I we'll get cream cheese keep on hand. Kaleb in marching band he is so sweet very good Grandson love him a lot. grand mother

Shareba @ In Search Of Yummy-ness

Monday 26th of May 2014

I'd love to eat this for breakfast! It looks so cute too :)


Sunday 25th of May 2014

This is dangerously easy! Looks like it is way more work than it really is. I think I know something about one harmless spoonful at a time haha! Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week!

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