Yummy in my tummy!!! I shared on my story last week a package from a family member in France who had sent me some goodies – amongst the package of goodies was a beautiful guava jam that I just could not wait to use! I have made danishes before – but with the scarce amount of yeast available, it has been tougher for me to bake. By the grace of the big man upstairs I found some yeast at a nearby grocery store (Dallas folks – head to Kroger!) and thus – these guava-lava danishes were born! These treats are delish and easily interchangeable with any jam you would like! A sweet treat and definitely a project that you can jam music to while you make them. Trust me – if I can do this you can too. Don’t let this intimated you we are in this together! Enjoy vegan lovas! Oh and if you need a how-to video, here’s one for all the visual vegan lovas – I even used it when preparing me today!

Also, I was having trouble finding the exact guava jam that I used but found a list of guava jams that you can buy here! And if your curious about the exact one I used its called Dormoy Confiture Extra de Goyave 🙂


Recipe by blkandveganCourse: Breakfast, DessertCuisine: Denmark, Danish


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  • Dough
  • 2 cups almond milk – room temperature

  • 1/2 cup melted butter

  • 1/4th cup sugar

  • 1 packet active dry yeast

  • 4 1/2 – 5 cups flour

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp vanilla

  • Dough Filling
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter (soft)

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • Guava Topping
  • 1 tbsp guava jam (or any jam)

  • Glaze
  • 2 tbsp orange/apricot or any jam


  • In a large boil, whisk almond milk, melted butter and sugar. Make sure your ingredients aren’t too hot – but just warm. (I suggest microwaving your butter and almond milk together for or 2-3 minutes)
  • Sprinkle yeast evenly over mixture and whisk – let sit for 5 mins or less (while yeast gets frothy)
  • Slowly add 4 1/2 cups flour and salt to the butter mixture & mix with a wooden spoon until combined
  • Place dough mixture in a lightly oiled bowl with a towel for 1 hour to double in size
  • Add remaining 1/2 flour and lightly kneed the dough until it doesn’t stick to the sides of your bowl
  • Place dough on a clean, lightly floured surface. Knead into a rectangle and roll the dough to 1-inch thickness
  • Combine your filling ingredients and add to all edges of the dough
  • Fold the dough in half and re-roll the dough to secure the filling
  • Begin to cut the dough vertically into 1-inch strips and lightly slice the first layer without piercing through to the bottom ( you can check out my how-to for further details )
  • Once you have your strip, gently twist the dough. Once completed, hold the edge of one end and twist the dough into a danish shape.
  • Leave in a warm place for 30 minutes
  • Once they have risen, gently press the middle of the dough and add your desired filling
  •  Pop them in the oven on a nonstick sprayed cookie sheet for 25-30 minutes @ 350 degrees
  • Once danishes are fresh out of the oven, microwave your jam to create your glaze (about 30 seconds) and gently brush the glaze on top of each danish.
  • Let cool completely and enjoy!!