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Mathematics {Recipe: Breakfast Oatmeal Pie}

Breakfast Pie

Today is pi day…3.14. Since I am a food blogger, I am going to join the masses of others who turn this mathematics focused day into something food related. Pie day.

Pie is much more fun than the actual math related pi, don’t you think? In all honesty, math is not my strong suit. In fact, when I was choosing my major in college, I based it solely on which track had the fewest math classes. Math and I are not compatible.

Sure, my mom always told me “you’ll need to use math all throughout your life” and I was sure she was right, but I also had a lot of confidence in technology and knew that there would be tools out there forever to be my math crutch. What no one warned me about though is that I’d have a math genius for a son…and no one told me how humiliating it might be one day when he needs help with his elementary school homework and I can’t help him because I am pretty much math clueless.

So, as stereotypical as it may be, Jacob and my husband take care of math homework duty. I bake cookies and cakes and delicious breakfast dishes that takes their mind off the fact that mom is not quite so smart when it comes to anything math.

I’m celebrating pi day with a different kind of pie. It’s baked in a pie dish, doesn’t have a crust, and is served for breakfast so it isn’t your traditional kind of pie. However, this baked oatmeal breakfast pie with cinnamon and sugar is the perfect way to start a great day like pi day…even if you don’t love math, you’ll love this special pi pie.

Recipe: Baked Breakfast Oatmeal Pie

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 cups Quaker instant oats
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350•
  2. Mix together pumpkin and sugar. Add the eggs, milk, salt, baking powder and oatmeal and mix until well blended.
  3. Pour into a lightly sprayed glass pie dish.
  4. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes or until firm. Serve hot.

Note – this dish can be assembled ahead of time, refrigerated over night, and baked in the oven the next morning.

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  1. Too funny-I’m horrible at math too. I always rely on calculators and my husband as my human calculator.

    Of course the pie looks and sounds wonderful, so who says you can’t have pie for breakfast! Whoo-hoo to breakfast dessert.

  2. I am getting such a kick out of all the pie recipes today. Love that yours is a healthy breakfast pie!

  3. Wow… never would have thought to add the pumpkin! Looks delish!

  4. So genius, Kristen! We’re crazy about our oats around here, and pie, well, we feel pretty strongly about that too.

    Happy Pi Day!

  5. I’m scared for my daughter to get older and I can’t help her with math homework. I hate math too. It is not my forte. I’m surprised I even made it through 2 college math classes.

  6. Oh wow, how unusual! I’ve never seen an oatmeal pie and I wasn’t sure what to think until I read the ingredients and saw the magic word “pumpkin”!

  7. Kristin, this is my kinda breakfast or anytime pie. Love your creativity here :) I too am not a fan of numbers, math or any kinda calculations. xo

  8. The pumpkin and oats sound like a great combination for this snowy day. Love that it can be assembled the night before too.

  9. Looks delicious! A great way to celebrate Pi Day!

  10. Happy Pi day!!! What a terrific way to start off the morning – a slice of this would definitely get me through any math homework!!!

  11. This looks delicious! Never had oatmeal pie before :)

  12. How funny, I am mathematically challenged (as I like to call it) and was somehow given a math genius for a daughter! Funny how life works!

  13. A great way to start the day!

  14. I love baked oatmeal. I make it with yogurt and applesauce, but I do like your addition of pumpkin purée. Thanks for sharing:)

  15. You may not be able to help with math but you sure can bake up some mean goodies. Leave the math to the hubby.

  16. What a great pie for pi day!

  17. Kristen, I’m having guests stay over soon and I know they would love this for breakfast in the morning! Healthy, hearty and full of flavor. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  18. I love this pie! No need to roll out a crust or anything, how easy is that? And I have to admit math wasn’t my strongest subject either. Happy Pi day!

  19. I love it! I am not a math person either. I gave up trying to help Caden a long time ago;-) I stay in the kitchen too!

  20. Math and I have never been friends. I’m not sure why. I tried to be its friend, but it just didn’t like me for some reason.


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