Happy national Pi Day! Pi Day is a yearly celebration that takes place on March 14th since the first three significant digits of pi are 3 (March is the third month of the year), 1 and 4. Pi Day is an opportunity for math enthusiasts to talk to their friends and family about math and eat pie.
Here are some of my favourite “pie-themed” recipes. I’ve also included a link to some great Pi Day deals here. Don’t forget to check in with your local restaurants to see if they are offering any Pi Day specials.
Breakfast Waffle “Pizzas”
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 ¾ cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt, for topping
- Berries, for topping
- Preheat waffle maker on medium-high heat.
- In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- In another bowl whisk the eggs, butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla.
- Combine the two bowls and whisk until no large lumps remain.
- Pour 1/3 cup of the batter in the waffle maker and close the lid.
- Cook the waffles until golden brown (around 5-6 minutes).
- Cover waffles with Greek yogurt and top with berries.
- Mini pizza crust, pita or naan bread
- Marinara sauce
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Sliced mushrooms
- Sliced red onions
- Sliced tomatoes
- Sliced peppers
- Sliced grilled chicken
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Add your favourite sauce and toppings to the individualized pizza crusts.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and vegetables have softened.
- Let cool and enjoy!
Crustless Blueberry Pie
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups plus ¼ cup blueberries, divided
- Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 9-inch pie dish.
- In a large bowl combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.
- In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter and let cool slightly. Add the eggs and vanilla and whisk.
- Combine the wet and dry mixtures, being careful not to overmix.
- Stir in 2 cups of blueberries.
- Place in the pie dish and sprinkle the rest of the blueberries on top.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes.
- Allow the pie to cool before slicing and enjoy!
Eat well, be well
Emma Minden, Registered Dietitian, Wholesome GO