National Pi Day Recipes

It's As Easy As Pi 🥧

March 11, 2021

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”

Ingredients:

  • 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
  1. Preheat waffle maker on medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In another bowl whisk the eggs, butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla.
  4. Combine the two bowls and whisk until no large lumps remain.
  5. Pour 1/3 cup of the batter in the waffle maker and close the lid.
  6. Cook the waffles until golden brown (around 5-6 minutes).
  7. Cover waffles with Greek yogurt and top with berries.
  8. Enjoy!                                                                                                          

 

Personal Pizzas


Ingredients:

  • Mini pizza crust, pita or naan bread
  • Marinara sauce
  • Pesto
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Sliced red onions
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced peppers
  • Spinach
  • Sliced grilled chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Add your favourite sauce and toppings to the individualized pizza crusts.
  3. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and vegetables have softened.
  4. Let cool and enjoy!

 

Crustless Blueberry Pie


Ingredients:

  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 9-inch pie dish.
  2. In a large bowl combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter and let cool slightly. Add the eggs and vanilla and whisk.
  4. Combine the wet and dry mixtures, being careful not to overmix.
  5. Stir in 2 cups of blueberries.
  6. Place in the pie dish and sprinkle the rest of the blueberries on top.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Allow the pie to cool before slicing and enjoy!

All recipes inspired and adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction and Averie Cooks.

 

Eat well, be well

Emma Minden, Registered Dietitian, Wholesome GO