What To Do With Leftover Pie: Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Casserole



If you’re like my family, you probably have some leftover pie after a big holiday meal. Or maybe you don’t because Uncle Joe got up at 2am, cleared the place out, and then blamed it on Scruffy! Poor Scruffy.

The next morning, no one really has the nerve to make the first move on the leftover pie. Some might declare, “Oh I simply couldn’t imagine eating pie right now!” grasping their stomach in embarrassment. Others nod in agreement, secretly wishing they would leave the room so they could have a slice for breakfast.

After my pumpkin pie testing, I was left with a lot of pie. Eric brought a bunch to work last week (frozen, so it wouldn’t turn to mush during his commute), but I was left with almost a full pie calling my name from the fridge. Having a pie in the fridge for no reason is like listening to an annoying, loud ticking clock; it can drive a person crazy after a while! Instead of picking away at it over the course of the week, I thought it would be fun to take the leftover pie and repurpose it into another recipe.

A recipe I could rationally eat for breakfast and not feel like a crazy person…


[Click here for this delicious vegan and gluten-free pumpkin pie recipe!]

Pumpkin Pie in a brunch recipe sounds pretty crazy though, doesn’t it? I know, I know, but trust me on this one. The recipe didn’t turn out super sweet or overpowering for a morning meal. Because I didn’t make my pie filling super sweet, it actually works really well in a baked oatmeal recipe. It’s fluffy and super creamy thanks to the pumpkin filling interspersed throughout. My favourite part is getting a big hunk of pie and crust in the same gooey bite. It’s heaven! And it’s why this makes the perfect holiday brunch recipe.

Here’s how to turn your leftover pie into a brunch recipe your whole family can enjoy….might I say, it’s really easy as pie.

Grab your leftover pie and chop it up to make about two and a half cups. Your family will probably wonder if you’ve gone crazy, but just ignore them! They will see the light soon.


Bite-sized pie is fun…real fun.


I had a feeling that this would be a killer holiday brunch recipe and a great way to use up pie. Bonus points for you if you use my Vegan Pumpkin Pie with a Sweet and Salty Pecan Crust as that’s the version I used. I can hardly contain myself around it. The pecan crust was to die for in this breakfast casserole. Of course, you could use any flavour of pie you want. Apple pie would be really good too!

I mixed up my oatmeal ingredients: rolled oats, almond milk, ground flax, vanilla, spices, maple syrup, and baking powder. Just basic oatmeal stuff!


and then I stirred in my chopped pumpkin pie to make it all chunky and wonderful…


I spread it into a greased casserole dish and then crumbled a bit of pie on top for a “streusel”.


Bake for 30 mins. at 375F.

And just like that, you have a drool-worthy pumpkin pie breakfast casserole to share with the entire family!


Or hide it from your family. Yes, you might want to hide it.



I won’t tell you how crazy good this was. Or even how good it was the next morning eaten cold. Or how good this was as a post-run snack.


I just had a cool idea for this recipe…it would probably be good if you stirred in some leftover canned pumpkin right into the oats before baking! *dies* why did I not think of this earlier? I have pumpkin to use up too. If you are going to stir in some canned pumpkin I would add about half a cup and then adjust the sweetness as desired since the pumpkin will make it a bit less sweet. Please let me know if you try that out!

By the way, I’ve created a page just for my vegan Thanksgiving recipesyou can check it out here. Have a happy, safe, and delicious Thanksgiving to my American readers!

Be sure to check back this week…I have some surprises up my sleeve!

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katie@ KatieDid November 23, 2011

completely brilliant! It makes pie for breakfast a perfectly acceptable idea when you throw some oatmeal into the mix- healthy! I wonder how throwing a piece into the blender for a smoothie would turn out!!


Meg @ MegGoesNomNom November 23, 2011

How creative! Looks scrumptious!


kris (everyday oats) November 23, 2011

best idea ever!


Lynn November 23, 2011

Wow!! I might have to bake a pie now! That looks amazing!


Kris | iheartwellness.com November 23, 2011

OMG, seriously….I’m going to gain 24 lbs from now until boxing day….this is so friggin FAB! Where have you been all my life????

I need to make pumpkin pie, then hide it from myself just so I can take a couple pieces for this breakkie!!!!!!! YUM!



Lauren Marie November 23, 2011

That looks naughty. :)


laura November 23, 2011

My list of recipes to make when i get home from uni keeps getting longer and longer :)


Kathy November 23, 2011

Angela, you are one heck of a recipe-making genius!


Addy November 23, 2011

Aaand just when you think it can’t possibly get any better…
it does.


Jennifer November 23, 2011

I think I am going to try this with the leftover pecan pie that has been sitting in my fridge since our Canadian Thanksgiving!


Jennifer November 23, 2011

Oops, in my freezer. Not sure I would want to eat pie that had been in my fridge that long!


Moni'sMeals November 23, 2011

This is just so clever!!

One problem though….I never have left over pumpkin pie! I better make 2 or 3 for this special recipe. :)


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Amber K November 23, 2011

Yummy! What a great idea :)


Heather Eats Almond Butter November 23, 2011

Yum Angela, I would love to take this to a brunch…although my friends and I would probably just dive right into the pie…my family too. :)

Delicious and beautiful, as always.


Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles November 23, 2011

What an awesome idea! I bet it would be fab with the leftover pumpkin cheesecake I’m making too.


Corinne @ RI Nutrition Housecalls November 23, 2011

I had the same idea this morning with some leftover chocolate pumpkin pie. I just sort of mashed it in with my oats- it’s actually really quite healthy, not to mention totally delicious and satisfying. Happy Thanksgiving!


Rachael @ FreshlyMinted November 23, 2011

Oh. my. word. – you are so creative!

I might start hoarding pie early tomorrow just so I can get some leftovers…. (Note to self: Wear pants with BIG pockets).


Shana November 23, 2011

This is pure genius! Especially since your pie has some wholesome ingredients to begin with. I would make the pie just to have the casserole! Perfect for an easy but delicious breakfast to serve visiting family!


onehealthyapple November 23, 2011

No way! I’m not sure if I should applaud for the new recipe or be sad that those beautiful slices of pumpkin pie are gone ;)


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 23, 2011

Glad you found a creative use for the pie. I was seriously wondering to myself after reading the taste-testing/recipe combos you tried post…WHAT did that woman do with all that pie :) Now I know. YUM!

I’ve been making a pumpkin-peanut butter oats “casserole”..I call them bars…but sort of the same concept as yours except I dont go to the trouble of making a beautiful pie and then deconstructing it. I have to say, I’d have a hard time chopping up all my work into a casserole like you did. Your pies were so pretty!!!!


Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 23, 2011

what a brilliant idea!!!!


Cortnie November 23, 2011

That seriously looks too good to be true! How come I never thought of that! I’ll have to hide some pie so I can try this….

I’m making your “This Ain’t Grandma’s Sweet Potato Casserole, Vegan Lentil Walnut Loaf, and Cranberry Apricot Pecan Wild Rice to contribute to our family’s meal. ;)

Happy Thanksgiving, Angela!



Angela (Oh She Glows) November 23, 2011

Aww…enjoy! Have a great Thanksgiving!


Jin November 23, 2011

crazy! I would have never thought of this! you are so creative Angela :)


Anna @ The Guiltless Life November 23, 2011

Oh man, this looks too good to be a breakfast food! But it also looks so breakfasty too! Yummm!


Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner November 23, 2011

Oh my… best idea EVER!!!!!!!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 23, 2011

Pumpkin pie for breakfast? I can definitely get on board with this idea. :D


Lia November 23, 2011

Ha! I have no issues eating pie for breakfast! It’s one of my favorite parts of post-Thanksgiving. Buth this recipe sounds like way too good of an idea! So clever!


Katie Zega November 23, 2011

eating pie for breakfast is completely normal for the Sierzega family :P
but this sounds like an even BETTER idea that i may just have to try on them!!!

thanks for all you do, Angela. you really brighten my day and encourage me to keep my body healthy and happy.


Charissa November 23, 2011

I am dying over here! This looks absolutely incredible!


Katrina November 23, 2011

Holy. Crap. I love you.


Kit-Kat November 23, 2011

Do you know what? My friends LOVE pumpkin pie so much, that they eat it like pizza.
They use their hands and everything.
They even bake it in a pizza-sized dish (like Costco size).
No kidding.
And we do the same here after learning this technique. It is so American to eat pie this way! I’ll never get sick of good ‘ole Pumpkin pie!
How about you? Have you ever tried to eat pumpkin ppie like a pizza? You should next time if you have not. Do it in front of some friends, and keep the trend spreading across America!


betty November 23, 2011

oh man this looks soooo good!! mmm pumpkin pie


tweal November 23, 2011

What a clever recipe! Though leftover pie is never ever a problem in my house ;)


Lisa November 23, 2011

Angela I absolutely LOVE your website. There really is no comparison. thank you for all you do and giving me a little thing to look forward to each day! :)


Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 23, 2011

This looks SO good and is such a great idea! I really hope we have some leftover pumpkin pie just for this, otherwise I might have to make an extra for it! ;)


Liz @ IHeartVegetables November 23, 2011

This is totally genius!!! my mom made chocolate pie… and now I want to try it with that ;)

Do I HAVE to wait for leftovers?? haha


radioactivegan November 23, 2011

Do you want to come over to my house for Thanksgiving? I haven’t even had pumpkin pie since I went vegan!


esmemerrie November 23, 2011

…I’m not a huge pumpkin fan. But this. This looks ah-mazing!!


Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco November 24, 2011

Is there nothing you can’t do? No. Probably not. ;)


Anastasia@healthymamainfo.com November 24, 2011

Such a terrific idea!


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