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.
Pumpkin Pie Holiday Breakfast Casserole
This is such a fun holiday breakfast that could become a tradition each year! You’d think it would be crazy sweet, but it’s really not. The pumpkin pie is quite spread out so it doesn’t overwhelm, but it’s present enough to taste like you are eating pumpkin pie in breakfast form. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and almond milk or some whipped coconut cream to garnish.
Yield: 6 servings
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 3 tbsp ground flax (or chia seeds)
- 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, or to taste
- 2.5 cups leftover chopped pumpkin pie (or other flavour) approx 3-4 slices, divided
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Chop 3-4 slices of leftover pie to make 2.5 cups of chopped pie.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Now add the wet ingredients and stir well. Adjust sweetener to taste. Fold in 2 cups chopped pie gently. Crumble remaining 1/2 cup of pie on top for a “streusel”.
3. Pour into a greased casserole dish and bake at 375F for 30 minutes or so.
4. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup and almond milk. Add a dollop of whipped coconut cream to garnish if desired.
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 recipes…you 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!
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. :)
Yummy! What a great idea :)
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.
What an awesome idea! I bet it would be fab with the leftover pumpkin cheesecake I’m making too.
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!
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).
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!
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 ;)
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!!!!
what a brilliant idea!!!!
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!
Aww…enjoy! Have a great Thanksgiving!
crazy! I would have never thought of this! you are so creative Angela :)
Oh man, this looks too good to be a breakfast food! But it also looks so breakfasty too! Yummm!
Oh my… best idea EVER!!!!!!!
Pumpkin pie for breakfast? I can definitely get on board with this idea. :D
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!
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.
I am dying over here! This looks absolutely incredible!
Holy. Crap. I love you.
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).
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!
oh man this looks soooo good!! mmm pumpkin pie
What a clever recipe! Though leftover pie is never ever a problem in my house ;)
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! :)
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! ;)
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
Do you want to come over to my house for Thanksgiving? I haven’t even had pumpkin pie since I went vegan!
…I’m not a huge pumpkin fan. But this. This looks ah-mazing!!
Is there nothing you can’t do? No. Probably not. ;)
Such a terrific idea!
I can’t believe how creative this is. Seriously – bravo! I love your blog because not only do you have appealing food and awesome photos but you are so honest and real too. I don’t comment often because there are usually so many comments already, but I just had to say that this really is super, super cool and I will definitely be trying it!
What a great idea! Where did you come up with this one! Now I can make a pie today, I just didn’t know what to do with it, since it’s just my Husband and I, and we can’t eat a whole pie by ourselves, well maybe we can? I love bakes oatmeal pumpkin pie!! I need to save this recipe!
you never cease to amaze! such a great idea! thank you!
Great idea…you are so creative!! Happy day! :)
OH MY- that looks so good! I hope I can snag some leftover pumpkin pie.. maybe I’ll make a single serving :) happy turkey day! gobble gobble..
wowza. this is one of the most creative recipes i’ve ever seen! i might go buy extra pie for this; i don’t think my family would let me get my hands on my mama’s pies for oatmeal. i’ll win them over.
Thanks for the recipe edit, I did make this pie, but the crust was burnt, sides and top! The inside was delicious though, I’m scraping it out the crust as I type! I think next time I will not pre bake the crust, I don’t mind the crumbliness of it, it also gets a blast in the oven when cooked with the filling. I will also add a bit of a sweetener to the crust, I found a creamy buttery taste was missing. Can’t wait to perfect it again and keep up the great work!
So sorry to hear that Allison! Someone let me know this morning about the discrepancy and I changed it, although I’m sure too late for many…I will be sure to triple check things from now on. I got confused because my other crust pre-bakes at 425F. I hope if you try it again it works wonderfully baking at 350F as it did for me.
Just wanted to share that I started a 356 photo a day type blog on flickr and thought you might like to check it out.
Also, I’m curious to when yur gunna change the ‘season’ banner…..no pressure :D
PS: I’m the girl who sent the ‘Oprah-email’ :D
duh. didn’t include the Flickr link!!
Happy vegan Thanksgiving to you! I had an amazing vegan/vegetarian potluck experience, feeling so blessed that we have so much to be thankful for in this cruelty free lifestyle :)
So imaginative! Fabulous idea.
It’s way passed my bedtime and I’m looking at this post (probably for the 100th time, no joke) and I’d really like if you could FedEx a piece over here, pretty please, with coconut cream on top? I would like nothing more than a piece of that pumpkin pie right before I go to sleep. I can dream can’t I:-)
So, I decided to whip up the spicy butternut squash hummus and since I had extra squash, I made the butternut squash mac n cheese for the first time as well – both finger lickin’ good. Seriously! The flavours with the hummus have developed overnight and I couldn’t contain myself today. The mac n cheese could send me to rehab, so addicting! Thank you making our hearts and tummies so content (and healthy).
Genius! We don’t have any left over pie, but we do have sweet potato casserole. Sweet potatoes, eggs, milk, brown sugar,vanilla, pecans, and oatmeal? yes.
I think I will have to make a pumpkin pie just to make this for breakfast. LOL
I made your Pumpkin Pie casserole this morning and it was delicious! I added about 1/2 cup of pumpkin and just a little agave syrup. Perfect! I will definitely save this to make again next year!
I love this idea!!
Oh yum! I am making this tonight. I just posted on brunch, as well…www.partydish.net. Enjoy!
This is funny because I’d actually have to make several extra pies for there to be enough leftovers to make this. I have a pumpkin pie problem. One year when I was about 8 my sister made it and forgot to put the sugar in…I ate it anyway. A PROBLEM, I may seek help after the new year.
I was wondering why my piecrust came out very ‘rustic’ looking after prebaking it for only 10 minutes. I decided to put the foil around the crust before I put it back in the oven & it came out totally fine! Everyone thought it was delicious & as usual all were very skeptical at first. I can’t wait to try the breakfast casserole, now I have an excuse to make another pie!