Celebrate March with Pi(e)

Math has never my favorite subject. Honestly, the only way I’ve ever really enjoyed working with fractions is by measuring ingredients in my kitchen. Yet there is a group of math-loving Americans who celebrate Pi Day in commemoration of the mathematical constant of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, known as π (pi), 3.14 or 3/14.

When I think of a circle’s circumference, I think of a pie plate. Pie plates make me think of…

Shepherd’s Pie.  Spaghetti Pie. Chicken Pot Pie. Sour Cream Raisin Pie. Quiche.
Strawberry Cream Pie. Apple Pie. Colorado Peach Pie.

There are just so many ways to enjoy pie! That’s why, at Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, we’ll be celebrating the 14th of March as “Pi(e) Day.” Join our celebration by sharing your favorite pie recipes with us!

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What’s better than muffins hot from the oven on a cold, winter’s day? I adore muffins, so today I’m sharing with you a recipe that I’ve been wanting to try since last fall. Perhaps I’ll get around to it this weekend!


Pumpkin Pie Muffins



  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 (30 oz) can pumpkin pie filling (such as Libby's®)
  • 3 cups white sugar, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 large eggs



  1. Preheat oven to 330°F.
  2. Grease 24 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  3. Mix whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk pumpkin pie filling, sugar, oil, water, and eggs together in a separate bowl until just mixed.
  5. Stir flour mixture, about 1/4 cup at a time, into pumpkin mixture until batter is just combined.
  6. Fill muffin cups with batter just below the brims.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  8. Cool muffins on a wire rack.


Recipe & Photo Source: Allrecipes.com
AllRecipes.com Website

Makes: 2 dozen Muffins
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready in: 50 Minutes