January 19, 2022

Old-fashioned oatmeal pie

Whole baked oatmeal pie.

Old-fashioned oatmeal pie is a dessert that is sure to bring a smile to the faces of those who eat it. This delicious pie is similar to pecan pie, but made with oats and smells like a big homemade oatmeal cookie.

January is National Oatmeal Month and today I'm celebrating with a new recipe for old-fashioned oatmeal pie. At the bottom if this post, check out the links to all the oatmeal recipes being shared today by other bloggers.

Grab a fork and maybe some whipped cream and get ready to taste a unique and very yummy old-fashioned pie made from oats. History on the web states that this pie dates back to the Civil War. It was made when pecan were in short supply and it has stuck around ever since.

This pie is also said to have been popular during the Great Depression and is also called "mock pecan pie" in some instances. We do love pecan pie in our family and maple pecan pie frequently appears at our Thanksgiving dinner, but this oatmeal pie is good in its own right.

Oatmeal pie with a slice on a serving plate.

The main thing that seems to vary in this recipe is the sugar. I've seen recipes with light or dark brown sugar, cane sugar, light corn syrup, and/or molasses. For my recipe, I use light brown sugar and maple syrup. 

The maple syrup definitely makes this pie a bit more expensive in ingredients. You can substitute light corn syrup instead. Maple gives the pie an extra depth of flavor and it's also something that we always have on hand in our house.

Many oatmeal pie recipes use quick cooking oats, but I used old-fashioned or rolled oats in my recipe. This is also mainly because we always have those on hand in our pantry. Also, I like the extra bit of texture they add to the pie. You can use either, but the texture will be different.

Oatmeal pie is quite similar to pecan pie. The base is very much the same - eggs, sugar, vanilla. In this pie I added a bit of spice like cinnamon, nutmeg, and a touch of ginger. 

You can use only cinnamon if you prefer, but I like the bit of extra spices here. Spices and oats smell so wonderful while baking in the oven. Overall this pie reminds me of a big oatmeal cookie.

Slice of oatmeal pie.

When making pie you can always use a store bought pie crust, of course. I much prefer a homemade pie crust, but store bought saves on time for sure. If you want a tutorial for making homemade pie crust, you can see my favorite one in this apple crumb pie recipe.

We love trying out all sort of pie recipes in our house. There never seems to be a shortage of new ones to try, along with classic favorites. I love trying out a lot of these sort of old-fashioned pie recipes.

Slice of oatmeal pie topped with whipped cream and a bite on a fork.

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Recipe adapted from Food.com.

I hope you give this old-fashioned oatmeal pie recipe a try! Let me know in the comments below.

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Slice of oatmeal pie with whipped cream and cinnamon on top.

Check out these other old-fashioned pie recipes: 

Old-fashioned Zucchini Pie

Raisin Pie

Shoofly Pie  

Old-fashioned Vinegar Pie

Old-fashioned Chocolate Cream Pie

Check out even more recipe for National Oatmeal Month:
  • Apples and Cinnamon Oatmeal by Palatable Pastime
  • Banana Blueberry Baked Oatmeal by Shockingly Delicious
  • Blueberry Baked Oatmeal by Kathryn's Kitchen Blog
  • Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes by Jolene's Recipe Journal
  • Carrot Cake Oatmeal by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Chocolate Oatmeal Cups by The Freshman Cook
  • Hot Chocolate Oatmeal by Our Good Life
  • Instant Pot Oatmeal Recipe by The Fresh Cooky
  • Magical Ingredients Gingerbread Oats in an Instant Pot by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Oatmeal Apricot Cherry Bars by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
  • Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal by Cheese Curd in Paradise
  • Spicy Chickpea, Oats, and Carom Crackers by Magical Ingredients
  • Sweet Potato Bread by Art of Natural Living
  • Yellowstone Cowboy Cookies by Simply Inspired Meals

    1. I have never heard of oatmeal pie but I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and I LOVE your plates.

    2. It must have tasted heavenly with the combo of flavours!

    3. Gosh, this looks so good! Really interesting recipe -- thanks.

    4. I have never heard of an oatmeal pie and now I see what I have missed. This looks delicious and so easy to make. I'm pinning this and making it soon. Love the idea of topping with vanilla ice cream. Thanks!

    5. Ooh, pie for dessert and pie for breakfast, because OATS! I'll take mine with vanilla ice cream, please :)

    6. This pie makes me think of my grandmother's house. I can't wait to introduce this treat to my family.

    7. Oh yum! I've never had an oatmeal pie but I think I need too!

    8. I grew up with a recipe similar to this and thank you for reminding me of it, printing now! Can't wait to make yours. love the brown sugar and maple syrup.

    9. Gorgeous pie! Amazing to pair with vanilla and I am craving for this now! Very tasty pie!

    10. This is so unique and I'm a huge pie lover! Can't wait to try this!

    11. I'll bet the maple syrup is so good in here. I'll have to give this a try!

    12. I have never had oatmeal pie before and I am loving this recipe! I love the maple syrup in the pie.

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