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Green Tomato Bread Recipe
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Green Tomato Bread

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"I grew up thinking that this was zucchini bread...ha! Once I found out it was actually green tomatoes, I was a little weirded out, but still went back for more. An excellent way to use up those green tomatoes in a very tasty bread."

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Original recipe makes 2 9x5-inch loaves Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
  2. Mix tomatoes, sugar, walnuts, canola oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt together in a large bowl until well blended. Mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder together in a separate bowl; stir into egg mixture until just blended. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle of each loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool in the pans for about 10 minutes before transferring loaves to wire racks to cool completely.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 1 hr
  • READY IN 1 hr 30 mins

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Oct 14, 2012

Fantastic recipe. I made several changes to make recipe healthier. I cut sugar to 1 cup and substituted 2/3 c. Agave Nectar. Cut oil in 1/2 and added 1/2 c. applesauce. Substituted 4 egg whites for the eggs. Used 2 c. white flour and 1 c wheat. I will make again and again. It's an excellent use of all those green tomatoes I've got left in the garden.

Sep 30, 2012

This is an easy to prepare and highly delicious bread. My son said to me, 'wow this is really good. You can't taste the tomato.' He then took another large slice. This is a wonderful way to use your leftover green tomatoes at season's end.

Oct 09, 2012

Great way to use up my green tomatoes after the freeze outside. I used a food processor to grate the tomatoes and then strained them before adding as recommended by another comment. I also used vegetable oil instead of canola and 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour.

Oct 05, 2012

Turned out good. Much like zucchini bread but without the little chewy squash strands in it. One problem I did have was I diced the tomatoes in a food processor and just measured it out as is. I propose that if anyone else uses a food processor to strain the liquid out of your tomatoes before adding them to the bowl. My loaves came out a bit too wet and one stuck to the pan and ripped in half. Also, the edges come out so much better in a glass pan than a metal pan. Very good! Will make again!

Nov 03, 2012

This recipe is very similar to other quick bread recipes that call for either zucchini, carrots, apples, etc. If you put enough sugar in any recipe you will most likely end up with something tasty and this is no exception. It is delicious, and unless you tell someone they will probably never guess what the mystery ingredient is. My loaves fell somewhat in the middle, but I live at a high altitude (5,000) so that happens frequently to my baked goods until I can adjust the leaving, etc. I will make this again but it may be another year because I don't think I can buy green tomatoes at the market. If I have enough green tomatoes I might try making muffins as that may solve the falling in the middle issue.

Oct 10, 2012

Excellent! Thank you very much for this recipe. It is very good, extremely simple to make and a wonderful use of the green tomatoes I have. I diced the green tomatoes by hand and had no problem with too much liquid. Also had no problem with it sticking to the pan...I used one of those silicone loaf pans, sprayed it with a little cooking oil spray and lightly dusted the pan with flour. I will definitely make this again - I may try substituting agave nectar for the white sugar the next time I try it to see if I can make it a little healthier.

Mar 20, 2014

Love this recipe!! I was leery at first because green tomatoes did not sound appetizing but this recipe was wonderful. Thank you so much. I had followed the healthy recommendations from J. Nelson and it turned out perfect. This is a definite keeper! I only wish I had more green tomatoes!!

Nov 22, 2013

Joined a community garden here in Brooklyn this year and we had so many green tomatoes still on the vines last week. I needed an easy recipe to use them up and this is one guess there were green tomatoes inside and everyone loved how moist this bread was. I used raisins instead of the nuts and this was a great substitution. THANKS AGAIN for coming to the rescue.


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  • Calories
  • 316 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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