Food Fun Monday – Green Tomato Bread

Considering how “not so well” our garden has grown this year, I’ve been looking for ways to use produce that won’t get the opportunity to fully mature. A neighbor gave me this recipe, which I haven’t yet had a chance to try. Looking at our tomato plants, though, this might be the year.

Green Tomato Bread (makes two loaves)

3 eggs
3/4 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups ground green tomatoes (pour most of the liquid off)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cloves
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups flour
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup nuts

Mix ingredients together, divide between two loaf pans, and bake at 325 degrees for one hour.

posted by Laurie Ryan


9 responses to “Food Fun Monday – Green Tomato Bread

  1. Sounds interesting. Try it and tell us the verdict! Then maybe I’ll be brave enough! LOL!

  2. I tried a green tomato pie once and it was yucky. Living where we do it always seems we end up with a lot of green tomato’s so this might well be worth a try. Maybe you could get your neighbor to share a piece when she bakes again. πŸ™‚

  3. I always thought green tomatoes were only good for ripening into red tomatoes. What an interesting recipe!

    • Being from an area that doesn’t have the longest growing season, we have to find ways to use produce that hasn’t quite ripened. lol

  4. Now that’s a bread recipe. Sounds delicious. But for now, I’ll stick to the basics, and avoid adding those extra calories. I don’t bake much because the aroma beckons to those who are trying to use portion control etc. Are there really folks in the world that eat gourmet foods? I think so. A book called, “French women don’t get Fat” describes their habits. They walk everywhere, eat a little to enjoy the flavors, and think nothing of leaving a lot on the plate.

  5. I’m one of those who can’t leave stuff on my plate, so I need to be better at portion allotment. Good for you for making changes, Marion!

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