This time of year often finds gardeners scrambling to harvest unripened tomatoes before frosty weather ruins them. Whether large or small, it’s a shame to waste all that green goodness. But that leads to a common dilemma: what to do with all those green tomatoes!
ingredients for Green Tomato Bread (click on any image to enlarge)
Mind you, that’s not exactly a bad problem to have. We make all kinds of savory things with our green tomatoes – things like relish, salsa and chutney. And we make yummy fried green tomatoes too. However, this quick bread recipe appeals to the sweet tooth. It’s a lot like zucchini bread, but instead of grated squash it uses cooked green tomatoes.
Green Tomato Bread
Whole wheat pastry flour gives this bread a big nutritional boost, and a lovely color. Green tomatoes add moisture and texture, but remain pretty well undetectable to picky eaters. The pureed tomato and sugar mixture can be prepared and frozen for later use.