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Tomato, Herb & Rye Quick Bread

made with fresh Tomatoes pureed

Savoury, herby and delicious, this quick bread is healthy and another great recipe to use up an abundance of tomatoes and herbs.

You can make this recipe as muffins or a square loaf style and slice it – both work really well.  

  • Serves10 muffins | 1 square loaf
  • Cooks in 20-25 mins
  • Prep time 15 mins
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  • 1 cup fresh tomato puree
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh herbs* - finely chop


  • 1 cup Oat flour*
  • 1 cup Rye flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper - grnd
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp parmesan - finely grated


Tomato, Herb & Rye Quick Bread | Muffins




LINE muffin tin with muffin papers or grease a square baking dish around 9″ | 23cm.


BLEND 2-3 freshly chopped tomatoes in a blender until you get a very smooth puree = 1 cup


WHISK WET ingredients all together in a bowl until smooth.


ADD DRY ingredients, stir until just combined into a thicker batter.  Fold in any seeds/nuts if using.


SPOON batter into lined muffin tin filling ¾ full OR pour into a square dish spreading evenly. 


GARNISH top with 2tbsp sesame seeds, grated parmesan, oats, herbs etc.


BAKE 20-25 mins until cooked = when top springs back or inserted skewer comes out clean.


COOL on a wire cooling rack; STORE in an airtight container.

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** DIY HOMEMADE OAT FLOUR; in a blender or food processor, blitz 1 cup rolled oats until it forms a fine (not coarse) “flour” consistency.


*HERBS use a combination of rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, basil, parsley – finely chopped.


ADD parmesan ¼ cup grated into the quick bread.


ADD NUTS & SEEDS – 1/2 cup roughly chopped

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