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.
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Tomato, Herb & Rye Quick Bread | Muffins
PREHEAT OVEN 350F / 175C
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.
*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