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Tomato Spice Muffins Recipe
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Tomato Spice Muffins Recipe

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I'm always on the lookout for recipes using garden produce. Although I'm the only one in our family who likes tomatoes, my husband and daughter love these muffins. They have a yummy spice flavor, and the tomatoes keep them moist.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups seeded quartered tomatoes (about 6 medium)
  • 1 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 226 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; set aside. In a food processor, combine the eggs, butter, vanilla and tomatoes; cover and process until tomatoes are finely chopped. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Tomato Spice Muffins in Country Woman September/October 2004, p29

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"Needs more leavening and a bit more flour to be perfect but a nice flavor."

Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"This recipe is good to have if you have an over abundance of tomatoes and are sick of canning them."

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2008

"These muffins are great!!Anyone with lots of tomatoes should make these!! My kids who don't like tomatoes,love them!"

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2008

"These are great!!! Anybody who has lots of tomatoes should make these muffins!! My kids,who don't like tomatoes,love them."

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