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Lemon poppyseed bread with a glaze, and with 4 slices cut and the rest of the loaf whole.
Lemon Poppy seed Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with a sweet lemon orange glaze is one of my favorite easy quick bread recipes.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, large, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 24
Calories: 198 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
For the bread:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest (grated lemon peel)
  • 1 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F . Line the bottom of two 9-inch loaf pans with a piece of parchment or wax paper. Spray the sides of the pan lightly with cooking spray. 

  2. Mix together flour, salt, baking powder and poppy seeds. In a separate bowl mix together the sugar, milk, eggs, lemon juice, lemon zest, oil, and vanilla. 

  3. Add the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans.

  4. Bake for 50 minutes - 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack.

For the Glaze:
  1. Mix orange juice, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Add enough powdered sugar to make a glaze.

  2. Poke a few small holes in the top of the loaves and drizzle the glaze over it.

Recipe Notes

*Makes two - 9in. loafs

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Poppy seed Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Potassium 89mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Sugars 27g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.