Lemon poppyseed bread with a glaze, and with 4 slices cut and the rest of the loaf whole.
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Lemon Poppy seed Bread

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with a sweet lemon orange glaze is one of my favorite easy quick bread recipes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 198kcal
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


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

  • Mix orange juice, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Add enough powdered sugar to make a glaze.
  • Poke a few small holes in the top of the loaves and drizzle the glaze over it.


*Makes two - 9in. loafs


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg