Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread

January 16, 2013 by 24 Comments

While looking into my recipe file I stumbled on this Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread recipe.  I’ve made before and we certainly enjoyed it.  I love just about anything with lemon in it!   This is a tart, yet sweet bread, perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea.

Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread



3  cups all-purpose flour

2  tsp. baking powder

1/4  tsp. salt

2  Tbsp. poppy seeds

2  Tbsp. coarsely grated lemon rind

2  cups sugar

1  cup vegetable oil

3/4  cup milk

1  tsp. vanilla extract

1/2  tsp.  almond extract

3  large eggs


2  cups powdered sugar

2  tsp.  coarsely grated lemon rind

1/4  cup fresh lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease bottoms only of two ( 9 x 5-inch) loaf pans.

To prepare bread, combine first 5 ingredients (flour through lemon rind) in a large bowl and blend well.

Combine sugar and next 5 ingredients (sugar through egg)  in a mixing bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed

until well blended.  Add wet mixture to dry mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Pour batter into prepared pans.  Bake 1 hour , or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

To prepare glaze, while bread is baking, combine all ingredients; stir well to combine.  Remove loaves from oven;

drizzle immediately with glaze.  Let cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; turn out onto wire racks, and let cool

completely.  Makes 2 loaves.


Linking to:   savvy southern style , between naps on the porch


24 Responses to “Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread”
  1. Debbie says:

    Moni, it sounds and looks delicious, as always. Lemon poppyseed is one of my favorite breads. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. Have a great day!


  2. kim says:

    Oh, yum and it is torture looking at that. I am trying so hard to lose some weight.

  3. Karen K says:

    I love baking bread on a cold wintery day!!..It warms up the house & makes it smell so good! I’ll be adding this recipe to my list..Thank you Moni!

    Karen from Buffalo

  4. Mary L says:

    Please consider making all your recipes printer friendly. I love all the recipes you post they sound so yummy and I would like to print them to keep.

    Thanks so much, I enjoy your blog.

  5. I just love lemon poppy seed bread! This looks wonderful!

  6. Sounds wonderful!
    Pat @ Pat’s Pink Apron

  7. Melissa Frels says:

    My niece loves lemon poppy seed so I will be trying this recipe and including the baked yumminess in her birthday package!

  8. Rita says:

    Yum! I love lemon poppy seed bread and yours looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  9. This looks wonderful. One of my favorites.

  10. Sarah says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Will be making this!

  11. Emily says:

    Looks delicious! I’ve pinned it for later!

  12. Pamela says:

    How yummy looking!!

  13. Maria says:

    Your bread looks wonderful! I love the flavor of lemon too, I love the intense freshness it adds to food! This looks so good!

  14. val says:

    Such a perfect recipe. I adore lemon poor seed bread.

  15. Anita says:

    This bread sounds delicious and looks beautiful!

  16. Deborah says:

    I am a lemon addict and know I would love this!! I’d love to have you come and share at Taste and Tell Thursdays!!

  17. I’ve made a lemon poppyseed cookie before but never tried it in a bread! Yours looks divine!!
    Thanks for sharing this at Mom’s Test Meal Mondays!

  18. Kathie says:

    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!


  19. Ali says:

    Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. 🙂

  20. Julie says:

    I love lemon poppy seed muffins so I am sure I’d love this bread! It looks amazing. Stopping by from I Should Be Mopping The Floor. I’d love for you to stop by my Marvelous Mondays party this evening. http://www.thisgalcooks.com

    Have a wonderful afternoon.

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    PS, following along via email now. 🙂

  21. Hi Moni, I just adore a beautiful tea bread and this one looks like spring to me!!!
    Thanks for liking up to ON THE MENU MONDAY with your scrumptious tea bread!

  22. Heather ma says:

    I LOVE Poppyseed ANYTHING! I can’t wait to make this recipe. I found you through the i should be mopping the floor linky party! I am also hosting one today at http://www.frugalfitfamily.com – please stop by if you can!

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