Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Soft and moist Lemon Poppy Seed bread. This quick bread recipe is simple and so full of flavor it's sure to be gone in minutes!

Hi there! Hope you all are having a fantastic day! If you’re not, I hope I can change that for you. Being a “baker” in Arizona (in the summer) can be tough. Between trying to stay cool, and keeping your A/C bill below $500, firing up the oven is not on top of your list of things to do… well, for most people. I’m not most people and I say there is NEVER a bad time to bake up something delicious. 🙂 I may not do it as often in the summer time, but a minimum of once a week is good for the soul – and belly! Even though baking isn’t so enticing, yummy lemon baked good are!

Today’s recipe is a Lemon Poppyseed Bread. We’ve always been fans of the lemon and poppy seed combo and knew a bread form would be great. We’ve tried a Glazed Almond Poppy Seed bread, which is a favorite, but especially crave lemon in the summer time. This particular bread was super soft and perfectly sweet. It may have helped that we added 1 cup of sour cream and a little extra lemon for more flavor making it one of our favorite quick bread recipes.

Soft and moist Lemon Poppy Seed bread. This quick bread recipe is simple and so full of flavor it's sure to be gone in minutes!

Soft and moist Lemon Poppy Seed bread. This quick bread recipe is simple and so full of flavor it's sure to be gone in minutes!

Soft and moist Lemon Poppy Seed bread. This quick bread recipe is simple and so full of flavor it's sure to be gone in minutes!

We were glad we added lemon to the glaze because the bread, itself, wasn’t too lemony. And with the sour cream it made the bread so soft and moist.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread:

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Soft and moist Lemon Poppy Seed bread. This quick bread recipe is simple and so full of flavor it's sure to be gone in minutes!

Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 3 loaves
Calories 1613 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/8 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon extract

Frosting

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon extract

Instructions

  1. Mix together your flour, salt, baking powder, poppy seeds and 2½ cups white sugar in a large bowl or kitchen aid. Add the eggs, milk, oil, sour cream, vanilla, and lemon extract until smooth. Distribute batter evenly into 3 greased 8x4 inch pans.

  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. Cool loaves in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
  3. Frosting: Mix together orange juice, powdered sugar and lemon extract until well combined. Pour over your loafs while they are still hot. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Adapted from allrecipes.

TRIED & TRUE FINDINGS:

  • DIFFICULTY: easy
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 3 loafs
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: added 1 cup sour cream. For the frosting, we used powdered sugar in place of white sugar and added 1/2 tsp of lemon extract
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none

Here is a muffin version of this recipe that we love:

Glazed Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins on { lilluna.com } Soft & delicious with a yummy glaze!!

For more great quick bread recipes, check out:

ENJOY!

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments

  1. wonderful recipe, like that this isn’t a cake, the bread loaves seem a lot easier to maintain smaller serving sizes for some reason, love lemon-cake flavor so thank you for adapting it into a bread recipe!

  2. I must be completely lame!! I made this and it did not turn out. The batter was very runny and the frosting I just mixed together- it was orange and not white like in the picture. are you supposed to cook it? Help!!!

    1. I’m sorry it did not turn out! The batter shouldn’t have been too runny. I’m not sure what could have gone wrong. I changed that “still” to “mix”. Sorry, that would have been confusing! No, you do not cook it. I wish I knew what could have caused the problems. Thank you for trying it though! Hope it doesn’t discourage you from trying it again.


  3. Poppy seed muffins are my favorite and you can never go wrong with adding a little lemon glaze so I can’t wait to make this all in a yummy bread!