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Lemon Poppyseed Bread with Lemon Glaze

Poppy seeds, the slate blue goodies used in baking pastries and breads that we’ve come to love. They add a slight crunch to each bite of your baked goods. Poppy seeds are used in other areas of cooking, such as making dressings. My favorite by far is the combination with lemon, in a Lemon Poppyseed Bread with a lemon glaze. It’s so easy to prepare and bake. This scratch made bread is great served at breakfast, for snacks or a dessert.

The batter in this recipe takes just a couple of minutes to prepare and can also be used to make muffins if preferred. After baking and the glaze is mixed, then drizzled over the bread loaves, the cook gets first slice and gets to dab each bite into the leftover glaze. AHHH, the perks of being the cook in the family!

Lemon Poppyseed Bread would be considered a quick bread since it doesn’t contain yeast, so there’s not waiting around for rising before baking. Just mix the ingredients together and it’s ready to bake.


Ingredients

  • 3.5 c All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 c Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 tbs Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • The Zest of 1 Lemon πŸ‹
  • 1 tbs Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbs Poppy Seeds
Glaze
1/2 c Confectioners Sugar
3 tsp Lemon Juice
Lemon Zest, for garnish if desired
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Preheat oven to 350℉

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.

Add buttermilk, eggs and vegetable oil and mix to combine.

Add vanilla extract, lemon zest, lemon juice and poppy seeds and stir to incorporate into the batter.

Spray two 8×4 loaf pans with cooking spray.

Divide the batter between the two loaf pans.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is set when a tooth pick is inserted and comes out clean.

If you decide to make muffins: Line a muffin/cupcake tin with paper liners or spray each section with cooking spray. Add batter to each, filling 3/4. Bake 18-20 minutes. Use the tooth pick test for doneness as baking times may vary with ovens.

Allow the bread loaves to cool about 10 minutes.

To make the glaze: combine confectioners sugar with lemon juice and whisk to combine.

I usually will mix the glaze in a liquid measuring cup so I can drizzle it directly over the bread loaves.

Lemon Poppyseed Bread with Lemon Glaze

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Ingredients

  • 3.5 c All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 c Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 c Buttermilk
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 tbs Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • The Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 tbs Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbs Poppy Seeds

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350℉

2

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.

3

Add buttermilk, eggs and vegetable oil and mix to combine.

4

Add vanilla extract, lemon zest, lemon juice and poppy seeds and stir to incorporate into the batter.

5

Spray two 8x4 loaf pans with cooking spray.

6

Divide the batter between the two loaf pans.

7

Bake for 45 minutes, or until the center is set when a tooth pick is inserted and comes out clean.

Notes

Glaze 1/2 c Confectioners Sugar 3 tsp Lemon Juice Lemon Zest, for garnish if desired To make the glaze: combine confectioners sugar with lemon juice and whisk to combine.

 

You may also be interested in:
Chocolate Banana Muffins
Easy Pumpkin Bread
Banana Nut Bread
Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

See it at:Β Weekend Potluck

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Stacey
    August 18, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Lemon poppy seed anything is always a favorite of mine! Looks divine! The pics are gorgeous!!

    • Reply
      Julia
      August 22, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you Stacey!

  • Reply
    marye
    August 18, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I love lemon poppyseed bread SO much! This looks perfect and I love the images with the long shreds of lemon zest.

    • Reply
      Julia
      August 22, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you Marye!

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    August 22, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Julia,
    Your Lemon Poppyseed Bread will be delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Reply
      Julia
      August 22, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
    February 3, 2018 at 10:50 am

    That glaze! Looks yummy! It might just be me, but some of the pictures weren’t showing? Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! Pinned!!

    • Reply
      Julia Jordan
      February 3, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Thank you Kelly. I’ve edited so the photos are now showing. When the new site went live, the photos that transferred over suddenly weren’t showing. I am going through hundreds of posts to edit each one. πŸ™‚ I’m hoping to get to them all within the next two months.

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    Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck
    February 3, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    This bread looks so delicate and it would make for the perfect Sunday morning breakfast…might have to make that happen!

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    Amy (Savory Moments)
    February 5, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    This bread looks perfect! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

  • Reply
    laura
    February 6, 2018 at 12:23 am

    Lemon Poppyseed one of my FAVES! Pinned.
    Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

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