Lemon Poppyseed Bread

My family, especially my kids, love when I make a few loaves of bread (any kind) during the week to have for snacks. I make anything from blueberry bread, to apple fritter bread, and now…this yummy lemon poppy seed bread.

My hubby and I enjoyed this last week with our morning cup of coffee, whereas my kiddos had this as both their mid morning and afternoon snack!

The bread was moist, full of flavor, and the perfect quick treat to enjoy! This is also great to freeze or wrap up and give to friends/neighbors/family!!


Lemon Poppyseed Bread


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk


  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Lemon Poppyseed Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease one large loaf pan, or four mini loaf pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, poppy seeds, vanilla, almond, eggs, butter, lemon juice, sugar, and milk.
  3. Mix  until all is combined.
  4. Pour evenly into greased loaf pan(s).
  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes if using small pans, or 60 minutes if using large pan.
  6. When bread is about 5-10 minutes from being done, prepare the glaze by heating the lemon juice, sugar, and vanilla over medium heat in a saucepan.
  7. Once sugar is completely melted, remove from heat.
  8. Remove pans from oven and poke several holes into bread using a fork.
  9. Pour the glaze carefully on top of the bread to allow it to seep into the fork holes.
  10. Allow bread to cool off for at least 20 minutes prior to serving!

Recipe adapted from: Reluctant Entertainer

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