Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

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Brighten up snack time with this lemon poppy seed bread. This lemon poppy seed bread recipe features a lemon-infused butter base and a tart lemon glaze to dial up the lemon flavor.
Breakfast
New American
16
ingredients
10
steps
70
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
8
For the Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
1/2 cup(s)
unsalted butter
1 1/2 tblsp
finely grated lemon zest
2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
2 tblsp
poppy seeds
2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
3
extra large eggs
1 cup(s)
granulated sugar
1/4 cup(s)
buttermilk
1/4 cup(s)
lemon juice
1/2 cup(s)
Greek yogurt
1
vanilla extract
1
batch of lemon glaze, see below
1/4 cup(s)
freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup(s)
confectioners’ sugar

Directions 10 steps | 70 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and line an 8x4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. 

Step 2

In a small bowl, add the unsalted butter and lemon zest. Melt the butter in the microwave in 30-second increments on low power until the butter is melted. Set aside and let cool.

Step 3

Prepare the dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt until well combined.

Step 4

Prepare the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, buttermilk, lemon juice, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract and the melted butter mixture until well combined. 

Step 5

Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula until just combined. 

Step 6

Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan. 

Step 7

Bake for 45-55 minutes until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean with a few crumbs.

Step 8

Remove the loaf pan from the oven and let the lemon poppy seed bread cool for 20 minutes before unmolding and moving the loaf to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 9

When the loaf is cool, prepare the lemon glaze. In a bowl, combine the lemon juice and the confectioners’ sugar. Whisk until smooth. The icing should be thick, if needed, adjust with more confectioners’ sugar. 

Step 10

Pour the lemon glaze over the cooled lemon poppy seed bread and let the icing set for about 20 minutes or until hardened before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
408
FAT
15.8 g
PROTEIN
8 g
CARBS
59.7 g

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Fred M.

Fred

13 Jul 2022

I tested this recipe as a housewarming gift for my new neighbor and I am for sure going to make it again and again!

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Sandra G.

Sandra

13 Jul 2022

Perfect with afternoon tea

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