Delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Bread With Glaze

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Delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Bread With Glaze: For spring and summer, this Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is the best sweet treat. It’s so soft and moist, and it’s just a little sweet. The lemon and poppy seed flavors go well together. A simple lemon glaze made at home finishes it off!

Delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Bread With Glaze



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup canola oilor other neutral tasting oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Lemon Sugar Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugaror more for thicker glaze
  • 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juicefreshly squeezed
  • warm milkor water as needed, for a thinner glaze




For the Bread

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, sift the flour and whisk in the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, lemon zest and poppy seeds.
    1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
    ¾ cup granulated sugar
    ½ teaspoon baking powder
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    2 teaspoons lemon zest
    1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • In a second bowl, combine the milk, eggs, canola oil and vanilla extract.
    ½ cup milk
    2 large eggs
    ¼ cup canola oil
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir just until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf pan, and smooth into an even layer.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until the surface cracks and has a golden color. A knife inserted in the center should come out clean when the bread is cooked through.

For the Lemon Glaze

  • While the bread bakes, make the lemon glaze. Combine the powdered sugar with the lemon juice. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. If needed, add warm water one tablespoon at a time until the desired texture is reached. For a thicker glaze add more powdered sugar.
    1 cup powdered sugar
    4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    warm milk
  • Remove the loaf from the oven and cool on a rack for 10-15 minutes before removing it from the pan and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • After the bread cools completely, drizzle with the lemon-sugar glaze.
  • Slice and serve. See post for storage options.



  • Serving: 1slice
  • Calories: 250kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Cholesterol: 34mg
  • Sodium: 189mg
  • Potassium: 85mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Vitamin A: 68IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
  • Calcium: 46mg
  • Iron: 1mg

Tips for Poppy Seed Bread

  • You can find poppy seeds in the baking section of your neighborhood shopping store. Most likely, they’ll be there. You may also buy them online.
  • Do not use poppy seeds if you can not find them. Instead, make lemon bread with a lemon glaze.


  • Pick up any milk you have handy.It doesn’t matter what kind! Be aware that the thickness might change based on how much fat is in the milk you use.
  • Clean and grease the pan.This helps you take the bread out more easily and keeps the bottom from getting burned. Or use parchment paper to make it easier to clean!


  • Sort the flour.This keeps it from getting stuck in the batter.
  • Do not mix too much.If you work the dough too much, it can become tough and thick.
  • Make sure it’s done.The time can change based on the oven and pan you use. Put a knife right through the middle of your loaf to make sure it’s done. The bread is done when the knife comes out clean.


  • Let it cool before sealing.While the bread is still hot, add the sauce. It will melt off.
  • If the glaze is too thin, add more powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time until it’s the right consistency.
  • If your glaze is too thick, you can add more warm water or lemon juice until it’s the right consistency.

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