Lemon and poppy seed bread – dinners, dishes and desserts

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread – an easy quick bread with lots of lemon flavor and a light lemon glaze. A delicious snack with a cup of coffee or a simple breakfast treat.

This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Lemons are one of the best components of citrus fruits in winter and spring. And I think they’re a very underused ingredient in my house. Every time I make something with them, like lemon bars or this lemon cheesecake, I think man I should be making more stuff with lemon. And then I forget.

It’s such a super versatile ingredient, it works great in desserts or in savory dishes like my all time favorite Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing or Lemon Garlic Shrimp. Well today we’re getting sweet with a quick bread that might make you want to use lemons more regularly!

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sliced ​​lemon poppy seed bread on cutting board

Why you will love this recipe

  • super easy! This recipe is not about frothing butter or mashing bananas until smooth. Just a bowl and a spatula, with very simple ingredients and you can have this ready.
  • The perfect amount of lemon flavor. They have fresh lemon juice, lemon zest and lemon extract. But believe me, it’s not an exaggeration. You get just the right amount of lemon so you know what you’re eating but aren’t blown away.
  • This quick bread is definitely more of a snack than a dessert with the amount of sweetness. Yes, there is a glaze and that’s totally optional. But the bread itself isn’t super sweet, so it goes great with a cup of coffee or a quick breakfast treat.
Ingredients for Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

what you will need

  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • Salt
  • granulated sugar
  • Poppy
  • eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • milk
  • lemon juice
  • Lemon peel
  • lemon extract
  • powdered sugar
Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Bread in the loaf pan

How to make Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

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  1. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and poppy seeds.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, milk, eggs, oil, lemon juice, lemon extract, and lemon zest until well combined.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Be careful, you don’t want to overmix.
  4. Pour into a loaf pan and bake until a tester comes out mostly clean, about 50 minutes. You want it still to have crumbs on whatever knife or toothpick you’re testing with. But don’t really have batter on it.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once the bread has cooled, you can make the frosting by mixing together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until you have a smooth and squirtable consistency.
  7. Pour over the bread, then slice to serve.
sliced ​​lemon bread on a white plate
Can I make this without poppy seeds?

Absolutely! The poppy seeds don’t affect the recipe that much. You then only have one lemon bread, and it will still be delicious.

Does Lemon Poppy Seed Bread freeze well?

Yes, it’s really easy to freeze. You can freeze in different ways. You can bake the bread, let it cool completely, and then wrap it in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer for 3-4 months. Ideally, apply the frosting when you’re ready to serve. But the icing will freeze well, it will just give off some moisture as it thaws.
You can also freeze individual slices, so you can only take out one slice at a time to enjoy. Spread the glaze over the bread and then cut into slices. Spread the slices out in a single layer on a baking sheet, then freeze. Once the slices are frozen through, reassemble them into a loaf and store in plastic wrap or an airtight container.

How long does it take?

It should last about a week if stored at room temperature. It keeps a few days longer in the fridge. Just make sure it’s wrapped tightly so it doesn’t dry out. It keeps frozen for 3-4 months.

Can I omit the glaze?

Naturally! If you just want the bread without the icing, feel free to omit it.

Looking down on sliced ​​lemon and poppy seed bread

How to serve Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

This bread isn’t a super sweet dessert bread, so it can be a great option for a snack with a cup of coffee or tea. You can serve alongside berry fruit salad or orange julius for a quick breakfast.

Personally, I like it served just slightly warm. So I’m going to microwave a slice for about 20 seconds before eating. You decide which temperature you like best.

closeup lemon poppy seed bread for pinterest

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