This Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is moist, flavorful and super easy to make! It will make a perfect addition to brunch or make it ahead for quick weekday breakfast!
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Ingredients and tools for this recipe
The ingredients for this recipe are staple pantry items except for lemon extract. If you do not have that on hand and aren’t planning on going to the store you can substitute for vanilla extract; then, be sure to use the lemon zest for the lemon flavor!
Tools needed for this recipe include:
- Mixer- hand or stand mixer will work!
- Microplane for zesting the lemon. If you don’t have one of these in your kitchen it is a great investment.
- Mixing bowls, if not using a stand mixer.
- Loaf pan
Storage tips for Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
After baking and topping with icing, store in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature. If you want to freeze this bread do so before icing. To keep the bread fresh in the freezer wrap tightly and store for up to 3 months. Then, when ready to serve, defrost overnight and top with icing.
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- 6 tbsp butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
- Add eggs and mix well.
- Add milk and mix well.
- Add flour, baking powder, lemon zest, lemon extract and poppy seeds. Mix well.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
- Let cool and remove from pan.
- Once cooled, mix together the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Pour over loaf. Let set.
- Slice and serve!
Vanilla extract can be substituted for lemon extract if necessary.
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- USA Pan Bakeware Aluminized Steel Loaf Pan 1140LF 8.5 x 4.5 x 3 Inch, Small, Silver
- Wusthof Gourmet 4188-7 Hollow Edge Santoku Knife, 7 Inch
- Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set (3-Piece)
- Cuisinart HM-50 Power Advantage 5-Speed Hand Mixer, White
- KitchenAid KP26M1XNP 6 Qt. Professional 600 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer - Nickel Pearl
- Microplane 46020 Premium Classic Series Zester Grater, 18/8, Black