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Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Glazed lemon poppy seed bread from fresh lemon juice with a sweet glaze; the most lemony, poppyseedy bread perfect for breakfast or a dessert.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 2 loaves


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup and 1 TBS vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 TBS poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 TBS lemon juice

For the Orange Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine all bread ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix completely together.
  • Grease large bread pans
  • Pour mixture evenly into prepared pans (makes 2 large loaves)
  • Place in oven and bake for about 1 hour or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • After removing bread from oven place on a cooling rack.
  • Combine all glaze ingredients in a small pot, bring to a boil to medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove bread from bread pan and pour glaze over the top of the bread. (Put foil or a pan under your cooling rack otherwise the extra glaze will get all over your counter)