Poppy Seed Bread

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Thanks to all you nice readers who take the time to leave me a comment. I love you guys!! Here is the extra recipe that I promised because I was such a slacker yesterday. This poppy seed bread has no nutritional value whatsoever (unless poppy seeds have some magical power that I am not aware of), but it is wonderfully moist, delicious and addicting.
Recipe for delicious Poppy Seed Bread

My boys literally beg me to make this bread. It makes great gifts, I’ve never met anyone who didn’t love it! To make it extra decadent, you can add the glaze, but honestly, I never do, and we still love it. You would not believe how fast my family can devour a loaf!
Recipe for mouthwatering Poppy Seed Bread that everyone loves!

Poppy Seed Bread

3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/8 cups oil
3 eggs
Mix all ingredients and beat for 2 minutes. Pour into well greased and floured loaf pans. (I line mine with parchment paper. Bake at 325.
For two large loaves, bake for about 65-75 minutes
For six medium loaves, bake for 50-55 minutes.
Bread is done when the edges turn light brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
Optional glaze:
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tsp melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp orange zest
Mix all ingredients together and brush over top and sides of hot bread.
-If you don’t like almond, you can substitute 1 tsp lemon extract for the almond and add 1 tsp grated lemon zest.
-I have tasted this bread with the glaze (at a friend’s house), but I have never made it. I think it is plenty sweet and moist without it. If you do happen to try it with the glaze, let me know how it turns out!!

 Easy and delicious poppy seed bread- a family favorite!
Here are a couple more of our favorite quick bread recipes!

Snickerdoodle Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread


  1. Wanted to say HI and THANK YOU, from Montreal.
    I just discovered your wonderful blog and this is the first recipe that I tried (I am olso in process of making my first baby rag quilt, based on your tutorial!).
    This one is the best poppy seed bread that I ever had! So moist, it is simply great!

    • Hi Anca!! So glad you liked the bread. It’s one of our favorites, and my boys request it on a regular basis! Good luck with your rag quilt, and let me know if you have any questions along the way. 🙂

  2. I LOVE your blog! Thanks for the great recipes! Can’t wait to try the poppy seed one!

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