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Almond Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

Almond Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

We hosted a beautiful wedding for our son, James, and his bride, Margret, and served these lovely loaves to their guests. The recipe came from a dear friend, Judie Tobin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, oil, eggs, poppy seeds, lemon juice and extracts; beat until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to sugar mixture alternately with milk, beating just until moistened.
  • 2. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • 3. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over warm loaves. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 197 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Almond Poppy Seed Bread

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Gr8tmommy User ID: 2885297 249588
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2016

"Excellent poppyseed bread. I made a double batch - four mini-loaves, as well as a few muffins. I didn't make the glaze, and in my humble opinion the bread is so moist and flavorful on it's own that the glaze may have covered up the awesome bread. I will have to make some again, very soon.??"

heidwiggles User ID: 1464975 225112
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"Very very good and so easy to make"

SusieOFoodie User ID: 1380907 219263
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"So good! We were out of orange juice so I skipped the glaze, great without it, I'm sure it's wonderful with it too. I did reduce the poppy seed to 2 TBSP, and that seemed like plenty, had a lovely look and feel just like the picture."

dkelly23 User ID: 4761099 35816
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"Made this for a Christmas brunch and everyone asked for the recipe. So good!"

griglion User ID: 1749407 30355
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"I've made this one for 20 years - love it! I use granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar for the glaze to make it nice and crunchy sweet."

jordasu1 User ID: 4269091 53390
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"A great recipe and easy to make. Everyone loved it."

badgergirl User ID: 2400926 78131
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2009

"so delicious!"

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