Grapefruit Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
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Grapefruit Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

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I had grapefruits lying around, so I used the zest and juice for this lovely quick bread. It's got a nice little tang and a tender crumb. —Lisa Moriarty, Wilton, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) vanilla yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons grated grapefruit peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 296 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/3 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in yogurt, poppy seeds, grapefruit peel and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix grapefruit juice and remaining sugar.
  3. Remove bread from oven. Immediately poke holes in bread with a fork; slowly pour juice mixture over bread. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients; drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Grapefruit Poppy Seed Bread in Taste of Home February/March 2016, p44

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NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 244901
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2016

"Oh, my! This was real good!

It was moist and flavorful and disappeared in one afternoon. We had more than enough grapefruit juice from one grapefruit so, after taking out the 2T. for the glaze, we put all of it into the batter and upped the cooking time a few minutes. (Only a few extra tablespoons of juice.) It tasted great."

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 243712
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2016

"This is very moist and tasty. It had a unique citrus taste, and it was quickly snarfed up by my family. I'll probably make it again for Easter."

uncfan456123 User ID: 7685108 242613
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2016

"I prepared this recipe exactly as directed. Moist and delicious."

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