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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

The days that I have extra time for baking are few and far between. That's why this extra-quick bread is perfect. You and your family will love the ease of preparation and the delicious flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4 teaspoons poppy seeds


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, water, eggs and oil; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Fold in poppy seeds.
  • 2. Pour into two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 120 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

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Robby1 User ID: 1478802 231965
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015

"This bread is very moist and easy to make. Next time I will add a bit of lemon extract as well. I also drizzled them with a powdered sugar glaze which was perfect!"

AmyE007 User ID: 6828226 230880
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2015

"Yes, this was easy and moist. We thought it lacked a bit of lemon flavor. Next time we will add 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract.

We also made a banana bread and strawberry bread and my family all thought the lemon bread was the driest.
Not sure yet if we have found the BEST lemon poppy seed bread recipe yet."

salimom User ID: 4432864 226246
Reviewed May. 12, 2015

"wonderful and moist, so easy to make.

my co workers loved it"

CThebeau User ID: 7675481 18115
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"I absolutely loved this bread! I added a little powdered sugar icing to it ... yum! Thanks! This is a keeper!"

jdm46 User ID: 752687 19542
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

"I made this today and was disappointed. I used lemon cake mix, and substituted 1/4 c. lemon juice for part of the water, and it tasted o.k, but the loaves don't rise very high, like a quick bread should. I'm still looking for a good recipe. So far, Pillsbury's mix is the best I've found. Disappointing!"

mmkreider User ID: 4550108 39482
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"I baked this recipe in pint jars and sealed them. I used them as gifts for my daughter's bridal shower. I will use this recipe again. It's delicious!"

Sheri the Cookie Queen User ID: 5632113 18278
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"I also use lemon cake mix."

Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 18112
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"If you are used to "made from scratch" breads... this one is disappointing. It is OK... but the cake mix flavor and texture is definitely there. won't bake again."

MBHC User ID: 7072835 39481
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"I also used lemon cake mix. This bread/cake is delicious."

mitonjo User ID: 7037380 19540
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"This recipe is great...I used the white cake mix the first time I made it and then used a box of lemon cake mix the second time...even better!!!!"

welch.mandy User ID: 2156716 43604
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"Making this my third time right now. It makes great mini loaves to give as gifts, just take about 5-7 min off the cook time."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 20139
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"OMGoodness ~ this bread is wonderfully moist and lemony. A definite keeper!!!"

rkennen User ID: 4549390 73802
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"This was a great recipe, I was hesitant to make a "bread" that wasn't made from scrach. But this was wonderful, even my husband liked it..(and he said he doesn't like lemon poppy anything) I did add 1/2 of lemon juice to the mixture ans made a frosting to drizzle on top.. 1/2 of a lemon and powdered sugar."

keepinyouinstitches User ID: 2668277 16353
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"I had to use a yellow cake mix because that was all that was available to me, but it still turned out very yummy! I added some lemon juice to it to give it more lemon flavor (which I may not have needed if I had white cake mix on hand)"

kkoenig07 User ID: 5907003 18111
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"It was very quick and easy, but it wasn't very lemony and had a funny aftere taste. It was fine, but I don't think I would make it again. Should have used my moms recipe instead."

Kmbrlybar User ID: 2021578 16348
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"Easy to make and very delicious, everyone in my family loves it!"

TOHccrocker User ID: 1712991 16347
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2011

"This recipe is fantastic and comes out great every time. It's so moist, you can't miss with it."

Desidarlin User ID: 4812741 43603
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"Absolutely delicious!"

lightedway User ID: 4228023 16320
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"I love this soft, moist bread. Since this recipe makes two I often freeze one. It freezes very well wrapped in foil. My husband likes icing so I make it using powdered sugar, milk and a dab of lemon extract. Mmmm"

chef80085__MI User ID: 25495 18276
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"Make this even better by using a lemon cake mix! Absolutely delicious!"

ssminn23 User ID: 1053270 43602
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2009

"Really quick and easy to make, and delicious! I'll use this recipe often."

gr8mom2 User ID: 2660089 18110
Reviewed May. 9, 2009

"so super easy and tasty!!!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 970349 18275
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2008

"delicious bread, yum!!!"

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