Mini Poppy Seed Loaves Recipe

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Each Christmas, I make plates of goodies for the neighbors. I try to include a few items that aren't as sweet as traditional cookies and candies— these mini loaves really fit the bill!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 190 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, poppy seeds, peel and baking soda. Combine remaining ingredients; stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon into three greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans.
  2. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 3 loaves.
Originally published as Mini Poppy Seed Loaves in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p16

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LATurner User ID: 1263886 22639
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"I was looking for a recipe that made a moist muffin with great flavour, and this was it! So good, especially fresh, and the almond really adds to the taste. My new favourite muffin! I may play with the basic recipe and add different flavours."

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