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Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

This moist, rich bread is so delicious—it's very popular in our area. It gets golden brown and looks great sliced for a buffet. I also like to make miniature loaves to give as gifts. —Faye Hintz, Springfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:32 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter flavoring
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients. Add the eggs, milk, oil and extracts. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes. Cool completely in pans.
  • 2. In a saucepan, bring glaze ingredients to a boil. Pour over bread in pans. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 195 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein

Reviews for Poppy Seed Bread

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"Very yummy bread, super moist!"

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"This is wonderful! My neighbor made it for us and I got the recipes and have been making it ever since!!"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"I substitute lemon extract for almond. I have been making this for years and given it to teachers at Christmas and they love it. People always request the recipe."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"Have always loved this recipie.. Have had for many years.. One of the BEST!"

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"This is an excellent recipe. I have been making it for years. Everyone loves it and asks for the recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us."

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