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Glazed Poppy Seed Bread

Sweet, tender quick breads are a favorite of most bakers, but Joanne Jones of Salisbury, Maryland had a special request regarding her Poppy Seed Bread. “A lot of my co-workers and I are on Weight Watchers and would like to calculate how many points it has. Better yet,” she adds, “could you do a makeover on this recipe?”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Spread into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For glaze, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over bread.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 334 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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