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Poppy Seed Bread

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
  • Makes
    2 loaves


  • 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 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups whole 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


  • In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients. Add the eggs, milk, oil and extracts. Pour into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes. Cool completely in pans.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 195 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • 2124arizona
    May 7, 2017

    We love this deliciously moist bread. It great to give as gifts!!

  • germanycook
    Mar 23, 2016

    Very yummy bread, super moist!

  • Gessica
    Mar 10, 2015

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

  • shellhai
    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.

  • kowgirl15
    Sep 14, 2012

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

  • MrsOrganized
    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.