Back to Poppy Seed Bread

Print Options


Card Sizes

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 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 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, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Poppy Seed Bread

Sort By :

Average Rating
2124arizona User ID: 845443 265650
Reviewed May. 7, 2017

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

germanycook User ID: 6411056 245851
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"Very yummy bread, super moist!"

Gessica User ID: 1193660 222455
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!!"

shellhai User ID: 7313550 3543
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."

kowgirl15 User ID: 3687548 199019
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

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

MrsOrganized User ID: 5188799 1763
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."

Loading Image