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Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread

Everyone adores this Lemon Almond Poppyseed Bread.  Perfect for breakfast and brunch; afternoon snack, too! Super moist, dense, and bursting with lemon!  The almond flavor comes through beautifully, and the drizzle is the best!

Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread

Happy Mother’s Day weekend, Everyone!

Anything dealing with spring or Mother’s Day calls for lemon-something-or-other!

Whether the skies bring sunshine or showers, this Lemon Almond Poppyseed Bread will no doubt shine some delightful yum to your abode!

Not too long ago, I shared this luscious and decadent poppy seed quick bread.  It is SUCH a hit with all the friends and family that I have to stash away one slice for myself before letting anyone touch it.  Want.  More.

So, I decided to throw in a some zing to breakfast/brunch this weekend and add splashes of refreshing lemon to our mouthwatering bread…

Lemon Almond Poppyseed Bread

My first attempt at this Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread went over fabulously at a recent women’s breakfast, where I brought home nothing but an empty platter.

I think you can smell this bread a mile away, with its aromatic almond essence.

I had to make another loaf just for the boys, because they fully expected me to bring home at least one small piece of leftover bread, but were disappointed when I brought home a cleaned out platter instead.

Which clearly means this is going to be a go-to breakfast/brunch, snack, and even dessert bread from now on.

Lemon Almond Poppyseed

For the sake of everyone’s taste buds, don’t skip the drizzle.  This lemony and almond-y drizzle is seriously YUM.  It is what makes this lemony loaf as spectacular as it is.

This lemon almond poppy seed bread keeps very well at moderate room temperature, but it honestly won’t last past a day.  Two, if you’re lucky.


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Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread

Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread

5 from 1 vote
This Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread is easy, scrumptious, and moist! Perfect for breakfast and brunch. Or snack and maybe even dessert. Bursting with refreshing lemon and aromatic almond, get ready to watch it disappear fast!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 16 (makes one 9x5 loaf)
Author: Amy Dong


For the Bread:

For the Glaze:


  • Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position. Grease one standard size loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, flaxmeal, poppy seeds, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, oil, yogurt, milk, and both extracts, lemon zest and juice until well incorporated.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry, folding together with rubber spatula just until incorporated. Do not over mix.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake 55-60 minutes or just until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few tender little crumbs attached.
  • Meanwhile, combine all glaze ingredients in a bowl and whisk together just until combined.
  • Brush glaze generously over warm bread top, making sure to use all of the glaze. It will soak into the bread, giving it superior moisture and flavor!
  • Allow bread to finish cooling in pan on wire rack. Using a thin knife, gently loosen edges and remove to slice and serve.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Method: Bake

Source:  Chew Out Loud, adapted from Jo Cooks (bread) and A Farmgirl’s Dabbles(glaze)

Here’s that Buttery Poppy Seed Bread I’m so proud of…it’s seriously scrumptious and will win your tummy!

Moist Poppyseed Bread

If all things lemon appeal to you, you’ll be glad you bookmarked this No-Bake Lemon Icebox Cake.  It is perfect for days you don’t want to turn on that oven.  And people are astonished at how terrific this cake is.

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And this Lemon Monkey Bread… easy peasy.  Perfect breakfast or brunch on the quick.  Kids and grownups fight over this stuff.

Lemon Monkey Bread 4

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    • Susan

    I don’t normally bake with flaxmeal and would rather not buy a huge bag of it for one recipe. What would you substitute for 3T flaxmeal? I can’t wait to make this bread! Thanks!

      • chewoutloud

      Susan, you can use ground chia seeds or applesauce in place of the flax meal. Enjoy! 🙂

    • Alexis Nicpon

    Can this receipe be done using all purpose GF flour from trader Joe?

      • chewoutloud

      Absolutely! Happy baking, Alexis 🙂

    • Shannon L.

    I made this bread a few weeks ago. This recipe was simple and easy to put together. Those who have eaten the bread said it was good with a very lemony taste! The next time I make the bread instead of using the juice from the fresh lemon think I will use some Limoncello. Also, the bread may only need to cook for 45-50 minutes instead of the 55-60 minutes. Just a trial and error each time you bake plus not all ovens are equal. LOL I’m unable to eat due to having cancer and having my tongue removed in June 2014; however that hasn’t stopped my LOVE for being in the kitchen and cooking/baking for family and friends!! #cancersurvivor

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks for taking the time for this thoughtful comment, Shannon. So glad your eaters loved the lemon bread. So inspired by you still cooking/baking despite not being able to eat. So glad you came over today 🙂

        • sam

        Is flaxmeal the same as flax seed?

    • Alicia Kingston

    I am in the middle of making this, and realized there is no instruction of where to put the lemon juice and zest into the bread mix? I am asssuming to add the juice of one lemon and the zest to the wet ingredients. I was getting ready to mix the wet into the dry and realized there was nothing lemony in the bread ingredients.

      • chewoutloud

      Alicia, thanks for catching that! You did the right thing; put the lemon juice and zest into wet ingredients. I just added that into instructions. Hope you love the bread 🙂

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