Lemon Poppy Seed Bread #EasterSweetsWeek

This Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect spring time dessert. It works well for brunches, breakfasts on the go and your afternoon coffee break! 

*This post and recipe was created for #EasterSweetsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always, opinions are mine.*

Welcome to this year’s #EasterSweetsWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of Springtime and Easter dessert recipes! We’re sharing tons of treats this week plus a few fantastic giveaways! You’re going to love what we have in store for you.

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My contribution for the first day of #EasterSweetsWeek is this decadent and, perfect for spring, Lemon Poppy Seed Bread.

This Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect spring time dessert. It works well for brunches, breakfasts on the go and your afternoon coffee break! 

Once spring finally rolls around I start to get excited for all things, well, springy. I am ready for all the asparagus, all of the pasta salads and all the lemon treats. Lemon treats like this Lemon Poppy Seed Bread.  I am calling this a bread because if I do that, that means that it’s perfectly fine to eat for breakfast right? Because I mean if I called this Lemon Poppy Seed Cake it’d be harder to justify eating it for breakfast. But this decadent sweet bread studded with poppy seeds and a hint of lemon flavor is great on the go. It is also perfect for spring and Easter brunch.

This Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect spring time dessert. It works well for brunches, breakfasts on the go and your afternoon coffee break! 

This Lemon Poppy Seed Cake is also the perfect sweet bite for your afternoon coffee break. Which between picking up kiddos from school, playdates, karate and baseball, my afternoon coffee break has become my favorite part of the day.

When it comes to sweet bread treats, I tend to gravitate towards banana breads: Nutella banana bread and dulce de leche banana bread to name a couple. But for #EasterSweetsWeek I wanted to create something that screams spring. Lemon desserts totally do that. Don’t you think?

And really, lemon and poppy seed make a great combination.

This Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect spring time dessert. It works well for brunches, breakfasts on the go and your afternoon coffee break! 

When making this lemon poppy seed bread, I thought that it would be great alone but would be even better with a quick glaze drizzled over the top. The glaze is really easy to make all you need is some powdered sugar and milk. It’s the perfect touch of sweetness for the top of the bread.

This Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect spring time dessert. It works well for brunches, breakfasts on the go and your afternoon coffee break! 

You could even add some lemon zest to give even more lemony flavor.

Before I go here’s a little bit more about #EasterSweetsWeek:

We have 28 fantastic bloggers participating in this year’s Easter dessert event! Throughout the week we’ll be sharing tons of great Springtime and Easter themed dessert recipes with you. With over 75 sweet dessert recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to want to save some of these recipes to make again and again! We even hope that some of these recipes end up in your Easter recipe keepsake collection! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

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PRIZE #1

Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!

 

PRIZE #2

 

Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving one (1) winner 5 different extracts including a bottle of Pure vanilla and a color pack.

PRIZE #3

Prize #3 — Rainier Fruit is giving one (1) winner a box of Apples and some wonderful Apple themed goodies from Sur La Table

 

PRIZE #4

Prize #4 — Anolon is giving one (1) winner a Anolon® Vesta™ 9-Inch Square Baker in Cobalt Blue

PRIZE #5

Prize #5 — Microplane is giving one (1) winner a Twist & Zest, grip & strip and a classic zester/grater

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from Marh 26th – April 1st at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Check out the amazing #EasterSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

 

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #EasterSweetsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Rainier Fruit, Anolon and Microplane! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #EasterSweetsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

Sponsored items used in this recipe:
Dixie Crystals-Powdered Sugar and Granulated Sugar
Adam’s Extracts– Lemon extract
Microplane-classic zester

This Lemon Poppyseed Bread is the perfect spring time dessert. It works well for brunches, breakfasts on the go and your afternoon coffee break! 

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread #EasterSweetsWeek Recipe

Serves 8 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5(5)

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8x4 inch loaf pan.

2

Beat together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

3

Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in lemon extract.

4

Combine flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Slowly add to butter mixture. Slowly add milk.

5

Fold in lemon zest and poppy seeds.

6

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 50 - 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

7

Remove from oven and cool completely.

8

To make the glaze whisk together powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk. Add remaining tablespoon if you'd like the glaze a bit thinner. Drizzle over the bread. Slice and serve.

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  • Reply
    Mike
    May 15, 2018 at 5:16 am

    Looks yummy and delicious recipe.

  • Reply
    Ronald Miller
    April 14, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Wow! Looks so yummy and delicious. I can’t wait to make this cook. Thanks for sharing!

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    Allyson Zea
    March 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    This bread is PERFECT for Easter!

  • Reply
    Abeer
    March 28, 2018 at 8:20 am

    I will be dreaming about this bread tonight!

  • Reply
    Jacque Hastert
    March 28, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Love this traditional recipe. It came out just in time for Easter lunch!

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    Amanda
    March 27, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Such a classic quick bread… I’ve always been a huge fan of lemon poppyseed flavors!!

  • Reply
    Nutmeg Nanny
    March 27, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    One of my favorite combos – love this bread!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife
    March 26, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Lemon Poppy Seed breads just scream Easter and Springtime doesn’t they?! I think they’re always so pretty and this one is just beautiful!

  • Reply
    Erin Vasicek
    March 26, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Lemon poppy seed bread is definitely one of my favorites of all time. This looks perfect.

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    Leslie
    March 26, 2018 at 8:21 am

    My favorite at Easter time is lemon merengue pie. But I will gladly take it any time.

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    Zoey
    March 26, 2018 at 5:12 am

    I love cheesecake at Easter.