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Poppy Seed Bread
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Best Ever Poppy Seed Bread

This poppy seed bread is the best ever, completely mouthwatering! An easy quick bread that bakes up melt-in-your-mouth tender, with the most amazing sweet citrus glaze!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 150kcal
Author Nichole

Ingredients

FOR THE BREAD:

  • 3 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups milk
  • 1 1/8 Cups vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 Cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons butter extract/flavoring
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons poppy seeds

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • 3/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Cup orange juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon butter extract/flavoring

Instructions

FOR THE BREAD:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans with butter, or non-stick cooking spray.
  • In bowl of stand mixer, or large bowl if using hand mixer, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. To the mixer/bowl add all of the rest of the ingredients, except poppy seeds. Mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Fold in poppy seeds.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake in preheated oven for one hour.

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, sugar, almond, vanilla, and butter extracts.
  • Pour glaze evenly over warm bread. 
  • Allow the bread to cool for at least 30 minutes before removing from the pan.
  • Optional but for best flavor, wrap the cooled glazed bread in foil and freeze for 24 hours.  Then, allow the bread to come to room temperature before serving.  Bread can also be served immediately after cooling.

Notes

NOTE:  This is OPTIONAL, however, this bread is best if it is frozen for 24 hours before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal