Mom’s Poppy Seed Bread is one of those quick breads that is perfect for breakfast, dessert or as an afternoon snack. This almond poppy seed bread features a delicious glaze made from orange juice.
Mom’s Poppy Seed Bread
Does your family have a recipe that brings back sweet memories from the holidays? For us, it’s our Mom’s Poppy Seed Bread. She would make it around Christmas. She would wrap it up pretty in plastic wrap and ribbon, and our dad would deliver it to his landlords along with a plate of Christmas cookies. The best part is that this bread can be made ahead and put in the freezer.
Our mom went overboard every Christmas season whipping up goodies for landlords, friends and neighbors. The goodies included Dainty Log Cookies, Grandma’s Fantasy Fudge, Chocolate Nut Cookies, Cinnamon Glazed Pecans, and Caramel Corn.
Both Barbara and I could eat an entire loaf in one sitting if we let ourselves. Mostly because the poppy seed bread glaze is the icing on the cake…or bread in this case. It’s a combination of almond, butter and vanilla flavors which is a match made in heaven.
While we suggest enjoying this quick bread anytime of the year, it could very well become your family’s favorite holiday breakfast or the perfect gift.
The best part of Mom’s Poppy Seed Bread is that you throw all the ingredients together in one bowl and mix! We also love our Mom’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread!
Notes About Poppy Seed Bread with Glaze Recipe:
- Double or triple this poppy seed bread with glaze recipe if desired.
- Wondering what to bake for Christmas gifts? This is it! This is the recipe!
- The almond glaze for this bread is delicious. It’s made with orange juice, butter flavoring, vanilla and almond extracts. Steal this glaze recipe and use it on other cakes, cookies and breads. YUM!
- Look for butter flavoring in the baking department at the grocery store with the other extracts like vanilla.
- Line your pans with wax paper and grease generously to allow the breads to come out smoothly and easily from the pans.
- Bake this poppy seed bread with glaze ahead of time, wrap in plastic wrap and foil, and freeze. Then, pull it out when a guest arrives last minute, or bake ahead a few weeks before the holidays to save yourself time.
How to Make Poppy Seed Quick Bread
Full recipe for poppy seed bread with glaze can be found at the bottom of this post.
- Grease two standard loaf pans and line the bottoms with wax paper.
- Next, mix all of the bread ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until just combined.
- Divide the batter into the two prepared loaf pans.
- Bake until top of loaves are dry.
- Mix together the glaze ingredients.
- Poke holes into the top of the warm loaves and pour glaze onto the tops of the loaves.
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Mom's Poppy Seed Bread is one of those quick breads that is perfect for breakfast, dessert or as an afternoon snack with a hot cup of coffee.
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1 1/2 teaspoons almond flavor or almond extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/2 teaspoons butter flavor or butter extract
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon butter flavor
- 1/2 teaspoon almond flavor
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease 2 loaf pans and line with wax paper.
- Mix together flour, salt, baking powder, eggs, oil, sugar, milk, poppy seeds, butter flavor, vanilla and almond flavor for 1 to 2 minutes with a hand mixer or Kitchen aid mixer.
- Divide the batter into the 2 prepared loaf pans.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top of the bread cracks and is dry.
- For glaze, mix together orange juice, sugar, butter flavor, almond flavor and vanilla.
- Make holes in the top of the bread with a fork, and spoon glaze over top while the bread is still warm.
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