Mom’s Poppy Seed Bread

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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. This almond poppy seed bread features a delicious glaze made from orange juice. The recipe makes two perfect loaves of poppy seed quick bread – enjoy one right away and freeze the other or give it away!

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.

Mom’s Poppy Seed Bread Recipe with Almond Glaze

Does your family have a recipe that brings back sweet memories from the holidays? For us, it’s our Mom’s Almond 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 glazed poppyseed 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.

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.

Both Barbara and I could eat an entire loaf of almond poppy seed bread 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.

Our favorite 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!

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.

Do you have to soak poppy seeds before baking?

While some websites recommend soaking poppy seeds before baking, I do not follow this practice.  Add them to your batter dry, straight from the container.

Where to buy poppy seeds for baking?

Poppy seeds can be found in most larger grocery stores or supermarkets in the baking aisle or herbs/spices aisle.  Try stocking up at a Bulk Grocery Store or Amish Grocery Store too. These are very economical places to find poppy seeds in larger quantities.

How to Store Poppy Seeds?

Store poppy seeds in an air-tight container in the cabinet. Be sure the cabinet is a dry, cool place.  The shelf life of poppy seeds are approximately 1 year before they start to lose flavor.

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.

Notes About Poppy Seed Bread with Glaze Recipe:

  • This recipe makes 2 large loaves of poppy seed bread.
  • Double or triple this poppy seed bread with orange 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.

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.

How to Make Poppy Seed Quick Bread

Full recipe and ingredient list  for poppy seed bread with orange glaze can be found at the bottom of this post. 

  1. Grease two standard loaf pans and line the bottoms with wax paper.
  2. Next, mix all of the bread ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until just combined.
  3. Divide the batter into the two prepared loaf pans.
  4. Bake until top of loaves are dry.
  5. Mix together the glaze ingredients.
  6. 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.

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.
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Mom's Poppy Seed Bread

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond poppy seed bread, poppy seed bread, poppy seed bread with glaze, poppy seed quick bread
Servings: 8
Calories: 783kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Bread

  • 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

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond flavor
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease 2 loaf pans and line with wax paper.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Loosen the sides of the bread with a knife and invert to release the bread from the pan. Remove the wax paper by peeling it off.

Notes

  • We use 9x5-inch loaf pans.
    You can also use 8x4-inch loaf pans or mini loaf pans. Just be sure to watch the baking time, especially on the mini loafs.
  • 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.
  • Love quick breads? Try Rhubarb Bread, Zucchini Bread and Classic Banana Bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 783kcal | Carbohydrates: 115g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 78g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 3mg

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.

 

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