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A glazed sliced loaf of lemon bread on a wood cutting board with lemons.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 10 slices (1 loaf)


For the bread:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (1 medium lemon)

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, poppy seeds and the granulated sugar. Add the eggs, milk, oil, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir well with a large spoon until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread is removed clean.
  4. While the bread is baking, prepare the glaze by stirring together powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl until blended. Add more or less lemon juice for desired consistency.
  5. Cool bread for 10 minutes in the loaf pan, then place bread on a wire rack to cool. Drizzle with glaze.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: lemon poppy seed bread