Almond Poppy Bread with Lemon Drizzle

Hello everyone, my name is Karen and I blog at Baking In A Tornado. If you check the bottom of this post I’ve provided my bio and links to some of the places where you can find me.

It’s my pleasure to post here at Moore or Less Cooking while Nettie’s out of town. Nettie’s a steadfast supporter of other bloggers. You don’t often get the chance to pay something like that back but when you’re handed that chance, like I was today, you grab it.

I’m visiting today with a recipe for Almond Poppy Bread with Lemon Drizzle. In the name of full disclosure, let me start out with an admission: I don’t do yeast. Yes, I said it. In fact, all my friends who bake tease me regularly because it turns out that yeast hates me. We’ve been in a long term war and although I’ve won a battle or two, I’m losing the war. Badly.

So I’m a fan of quick breads, and this one in particular. It’s not terribly sweet so it can serve many purposes. We’ve had it for breakfast, with lunch, or with a pasta salad and fresh fruit for dinner on a hot summer night. On Thanksgiving I put a basket of breads and muffins on the table and Almond Poppy Bread is always requested. The leftovers from that basket serve as breakfast the next day. I shared this recipe on my blog a year and a half ago and I’m happy to share it with you here today.


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Almond Poppy Bread (with Lemon Drizzle)

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This recipe originally posted at: Quick Breads.

Almond Poppy Bread with Lemon Drizzle

Printable Recipe

Ingredients, dry:
2 ½ cups flour
1 cup sugar
¼ cup poppy seeds
1 TBSP baking powder
1 tsp salt

Ingredients, wet:
1 ¼ cups skim milk
1 ½ tsp almond extract
½ cup oil
1 egg

Ingredients, drizzle:
1 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP water
¼ cup powdered sugar

*Grease a loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
* Mix together dry ingredients. Add in wet ingredients. Stir briefly only, just to incorporate.
*Pour evenly into loaf pan
*Bake for approx. 55 minutes, until top springs back to the touch. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
*Run a knife carefully around the loaf to loosen and turn out of the pan.
* Allow to cool, then whisk together drizzle ingredients and drizzle over the top of the loaf.


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7 thoughts on “Almond Poppy Bread with Lemon Drizzle

  1. I am thrilled that you are a guest blogger! Almond Poppy seed in one of my favorite quick breads, yeast isn’t such a buddy of mine either. This bread brings back such sweet memories when I worked as a medical assistant and would start my mornings with a big muffin of this deliciousness, thank you for sharing, can’t wait to try your recipe. You are the best! Nettie <3

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