This Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf is the best spring treat. It’s perfectly sweet to enjoy for a dessert but also not too sweet to enjoy for a delicious breakfast. The bread is light, fluffy and

Slice of lemon poppy seed loaf.

Spring has sprung! And so has all lemon flavored treats.

This Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf is the perfect recipe to kick of spring and it couldn’t be easier to make.

Besides being easy to make, I cannot rave enough about the texture and flavor.

The lemon flavor is bright and refreshing without being too overpowering. And the texture…is absolute PERFECTION!

The loaf is light and fluffy while also being moist. You don’t want the bread to crumble in your hand and this one won’t do that to you.

Anything with the flavor of lemon poppy seed has been my favorite since I was a kid.

And this recipe is no different, if not one of my favorite spring treats!

Main Ingredients

Ingredients measured out in bowls to make the lemon poppy loaf.

How to Make Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Add your eggs, oil, butter and almond milk to a large mixing bowl
  3. Whisk and mix until fully combined
  4. Add in the lemon juice, vanilla extract and granulated sugar
  5. Mix until fully combined
  6. Gently fold in the dry ingredients a little at a time
  7. Fold in the poppy seeds
  8. Pour the batter into a loaf pan that is lined with parchment paper
  9. Using a knife, draw a line down the middle of the batter. This will create that beautiful opening once the loaf is done baking
  10. Put in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes
  11. Remove from oven and cover the loaf with aluminum foil
  12. Put back into the oven and baked for an additional 20 minutes
  13. Once the loaf is done baking, remove from the oven and set aside to cool
  14. Do not remove from the pan until the loaf is fully cooled
  15. When ready, remove the loaf from the pan
  16. Slice and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use lemon extract instead of lemon juice?

No, I don’t recommend swapping the lemon juice for lemon extract as the ratio will be off and the flavor could be too strong.

Do I have to use olive oil?

You can substitute the olive oil for coconut oil or avocado oil at a 1:1 ratio.

Can I use gluten free flour instead of regular all purpose flour?

Yes! You can replace it as a 1:1 ratio for this recipe. Make sure to use all purpose gluten free flour.

How do I know the loaf is done baking?

The edges of the loaf should be golden. Also, if you stick a toothpick in the center it should come out clean.

What is the best way to store leftovers of this Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf?

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in the fridge for 5 days. You can also freeze for up to 1 month in a freezer-safe bag or container.

Slices of lemon poppy seed loaf on a platter.
Slice of lemon poppy seed loaf
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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
This Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf is the best spring treat. It's perfectly sweet to enjoy for a dessert but also not too sweet to enjoy for a delicious breakfast. The bread is light, fluffy and moist.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 lemons, juice only
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, or gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Add your eggs, oil, butter and almond milk to a large mixing bowl
  • Whisk and mix until fully combined
  • Add in the lemon juice, vanilla extract and granulated sugar
  • Mix until fully combined
  • Gently fold in the dry ingredients a little at a time
  • Fold in the poppy seeds
  • Pour the batter into a loaf pan that is lined with parchment paper
  • Using a knife, draw a line down the middle of the batter. This will create that beautiful opening once the loaf is done baking
  • Put in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes
  • Remove from oven and cover the loaf with aluminum foil
  • Put back into the oven and baked for an additional 20 minutes
  • Once the loaf is done baking, remove from the oven and set aside to cool
  • Do not remove from the pan until the loaf is fully cooled
  • When ready, remove the loaf from the pan
  • Slice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 253kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 142mg, Potassium: 41mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 276IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 46mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keywords: lemon bread, lemon bread recipe, lemon desserts, lemon loaf, lemon recipes, Spring Baking

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