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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

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This homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf is easy to make and is bursting with lemon flavor. Studded with poppy seeds and infused with a lemon syrup, this bread is a perfect recipe for your springtime baking.

 

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I’m sharing my third recipe for #SpringSweetsWeek and it’s one of my family’s favorite sweet quick breads.  I say sweet but it also packs a punch with a zing from the fresh lemon juice that is infused into the bread.  So good!

Don’t forget that over 27 bloggers are sharing more wonderful  recipes this week! AND a fabulous giveaway from our sponsors is going on as well.  My first recipe this week is in this post for Pink Lemonade Rice Krispie Treats. Also check out yesterday’s Blueberry Flower Tarts.

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Check out this beautiful baking pan set 

set of baking pans from Anolon

 

I am in love with this set of baking pans from Anolon.  The color, the quality, and the sizes are all perfect.  I used the loaf pan to bake this lemon  poppy seed bread and it came out beautifully.  Since making this, I have used each pan for various other recipes all with the same success.  Nothing sticks, and clean up is a cinch with them.  

Confession time:  I didn’t need to use butter and flour to grease the loaf pan.  I made this bread again and forgot to do that step.  I held my breath and hoped for the best getting the lemon poppy seed loaf out of the pan.  No worries because it turned out easily and didn’t stick at all! My kind of bakeware!

Let’s make Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

I used Anolon’s 8×4-inch loaf pan to bake this recipe in. You can use a slightly larger one, just adjust the baking time but checking at a couple of minutes before the minimum baking is up.  Butter and flour your baking pan.  

It’s my preference to whisk the dry ingredients first in any baking recipe.  This way you know they’re ready when you need them.  I also went ahead and zested and juiced the lemons for this recipe, setting aside the amounts for the bread and for the lemon syrup.  Blending with a fork, I combined the zest and sugar and set it aside until it was needed for the batter.  

Lemon zest and sugar in red bowl

 

Once you have the lemon poppy seed bread batter mixed, pour it into your prepared loaf pan.

lemon poppy seed bread batter in an Anolon baking pan

 

Then it’s baking time! While the bread is cooling in the pan for five minutes, it’s time to whisk up the lemon syrup  to infuse the lemon bread with even more lemon flavor.  Poke holes in the still hot bread with a wooden skewer and then spoon the lemon syrup over the bread.  You will use all of the lemon syrup, allow a few seconds between each coat before adding more.  Let the loaf cool completely before slicing and enjoying. 

fresh out of the oven lemon poppy seed loaf in baking pan

 

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slices of lemon poppy seed bread on wooden board

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

This homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf is easy to make and is bursting with lemon flavor. Studded with poppy seeds and infused with a lemon syrup, this bread is a perfect recipe for your springtime baking.
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Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest (about 3 medium lemons)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp plain Greek Yogurt (I used the no fat kind, but any will do)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

for the Lemon Syrup

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour an 8 by 4-inch baking dish, set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add sugar and lemon zest and using a fork mix together until the lemon zest has turned the sugar a tint of yellow.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar mixture in a large bowl of a stand mixer, until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time, adding in vanilla with last egg.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, whisk together the milk and Greek yogurt. Heat this mixture in micorwave for a few seconds, just until the liquid is no longer cold. You do not want it hot.
  • Alternate adding 1/3 of the flour mixture, 1/3 of the milk mixture, and half of the lemon juice to the butter/sugar mixture - beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking pan and bake in oven for 45 - 55 minutes, testing with a toothpick to see if it's done. It may take longer to bake, each oven temperature varies.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes in loaf pan, then invert loaf onto a wire rack with a sheet of wax paper under it.
  • While the bread is cooling in the pan for five minutes, it's time to whisk up the lemon syrup  to infuse the lemon bread with even more lemon flavor. Combine lemon juice and sugar in a bowl and heat in microwave on HIGH power and heat in 15 second intervals, whisking between intervals until sugar has dissolve and mixture is hot.
  • Poke holes in the still hot bread with a wooden skewer and then spoon the lemon syrup over the bread.  You will use all of the lemon syrup, allow a few seconds between each coat before adding more.  Let the loaf cool completely before slicing and enjoying.

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lemon poppy seed bread on wooden board with lemon slice

 

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