Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Enjoy this soft, moist and delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Bread made with healthier ingredients making this low fat and lower in processed sugar. 

Course Breads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 slices
Calories 535 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


For the glaze:

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together: flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and granulated sugar. Create a well in the middle of the ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients: maple syrup, oil, apple sauce, eggs, extracts, and lemon zest. Stir the center of wet ingredients first before starting to incorporate the wet into the dry. Stir until dry ingredients are just combined. Add in poppyseed and stir again gently.
  3. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in the pan before removing to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  4. For the glaze, stir powdered sugar together with just enough lemon juice to create a thick glaze the consistency of white school glue. Drizzle generously over loaf and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 596mg26%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 55g61%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.