Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
If you like moist poppy seed bread with a hint of citrus and a rich creamy lemon glaze, then this is the recipe for you! Because I know you were craving that specific thing right at this moment. And if you weren’t then now you are. This bread is so delicious, that it really should qualify as a dessert. But I called it a bread mostly to justify making it for my kids for an after school snack. And then eating it again for breakfast. But hey, if you check out the ingredients, it’s rather healthy (er, healthier) with whole wheat flour, greek yogurt, egg whites, low fat milk and no butter. So enjoy! Also perfect for a brunch or luncheon, and pretty enough to be packaged up and given as a gift to neighbors, teachers, visiting teachers, or that friend who volunteered to watch your kids when you needed a break. Those are the best kind of friends, and this is definitely a worthy thank you gift. Just saying….

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

1½ cups white whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup sugar
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
½ cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
¼ cup lowfat milk
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
Lemon Glaze:
1½ cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
3 Tablespoons heavy cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan (8½ by 4½) with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl mix sugar and lemon zest, then add greek yogurt, milk, olive oil, vanilla, egg, egg whites and poppy seeds. Whisk vigorously until well blended, then add to the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated (don’t over mix). Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick entered in center comes out clean. Let cool to room temperature before turning out and removing from pan. To make the lemon glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, lemon juice, and cream (can thin out with a little milk if too thick). Pour over the top of the bread, then slice and serve.

Source | The Recipe Critic

Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Bread


10 thoughts on “Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

  1. Janessa says:

    I totally have a thing for lemon glazed baked goods. I love this lighter take on a heavenly classic! Can’t wait to try it!


  2. cookiesnchem says:

    Cool! Your photographs are always so beautiful. I’m totally saving this recipe for the next time we pick up some poppyseeds. Love the addition of Greek yogurt! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.


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