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Poppy Seed Bread with Orange Glaze

My neighbor gave me this recipe, and I love that it makes two loaves. We usually eat one and then give the other away or freeze it for later. The glaze complements the bread perfectly. —Heather Frese, Albany, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 loaves (16 slices each)


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons each butter flavoring, almond extract and vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon each butter flavoring, almond extract and vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, oil, poppy seeds, butter flavoring and extracts. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Transfer to two greased and floured 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55-60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm loaves.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 190 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • ColtsLady
    Dec 15, 2020

    I love to make and give as gifts or to have on hand when I have out of town visitors staying with me. It goes over big every time.

  • Jellybug
    Sep 5, 2019

    Hubby asked me to bake a cake or sweet bread for a businesses meeting and I gave this delicious loaf a try. Delicious, moist and it was so easy to prepare. The two loaves were gobbled up by all the departments head..Need to make it again..

  • modokennard
    Aug 29, 2019

    I found this on Pinterest and thought it looked good. I gave it a try and it was INCREDIBLE! I served it for dessert after dinner and it was perfect If I had ice cream or whipped cream to top it, I think that would have been very tasty as well! BUT, honestly it stood on its own. Would be a great breakfast brunch item. I think it might be good toasted, will try that with the ones I have in the oven right now.

  • peachesandcream48
    Mar 29, 2010

    You have to try this....super moist and delicious. But I warn you, you won't stop with just a slice!