Zingy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Zingy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Picture yourself on a sunny morning, the air carrying the scent of zesty lemons and warm baked goods. What better way to start your day than with a slice of this delightful Zingy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread? This recipe combines the tanginess of lemons with the delicate crunch of poppy seeds, resulting in a bread that’s bursting with flavor and texture.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Slice and serve, enjoying the bright flavors and delightful texture of this zesty lemon poppy seed bread.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 1 delicious loaf

A burst of sunshine in every bite, this Zingy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is a delightful combination of tangy lemons and crunchy poppy seeds. Perfect for breakfast or a midday treat.

Nutrition information: Calories: 220 | Total Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 180mg | Total Carbohydrates: 32g | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Sugars: 17g | Protein: 3g

Picture yourself savoring each mouthful of this lemon-infused delight, the flavors dancing on your taste buds. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet morning or sharing it with loved ones, this Zingy Lemon Poppy Seed Bread brings a touch of brightness to every occasion.

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