Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is a moist and flavorful loaf with a bright, lemony tang and a crunch from poppy seeds in every bite! Then, the loaf is topped with a sweet lemon glaze for even more lemon flavor.It’s a delicious way to start your day with a cup of coffee or tea or enjoyed as an afternoon snack.I would always order a slice of this loaf at my local coffee shop, so I love having a recipe to make at home! I also have Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins that you will love! Ingredients & Substitutions Room Temperature Ingredients: For the best results, be sure you are using room temperature ingredients (specifically eggs and sour cream).
Sour Cream: The sour cream adds extra moisture to the bread, as well as a little bit of richness and tang.Lemons: You will need about 2 large lemons to contribute to the lemon flavor.Both lemon zest and lemon juice will be added to the bread batter.
Then, more lemon juice is used in the glaze.Lemon Extract: Look for lemon extract among other extracts (vanilla, almond, etc.) at your local grocery store.If you don’t have lemon extract, you could use an equal amount of lemon zest as a substitute.
Poppy Seeds: Poppy seeds come from the poppy plant and are used a lot in recipes.You can find them in your nearest grocery store or supermarket.They give a little added crunch and flavor to the loaf.
If you just want a delicious lemon loaf, simply leave out the poppy seeds! Baking Powder: Since this is a quick bread (no yeas