Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Food: Poppyseed Bread with Glaze

Thought I would share one of my most requested and loved recipes today....... Poppyseed Bread with Glaze.  My mom has been spoiling us with this for years and I've subsequently created the same addiction with my family.  The perfect breakfast treat or snack; this bread gets gobbled up faster than you can say "Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez" in our house. :)  Not to be confused with Lemon Poppyseed bread; this bread actually blends almond, vanilla and butter flavorings with a touch of orange juice to create tastebud bliss.  The best part is it is fast and virtually foolproof..... just get all the ingredients in one bowl and mix it up!


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter flavored extract
  • 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavored extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease bottoms of two 9-inch loaf pans.
  2. Mix together flour, salt, baking powder, poppy seeds, butter flavoring, oil, eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and almond flavoring. Pour into prepared pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for one hour. Cool 5 minutes. Poke holes in top of loaves and pour glaze over.
  4. To make glaze: Mix orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring, 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add enough confectioners' sugar to make glaze.

The recipe calls for 2 large loaves but I prefer to make six smaller ones (just be sure to adjust your baking time) so that I can freeze them for later or wrap them up to give to neighbors, friends or teachers.  The glaze is optional but I highly recommend it.  Again, super easy to make mixing all the ingredients in one bowl and simply pouring over the loaves.  In the photo below, I've just poured it on and it looks like the bread is swimming in it...... but it dries really quickly to create a transparent and really yummy addition.  

Don't say I didn't warn you! :)


  1. Looks absolutely delicious and dangerous! Love the little loaves!

  2. Feel free to send me a loaf or 4. Yum!!

  3. Oh my gosh, I love poppyseed bread, and this looks delicious!!

  4. Yum, I need to make these! I just got some new oranges from our neighbor's tree too! I have never heard of butter extract.

  5. Delicious! Cute little loaves and I'm sure these smell heavenly while baking :)

  6. Crissy, this looks absolutely delicious! I think I'll make up a loaf or two to bring to one of my friends who is expecting her first child any day now. Thanks so much for popping by I Dream Of -- it's lovely to "meet" you!

  7. Hi Crissy! Thanks so much for popping over to my blog. You have a gorgeous blog - I'm following!

  8. Mmm, I love poppyseed bread! Your packaging is adorable...what a great little gift!


Thanks for sharing!