Poppy Seed Bread With A Citrus Glaze

Poppy Seed Bread with a Citrus Glaze

This sweet and satisfying Poppy Seed Bread With A Citrus Glaze reminds me of some of my favorite moms. Jump to Recipe

Three Cheers For The Mom Village

When I was younger, I was blessed to be surrounded by many wonderful moms. Lunches, chitchat, advice … recipes! Whatever I needed, the universe responded appropriately. Now that I’m a mom, I talk about the importance of “the village” while raising my own kids because I feel like I really was the product of a true village of smart, talented, loving moms. Soccer games, rides to the beach, spaghetti dinners, family campouts … lots of mom love to go around.

Poppy Seed Bread With A Citrus Glaze

Poppy Seed Bread With A Citrus Glaze

Hug A Mom Today

On this Mother’s Day, I want to hug all the moms who have made me the mom I am today – including my own! And I want to give a great big hug to the mom who shared this family recipe with me for Poppy Seed Bread With a Citrus Glaze! I haven’t changed much from the original recipe – mainly, I now use a gluten-free flour. You can add a splash of almond extract if you have it on hand – I rarely do so I didn’t include it in this recipe! If you are avoiding white flour and white sugar, just stop reading now.

Poppy Seed bread with citrus glaze

Don’t skip the citrus glaze!

Poppy Seed Bread – Breakfast Or Dessert

This poppy seed bread is unparalleled in the breakfast bread category – or really the dessert category! Do not skip the citrus glaze. It is essential. I hope that you can bake this poppy seed bread for a special mom in your life this month. Or make it with your kids and enjoy it together, this recipe is very easy!

Poppy seed bread with a citrus glaze

This poppy seed bread is breakfast and dessert this weekend…

How To Make Poppy Seed Bread?

Throw all the ingredients into a large stand mixer. That’s it. Pour into two loaf pans or one loaf pan and some muffin tins. My kids always vote for at least a few muffins because they cook quicker… I can’t argue with their logic.

Poppy Seed Bread With A Citrus Glaze
5 from 6 votes

Poppy Seed Bread with a Citrus Glaze #SundaySupper

This poppy seed bread with a citrus glaze is delicious for breakfast or dessert!
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Author Erin Brighton


For the Bread

  • 3 c flour
  • 2 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • 1 1/2 t baking soda
  • 3 T poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 1 c + 2 T oil (I used a local canola oil)

For the Glaze

  • 1/4 c orange juice
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 t oil


  1. Combine all ingredients for the bread into a large stand mixer.
  2. Grease 2 loaf pans or 1 loaf pan and 12 muffin tins.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Mix ingredients until combined. Pour into greased loaf pans.
  5. Cook for about 60 minutes. (30-40 minutes for muffins)
  6. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Combine ingredients for glaze in a small saucepan. Stir. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  8. Poke some holes in the bread. Pour glaze generously over the top of the bread.
  9. Slice and serve with fresh fruit.

Poppy seed bread with a citrus glaze

For Sunday Supper this week, there are 57 other Mother’s Day inspired recipes for you to check out. Do you have a recipe that reminds you of a special mom in your life? Happy Mother’s Day to all my favorite moms!

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

22 thoughts on “Poppy Seed Bread with a Citrus Glaze”

  1. Yum!! This looks delicious. The mom who shared this recipe must have been a great home cook! Loving participating in #SundaySupper and getting all these great recipe ideas 🙂

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