Poppy Seed Dessert Bread

There is absolutely nothing healthy about this melt-in-your-mouth bread, so save it for a dessert indulgence or special treat.  But do make it.  Oh, so good! We served it at my sister’s baby shower, and I frequently make mini-loaves or mini-muffin sizes for gifts.

Poppy Seed Dessert Bread

  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 1/4 c. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 c. and 2 Tsp. cooking oil
  • 1/2 c. poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp. butter flavoring (NOT real butter; this is found with the spices)

Add ingredients in order in large bowl.  Beat well for 2 minutes.  Pour into 2 greased loaf pans.  Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes.  Glaze while warm in pan.


  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. butter flavoring
  • 1 Tbsp. milk (approximately — going for a drizzly/thin consistency)

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  1. This is a recipe I need to save – I love dessert-type breads and am always looking for new ones to try (although this appears to be one that I need to make for a small gathering so I don’t eat it all myself!)

  2. This is a traditional family recipe for my family… we eat it for a breakfast bread at reunions and Christmas. We love this stuff.

  3. That looks so good!

  4. Looks good – I finally made the strawberry lime slushies. My dd – who turned up her nose at the strawberries, drank hers and finished mine! Thanks!

  5. How interesting. This sounds delicious.

  6. This is a favorite at our house too. I can’t make it very often because I cannot stop myself from eating it! So yummy!

  7. This sounds wonderful! I think it would make a lovely addition for my daughter’s tea party.

  8. This sounds yummy and a great one to give to friends. I’ve only had lemon poppyseed bread/muffins, so this is totally different than ones I’ve tried. 😀

  9. Yummy!!!!! Thanks for participating in Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and sharing your recipe.

  10. I love poppy seed bread!

  11. This looks so moist and delicious!

  12. This looks so good – I’m hosting a brunch next weekend and I think this will have to be included. Thanks!

  13. Wow. It looks amazing and yummy. Good recipe. I am surely gonna try it. Poppy seed is rich in B-complex. It is also very useful for health.

  14. oooooo… I am printing right now! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this!!

  15. I made this today! I was kind of scared because the batter seemed more liquidy than most quick bread recipes I have made, but I followed the directions and it turned out especially moist and yummy! I didn’t put the icing on it, but I’m sure it is to die for! Thanks for this incredible recipe & Happy Holidays!


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