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These Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Loaves are light, moist, and full of lemon flavor. Perfect for the summer and to give as a home-made gift for that special someone!
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5 from 3 votes

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Glaze

This Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Glaze is light, moist, and full of lemon flavor. Perfect for the summer and to give as a homemade gift for that special someone!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon muffins, lemon recipe
Servings: 10 mini loaves
Calories: 301.95kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 lemon , zested and juiced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt


  • 2 lemons , juiced
  • 5 tablespoons powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray mini loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, poppy seeds, and lemon zest. Stir thoroughly. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla, yogurt, and lemon juice. Mix until combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Pour batter into mini loaves, filling about ¾ full. Bake for about 15-18 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes in loaf pan. Then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the glaze, stir together the lemon and powdered sugar until reaches desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled loaves.


Bread pan size: This recipe can be made in a regular loaf pan or muffin tin. Baking time will increase depending on what you choose to bake your loaves in.
Glaze: You may use more or less lemon juice for the glaze, depending on how much and how sweet you would like it.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 301.95kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.04g | Protein: 6.15g | Fat: 11.12g | Saturated Fat: 6.25g | Cholesterol: 58.14mg | Sodium: 224.68mg | Potassium: 160.84mg | Fiber: 1.03g | Sugar: 24.98g | Vitamin A: 331.16IU | Calcium: 93.94mg | Iron: 1.56mg