Orange Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

This Orange Poppy Seed Bread is wonderful!  It is so moist that it is almost like cake.  Excellent served at an afternoon tea or anytime you desire this delicious quick bread.  It is truly one of my favorite quick bread recipes.  I just know you will also love it.

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one loaf of Orange Poppy Seed Bread

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Orange Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Orange Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
Servings: 2 loaves
Orange Poppy Seed Bread:
Orange Glaze:
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar), sifted
  • 1/4 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Orange Poppy Seed Bread Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9- x 5-inch loaf pans.

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs, milk, vegetable oil, orange zest, vanilla extract, and almond extract; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.

  3. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. NOTE: Be sure and poke the toothpick already to the center of the loaf. A good check is to use an instant digital thermometer to test your bread. The internal temperature of the bread should be at 200 degrees F. when done. Remove from oven.

  4. While still hot, using a long-tined fork, poke holes in the top of the baked loaves. Pour Orange Glaze over loaves. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove from pans.

  5. Cool completely before slicing.

  6. Yields 2 loaves.

Orange Glaze Instructions:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, orange juice, vanilla extract, and almond extract; stir until well blended.

Recipe Notes

Toasting Poppy Seeds - Toast poppy seeds in a 350 degree F. oven or in a dry frying pan over medium heat.  Stir occasionally, toasting only until seeds begin to brown. 

Thermapen Internal Temperature Cooking ChartI get many readers asking what cooking/meat thermometer that I prefer and use in my cooking and baking. I, personally, use the Thermapen Thermometer. Originally designed for professional use, the Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer is used by chefs all over the world.  I only endorse a few products, on my web site, that I like and use regularly.

You can learn more or buy yours at: Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer.

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Comments and Reviews

One Response to “Orange Poppy Seed Bread Recipe”

  1. Alice

    This is the best of the best of the lemon/orange poppy seed recipes available, and it is so easy and fuss free to make.
    Thank you for sharing this


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