This poppy seed bread is one of the best ever. If you have ever tasted poppy seed muffins, this is just as good! It is also very simple.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.

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  • Mix the flour, salt, sugar, and soda in a mixing bowl. Add vanilla, milk, eggs, and oil. Beat for five minutes with an electric mixer. Stir in the poppy seeds. Pour batter into loaf pans.

  • Bake for one hour. Cool on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

267.9 calories; 3.3 g protein; 29.5 g carbohydrates; 31.8 mg cholesterol; 165.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
The flavor was nice but it was on the dry side. I used 1/2 t. vanilla extract and 1/2 t. lemon extract instead of 1 full t. of vanilla. I sure hope that didn't affect the moistness of the bread. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2009
The list of ingredients for this recipe is very good and produces a very nice tasting quick bread that we all enjoyed. However , I would not recommend following the directions by beating all the ingredients together in a bowl for 5 minutes with an electric mixer. Excessive mixing will cause the overdevelopment of gluten and make the bread tough instead of tender.. INSTEAD… Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ones (Only when each bowl of ingredients is mixed thoroughly ) and fold them together gently until just combined. Do this part by hand rather than with a mixer. The end result will be a nice sweet, tender quick bread. THX Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
The flavor was nice but it was on the dry side. I used 1/2 t. vanilla extract and 1/2 t. lemon extract instead of 1 full t. of vanilla. I sure hope that didn't affect the moistness of the bread. Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2009
The list of ingredients for this recipe is very good and produces a very nice tasting quick bread that we all enjoyed. However , I would not recommend following the directions by beating all the ingredients together in a bowl for 5 minutes with an electric mixer. Excessive mixing will cause the overdevelopment of gluten and make the bread tough instead of tender.. INSTEAD… Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ones (Only when each bowl of ingredients is mixed thoroughly ) and fold them together gently until just combined. Do this part by hand rather than with a mixer. The end result will be a nice sweet, tender quick bread. THX Read More
(35)
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2010
The flavor was nice but it was on the dry side. I used 1/2 t. vanilla extract and 1/2 t. lemon extract instead of 1 full t. of vanilla. I sure hope that didn't affect the moistness of the bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2003
This recipe can be used for muffins - bake about 23 minutes. They turned out very moist and so easy. I just threw everything together except poppy seeds in a medium bowl and blended. I added 1/4 teaspoon almond extract reduced oil to 3/4 cup and added 3/4 cup apple sauce. Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
Very good easy bread. It turned out very moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2010
This was great! Very simple to make and it turned out so moist and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2011
The baking time for this is too long - I baked mine for a little less than 50 minutes and it was slightly overdone. Next time I'll shorten it to 40 - 45 minutes. But other than that this bread is very delicious with or without spreading butter on it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2007
This was just heaven! my family used to go to a certain restaraunt when visiting our grandparents and the thing we always looked forward to was the poppyseed bread they gave as an appetizer. THis tastes exactly the same delicious and i even had to use a regular glass pan as we didn't have the correct pans and it still turned out perfect same cook time and everything. But what hit me the most is how simple it is to make it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2002
I don't have a mixer but it came out fine when I stirred it by hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
This was a great recipe. easy to make and very tasty! I kept one bread and gave the other to a friend. The bread was much better about 5 hours after it cooled than right out of the oven. I will definitely make this one again. Read More
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