Lemon Poppy Seed Sweet Bread

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Get a great lemon, poppy seed bread right from your bread machine! Note: Use butter OR oil and lemon zest OR lemon oil, not both. Thanks to Annacia for catching my goof. I looked at the notes and the original recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of poppy seeds, which I have added to the ingredient list below.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients in the machine. Program for Bread, Sweet, or Basic White Bread, and press start.
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5 5

This is a great sweet bread! I took Annacia's advise and used oil instead of butter and I used splenda for 2tbs and sugar for the last. I also used half bread flour and half wheat. I did end up having to add about an 1/8cup of water probably because of the wheat flour but it turned out lovely! DH and DD loved it!

5 5

Made for Easter Egg tag Event. This was a lovely bread...I need to practice my braiding technique...definitely no reflection on the recipe poster...lol I added lemon zest and I really liked the flavour.

5 5

This recipe is very simply spectacular! It makes a dough that is pure heaven to work with. I started with plain fat free yogurt so I added a extra tsp of lemon extract and as the amount of poppyseed isn't mentioned in the ingredient list *wink* I put in 1 1/2 Tbsp for an amount that I liked. I used canola oil as it's a healthier fat than butter and used 1/2 a cup of egg white instead of whole eggs and Splenda for the sugar. This is destined for tomorrow's Easter table so I havent sampled the baked loaf but if the dough is anything to go by it's wonderful! A light but clear lemon flavor with a perfect sweetness. This is truly a 5 star recipe. Thanks you so much for posting it Jan. Made for Photo Tag.