This easy glazed lemon poppy seed bread is a recipe that uses pantry staples to create a sweet and zippy bread that can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert!
I love lemon desserts. Lemon cream pie, lemon bars, lemon cookies, and the list goes on! It’s like the flavor is just so bright and cheery. I recently purchased a half bushel of peaches with the intention of eating a lot of them now and processing the rest for later. So I bought a bag of lemons to have on hand, as I knew I would need some fresh lemon juice for making peach jam, peach pie, and peach sorbet. After all was said and done, I had a few lemons leftover…what else is a girl to do but make a yummy lemon treat?
I wanted something pretty quick and easy that I could make with ingredients I had on hand. I didn’t have any graham crackers for a pie crust, so lemon cream pie was out. I didn’t have enough lemons to make lemon bars, and those would have taken a little bit more effort than I had time for. Lemon cookies were an option, but I didn’t want to be tempted by 3 dozen cookies hanging out in my kitchen. 🙂 Enter this easy glazed lemon poppy seed bread.
This recipe adapted from The New York Times is great because it uses ingredients you likely already have on hand. And if you don’t have poppy seeds, you could always just omit them. The bread turned out so yummy–so moist and tender with a subtle lemon flavor. The glaze really gives it a tangy but sweet zip of lemon flavor, and the consistency of the glaze is perfect, as it sort of hardens a little bit rather than just making the bread sticky. Perfection!
This makes a great option for a quick grab and go breakfast, or it can be enjoyed as a snack. Who am I kidding, this would also be a lovely dessert as-is, or you could top it with some berries and cream to really take things up a notch!
Enjoy, friends, it really is tasty!