Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread

Poppy seeds add a crunchy texture and slightly nutty taste to this tender bread. The addition of lemon peel intensifies the bread's citrus flavor.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup poppy seeds

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup plain Greek-style yogurt or sour cream

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 recipe Lemon Icing (optional)

Lemon Icing

  • 2 cup powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • Lemon juice and/or milk


  1. Coat a 4- to 5-quart oval slow cooker or a 4-quart round slow cooker with cooking spray or line the slow cooker with a disposable liner. In a large bowl stir together flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together sugar, eggs, oil, yogurt, milk, lemon peel, lemon juice, and the 1 teaspoon vanilla until sugar dissolves. Add sugar mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until combined (mixture should still be slightly lumpy). Spoon batter into prepared slow cooker.

  3. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until top appears set. Turn off slow cooker. Carefully remove lid so condensation from lid does not drip onto bread. Cover opening of slow cooker completely with paper towels; place lid on top. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Run a knife around edges of slow cooker; remove bread from cooker. Cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, drizzle with Lemon Icing.

Lemon Icing

  1. In a medium bowl combine the powdered sugar and lemon peel. Stir in enough lemon juice and/or milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to reach drizzling consistency.

    Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
12g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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