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This Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt bread is light, moist, lemony and is perfect for any time of the day! It is drizzled with a buttery lemon glaze!

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This Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt Bread is simply divine. My boyfriend brought home these amazingly sweet lemons from a friend’s lemon tree. I did not want them to go to waste so what better way is there to use them up?! Bake this a lemon poppy seed yogurt bread, of course!

Baking with lemons is always a great idea because they are so refreshing and easy to work with. I like to add vanilla yogurt to this recipe instead of using more oil. It makes it extra fluffy and flavorful.

Normally I would make these Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins or Lemon Poppy Seed Cake but I just bought a loaf pan so this bread was meant to be! I have learned to let the bread sit after it is done baking for at least 20 minutes. It is best to have the bread completely cooled before drizzling the icing on top. It is also easier to slice when the bread is cooled as well.

If you love Lemon Poppy Seed Muffs, you will looooove this Lemon Poppy Seed Bread!

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Mother’s Day is this weekend so this would make a great breakfast, brunch or dessert addition!  This bread is not too sweet, but just sweet enough for this to become your new favorite.
On a side note- I love baking breads that don’t require any yeast. This bread is more like a cake that is extra fluffy and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry.


  • Soooo incredibly moist, you might want this for dessert too
  • Has a healthy twist and packed with protein from the yogurt
  • Light, sweet and the perfect amount of lemon flavor
  • Perfect for any breakfast, snack, or sweet treat
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Just look how wonderful this looks….so moist…..lemony…and perfect….I wish I had a slice right now!
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Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Bread

This Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt bread is light, moist, lemony and is perfect for any time of the day! This bread is drizzled with a light buttery lemon glaze and then sprinkled with fresh lemon zest for an extra lemon flavor!
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Servings: 12


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • Freshly grated zest of 2 lemons divided
  • 1 6 oz. or 8 oz. cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. butter; melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8 x 4 loaf pan.
  • Whisk together flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, and half of lemon zest in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, oil, and lemon juice. Whisk until combined. Gently fold flour mixture into yogurt mixture until just combined.
  • Pour batter into pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes and then invert onto cooling rack.
  • While the bread is baking, melt the butter in a microwavable dish and then whisk in the powdered sugar and lemon juice. The icing should be thick enough to spread on the bread once cooled. Be sure the bread is cooled completely. Add lemon zest on top of the icing. Slice and enjoy!
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  1. Do you sift and weight the flour, weigh then sift, or don’t weigh or sift at all? Thank you! My husband will love this; can’t wait to bake it…