Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread


There are very few weeks that go by for me where I’m not making some type of baked good. When I went gluten free for my autoimmune disease I immediately missed all my favorite treats and simply the act of baking itself. Gluten free baking isn’t for the faint of heart - there are usually many failed attempts before you get the flours just right. When you get the recipe in perfect harmony, man oh man is it worth it.

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This recipe is one of my absolute favorites. The combo of lemon and poppy seeds is a classic and tastes good anytime of the year. I love making it when friends are coming over or when I’m craving a little something sweet with an afternoon mug of tea. You can leave out the glaze for a simple loaf, but I think it adds a nice touch of flavor. Don’t skimp on the lemon juice here, it helps keep the dry gluten free flours nice and moist. 

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Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread

Gluten free, Grain free, Paleo friendly treat

Makes: 1 loaf

Lemon Almond Poppy Seed Bread

Prep time:

Cook time:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 3 small lemons)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • zest of 2 lemons (reserve 1 tbsp zest)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1.5 tbsp poppy seeds
  • Glaze:
    • 1/4 cup coconut butter, melted 
    • 2 tbsp almond milk
    • 1 tbsp coconut oil, softened
    • 1 tbsp maple syrup 
    • 1/8 tsp almond extract

    • 1 tbsp chopped almonds
    • 1 tbsp lemon zest

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease loaf pan with coconut oil or butter.
    2. Mix together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
    3. Add in remaining wet ingredients and stir until fully incorporated.
    4. Fold in poppy seeds.
    5. Pour batter into pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.
    6. Remove from oven and fully cool. While cooling, add glaze ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
    7. Add glaze and top with chopped almonds and lemon zest. Enjoy!


I hope you enjoy this delicious little loaf of lemony goodness! 

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