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Almond Poppy Seed Bread

Almond Poppy Seed Bread


  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ c. sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. teaspoons BAKING POWDER, 32OZ
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Durkee® Poppy Seed
  • 1 ½ c. milk (do not use skim milk)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1 ½ tsp. Durkee® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 13 c. corn oil



For Bread:

  1. Grease and flour two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans (or four 7½ x 3¾-inch loaf pans). Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and poppy seeds in large mixing bowl; set aside. In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract and oil.
  3. Add oil mixture to dry ingredients. Blend at medium-high speed for 1 minute. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until loaves are light brown in color and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

For Glaze:

  1. Heat sugar, orange juice, vanilla extract, almond extract and butter to boiling in small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Pour glaze over hot loaves of bread, in pans. Cool completely in pan. Remove from pans; cover loaves and let sit overnight before serving.