Almond Poppyseed Bread
Sweet and moist Almond Poppyseed Bread, a delicious treat to enjoy with your favorite cup of tea.
Almond Poppyseed Bread For Tea Lovers
I made this Almond Poppy Seed Bread for my mama!
She celebrated her 77th birthday this past Saturday, and since she has always enjoyed tea, not coffee.
I decided to get creative to find some tea related gifts.
I picked up a cute tray and filled it with a selection of tea leaves from my local tea shop, new kitchen towels, a pretty table runner, some purchased cookies.
All lovely, but the star of the gift was a loaf of this freshly baked Almond Poppy Seed Bread!
It’s so fun to shop when you know a person will love all the goodies you picked out, and even more enjoyable to add something that’s baked from home!
Food Gift Idea
I used almond paste in this bread, and boy does that almond flavor come through perfectly, and so delicious with poppy seeds!
I made another loaf without the seeds because I was on a baking roll and wanted to test the flavor.
Do you like the little crunch from the seeds? I think it adds a nice texture to the bread, so when I bake this bread again, the poppy seeds are staying!
The disposable loaf baking pans are from my local craft store.
They measure about 6″ x 3″ which are smaller than regular sized loaf pans.
It was hard to decide what pattern and colors to choose. It had to match the rest of the gifts 😉
Assuming mom will be sharing this bread with my dad, the mini loaf is a great size for two!
Almond Poppyseed Bread
- 1 stick butter unsalted at room temperature
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup poppy seeds
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup almond paste
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour loaf pans (1 one pound pan or two mini pans)
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and poppy seeds.
- In a medium bowl beat butter and almond paste on medium until light and smooth (3-4 minutes. You may need to bread up the almond paste with a fork a few times). Add sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy (3-4 minutes). Add the eggs one a a time, beating well after each addition.
- Reduce speed to low and alternate adding the flour and milk until well incorporated. Start and end with flour.
- Put batter into prepared loaf pan (s) and bake until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. For a 1 loaf pan, expect to bake for 50-60 minutes. Small loaf pans may only take 25-30 minutes.
- Place pans on a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely.
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Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma Almond-Poppy Seed Bread
I love almonds and poppy seeds, this sounds wonderful and would make such great gifts!
Thanks Joy! One of my favorite ways to give gifts is by sending little loafs. Share the love 🙂
This is my favorite bread and your recipe sounds fantastic!!
This looks absolutely fabulous! I love that you used almond paste, I bet it has a great almond flavor! Can’t wait to try this. Pinning!
Thanks, Kristin! The almond paste definitely adds a rich flavor. Love that taste!
Quick breads are great to have at your fingertips! You’ll like this one, Heidy!
Thank you, Jangle! The paste really brings more depth of the almond flavor.
Awww, such a nice thought. I think we baked with poppy seeds more often when we were kids!
I really want some of this. Warm, fresh from the oven with a healthy slab of butter! Yeah, that sounds great now.
Yes, right out of the oven is the absolute best time to enjoy bread!
Happy Birthday to your Mom.
Love the poppy seed and almond paste combo, I too would keep the poppy seeds.
Thank you, Norma! Definitely keeping the poppy seeds!
I wouldn’t have paired poppy seeds and almond together, but now that you mention it, it sounds delish!
I love almond flavor in baked goods! Poppy seeds were a bonus!
We love poppy seed and your bread looks delicious! A piece or two would be perfect right about now.
Thank you! It’s a lovely treat anytime!!
I love this combo of almonds and poppy – such a winner!
Definitely will make repeat appearances!!
We love this gorgeous loaf of bread; so beautifully done and just as tasty, no doubt!
Thanks, Dan! This one is a keeper 😉
I love that you used the addition of almond paste. Almond Poppy Seed is one of my favorites!
Thanks, Serena! The almond and poppyseed combo is so tasty together!
This is a beautiful cake. We love poppyseeds in our baked goods. They bring back memories from my husband’s grandmother’s baking.
Awww, I love imagining families enjoying their loved ones baked goods! Thank you for the nice comment, Sandi!
I love poppy seeds. This was a beautiful post Sandra.
Thank you, Patty! It was fun to work on this one 🙂
Happy Birthday to your mom! What a sweet package you made for her. I do love your Almond Poppy Seed Bread, it looks so easy to make and definitely delicious. Pinned/shared.
Thank you for spreading the love, Joanne! And for the sweet birthday wish!
I wish I could get my hubby to eat poppy seeds. I may have to make it for just me!
Oh, I think you should make this just for you, Theresa! And enjoy every little seed 😉
What a gorgeous bread…I wish I had a slice right now! Lovely photography as always!
Thanks so much, Linda! The photos are evolving…slowly 🙂
This almond poppy seed bread looks so delicious! I would love to make bake my own quick bread, I am just so intimidated by baking!!!
It is seriously the easiest bread ever, Brandi! Plus, your house will smell amazing!
I am sure this almond paste gave this bread a very nutty flavor! Looks delicious!
The almond paste is key for lots of flavor, that’s for sure!
I love this post!! What a darling gift. My kids LOVE poppy seed bread, and the addition of the almond would make it even tastier! Thanks for the great recipe!
It was a fun gift to put together. I love theme gifts 🙂 Thanks, Michaela!!
This is one of my daughter’s favorite quick breads! I love that you’ve used almond paste…so yummy! I hope to bake up a loaf very soon 🙂
PS. Happy birthday to your mom! Mine turned 79 last week!
I love the taste of almonds. Extract is good, but the paste is even better!