Almond Poppyseed Bread

Sweet and moist Almond Poppyseed Bread, a delicious treat to enjoy with your favorite cup of tea. 

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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!

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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 Poppy Seed Bread - The Foodie Affair
Almond Poppy Seed Bread - The Foodie Affair
Almond Poppy Seed Bread - The Foodie Affair

Almond Poppyseed Bread

This sweet and tender Almond Poppy Seed Bread is the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of your favorite tea, brunch or breakfast.
4.85 from 13 votes
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Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond, bake, Bread, breakfast, brunch, poppyseed, tea
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 1 Loaf
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g


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Recipe adapted from Williams-Sonoma Almond-Poppy Seed Bread 

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!