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Sliced lemon poppy seed bread with glaze on top.

Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Bread

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf of bread 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This lemon poppy seed bread is a zesty dessert-turned-breakfast packed with healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt for a guilt-free treat.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Lemon Glaze: (optional)

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. To a large bowl add flour, lemon zest, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Next, to a medium bowl add maple syrup, greek yogurt, melted coconut oil, lemon juice, vanilla extract and eggs. Whisk together until combined.
  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and mix together with a spatula until everything is well combined.
  5. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Scoop batter into loaf pan and spread so the batter is even.
  6. Bake for 40-45  minutes, or until cooked through and slightly browned on top.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool.

Lemon Glaze: (optional)

  1. For the lemon glaze, mix powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice together until there are no more clumps and mixture is smooth.
  2. Drizzle over bread while hot.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice (no glaze)
  • Calories: 211
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 434 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 32 mg

Keywords: lemon poppy seed bread, lemon poppy seed loaf, poppy seed bread