9/21/2014

Orange Poppy Seed Bread

Last year I stumbled upon one of my F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E recipes ever on the face of the planet.

This recipe for Orange Poppy Seed Bread is so easy.

And so dang good.

I make a few loaves and freeze 'em.

Then I'll pop one out the night before I want a sweet treat for breakfast on a cold morning!

Below is the recipe I've adapted from Myra at My Blessed Life.

Enjoy!

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Orange Poppy Seed Bread

3 c. whole wheat flour
2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. milk
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 tbsp. poppy seeds
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. orange zest

Glaze:

1/2 c. sugar
3 tbsp. orange juice
1/2 tsp. orange zest
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. vanilla

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add milk, oil, eggs, poppy seeds, vanilla, eggs and orange zest.

Pour bread mixture into two greased loaf pans.

Bake at 325 degrees for about an hour (or until toothpick comes out clean).

While loaves cool in pan, combine ingredients for the orange glaze in a saucepan and heat on low until sugar is dissolved.

Poke each loaf of bread several times and pour glaze over top.

Leave bread in loaf pans for 30-minutes, then remove to cooling racks to cool.

Recipe adapted from My Blessed Life.

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