Looking for a perfect, melt-in-your-mouth almond poppy seed bread sweetened with an orange glaze? This Orange Glazed Almond Poppy Seed bread is cake-like and smooth, with a crunchy orange topping. The nut-free quick bread looks fancy but comes together easily. It’s also freezer-friendly and can be made dairy-free!
My best friend’s mother is an extraordinary baker. So good, in fact, that we were delighted to get mini loaves of her Orange Glazed Almond Poppy Seed bread as birthday gifts. The bread looked and tasted so amazing that I assumed I would never be able to recreate it in my kitchen – and for years, as an adult, I was too intimidated to ask for the recipe.
The original recipe was recorded in an old church cookbook. She was kind enough to share it with me – and after a few adaptations, my family adores it just as much as I did when I was younger. It’s now a recipe I enjoy preparing in mini-loaves to give as gifts or donate to bake sales!
Try it in your kitchen – and see if you’re just as hooked on it as we are!