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Lemony Poppy Seed Loaf

I found this recipe in a magazine a long time has a very lemony flavor and I love that! I'm sure this loaf would freeze well but I can't say that for sure as mine never made it till there.

1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp poppy seeds
2 tbsp grated lemon zest
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup applesauce
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup lemon juice (approx 2 lemons)
3 egg whites

Glaze..1/2 cup icing(powdered) sugar and 1 tbsp lemon juice

Beat egg whites till soft peaks form and set aside.
In large bowl mix flour, poppy seeds,lemon zest, baking powder and baking soda.
In medium size bowl combine sugar, oil and applesauce. Whisk in lemon juice.
Stir this mixture into the flour mixture alternately with the sour cream.
Fold in beaten egg whites.
Pour into a greased 9x5" loaf pan and bake at 350 for 45 to 50 min or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 10 min before removing to rack. Mix the glaze and pour over loaf. Cool, slice and serve!


  1. Oh Betty...this looks so good. I love lemon and poppy seed together. And a loaf makes it all the better to slice and put in lunches...grin. I was thinking about making something yet for a late late snack for the boys...mmmm...maybe tomorrow in between somewhere!

  2. Lemon and poppy seeds...such a good combination. I enjoy having a new loaf recipe, and this one looks like I should try it soon. Kathy

  3. I haven't had a lemon loaf for ages,I love areal lemony taste.I have never made one with these ingredients,I think I will try it.You have the best collection of recipes I've ever seen.

  4. oh lemon loaf....lower infat and everything....maybe i should make this for fasba, looks great.

  5. Betty this lemon loaf looks really good and almost healthy too .. with the applesauce replacing some of the fat ..

  6. What a scrumptious blog you ladies have. I have a list of recipes I am going to try....only problem is which one first? ;)

  7. Lemons & poppyseeds...great together...and I like your slightly different variation.

  8. Oh, I'm so glad you posted this!~ My daughter and I were just talking about a recipe like this last week and I was going to look it up. I had no idea where my lemon cake recipe went.

  9. This loaf looks fantastic, Betty! Now I'm on the hunt for something comparable in a gf version. ;) Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. OH MY! This looks incredible! I've been gone a week so I have LOTS of catching up to do! I probably should look for some meat or veggie recipes! heehee!

  11. One of my new favorites...and so easy and tasty!! I love lemon.