Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread

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Lemon-Poppy Seed Bread
Photo: Oxmoor House
This gluten-free quick bread is full of bright, citrusy flavor. Try it for breakfast with yogurt and a drizzle of honey.
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 slice)


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3.15 ounces sweet white sorghum flour (about 3/4 cup)
2.3 ounces brown rice flour (about 1/2 cup)
2.1 ounces tapioca flour (about 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 large egg yolks
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar or granulated sugar


Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, xanthan gum, and next 3 ingredients; stir with a whisk.

3. Place granulated sugar and butter in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended. Beat in egg yolks. Beat in buttermilk, lemon rind, lemon juice, and canola oil until well blended. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed until smooth.

4. Place egg whites in a small bowl; beat with a whisk until foamy. Add poppy seeds and egg whites to batter; beat at low speed just until blended.

5. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray, and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Created date

September 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 186
Fat 7.3 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 42 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 267 mg
Calcium 78 mg