The perfect spring or summer snack, Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is a grain-free loaf bread that’s goes well with tea or coffee and is a healthy brunch recipe. Made with almond flour and coconut flour, there are no grains, no gluten and no refined sugars. If you like to bake Paleo foods, this is a must to add to your list. 

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After making some paleo lemon poppy seed cookies, I realized my love for this flavor combination and needed to take it a step further. Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is a gluten free bread that utilizes coconut flour, almond flour, eggs, and other real food ingredients along with lovely lemon zest and lemon juice for a light, beautiful spring combination. It’s a quick bread that’s perfect for breakfast, with tea or coffee or anytime you want a real food snack!

easy paleo lemon poppy seed bread

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

Just because you are paleo or follow a grain-free diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy bread! I have a number of gluten free bread recipes but if you are grain-free (which also applies to the paleo diet), you can also enjoy this Paleo Cassava Bread Recipe or even some Paleo Pumpkin Scones. But how about a quick bread that’s grain-free, gluten free but full of flavor? Enter lemon poppyseed bread without grains AND without any added refined sugar! It’s perfect for brunch, breakfast or an afternoon snack. It’s low in sugar and also in carbs. And it’s easy to make!

delicious, easy paleo lemon poppy seed bread - refined sugar free

Ingredients needed for paleo lemon poppyseed bread

  • Almond flour – a great grain-free option
  • Coconut flour – another wonderful grain-free flour
  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened applesauce (adds moisture)
  • Honey – a natural sweetener
  • Dairy-free milk (I use hemp milk, but feel free to choose what you like)
  • lemon juice, poppyseeds and lemon zest (see below on how to make)

How to make lemon zest

The Kitchn has a great post on four ways to get zest from citrus fruits. For this recipe, and anytime I am baking or want zest for that reason, I always use and highly recommend a microplane. Make sure to first wash and dry your fruit, and only get the colored part of the skin; don’t zest the pith. This is a great kitchen task for kids to help you with (with supervision!)

easy lemon poppy seed bread - gluten free and grain free

 

Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
 

The perfect spring or summer snack, Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is a grain-free loaf bread that's goes well with tea or coffee and is a healthy brunch recipe. Made with almond flour and coconut flour, there are no grains, no gluten and no refined sugars. If you like to bake Paleo foods, this is a must to add to your list. 

Course: Breakfast, Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 143 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup + 1 TBSP coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup dairy free milk
  • 1 tbsp poppyseeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir together.

  3. Add eggs, honey, applesauce, lemon juice, lemon zest, and dairy-free milk. Stir until smooth.

  4. Add in poppyseeds and pour into prepared pan. If desired, add lemon slices to the top (see notes).

  5. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The edges should be slightly brown.

  6. Let cool before slicing.

Recipe Notes

Lemon slices on top make for a very pretty presentation, but they are not edible. Simply remove before eating or leave off entirely.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 241mg10%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 118IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A couple of notes on this recipe:

  • Be sure to line your loaf pan with parchment paper. This makes for easy clean up!
  • Don’t get discouraged it it takes closer to 55 minutes. It will seem moist but it will get done.
  • The inclusion of the eggs makes this an airy bread. Unfortunately the eggs cannot be substituted.

And lastly, a few more paleo brunch recipes for you to try!

Fluffy Grain-Free Pumpkin Waffles

Paleo Mug Cake with Banana Flour (Grain Free) – make a few of these and put them out, or have guests be interactive and make themselves

Grain-Free Carrot Cake Banana Bread with Banana Flour

Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake

 

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