I came across this recipe via Pinterest and it went to the top of my “to make” list immediately. I love love love almond flavoring and it looked so moist (and it was). This recipe came from a blog I follow and absolutely adore, The Girl Who Ate Everything. If you aren’t familiar with it, you need to check it out asap.
Although I love making cookies, I wanted to give you all a variety of options to bake for the upcoming holidays. Sweet breads are great to give away at Christmastime because they last for several days and are a nice change to the traditional treats. Plus, you can buy cute mini loaf pans to bake them in so it’s like a double gift. I found cute ones for $1 each at Michael’s last year (I haven’t looked yet this year).
I loved the combination of the almond and citrus flavors in this bread. I replaced the orange with lemon juice since I didn’t have any oranges and I loved the zip the lemon gave the bread. I do think it would be amazing with the orange juice and will be trying it that way next time.
Almond Poppyseed Bread
recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/8 cups cooking oil
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 T. poppy seeds
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp butter extract (or 1 1/2 tsp melted butter can be substituted)