May 15, 2023

Lemon-glazed strawberry poppy seed bread

Loaf of lemon glazed strawberry poppy seed bread.

Fresh strawberries and poppy seeds come together in this quick bread topped with a lemon glaze for a delicious spring or summer treat.

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Strawberry season is one of my favorite times of the year. We always go strawberry picking at a local farm each year at the beginning of summer. Then we have lots of fresh strawberries to eat and enjoy.
I love fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie, and making strawberry jam. Sometimes I like to make something different with the strawberries like this quick bread.
Slices of lemon glazed strawberry poppy seed bread on a cutting board.
This quick bread is a twist on lemon poppy seed, but with the addition of fresh strawberries. Strawberry and lemon pair nicely together and all of these together make a delicious quick bread. This quick bread is perfect for a brunch, dessert, or for an afternoon snack.
Quick bread is really like a loaf cake, and especially with the lemon glaze on top, this would be a nice dessert to have during strawberry season. It goes well with a hot coffee or a hot cup of tea.
Quick breads and muffins are two things I like to bake pretty frequently. They are very versatile and can be flavored in so many different ways. Plus they are pretty easy to make and nice to have around for lunchboxes, after school snacks, easy breakfast, etc.
Since fresh strawberries are used in this recipe and they are very juicy, the bread will be very moist. That means that it will not store well. I suggest eating this quick bread the day it is made. 
If you do save it, store it in the refrigerator, but the areas around the strawberries will get very moist and the glaze will get moist, too. 
Inside of the lemon glazes strawberry poppy seed bread.

Lemon glaze is simple to make with just powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice. This gives a nice fresh sweet and sour topping to the bread that adds a nice touch.

Give this lemon-glazed strawberry poppy seed quick bread a try the next time you have some strawberries you want to use up.

Yield: 1 loaf
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Lemon-Glazed Strawberry Poppy Seed Bread

Lemon-Glazed Strawberry Poppy Seed Bread

Fresh strawberries and poppy seeds come together in this quick bread topped with a lemon glaze for a delicious spring or summer treat.


for the bread
  • 2 cups, plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup olive (or canola, coconut) oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped fresh strawberries
for the glaze
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • about 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Lightly grease a 9x5" loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the 2 cups of flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (milk through light brown sugar). Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.
  4. Toss the strawberries with the remaining 1 tablespoon of flour in a small bowl (to help prevent sinking in the bread). Fold in the poppy seeds and strawberries to the batter.
  5. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for about 55-65 minutes, or until golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Let the bread cool. Remove from the loaf pan.
  7. Add the powdered sugar to a small bowl and stir in the lemon juice, about 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until it reaches the consistency for drizzling. Drizzle on top of the cooled bread and let harden.
  8. Slice to serve. The bread will be very moist, so it's best eaten the day it is baked. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.


For extra lemon flavor, add the zest of the lemon to the batter when you add the poppy seeds.

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Lemon glazed strawberry poppy seed quick bread sliced.

This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated in 2023 with a recipe card, new text, and more to improve reader experience.

Check out these other quick bread recipes: 

Rhubarb Sour Cream Bread

Yellow Squash & Apple Bread

Glazed Cinnamon Maple Syrup Bread 

Lemon Zucchini Bread


  1. I love poppy bread, but usually have it combined with citrus. This is a creative combination with strawberries and it looks superb!

  2. I feel like I'm turning into a strawberry soon with the amount I've been eating! I don't bake with it nearly enough and a bread sounds like a great idea!

  3. Great idea to bake strawberries in a bread, I bet this is delicious!

  4. Love the look of this strawberry bread. When I was pregnant I probably would have eaten it all! I've actually never made a strawberry bread, but this is so gorgeous I just might have to change that!

  5. Love poppy seeds! When it comes to baked goods, I have them most often in cake and as a topping for a bagel or a bun, but really like the idea of this bread. Particularly with the strawberries! Inspired stuff -- thanks.

  6. WOW! This bread looks so moist and absolutely delicious! I don't know if I've ever had strawberry bread. You sure have made a big sell to change that. This looks so yummy!!

  7. The pictures of this bread are seriously making me drool! I have some fresh picked strawberries in the freezer that have been waiting for a recipe and I think this is it!!!

  8. Your Lemon-glazed strawberry poppy seed bread looks absolutely amazing! I'd love to bake it - but I can't seem to keep strawberries in my house - nothing disappears quicker! Hope you're well :)

  9. Your bread looks amazing and I don't have to be pregnant to crave some right now!

  10. Wow! That lemon glaze is AWESOME. Poppy seeds and strawberry in a bread sounds so fancy. I bet it tasted ah-mazing.

  11. i don't have very good luck using strawberries in baked goods, but this looks gorgeous! the glaze is the perfect touch. :)

  12. Gosh this looks SO good Amy! Pinned it to my bread board :) Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

  13. I have to make this- that lemon glaze alone,and then strawberries?! Perfect combo!

  14. The perfect recipe for spring! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy!

  15. This bread look delicious!! Love all the fresh fruit folded into it!


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