Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on September 28, 2011

Gluten Free Recipes Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread One thing that really gets my goat is when people disparage a gluten free diet by saying we don’t consume enough whole grains.  First of all, the majority of Americans do not eat enough whole grains – it is a common flaw in the Standard American Diet (SAD) so why pick on the gluten intolerant?  Second of all, I personally think that people who follow a gluten free diet are much more health savvy than the average Joe or Jane and we probably do eat more whole grains than most.  But that is just my opinion and unfortunately no one really asks me my opinion!

One thing I do know for sure is that the main streaming of gluten free has resulted in an abundance of processed gluten free foods in the marketplace and our diet can now replicate the Standard American Diet much more closely than ever before.  This has its advantages but also its drawbacks, one of which, being a diet that can be higher in refined grains than in whole grains.

The health benefits of eating a diet rich in whole grains are plenty and they include a lowered risk of stroke, heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes as well as better weight management and bettering blood pressure levels.  Ok, great.. but what is a whole grain?

A whole grain is defined as a grain that includes the bran, germ and endosperm as opposed to a refined grain in which the bran and germ have been removed in processing.

Whole grains you want to look for on a gluten free diet include Amaranth, Buckwheat, Corn, Millet, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Sorghum and Teff.

Personally I like to sneak whole grains into things where is not expected and as always, I like to keep things as simple as possible. This gluten free recipe is made with superfine brown rice flour and Solo Foods Poppy Seed Cake and Pastry Filling making it whole grain, super simple and super yummy!

I think this quick bread recipe demonstrates that we gluten free not only can get plenty of whole grains in our diet but that we do it deliciously!

Gluten Free Recipes Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread Recipe

Ingredients

1½ cups superfine brown rice flour
½ cup tapioca starch
1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 – 12.5 ounce can Solo Poppy Seed Cake and Pastry Filling
2 large eggs
¼ cup grapeseed (or other neutral flavored) oil
1 lemon – zest (finely grated) and juice
1 cup milk (dairy free is fine)
½ cup powdered sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with gluten free non-stick cooking spray and line with a piece of parchment paper that overhangs on the sides.

Whisk together the brown rice flour, tapioca starch, salt and baking powder.  Beat the Poppy Seed filling, eggs, oil and lemon jest on medium high speed of a mixer until it doubles in volume, 2 – 3 minutes.  Turn the mixer to low and add the flour mixture slowly.  Add the milk and mix until combined.  Scrap the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl well with a spatula.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 50 – 60 minutes or until browned and a tooth pick inserted into the loaf comes out clean.  Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Mix the lemon juice with the powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle onto the cooled loaf and let set for a few minutes.

Servings

A gluten free recipe that makes 1

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  • Julie

    This seems so easy! Thanks. Bookmarking this for sure!

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Thanks Julie, Enjoy!

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  • http://glutenfreeeasily.com Shirley @ gfe

    I value your opinion, Carol!! It gets my goat when folks (even those gf experts folks are always quoting) assume that gf folks are eating less healthy, too.

    Now lemon poppy seed quick bread?!!! OMG, who can resist that? Not me, for sure. Delish!

    xo,
    Shirley

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Thanks Shirley!

  • http://intolerantchef.blogspot.com InTolerant Chef

    A cake like this makes me think of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine tests positive to opium because of all the poppyseed muffins she eats. I’m sure these are just as addictive through yumminess!

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      I never saw that one but that is hilarious!

  • http://glutenfreetravels.blogspot.com Nancy@http://glutenfreetravels.blogspot.com

    Love lemon and poppy together. The Solo Poppy Seed Filling is always on my Christmas shopping list for cookies, now it will be there year round. Thanks. Nancy

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      I keep a variety of their products all year long in my pantry in case the urge to bake stikes me :)

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  • http://chefscot.com Chef Scot Hill

    I love this recipe and the prose that you write. I hope to see you at the school again soon.

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Thanks Scot! It was a pleasure to teach at Publix cooking school – you guys are the best!

  • Donna

    I know what you mean – I read about it all the time – Is a gf diet really healthy and all that – irritates me!!!! Thanks for speaking up and making whole grain look good!

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      My pleasure Donna :)

  • http://www.cookitallergyfree.com/blog Kim (Cook It Allergy Free)

    This is going on my must-make list. My Mother-in-law is obsessed with anything with lemon-poppy seed and I am desperately trying to convert her to going permanently gluten free (not just here and there). The more delicious things I can make for her, the more I think I can convince her. She will love this one.

    And I totally agree. People always have comments about how they think you gain weight going gf or that you just do not eat healthy. I feel like I need a sign or something to carry with me for all of the times I get this said to me.

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      When you get that sign made up, make one for me too! :)
      xo,
      c

  • http://www.sheletthemeatcake.com Maggie

    I am a HUGE lover of the lemon-poppyseed combo! I’m going to have to play with this! It looks delicious.

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Thanks Maggie!

  • http://blog.glutenfreeclub.com/ Angie Halten

    Looks great, can’t wait to try it!

    • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

      Thanks Angie, Enjoy!

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  • Jeanne Zell

    There’s no sugar in the recipe?

    • Carol Kicinski

      You don’t add any sugar but there is sugar in the cake filling so it is sweet enough.

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