Grandma recipes are the best.
If you’ve been reading the blog for some time now, you know that my Grandma Den Beste lived on a farm in Iowa and was 100 percent Dutch. Which means a few things. One, she’s a dang good cook and baker; two, she loves almond; and the most important? She is an amazing person. She’s 96 and still kickin’ it.
She’s pretty much amazing.
And so were her recipes. We have a few of them but Grandma Den Beste often just whipped up recipes by look, feel and smell versus measuring. I think that’s incredible. It is incredible. My Grandma is incredible.
Well the good news is we have her Poppy Seed Bread Recipe!
First of all, I never knew you could just make poppy seed bread. I always thought it had to be lemon poppy seed bread.
The secret ingredient to this poppy seed bread recipe is the almond and butter extracts.
Yes, almond my friends! And yes, butter extract! I don’t often use butter extract in my recipes, but I think I’m going to start because it adds.so.much.butta.flavaaaaa.
What I love most about this bread is that it tastes just like something my Grandma would make.
It’s not super sweet, it’s not overly moist, it’s simple to make – you literally put everything in a bowl and mix it, and it goes will with a cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk.
Very Iowa. (Insert yellow heart emoji here)
It lasts for days too. I had it for like a week and it was still good. I’m not sure that I should have eaten it after a week, but I did.
I’m still here.
Don’t forget to pin this recipe on Pinterest so you have it forever!
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoons baking powder
- 1¼ cups granulated sugar
- 2½ teaspoons poppy seeds
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cups vegetable oil
- ¾ cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon butter flavoring (butter extract)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and generously spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
- Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and mix until just combined.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. Mine baked for 55 minutes. Let cool and remove from pan.