This post was contributed by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
A Homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf for a Yummy Kids Snack
I am always on the hunt for great after school kids snack. If there is one thing I have learned over the last 10 years of being a mom, it is that a fed child is a happy child. So, with school days keeping us busy it was time to pull out a recipe that keeps the kids happy and their tummies full…lemon poppy seed loaf. This lemony loaf is a hit in our house. In fact, it’s actually hard to keep my husband and I from eating the entire loaf…before the kids get a chance. As my eldest daughter would say, “the secret ingredient is love.”
A Kids Snack Recipe – Lemony Poppy Seed Loaf
(adapted from Canadian Living)
- 1/2 cup room temperature butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp poppy seeds
- 2 tbsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
Beat butter and sugar together, until fluffy…add eggs one at a time.
In a small bowl, whisk flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, salt and lemon zest together.
Add milk and dry ingredients into butter mixture alternately..one half at a time. Stir until all ingredients are combined.
Pour into a 8” x 4” loaf pan.
Bake in 325F oven for 1 hour, until tester comes out clean.
To make the syrup combine sugar, zest and lemon juice in a small saucepan…heat over medium heat until sugar has dissolved.
Pierce the warm loaf with a long skewer and pour the syrup over the loaf.
Allow loaf to cool in the loaf pan and then turn out onto a cooling rack.
This loaf can be turned into muffins; simply pour into muffin pan, lined with muffin cups, and bake for 15-20 minutes. After the muffins are baked, pierce the muffins and pour 1 tsp of syrup on each muffin. This loaf makes a lovely afternoon kids snack or after school treat. I know my girls love it and I hope your kids will too.
Jen is a stay-at-home mom to two beautifully intelligent little girls. She’s married to a funny, supportive man, who she started dating when she was a teenager! She shares her adventures in crafting, baking, gardening and greening their lives on her blog, Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
Mmmmm… I can smell the lemony deliciousness just thinking about it! This would make a much better kids snack than the processed stuff that I usually grab. Great job, Mama!
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