Lemon Poppy Seed Monkey Bread

Lemon Poppy Seed Monkey Bread

Lemon Poppy Seed Monkey Bread

Looking for a quick and easy treat to whip up during this busy Easter holiday weekend? Well, this Lemon Poppy Seed Monkey Bread should do the trick.

This light, fluffy bread glazed with lemon and poppy seeds is extremely easy to make and tastes delicious. You don’t even need to make dough, as long as you have a loaf of frozen bread dough already in your freezer. Just take the dough out of the freezer, thaw, and your ready to proceed. I try to keep a loaf of frozen bread in my freezer at all times, because it stores well and can be used in place of freshly prepared dough in so many recipes.

I think this monkey bread would make a wonderful addition to an Easter brunch menu, but given that it’s so easy to prepare, you can whip it up in no time and enjoy it any day of the week.

Happy Easter everyone!! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!


Lemon Poppy Seed Monkey Bread

1/2 cup granulated sugar
5 packets True Lemon
1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 loaf (1 lb.) frozen bread dough, thawed

Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted pan or a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan.

In small shallow bowl, combine sugar, True Lemon and poppy seeds; mix well.

Separate dough into 1-inch pieces and roll into balls. Dip each ball into melted butter; roll in sugar-lemon-poppy seed mixture. Arrange in prepared pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Bake at 350 degrees for 22-26 minutes or until golden brown. (Cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly)

Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Loosen edges; remove from pan and place on serving plate. Serve warm.

4 Responses

  1. Hello. I have always admired Your recipes and just today I remembered that I should have made a post presenting one of our traditional Easter desserts – Pasha. Maybe next year. My wife made it of course for this Easter.

    Due to lack of my post, I give a link to a post in which You can see what Pasha is and how to make it. I can say that is delicious, but it is not for weight-watchers. 🙂

    Pasha in Finnish way done.

    I beg Your pardon when giving the receipt here, but it is worth for “testing”.

    Happy Easter!

    • Thank you so much for sharing this recipe for your traditional Easter dessert! It sounds delicious! I hope you had a wonderful Easter! 🙂

      Take care and enjoy the rest of the week!

  2. This sounds really good! Ilove the idea of keeping bread dough inthe freezer, so organised!

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