Lemon Poppy Seed Chia Loaf

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When life hands you lemons, why not whip up a delightful Lemon Poppy Seed Chia Loaf in your own kitchen? This recipe puts a fresh, modern spin on the beloved classic lemon poppy seed cake by throwing some chia seeds into the mix, giving it an extra boost of goodness. Forget the guilt – this loaf is your guilt-free indulgence with a dash of healthiness!

What’s the secret to keeping this loaf irresistibly moist? It’s all thanks to a generous helping of sour cream that works its magic, ensuring each bite is pure perfection. And let’s not forget the star of the show – the zest of not one, but two lemons! Brace yourself for a burst of deep, zesty lemon flavor that’ll transport your taste buds to citrusy heaven.

This Lemon Poppy Seed Chia Loaf is a celebration of flavors and textures, combining the crunch of poppy seeds with the subtle nuttiness of chia seeds. The result? A mouthwatering loaf that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and let’s embark on a baking adventure that promises to fill your home with the irresistible aroma of lemony goodness. Get ready to savor every slice of this homemade masterpiece – because nothing beats the joy of baking with heart and creating memories in your very own kitchen!

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Lemon Poppy Seed Chia Loaf

Lemon Poppy Seed Chia Loaf

When life gives you lemons…make a Lemon Poppy Seed Chia Loaf! This healthier, modern take on classic lemon poppy seed cake adds chia seeds in addition to poppy. A healthy dose of sour cream keeps the cake moist while the zest of two lemons lends a deep, lemony flavor.


  • Author: Jessica’s Dinner Party
  • Prep Time: :20
  • Cook Time: :50
  • Total Time: 1:10
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven


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  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup plus one tablespoon sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/3 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup each freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar for glaze
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a loaf pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Slowly add the eggs one at a time. Add the lemon zest, poppy seeds, chia seeds, and vanilla. Beat in half the flour, then add the sour cream. Last, add the rest of the flour and mix until just combined. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  3. While the loaf is baking make the lemon syrup. Heat the lemon juice and sugar together until it comes to a simmer. As soon as the loaf is taken out of the oven, spoon the syrup on top. Leave the loaf in the pan for several hours, or overnight.

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