This poppy seed bread has been a favorite from first bite.
Vivian, my best friend’s mom (and mentor in every sense of the word) makes this every christmas to give to neighbors, teachers and friends. Years ago she graciously passed on the recipe to me and it is one of my go-to’s for sharable treats as well.
On Father’s day, all four of our kids were baptized and we celebrated afterward with brunch at our house. I do love a good brunch and appreciate homemade breads, scones, muffins and pastries just about as much as anything. I made a few loaves of this poppy seed bread for our family brunch. It was a hit!.
This week, I baked a few more mini loaves for the kids (and because sometimes I just want to bake). The bread is so simple to make and delicious to eat that I though I’d share Vivian’s recipe with you, too.
VIVIAN’S POPPY SEED BREAD
3/4 cup oil
1 boxed white cake mix
1 box coconut pudding
1 cup hot water
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup poppy seeds
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix eggs and oil. Add cake mix and pudding. Stir to combined. Slowly add in hot water. Add coconut, nuts and poppy seeds.
Bake in loaf pan for 45-55 minutes or 4-5 mini loaf pans for 40-50 minutes.
I have a little series of recipe illustrations I’ve been creating and did a new one for this poppy seed bread (I’m pretty smitten with that cake mix box!).
You can find this recipe and the others (blueberry muffins, chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin bread) from THE ARCHIVE, our library of all the best free prints, templates, fonts and more. There are two 5×7 cards per sheet, so print them out, trim around the dotted lines and share with a friend (maybe with a batch of freshly baked bread?!).
ONE MORE THING:
If you are curious about how I make these illustrations, I created this video showing the process. Also, if you want to learn how to illustrate like this on your own, take my graphic design classes! I love teaching and you’ll be so proud of what you can create.