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Gluten-Free Lemon Poppyseed Loaf

April 9, 2014

This Coconut Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf is gluten-free and healthy and makes a delicious springtime snack or nutritious breakfast! 

My intention for this week was to only share Kosher for Passover recipes. Not that I keep Kosher or eat Kosher for Passover food, but for those who do, it’s nice to have food options besides matzah with peanut butter (which apparently is actually a no-go because PB is a legume!) or those horrendous passover Cheerios that taste like air. But I have failed you.

As unbelievably delicious as this Coconut Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf may be, it is NOT kosher for passover. Don’t get me wrong I am stoked to be sharing this recipe with you, but it was also the only recipe I had prepared and photographed. Lately I have been living off strange quinoa bowls and smoothies. Weirdly, when C goes out of town I lose all motivation to make meals that require more than turning a blender on.

Coconut Lemon Poppyseed Loaf - a gluten-free and healthy loaf recipe that's perfect for springtime!Besides having no one around forcing me to eat something besides eggs mixed with tomato sauce and quinoa, I have also been slightly intoxicated. Before you check me into rehab, we’re not talking alcohol. I had every intention of making it to the grocery store today but I literally cannot move from my bed. Why? Because I think I ODed on my allergy meds. True story.

I have prescription allergy meds because I have the strangest allergy in the world, I am allergic to heat. Yes this is a real thing. I literally want to scratch my skin off if the temperature is too hot. Ironically I cannot stand the cold and crank the heat up as often as I can. Usually it’s when the temperatures go bonkers in the summer that it gets bad. Clearly, that is not the situation I am dealing with now.

Coconut Lemon Poppyseed Loaf // #glutenfreeI’m banking on it being something I ate. Gluten? Possibly. I also think it could be strawberries, but that just may be the hypochondriasis talking. The wise thing to do would have been to take an oatmeal bath (get clean and eat your breakfast too!) and take my meds before going to sleep. Instead I made the wise choice to DOUBLE my meds to knock me out so I didn’t have to deal with this horrific feeling of wanting to crawl out of my skin. And now here I am 24 hours later, somewhat delirious with a single slice of this loaf left. Someone please come feeeeed me. Mom? Are you reading this?

And this my friends is the long story about why you’re not getting Passover recipes.


Gluten-Free Lemon Poppyseed Loaf

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 2 cups Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • optional: 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (plus more for sprinkling on top)
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (almond, oat, coconut etc…)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Grease an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with coconut oil.
  3. Mix together gluten-free flour, unsweetened coconut, coconut palm sugar, baking soda, baking powder, poppy seeds, salt and lemon zest.
  4. In a separate bowl combine lemon juice, eggs, non-dairy milk, melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine. Do not over-stir.
  6. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 45-50 mins on middle rack or until a toothpick can be inserted into center of loaf and comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and let sit in pan for 20 mins before removing and placing on a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Will keep for 3 days, wrapped tightly on the counter.

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Coconut Lemon Poppyseed Loaf - a gluten-free and healthy loaf recipe that's perfect for springtime!Do you have any strange allergies? Anyone allergic to strawberries or am I making that up?


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  • Reply
    April 22, 2016 at 5:11 am

    I am allergic to my own hormones. every month I get a severe skin flare up die to being allergic to my own progesterone! great eh? 🙂

    • Reply
      April 22, 2016 at 5:16 am

      *due I meant due…not die…omg

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        Davida Kugelmass
        April 22, 2016 at 7:31 am

        oh man! That may out-do being allergic to heat! I also have the worst seasonal allergies. The weather is killing me right now!!

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    Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    April 16, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Ahhh, storytime with Dav…my favorite time of day! Girl, you’re KILLING me with this one…and with these pics! I don’t even like lemon flavored desserts, but you almost have me convinced to try to lick my screen with that last shot! Hope you’re feeling better (surely, after a week you are…forgive my bad blog reading habits)! Oh and just FYI, strawberry allergies are most definitely real. I’m lucky that I’m still able to EAT them, but only if I chop them up really well because if they touch my lips, I break out in a rash! It’s called contact dermatitis…and it’s not pretty! 🙁

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    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
    April 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

    must make this!!

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    [email protected]
    April 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    If this is what happens when you OD on allergy meds, maybe you should do it more often. Just sayin’. You know I love lemon anything so this is right up my alley. I’d probably stick blueberries in there too because I’m obsessed with the flavor combo of lemon blueberry.

    I’m allergic to alcohol. No joke and yes I still drink. I just turn bright red and get all hivey on my face. Good times!

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs
    April 14, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well :'( On the bright side, this loaf looks wonderful and the flavor combo sounds incredible! xx

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    Nicole @ FruitnFitness
    April 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Oh yum this sounds so good! I don’t really know what foods are kosher and what are not, my good friends are Jewish though so I used to love her moms Jewish pancake things. I hope you feel better soon! I love the hot summers, I would be so sad if I was allergic to the heat.

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    taylor @ taylormade
    April 10, 2014 at 11:15 am

    oh my, this bread is right up my alley! it looks soo moist and lemony! I’m usually terrified of making bread but this looks simple enough even for me 🙂

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    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    April 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Hahhah this isn’t funny….but it is. Real question: can you be allergic to the cold? I think Miguel might be.. I also live off of smoothies when I am too lazy to cook anything. That and sweet potatoes. DONE.

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    April 10, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I love making quick breads and Isaac loves lemon poppyseed stuff. I’ll have to add this to the must-make list. 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 10, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Isaac will thank you…though don’t expect it to last long if you share 😉

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    April 10, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Would an egg-free alternative work here?

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      Davida Kugelmass
      April 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

      It might work with their flax eggs or chia eggs though I can’t say for sure as I haven’t tried. Let me know if you have any luck!

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    Sarah Pie
    April 9, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    HA! if I didn’t go about my life looking at everyone elses delicious eats I’m pretty sure I’d subsist on granola alone… and I think I’d be okay with that.

    I remember one time I accidentally took a double dose of my migraine medication (pharmacy didn’t mention they’d changed the packaging) I was basically high for 2 days… Hope your itchiness is heading away and you haven’t removed your skin yet.

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