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This Chocolate Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf is easy, lightly sweetened, and perfect for breakfast or a snack. So moist and delicious while still being gluten-free and dairy-free.

Chocolate Lemon Poppy Seed loaf has been probably my favorite bread for a long time. I can’t remember when I first tried it, but I know I loved it immediately. I love anything citrus, but this bread is the best. Making a gluten-free version wasn’t hard at all. It’s sweetened only with honey and it’s definitely not as sweet as a regular loaf is, but my kids thought it was perfect. 

It is so moist! It doesn’t need butter (ghee), a glaze, or anything- it is perfect the way it is. I took a bite and it melted in my mouth and the lemon was definitely the star flavor. Eating piece after piece is a little too easy.

You will love how easy it is to make. Mixed in one bowl stand mixer or by hand, and in the oven in only a few minutes. Juicing the lemons is probably what takes the longest and that’s not bad at all! When it was baking it smelled just like what I remembered- that distinct lemony goodness. I couldn’t wait to try it and it is just as good as I was hoping.

This bread is quick to make, so simple, and packed with lemon flavor! You will love it! A classic treat made-over and still just as delicious.

Looking for more bread recipes? Check out my Zucchini Banana Bread (gluten-free).

I hope you enjoy this recipe!!


Cook Time 35 mins


  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup coconut oil measured as a liquid
  • 1/4 cup Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup lemon juice from 3 lemons
  • zest 1 lemons
  • ¼ cup oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • Optional Dairy Free Chocolate ( Alter Eco Dark Chocolate or any other brand of your choice)


  • Preheat the oven to 350° and line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper
  • Combine almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir with hand or use a stand mixer
  • Add the eggs, honey(or another sweetener), coconut oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, and almond milk. Mix until smooth.
  • Stir in poppy seeds and pour into the pan.
  • Optional: Take one piece of dark chocolate and use a cheese grater to make shavings on the top before putting it in the oven.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Store in the fridge after cool
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