poppyseed loaf

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Serves: 4

There is nothing more refreshing than the fresh flavor of lemon in the summer! Pair that with some poppy seeds and you have a ‘fit’ loaf that you can eat for breakfast, as an afternoon snack with your tea/coffee, or as a light dessert when topped with some greek yogurt and berries!

Fit Ingredients

  • 1/4c (28g) almond flour
  • 1/4c (26g) ground flax seed
  • 1/2c (42g) vanilla or unflavored protein powder
  • 1tbs baking powder
  • 2tbs stevia
  • 5g poppy seeds (or more if you’d like)
  • 1tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1tbs lemon zest
  • 1.5tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2c + 1tbs egg whites
  • 136g silken tofu, pureed in the blender

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  • loaf pan
  • non stick spray

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Directions

Pre heat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray your loaf pan with non stick spray. In a bowl combine your almond flour, ground flax, protein powder, baking powder, stevia and poppy seeds. In a second bowl combine your pureed tofu, egg whites, vanilla, lemon zest and fresh lemon juice. Add your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for ~26 minutes. When done baking, remove the pan from the oven and allow the loaf to cool in the pan. Slice into 8 slices. Each serving is 2 slices.

I ate this light, refreshing loaf for breakfast one morning with a bowl of greek yogurt and berries. The following day, I diced up to slices and made a lemon loaf trifle using blueberries and ricotta sweetened with stevia! WoW!! Delicious!! 🙂

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Nutrition (1 out of 4 servings, each serving being 2 slices)

Calories: 156.7, Protein: 18.3g, Carbs: 6.5g, Fat: 7.0g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 154mg, Fiber: 3g (Net Carbs: 3.5g)

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12 Comments
  • This has my name written all over it. I bought some hemp protein the other day too, as luck would have it- because of the lower carb/higher prot stats! I used to make a killer bread machine lemon poppyseed bread back when calories didn't matter to me. This will replace that! Great stats! How do u figure them out? Livestrong?
    July 3, 2012
    • Yes! Plus the hemp has a lot of fiber and lower sodium! I can't wait to see your new "fit lemon poppyseed version"!! No, for the nutrition stats I use my bodybugg food calculator. Have you heard of the bodybuug? Being in California I'm going to assume you have but if not check it out!! It's amazing!!
      July 4, 2012
  • I love this recipe; it is so moist and delicious and has a fantastic nutrition profile. I've made it exactly as written, and I keep coming back to it as the base for different flavor combinations - cherry almond, orange peach, and strawberry lime have all been wonderful. Your blog is one of my go-to sites for preworkout snacks!
    August 30, 2012
    • Hi Sarah! That is so great to hear! Many of my recipes are quite versatile, which makes it great if you're not a fan of a particular flavor! And believe it or not, I eat almost every one of my recipes as a pre workout snack! People think I'm nuts eating 'dessert' like treats at 9:30am, but most are healthy enough to eat any time of day! I am so glad I am not the only one out there doing that! ;)
      August 30, 2012
  • Shannon
    Can I substittue the poppy seeds with chia seeds??
    November 2, 2012
  • Jacqueline
    I LOVE YOUR RECIPES, Can you make them with oat flour instead?
    May 22, 2013
      • Lisa
        How about the Lemon Poppy Seed recipe? Or most of your recipes, can they be substituted for oat flour?
        May 22, 2013
          • Lisa
            Okay thank you!
            May 22, 2013

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