Whole wheat orange loaf

Whole Wheat Orange Loaf

Whole Wheat Orange Seed Loaf is so aromatic and healthy.

As I was going through my to do list, I saw Orange Poppy seed cake. This cake had enough time in my list, so I decided to make it.

Then checked for the ingredients and realized I didn’t have black poppy seeds 🙁 I had lot of chia seeds, by then I decided to make Orange Chia and white poppy seed cake.

When I was baking this Orange cake, my neighbor friend just sneaked into my kitchen to see what I am baking with Orange. She waited till its baked and had a bite at last. She enjoyed it a lot. Orange cakes are such aromatic when you add fresh orange juice and zest.

The seeds, all over the cake makes it crunchy here and there. Its so interesting, when a cake is crunchy. Don’t you think?

This recipe uses Regular sugar but you can substitute with Brown sugar in equal quantity.

Did You Know??

Chia Seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrition with very few calories. They are rich in fiber, protein and antioxidants.

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Whole wheat orange loaf

Whole Wheat Orange Loaf

Orange Loaf is perfectly balanced with flavors and crunchiness loaded with Chia and Poppy seeds.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast


  • 150 g (1 + 1/4 cup) Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tbsp Poppy Seed more for topping
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seed more for topping
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 56 g (1/4 cup) Melted Butter
  • 160 g (1/3 + 1/3 cup) Castor Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Orange Zest
  • 1/3 cup Milk


  • Preheat oven to 200 C for 20 minutes. Prepare a loaf pan by applying butter and parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, whisk in flour, salt, soda, baking powder and the seeds. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk in melted butter and sugar till mixed.
  • Add Egg and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Add Orange Juice and zest. Whisk it till mixed.
  • Now add in Flour and milk alternatively starting and ending with flour in 3 additions.
  • Pour it in the prepared loaf pan and top it with more seeds.
  • Bake it at 180 C for 30-40 min until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Keyword Healthy Cake, Whole wheat Loaf

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20 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Orange Loaf”

  1. My family loves the orange cake,your loaf looks so good with a perfect texture. Topping with chia is an additional crunch to the cake.

  2. I have a few oranges in the fridge and have been wanting to bake with them… This beautiful cake seems apt for a delicious breakfast! I would have folded in the chia, gives the cake a lovely crunch, but topping with it also seems to be a lovely idea…

  3. crusty cakes are such a delight to dig into. Loving all the flavours that are in this cake, Sharmi ! loving the idea of using Chia seeds as a topping.

  4. 5 stars
    I love orange flavor in my baked treats. Your wholewheat orange loaf looks absolutely delicious. Adding chia seeds is a great idea.

  5. I too love orange in my bakes,it packs such a puch and that aroma is mesmerizing!!! whole wheat orange loaf looks inviting, those crunchy seeds on top makes it more tempting!

  6. 5 stars
    Orange is one of my favorite ingredients in bakes!! It makes everything so aromatic!!! its a healthy treat for orange lovers like me.. chia seeds add the crunch, making it more tempting..

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