Pumpernickel Bread Recipe
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Pumpernickel Bread Recipe

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This recipe is adapted for the bread machine so it is simple and quick to make.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup warm water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 cup warm buttermilk (70° to 80°)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 cups rye flour
  • 2/3 to 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 134 calories, 3g fat (0g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 0 fat.


  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  2. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into an 8-in. round loaf. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf (2-1/4 pounds, 12 slices).
Originally published as Pumpernickel Bread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p232

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justiana 235664
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"I wish I had read the reviews before trying this! It ended up in the trash before even wasting time baking it."

redjay5928 234215
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"This recipe didn't work at all. I added at least 3 more cups of flour and the dough was still too wet. It looked like a large cookie after baking, not like a round loaf. It had a very strong molasses taste. It definitely needs some sugar. I need to find another recipe and start over."

jgfan 102342
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"This was horrible. I should have known better. No sugar no salt. Never had such a failure with a TOH recipe."

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