Bread Machine Pumpernickel (Pumpernikiel), or another way to have my coffee

This bread always takes me back to my childhood.

It is my mom’s favorite bread. At some point I have learned to like it as well.

I have not eaten it for too long, that’s why I had finally decided to make my own.

Being honest with you it is not the real deal. It is not the dense, bitter-sweet pumpernickel I had eaten growing up. It is dense, don’t get me wrong, and it is bitter, but in a different way.

Mine was made in a bread machine from the start to the end what took 3 h and 20 min.

To bake the “real pumpernickel”, from what I know, takes from 20 to 24 hours, and it doesn’t need coffee or cocoa powder.


1 1/3 strong brewed coffee, room temperature

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup dark molasses

2 Tbsp. brown sugar (I used turbinado)

2 Tbsp. cocoa powder, unsweetened

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup rye flour

2 cups bread flour

2 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast

Directions for bread maker:

1. Throw in a bread maker container all the ingredients in order as listed above.

2. Choose 1 1/2 lb loaf (if you have the option)

3. Set it up for “whole wheat basic” 

4. Push “start”

5. After is done baking take it out and cool on cooling rack for 30 minute before slicing.

Directions for oven:

1. Combine molasses, brown sugar and warm coffee, mix it well. Add yeast. Set aside for the yeast to start working.

2. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients.

3. When the yeast is nice and bubbly add oil.

4. Add oil&yeast mixture to the dry ingredients. Knead until the dough is not sticky anymore.

5. Place the dough in a bowl, cover with towel and let it rest in warm place until double in size. 

6. When the dough is ready punch it down and shape the way you are going to bake it (loaf pan, dinner rolls, baguette, etc).

7. Grease the pan you are going to bake it in.

8. Transfer the dough to the pan or baking sheet.

9. Let is double in size again.

10. Bake in 375 F

– 35 minutes for bread

– 20 minutes for rolls or baguette.

11. Serve with honey butter*

* Honey-butter:

2 Tbsp butter, softened,

1 Tbsp honey

Mix it with fork and serve.

Simple as that.

You should probably double the recipe because this butter is SUPER DELICIOUS!!!

For me the bread is a Guinness among breads. If you like this kind of beer you will like pumpernickel.

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13 responses to “Bread Machine Pumpernickel (Pumpernikiel), or another way to have my coffee”

  1. Mmmmm. Sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe!


    1. it has very deep flavour, nothing like white or whole wheat bread. I really like it.


  2. Mmmm. I LOVE Guinness. Maybe I should give Pumpernickel another chance! 🙂


    1. I LOVE it too.
      I do have a few different recipes for pumpernickel and I am going to try them all. They are all slightly different so I’ll which one is the best.


  3. Nothing like fresh baked bread. I used to bake bread all the time when it seemed I had more time. Maybe I should revisit bread-baking. 🙂


    1. before the bread machine I used to bake bread only a few times a month. after I got it everything has changed. now I don’t really remember when was the last time we bought bread.


  4. I just love Pumpernickel Bread, it has such a great flavor. We will really enjoy this recipe. Hope you have a great holiday weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


    1. thanks Helen. I agree, it has a great flavor. Deep and so different from any other breads.


  5. An interesting recipe with pretty pictures.


    1. it is indeed a unique bread.thank you for your comment, Leovi!


  6. Oh I am so excited Ewa about this recipe! I love pumpernickel bread my favorite way to eat it is to make tomato sandwiches with it and mayo as my spread! It is very hard to find authentic real pumpernickel bread I am definitely going to tuck this recipe away!


    1. Karen, I personally like this recipe, but it is not the real taste of pumpernickel. I will be making it again, though… and yes, i love it with mayo!!!


  7. This bread recipe looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above


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