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Pumpernickel Bread Healthy Recipe

Try this amazingly delicious dark bread. Any rye flour works in this pumpernickel-rye bread recipe, but I recommend a dark rye. If you can find a coarsely ground rye or pumpernickel flour - often available in health-food and specialty baking stores - by all means use it here. Flavorful bread with coffee, molasses, covered with caraway seeds.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 6 persons


  • Bread Machine


  • 1⅓ cup strong coffee
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 3 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • tsp active dry yeast


  • Fill bread machine and bake according to bread machine manufacturer's directions.
  • To make a free-form loaf, use the dough cycle. Remove the dough and shape on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Cover the bread with a kitchen towel and let it rise for about 45 minutes to 1 hour in a draft-free place.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 F oven for 25 to 35 minutes. The loaf should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.