Red River Pumpernickel Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

In Germany this bread would be called black bread (schwartzbrot). The recipe comes from KLM Airlines. I clipped it out of the paper many years ago. It's really easy to make and very healthy.

Top Review by mollypaul

Delicious flavor. I believe that the next time we make this, we'll use brewed coffee as part of the liquid to increase the depth of flavor a little. We used Hodgson's Mill Mixed Whole Grain cereal and Brer Rabbit Mild Molasses.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In your 2 cup measure, measure the 1/2 cup molasses and pour it into the beater bowl.
  2. Now in the same measuring cup (to rinse out the molasses) measure the almost boiling water and add it.
  3. Mix together the red River Cereal, whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt and add them to the molasses mixture.
  4. Beat hard for 2 minutes.
  5. Cover very well and let stand 2 hours or overnight. No need to refrigerate.
  6. Grease, paper line and butter a 9 x 5 x 3" loag pan.
  7. Turn in batter and smooth top.
  8. Bake at 275 F for 1 hour then reduce temperature to 250 F for 1 more hour (2 hours total).
  9. During last hour slide a foil oven protector below to be sure it doesn't overbrown.

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