German Pumpernickel: Super Simple Series

Think it’s difficult to eat well? Are you telling me you can’t put toppings on toast? Puh-lease.

The Super Simple Series aims to be super simple. That’s that.


I’ve been wanting to share some snacks and recipes that I make on a daily basis to sustain and fuel my busy schedule, don’t break the bank and can be prepared so quickly that I can make them in the office.

You don’t need to bust your ass in order to have delicious food that works for your body. Take German Pumpernickel. It’s an ages old recipe using coarsely ground rye berries baked low and slow. It’s reminiscent of stone ground oats in that the chewy consistency comes from the minimal processing of the grain. It’s because of this that one serving contains an impressive 6g of fiber or 1/4 of your daily recommended intake, keeping you fuller for longer.

It’s also super high in iron, thiamine and riboflavin. The latter is a b-complex vitamin that helps your body metabolize nutrients effectively and produce fuel for your body.

I love its chewy consistency and nutty flavor and use it in place of bread if I’m feeling a craving. It holds up to the same flavors that bread does, both sweet and savory and is especially good when toasted.

Now, I’m not gonna tell you to make German Pumpernickel. That would be like telling you to make puff pastry. Don’t be daft. There are processes and factories that make these super well. Don’t waste your time trying to compete. Just buy it and top it.


Prep time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 2 minutes

Makes 1 serving


  • 2 slices of German Pumpernickel, toasted
  • Your favorite toppings

Method (and a touch of madness)

  • Toast and top. You didn’t seriously expect me to explain how to make toast, did you?

 Guide for the ‘arians:

  • Flexitarian – good
  • Pescetarian – good
  • Omnivore – good
  • Vegan – good
  • Gluten free – good, just make sure the brand you buy is certified
  • Lactose free – good, just make sure the brand you buy is certified

Go forth and snack

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