Coarsely ground crickets in home food processor
No bake energy bars packed for hiking trip.
Submitted by: Karen from Eugene, OR
Nutrition: Makes 20 servings. Per serving: 5g of protein, 3g of fiber, 200 calories.
Submitted by: Patty from Pengilly, MN
Depending how finely you grind your crickets, the volume will reduce by roughly half from the whole state. In other words, to make a cup of cricket flour, you need two cups of crickets.
Zucchini bread with cricket powder replacing 20% of flour.
Milling your Natural crickets is a great way to incorporate more protein into your food and/or to disguise the look of a cricket for those eaters who don't want to see a whole cricket in their food.
In a home food processor (i.e. Magic Bullet), you can grind our crickets into a powder in a matter of seconds. If you want your crickets to add texture to your baking, only mill a few seconds to get a coarsely ground cricket. If you don't want or need the texture, mill longer to get a finer powder.
Incorporating cricket powder into your favorite baked goods can be a great way to add extra protein into your diet. For best results, we recommend replacing 10% - 20% of the traditional flour with cricket powder in your favorite baked good. Replacing more than 20% can result in the item not baking as expected.
The crickets natural nutty taste will be detected in the baked good, especially if you use 20% cricket powder. On the other hand, some baked goods with strong flavors (i.e. a chocolate brownies) hardly exhibit any cricket flavor.
Baking with crickets is relatively easy; try your favorite recipes but replace 10%-20% of the flour with cricket powder. This works particularly well for brownies, cookies, and breads. Below are some of our favorite recipes submitted by customers. If you have a great recipe, please share it with us!
makes 12 muffins