Milling your crickets

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Coarsely ground crickets in home food processor

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.

Makes 4-5 burgers


  • 1 cup of ground Natural Craft Crickets (requires about 1 1/2 cups of whole crickets)
    • Grind 2 ounces in your coffee grinder or food processor
    • For a bolder flavor, use Garlic Paprika Craft Crickets
  • 1 cup of ground sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups of chopped vegetables.  Our favorite combination:
    • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
    • 1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
    • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
    • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
  • Season as desired.  Our favorite combination:
    • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
    • 1 tsp of paprika
    • 1 tsp of cumin
    • crushed garlic clove
    • dash of pepper
  • Binding agent
    • We prefer using 1 egg (beaten)
    • Can be replaced with other binding agent such as coconut milk.


  1. Chop vegetables
  2. Mix all dry ingredients, including seasoning, in a medium bowl.
  3. Add binding agent
  4. Once thoroughly mix, use hands to form into patties.
  5. If burgers aren't holding together, add more moisture (i.e. another egg or some milk)
  6. Place on frying pan on medium heat.  Cook until brown on each side (4-5 min/side).
  7. Serve with favorite toppings.

Below are some of our favorite dinner recipes featuring our crickets.  If you have a great recipe, please share it with us!

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

Cricket Burgers

Cricket Dinners

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