As you should know by now, I am a fan of cricket flour and cricket pasta. Although neither is readily available where we live in Canada, I am sure that once I am able to get my hands on a bag of cricket flour I’ll be able to convince my wife, Brenda to create something interesting in the kitchen with it. If you are not familiar with the term, cricket flour is essentially flour (white or whole wheat) that contains a mixture (often between 10 and 20-percent) of ground up crickets.
To get you inspired and thinking about the possibilities, here are four of the top cricket recipes I would really like to have Brenda make in our kitchen.
1 – Cricket Biscuits
If you are in the mood for something that contains edible insects and not just crickets, this is probably your best choice. Edible Insect Biscuits contains just 6 different ingredients but four of them are insect-related. There is cricket flour, cricket salt, roasted crickets and even roasted mealworms in the mix. Bake at 450-degrees for between 10 and 15-minutes and you’ve got yourself a tasty biscuit you can have with breakfast or just as a snack.
2 – Cricket Pancakes
Using a combination of three different types of flour, including cricket, coconut and buckwheat, this Cricket Pancake recipe is high in protein and pretty easy to make. What makes these delicious pancakes so different is that they are also gluten free. With just 20-minutes of prep required to mix the seven dry and five wet ingredients, and another 20-minutes on a griddle or in a frying pan, you could be eating these in no time.
3 – Cricket Buns
I am also quite fond of buns in my diet. This bugged out variation of a well-known bun recipe takes a traditional product and flips it on its ear. Cricket Buns contain nine ingredients, plus a couple of options. The flour ratio is 2 cups of white and 1 cup of cricket. Baking for 20-minutes at 400-degrees gets you a number of soft, chewy and tasty buns that you can even punch up in taste by adding optional cranberries or raisins.
4 – Cricket Cookies
Why have just ordinary cricket cookies when you can have Oatmeal Cookies with cricket flour? Oatmeal cookies happen to be one of my favourites and this insect twist just pumps up the protein value a notch or two. There are just eleven ingredients required including 1 ¼ cup of flour and a ¼ cup of cricket powder to get the full impact of this tasty and protein-packed edible insect. Baking at 325-degrees for 13 minutes gets you some groovy snacks.
Learn More About Edible Insects
Did these top cricket recipes get you thinking about the possibilities that come from the high protein of cricket flour? If you need to do some extra homework on the topic, you could check out my eBook on the subject. It’s called ‘The Foodie Guide To Farming Insects For Protein.” Order your copy today. My eBook is available at Amazon.
My name is George Elliott. I have been in the Media Industry since 1978. I spent 23 years in Broadcasting and worked in a total of six different radio stations located in southern British Columbia Canada during my career. In 2000 I switched gears and moved into the Print Media Industry at a small town, local weekly newspaper. In 2004 I bought the paper and operated it with my wife, Brenda until July 2016 when we closed it. I launched a freelance web content and article writing business from my home in January 2014.