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The Maker Mom says you simply substitute about 1/4 or 1/3 of a cup cricket powder per cup for your regular flour. TMM writes “the chocolate chirp cookies don’t have a buggy taste, but they do have a hint of an earthiness or mustiness and an unusual kind of sweetness.” She goes on to explain there is a chance that people with shellfish allergies could be allergic, since shellfish and crickets are distant cousins.
So basically just sub a little cricket flour in flour with your fave cookie recipe and you can make your own Chocolate Chirp Cookies! (Or check out TMM’s recipe here)
Another reason I’d like to have cricket flour (esp. during a time of crisis) is because they are very high in protein. And it (and other insect powders) can be added to soups, smoothies, pastries and more.
According to Dr. Axe, some benefits of eating more high protein foods include improved muscle mass, weight management, stabilized blood sugar levels, improved mood, healthy brain and heart function, and slower aging. Cricket protein powder is also a good source of iron and calcium.
If you’re not into baking there are many pre-made products available using cricket powder/flour. For example…
Cowboy Cricket Farms cookie
Chocolate & Toffee covered Insect Snacks
Scorpion candy sucker (we had these in Arizona)
In addition to crickets, another useful bug I’d like to raise is mealworms ~ primarily for chickens but, like crickets, mealworms can provide additional protein added to dishes or dry and crush into powder. For example…
Mealworm stir fry (they look like noodle)
Banana-oat-coconut Mealworm Muffins with Cricket Flour
Backpacker magazine has a great article called “12 Edible Bugs That Could Help You Survive”. As the author writes, “If 2 billion people can invite insects to the dinner table, it shouldn't be too much of a stretch for you to include edible bugs in your emergency survival diet. …” Read more
And finally ... if you want to snoop at some bizarre looking edible insects, candy, powders and more, visit www.thailandunique.com Bon Appetit!
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