Cricket powder is a wonderful and versatile flour. You can make so much with it it’s unbelievable. However, to get you started we have collected a few recipes which will help you get started on you way to becoming a “cricket flour cooking and baking champion”.

Cricket Carrot Cake

“Having been working at a bakery in Bangkok for over 10 years I feel as though I’ve tried pretty much everything. Needless to say, I was wrong. Kutaan’s cricket powder opened up a whole new world for me as a baker. Now I can offer costumers a more environmentally friendly and still, with its own particular and great flavor, amazing carrot cake.”- Bangkok bakery owner Jane Anantasu.

Jane Anantasu’s cricket carrot cake

Your normal carrot cake with a twist, you partly exchange wholemeal flour with kutaan’s cricket powder. When done, you’ll have one mid-sized carrot cake (10-15 servings).

Ingredients:

  • 100g of Kutaan’s cricket powder
  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g light brown sugar
  • 25g desiccated coconut
  • 25g raisins
  • 300ml oil
  • 2 teaspoons raising agent
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Make sure you preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Mix all the ingredients and stir them well so that they blend together
  3. All the mixed ingredients go into a greased and lined baking tray, then place the tray in the oven, about forty minutes- you want the surface to be firm when you touch it

By the way, you can decorate your cricket carrot cake with whole insects on top of the icing. 

Oatmeal Banana Cricket Powder Muffins

Another wonderful recipe from our friend Jane Anantasu. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it as much as her costemers. 

This recipe gives you 12-14 cricket powder muffins.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (1 cup whole, 1/2 cup ground up)
  • 1 cup of Kutaan’s cricket flour
  • 2-3 bananas (1 cup mashed or 1 cup apple sauce)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4-1/3 cup maple syrup (add more or less depending what kind of sweet tooth you have)
  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Directions

  1. Divide the oats into portions of 1 cup and 1/2 a cup
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Place 1/2 cup of oats in the blender and blend until they reach a rough, flour-like consistency
  4. Mash the bananas well, the result should be no-few lumps
  5. Add eggs, maple syrup, coconut milk, and vanilla to the mashed bananas. Mix to combine
  6. Add the dry ingredients ( including the whole & ground oats, Kutaan’s cricket flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon) to the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated. Allow these to sit for 10 minutes to soak the oats
  7. Optional: fold in 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips, dried fruit, raisins or nuts
  8. Scoop into the muffin tins lined with muffin wrappers (makes 12-14 muffins)
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-23 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test
  10. Let your cricket powder muffin cool and enjoy!

Cricket Omelette

Kutaan’s take on a spicy omelet with our cricket powder makes for a protein and vitamin B12-rich breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4-1/2 chopped Anaheim pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chopped shallot
  • 1-2 teaspoons Kutaan’s cricket powder
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch parsley

Directions:

  1. Use a cutting board to chop your Anaheim pepper, garlic, and shallot and add to a medium frying pan coated with extra virgin olive oil.  Set to medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Use a small bowl and mix together the pepper, parsley, and Kutaan’s cricket powder.
  3. In another small mixing bowl add the 3 eggs and lightly beat until mixed.  Slowly stir while adding in the dry mix of protein and spices.
  4. Add to the frying pan and cook for 3-5 minutes.  Let your day begin!