Whenever we have family or friends stay over, you can almost guarantee that there will be something fresh baking in the kitchen.  One of our family favorites is Mama Sue’s famous coffee cake recipe.  So this time we decided to make her recipe with some our Cricket Flours products to see how it would turn out.

The verdict: DELICIOUS

For this recipe we substituted the normal baking flour for our Cricket Flours: All Purpose Baking Flour.  The all purpose mix is a blend of our 100% Pure Cricket Powder and baking flours so that it can be used as a one-for-one substitute in any baking recipe.

Many people try using crickets or edible insects for a few different reasons.  Crickets can be sustainably raised and harvested for production using less feed, less water, and less land than most conventional sources of protein on the market.  They even have a naturally nutty taste when used in baking, so this Cricket Coffee Cake is a great way to try crickets for the first time.  If you like coffee cake, you will love this one!

Ingredients:

1 cup butter
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups Cricket Flours: All Purpose Baking Flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a small mixing bowl cream butter, eggs and sugar.
  • Fold in the sour cream and vanilla.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine the baking flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Slowly add in and mix together the wet ingredients with the dry.
  • In a lightly oiled bundt pan, pour in 1/2 of the mixture.  Next, add middle layer of the chopped nuts (we used almonds) brown sugar and cinnamon.  Finish by adding the remaining mixture on top of the nuts and make sure to smooth evenly with a spatula for even baking.
  • Set on the middle rack of the oven for 40-50 minutes until golden brown.  To finish it off, we sprinkled powdered sugar and added some sliced almonds to the top.  So feel free to play around and enjoy!

Looking for More Cricket Flours Recipes?

We have a full range of Cricket Flours recipes for you to try in our published edition of the “Cricket Flours Cookbook: All Cricket, No BULL…” with 50+ recipes.  See samples of our recipes here on our website and don’t forget to let us know what your favorite recipe is by sending us a message or connecting with us on Facebook or Instagram.

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