The cave man mug cake – Cricket powder, coconut and banana

Hello everyone!

At this present moment, I’m a little bit busy, I’m currently moving… I’m changing my nest…

And during this period, it’s always nice to have a quick and easy to made delicious breakfast. I need to start the day with bugs for chirping and hopping all day…

My head is still in the “paleo period” with my series of articles : “Are insects a true paleo food?” .

In another part of my head, there is something else… Not too long ago, I discovered, tried and felt in love with the mug cake with bugs.

So, I combined both of all these thoughts and today I tried a paleo mug cake with cricket powder!

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Transformation into a paleo mug cake

For turning a mug cake into a paleo mug cake enriched with cricket powder, I changed some of the ingredients. It is more healthy, gluten free but it stays delicious!

  • Instead of the traditional flour, I used some delicious coconut flour mixed with cricket powder coming from All things bugs. In complement of a nice and original taste, some proteins, healthy fats, fibers, vitamins and minerals.
  • For replacing the milk, there is some healthy almond milk which also add a nutty flavor.
  • Say bye to refined sugar and say hello to the first source of concentrated sugar available on earth : Honey (aka Bee vomit).
  • As an alternative to butter, for fat I used some coconut oil.
  • For a nice texture and for some smoothiness, a ripped banana full of magnesium and potassium will be perfect.

With all these healthy ingredients, this delicious mug cake is full of vitamins and minerals. What a great way to start the day on 6 legs.

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Preparation time of the mug cake

Preparation time : 5 min
Cooking time : 2 min (depends on your microwave power)


Ingredients (for one mug cake)

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  • 3 tbsp of coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp of All Things Bugs cricket powder
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of almond milk
  • 1 ripped banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon

Directions

In a mug, crush a half banana and bruise it with a fork until smooth, add the honey and the coconut oil.

Stir with a fork to combine and then whisk in the egg.

Stir in the almond milk.

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Add the coconut flour, the cricket powder and a pinch of cinnamon. Beat the batter until smooth.

Microwave at full power for about 1 minute 30.

As a decoration, you can add some shredded coconut, almond powder, the rest of your banana and some honey.

paleo mug cake cricket flour mug cake edible insects

Let cool for a few minutes. Et voilà, groooaar bon appétit your paleo mug cake is ready!


I will come soon with some new products reviews and the end of the Paleo trilogy.

Take care and see you soon!

Florian

Flo

Formerly I'm an environmental engineer, personal trainer, fitness nutrition specialist and "Entotarian". In the edible insects industry for five years, I've been consultant for an insect farm, free-lance writer and international speaker .Now in Shenzhen with Livin farms developing the world's first table-top farm. I would say that my life revolves around eating insects.

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2 Responses

  1. Oldskool says:

    As always, VERY fun! If I had ready access to Cricket Flour I’d be all over trying this recipe, sans bananas as I’m not as big a fan. I’m in love with using Coconut Butter all the time, especially when making curries. But, if I can make a tangent, I only just saw today the article on insect-based food oils, and wondered if maybe that would make this recipe even more “Paleo”, since I doubt our ancestors would have known to extract the oils from coconuts. (But, the article states how many cultures do commonly use insect-based oils in cooking already, so….)

    If it won’t get me in trouble for spamming, the link is:
    http://www.foodnavigator.com/Market-Trends/Insect-oil-Bugs-aren-t-just-about-protein/

    My favorite detail is that researchers extracting the protein WERE foolishly throwing away the oils…!!!

    • Flo says:

      Thanks a lot for the article I published it!

      I think that the biggest Paleo problem was to find a Microwave…

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