If you have never used cricket flour before, you might wonder what it tastes like. We answered your earlier questions on what whole-roasted crickets taste like, but cricket flour’s taste profile differ slightly from the taste profile of whole-roasted crickets!
In fact, while seasoned, whole-roasted crickets resemble chips, cricket flour’s taste depends on how much of it you use as a substitute. You can use ¼ - ⅛ measurements of cricket flour to replace the original flour you use. You still have to use regular flour while baking because cricket flour -- while full of protein and nutritional value -- lacks the gluten other flours are comprised of to bind your baked goods. If you are gluten-free, use coconut, oat, or chickpea flour!
Back to the taste--as you would guess, using less cricket flour leads to less of a change of taste, while using more cricket flour leads to more of a change in taste. And what is that taste exactly? Cricket flour brings a deep, umami taste with a hint of raw cocoa. If you love the cocoa flavor, replace ¼ of your original flour! If not, you can replace ⅛ and still enjoy the benefits of added protein. (It's especially helpful for baking!)
Don’t believe us? We left these cookies on the lounge table in the office today with no notice, and everyone had to ask if there was any cricket flour in them. (Note: there was! That’s because cricket flour doesn’t compromise your baked good’s taste -- it just adds rich nutrients.)
And there you have it: cricket flour adds a hint of umami and raw cocoa to your already delicious baked goods. Use CHIRP20 at check-out for a 20% discount on all Aketta products!
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