Yes, you read that right – these delicious low carbohydrate seed crackers contain nothing but nutrient dense seeds, herbs and organic cricket powder from Grilo. Before you scrunch up your face at the thought of it, keep in mind these few points:
- People have been munching on insects for centuries, and more than 2 billion people eat bugs on a regular basis
- Crickets are a clean and complete high protein source (69%) containing all the essential amino acids
- High in B12 with 1 tablespoon containing all the B12 you need
- High in iron and prebiotic fiber
- Considered the most sustainable protein on Earth, cricket’s ecological footprint is far smaller than any other traditional protein source!
Grilo have been kind enough to give our followers access to free samples of their cricket powder so get your hands on some here and give this recipe a try. We love pairing these seed crackers with some homemade guacamole or hummus and vegetables sticks. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
- 1 cup flaxseeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup sesame seeds
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons Grilo Cricket Powder
- 1¼ cup water
- 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ½-1 teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 90°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
- Add the flaxseeds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds to a food processor and pulse until ground into a sand like texture. It’s ok if some of the seeds remain whole for a chunkier texture.
- Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir until combined. Leave to sit for 10-15 minutes for the seeds to soak up the liquid.
- Give the mixture another good stir and then spread the mixture onto the baking tray. We like our crackers thin and crunchy so spread it quite thin but it is entirely up to you.
- Use a knife to score the mixture into desired sized pieces.
- Transfer the tray to the oven and bake on low heat for 3 hours, turning the crackers over at the halfway point.
- Allow to cool in the oven prior to breaking into pieces.
- Crackers will store in an air tight container for up to a month.
Still not convinced? Don’t worry we were skeptical too so we had Lucas Becker on The Real Food Reel to break it down for us and trust us when we say you won’t be disappointed. You will learn about protein, B12, omega 3 and iron, how this eco-friendly protein alternative requires significantly less water, food and land than other protein sources, what is an entovegan and so much more. Catch up here.
Recipe developed and image shot by Elyse Lagos, TNN Practice Manager, Recipe Developer & Food Photographer. Learn more about Elyse here.