Recipes: With Bugs!

banana bread
While not for everyone, some might be brave enough to try these recipes. If nothing else it would make for an interesting dinner conversation. Try and keep an open mind, and remember that many of these insects are considered delicacies in foreign countries. Give them a try and let us know about your experiences!

Banana Bread With Army Worms

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
2 bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 eggs
1/4 cup dry-roasted army worms


Mix together all ingredients. Bake in greased loaf pan at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.

Chocolate Chirpie Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 12-ounce chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup dry-roasted crickets

Preheat oven to 375. In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In large bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla; beat until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour mixture and insects, mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop rounded measuring teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Jonathan Parker is an EMT-Paramedic and Preparedness Instructor with a love for emergency medicine, self-sufficiency and homesteading. His goal is to empower people towards a natural and sustainable lifestyle.

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