Cricket Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies – You Made What?! – bug recipe


Greetings my lovelies! Hi it’s Emmy! Welcome back to another ‘You Made What?!’ So today I have for you a recipe that I alluded to in my ‘5 Days of Bugmas.’ If you missed my ‘5 Days of Bugmas’ it was a little countdown to Christmas in which I ate several bugs and not-bugs, including earthworms and tarantulas — but you know, they’re like in the same creepy-crawly family. Yeah, which was very fun and entertaining… So if you missed those episodes, I shall put the links down below. And yeah, I think I learned a lot about eating bugs, or at least the texture of them. So today I have my favourite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip recipe in which I’m going to substitute a little bit of the cricket flour and see how it affects the flavor of the cookies. So if you like these kinds of videos, don’t forget to subscribe for more eatin’! All right! Let’s get bakin’! So here’s our packet of Cricket Flour, and I shall put the information where you can find this in the description box. So we add 1/3 of a cup of Cricket Flour to our bowl. Next we’re gonna add 2/3 of a cup of all-purpose flour; then a half teaspoon of baking soda; and half teaspoon of baking powder Lastly, half a teaspoon of salt. ♪ Then whisk everything together. “How’s it smell?” “Crickety!” In a mixing bowl or in a mixer, cream 1/2 cup of butter or one stick ♪ Add your 1/2 cup of brown sugar… ♪ and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar. Next, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 1 teaspoon of milk; and 1 egg. Mix until well combined. To our wet ingredients, we’re going to add our dry. And then just give that a good mix. “Papa! We’re making Cricket Flour…. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies!” Lastly, we’re going to add 1cup of old-fashioned oats; and 3/4 of a cup of chocolate chips. ♪ Then just mix this briefly until everything is combined… And then we’re going to use a small ice cream scoop and scoop the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in a 350º oven for 9 – 12 minutes — and there you have it! Cricket Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies! ♪ All right, so that was a pretty straightforward cookie recipe. And now for the moment of truth, let’s have a taste! Here is my beautiful cookie. I got about 14 of these cookies –they’re pretty large. If you were to make them smaller, you would probably get a couple dozen. And here it is! Just out of the oven. And it looks marvelous. It’s a little bit darker — than normal. So this is how I like my cookies — I like them chewy, and a little bit soft in the middle, and crisp on the outside. So. It looks gorgeous. The texture looks pretty much the same as when I normally have them. And you can see a little bit of the oatmeal in there as well. All right! Let’s give this a taste! “Itadakimasu” Hmm… It just tastes like a delicious Oatmeal Cookie So, when I tasted crickets in my ‘Bugmas’ video, I actually quite liked them. They had a nice, nutty flavour to them. But when I baked with them, I don’t taste them at all. All I taste is delicious oatmeal cookie, which is soft and chewy in texture, has a nice oatmeal flavor; tons of chocolate chips! And of course it’s very just sweet and vanilla-ed. It’s just a delicious oatmeal cookie; but, I don’t taste any of the cricket [Crunchy Bite] And in fact, I think if you were to give this to someone and not tell them, I don’t think they would ever notice that there was cricket flour in there. So when I did some research about baking with bug flours, they said just substitute about 1/3 of the flour with the bug flour — so that’s what I did. And perhaps that’s why there’s no noticeable difference in terms of flavour — it’s delicious! So I do have some additional flour so maybe I’ll experiment baking some bread, or biscuits, or something like that; and maybe the flavour of the cricket will be more pronounced, since there’s not other things like vanilla, or chocolate, or, you know, other flavours to kind of mask it. This being the first time I ever baked with bug flours, I definitely give it a big fat thumbs up. And I would encourage you to try it as well, because, yeah, I don’t taste a thing. Quite delicious, actually! Alright, let me know in the comments bellow if you’d ever attempt baking with bugs, and, if so, what would you make? Let me know! I wanna know! All right! I hope you guys enjoyed that;I hope you learned something; don’t forget to subscribe, like and follow; and I shall see you in my next video! Too-da-loo! Take care! Bye! Alright! Let’s see what’s inside! Wow! A lot! So… sauce, cheese, meat…. ♪ Happy face! I am a happy face! ♪ ♪ I have a happy chocolate face! ♪

100 thoughts on “Cricket Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies – You Made What?! – bug recipe

  1. Hi Emmy! Greetings from Turkey! I just wanted to tell you that I am usually very very picky when it comes to eating and I love how you are so open minded about it! I really really really love your videos!!!

  2. Is it possible to substitute ALL the flour for cricket flour, or does this affect the baking process? I might try to go all in with this and give a few to my gf to taste them, as she's gluten-intolerant.

    ….Perhaps I shouldn't mention what I used beforehand. Hehehehe. 🙂

  3. Baking with kids is so much fun! It helps them be more independent and learn at the same time! 😀 you could hear how excited her son got lol

  4. Looks awesome. I'd love to see a recipe that uses a higher ratio of cricket to AP flour. I don't know if it would hold together properly or if the taste would become offputting, but it would be great for making high-protein, low-carb snacks. I suppose it could be used to bake stuff gluten-free as well, but there are already alternative flours for that that are cheaper and more readily available.

  5. Just remember, Pranks are fun but you don't wanna give these cookies to people who have seafood allergies, particularly shellfish!

  6. gurrrl you need to STOP eating these damn bugs! jk Emmy, love what you do and your super relaxing voice i could watch you all day XD

  7. I would love to cook with bugs some time! 🙂 Maybe with some banana bread? lol I also think your son is very adorable<3 He reminds me of my niece!

  8. Can you try porks blood? And if you already like it maybe do a video on how you eat it like you did the century egg?

  9. Is it thrilling trying foods like this and did you view yourself eating items like this 5-7yrs ago? Just curious

  10. Your (oldest, I assume) son is so cute! does the husband not like to be called dad/daddy? 🙂 Either way, it's cute to hear a kid's voice calling to him. And he didn;t even seem phased about the cricket flour! Lol!

  11. I find the ratio interesting, as my grandfather said to use 1 to 2 ratio bone meal (bone flour) to wheat flour as well.

  12. I think its senseless to kill these insects when you acutally dont taste anything. so you could still use normal flour and no one has to die for

  13. I would be more likely to use cricket flour than snack on whole crickets. Is the flour expensive or hard to get? Do you have nutritionals on it?

  14. I could definitely see the crickets used in meat loaf / hambagu / meat balls, etc. if you didn't want to use bread crumbs. This is where I'd normally use crushed pork rinds if I didn't want the carbs / grain.

  15. Your kids are calling your husband "Papa"!!! OMG! I rarely see/hear american families do something like that! (My first language is French, so I did, and still do today)

  16. Bugs are supposed to have plenty of proteins and be a decent alternative to meat in general, I've heard. Would using bug flour throughout all recipes were its applicable, give the same sort of benefits? Or is it just a curiosity

  17. fun fact, food in the US has a small percentage of allowed insect matter. it varies food to food, because apparently it can't be 100% avoided. so food processing companies only get in trouble when the percentage is more than what is allowed…

    so you may be eating more crickets then you even intended lol!

  18. I've had Chirps! Which are tortilla chips made with cricket flour. Quite yummy. I think Irish soda bread would be good with cricket flour.

  19. I'm trying to greatly reduce carbs in my diet. I recently discovered cricket powder on Amazon while searching for alternative ingredients. At first, I was kinda grossed out by the idea. However, the more I learn about it, the more receptive I'm becoming. Not quite ready to go there, though, mainly because of the cost. You wouldn't think so, but bugs are expensive! Over $40 a lb., for cricket powder.

  20. May I just say how much I admire you, not only for the self confidence of putting yourself out there on the often hostile realm of the internet, but for your cultured and kind persona. I'm sure your family are very lucky to have such a warm, congenial mother.

    From a long-time fan from the United Kingdom.

  21. I once made Mealworm Toffee, back when I was in junior high. There was a recipe in Cricket Magazine – it was just a normal toffee recipe with oven-roasted mealworms mixed in (and chocolate on top). It was good – the mealworms were sort of like slightly nutty-tasting Rice Krispies – and I had pieces of it packed in my lunches for the next week or so (and played several mischievous pranks on my classmates with them).

  22. Try marinating the oatmeal in a bath of the eggs and milk, it definitely makes it more tender and juicy.

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