I cannot believe that it is Easter and also the first day of April already! I have no idea where this year has gone, but it sure is flying by.
Speaking of flying, in this week's recipe we are using an unusual ingredient that most people haven't tried using yet: crickets. Crickets are actually a fantastic way to add extra protein into your diet. There are many scientists that are predicting crickets will be a main source of protein within our diets!
This recipe is packed with a punch of healthy protein that your friends and family will cringe over when they find out what they have just put in their mouth.
Why Cricket Powder?
Most flours contain starches and fiber. Cricket powder is teeming with protein. It's also filled with important vitamins and minerals, like Iron and B12.
You might be surprised to hear this, but Cricket flour has a neutral taste and can be used in just about any recipe to increase protein and important nutrients in your diet! Smoothies, soups, salad dressings, baked goods, etc. are just some of the recipes you could slip this powder into and no one will be the wiser.
How to Make Keto Chocolate Chirp Cookies
When it comes down to using cricket powder, you don't need to pull out all of your conversion charts to figure out how much cricket powder equals regular powder (like how annoying coconut flour can be to work with). Cricket powder actually converts to about a 1:1 ratio, so it makes it easy to add in to most recipes that use almond flour.
You will want to combine all the dry ingredients first. Because we are adding in gelatin, I like to save the melted butter for last. Add in the other wet ingredients and then mix it all together. Fold in the chocolate chips last.
Once you scoop out your balls of cricket cookie dough onto the cookie sheet, you will place the sheet in the oven. After about 15 minutes, you will be able to enjoy your tasty Keto Chocolate Chirp Cookies!!
Okay, if you haven't figured it out, it is the 1st of April, meaning it is April Fool's Day. Even though this whole recipe is supposed to be a joke, we decided to taste test the cookies anyways and they actually turned out great! This recipe really can be used to make cricket cookies and no one would ever know otherwise (at least until you tell them what's in it!).
Keto Chocolate Chirp Cookies
- Preheat your oven to 350 and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and add the wet ingredients after.
- Fold in the chocolate chips. Use a spoon to scoop out your dozen cookies onto your baking sheets, depending on your cookie size preference!
- *Optional: Add dried crickets to the top of some of the cookies!
- Bake the cookies at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown on the top. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes prior to consuming! Enjoy!