|Cricket Brownie - you need to jump on this one!|
Reflecting back on this past year, I'm happy how everything has evolved. Crossfit athletes are getting RESPECT. Paleo is now full blown mainstream. Restaurants are popping up all over. Blooming Beets in Boulder for one - fantastic place. Many other restaurants have paleo menus and dishes that 5 yrs ago could only be found on specialty blogs (like mine). Cali-mash at Shine Restaurant for example. How F$#%$ing cool is that!? Lots of companies are popping up that will prepare meals for you and deliver 2X/week. Locally, Eating Primal is the best example. They've been kind enough to supply my meals since the beginning of the year. It makes a HUGE difference and the food is GOURMET. So, our lifestyle is being recognized and companies are sprouting up to serve us. We are lucky to live in this time. Getting teary yet?
|Ingredients - note the big cup of ground up bugs.|
- preheat oven to 350F
- line a 8X10 pan, or equivalent, with parchment paper
1 cup cricket flour
|My dog Bear can always be found in the kitchen.|
3 TBS cocoa powder
9 dates soaked in water for 1 hr
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut oil melted
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup dark choc chips
1/4 cup honey
2 tbs chopped pecans
In a food processor, mix cricket flour, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and cinnamon
Add honey, dates (drained and pitted), vanilla, and eggs - mix. My food processor is small, so at this point I transfer everything to a mixing bowl, add oil, and mix. Pour into pan lined with parchment paper, top with chopped pecans and some extra choc chips if you want, and bake. I've done this several times and it always takes 20 minutes but I'm at 7,500 ft. A knife should come out clean so adjust baking time as needed. You can cut the cricket flour with almond flour. I worked my way up to all cricket flour - still awesome. To be honest, bugs like crickets and grasshoppers taste just a little nutty. So they're perfect for brownies. Do you TASTE crickets or see any LEGS in these? Sadly, no. So, indulge.
Macronutrients? 1/8th of the pan (pretty good sized brownie) is 17 P, 24 F, 37 C It's a bit carby, best post WOD.
In my next post, I'll talk about my trials and tribulations with the Cricket Reactor (!!!)
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