Edible Insect Recipes: Maple Cinnamon Granola

July 28, 2019

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A super simple, endlessly customizable, and always delicious classic—but with cricket powder for a tasty, nutritional boost. Try it with your favorite nuts or seeds, maybe add some dried fruit, and don’t be afraid to go nuts with the cinnamon. Just do you.

Recipe contributed by LITHIC

Maple Cinnamon Granola

Total: 5 mins; Serves 6


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3⁄4 cup nuts, like pecans
  • 1⁄4 cup seeds, like pumpkin
  • 1⁄4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup Lithic pure cricket powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 cup coconut oil
  • 1⁄4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 cup dried fruit (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350°F/176°C. In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes, cricket powder, cinnamon, and salt and mix well.

2. In a small bowl, melt the coconut oil. Add the maple syrup or honey and vanilla to the coconut oil, and whisk until combined.

3. Pour coconut oil mixture over the dry ingredients and mix, until all of the dry ingredients are coated in the oil.

4. Pour mixture onto a baking sheet and spread it out as much as possible.

5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, stirring halfway, or until granola has browned. Let cool.

6. If desired, mix in dried fruit.

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This entomophagy recipe is included in Bugs for Beginners, a cookbook which teaches Westerners how to prepare edible insects and safely eat a bug. Text may include affiliate links

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