Entomophagy (or insect eating to you and I) is a fast growing food trend in the UK.
Farming edible insects is a much more environmentally sustainable way to generate protein compared to many other types of farming. To find out more about the advantages of eating insects, please visit our ‘Why Eat Insects?’ Page.
Here at MiniFeasts we love exploring exciting new tastes and food ideas. Breakfast is the first, and undoubtedly the most important meal of the day.
First things first, here are a few simple breakfast ideas for you to get stuck into:
Try our insect flour on your porridge!
(Photo of porridge with insect flour on top)
A simple and delicious way to get something extra out of a hearty bowl of porridge.
Simply mix or sprinkle some insects onto your porridge for a protein boost, adding a subtle nutty flavour and helping you stay fuller for longer.
However, if you’re more of a yoghurt person in the mornings, you can add a sprinkling of edible insects to add an interesting new dimension to your breakfast.
(Mealworms on yoghurt)
Many studies have found that protein helps keep you fuller for longer. Enjoying one of these protein boosted breakfasts could help keep you feeling full until lunch.
(Picture of Ento-Pancakes)
- 35g plain flour
- 15g Insect flour
- 1 large egg
- 150ml milk
- 2 teaspoons of sunflower or vegetable oil
Add the insect flour, plain flour, egg and milk to a bowl and mix to a smooth batter.
Add the oil and mix.
You can leave to stand for 30 mins or carry on as is.
Cook in a frying pan as you would normally do pancakes.
Serve with your favorite toppings.
These Ento-pancakes have a subtle nutty flavor and should contain around 3-4g of protein in each, nearly 4 times the amount in the average pancake!
Feel free to improvise on this recipe, adding more or less insect flour, experimenting with toppings and textures to make them truly your own.
That’s all from us for now, we hope you enjoy these three simple ideas of how you could integrate edible insects into your breakfast.