By Mark Killick

Making a banana loaf is a simple way of introducing insects into your diet. The cricket powder adds protein and gives the loaf a pleasant nutty taste.

30g cricket powder
100g butter
½ cup maple syrup
2 eggs
4 very ripe bananas
195g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Grease your loaf tin and line with non-stick baking parchment.
2. Measure all the ingredients into a bowl and beat until
the mixture is smooth. The mixture should flow because of the maple syrup, but if it is a little heavy, add 1-2 tablespoons of milk or non-dairy alternative, like oat milk.
3. Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin evenly and put on the middle shelf of the oven.
4. Bake for approximately one hour. To check the cake is done, insert a skewer into the top of
the cake which should come out clean.

This recipe relates to the article Is Eating Insects the Future of Sustainability?

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