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No.009 Grila pancake [Cricket scent to your liking]

Cooking time: 20 minutes

“Grillus Kitchen” that delivers recipes using Grilus cricket ingredients
This time's recipe is an original pancake with "Grillas Powder" that makes it easy to eat Futahoshi crickets!

You can adjust the fragrant scent of crickets according to the amount of powder, so please make it to your liking.

This time, the recipe assumes a sweet flavor, but it is also recommended to mix more powder than listed and arrange it like a galette.


  • grilous powder
    1 tbsp (★)
  • flour
    100g (★)
  • baking powder
    1 teaspoon (★)
  • Egg
    1 piece (●)
  • milk
    100ml (●)
  • Granulated sugar
    30g (●)
  • Salad oil
    1 tablespoon (●)
  • Butter, maple syrup, honey, etc.
    Appropriate amount

How to make

  • Put (●) in a bowl and mix with a whipper.
  • Add (★) to ① and mix.
  • Heat a fluororesin-coated (Teflon-coated) frying pan, and when it is warm, pour in a ladle of ② and bake.
  • When bubbles form on the surface, turn it over and bake the other side.
  • Once baked, sprinkle with butter, maple syrup or honey, if desired.

So crickets!

Crickets tend to be thought not to go well with sweets because they have the umami of seafood, like dried sardines and dried shrimp. It is this "Grila Pancake" that dispels such an image.

The aroma of Grilus powder contains a cereal-like scent derived from wheat bran, which is the food of crickets. Thanks to this, it actually goes well with sweets that use wheat flour.

Sweets like pancakes tend to be nutritionally biased toward fat and sugar, so I'm a little happy that I can supplement that with cricket protein.

This is a common point of caution, but be careful with the degree of baking.
Make sure it's not overcooked by sticking a bamboo skewer in the center before eating!

Why Cricket?

The protein crisis that will occur in the future and the food loss problem that is currently occurring mainly in developed countries. In order to solve both of these problems, Grilas grows edible crickets using food waste as food.

If you want to know more about Grylas's initiatives, please click here.