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Grasshopper and Maltose Porridge

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01 Heat the porridge oats and milk in a saucepan over a medium heat, stirring regularly.

02 Meanwhile, heat the maltose in another pan over a medium heat. once hot and loose, add the grasshoppers and continue to heat, allowing the maltose to bubble and caramelise around the grasshoppers. It will, thicken as it cooks. once the grasshoppers are sticky and caramelised, about 3 minutes of boiling, roughly 115°C/239°F in temperature, they are ready to serve.

03 Once the oats have been simmering in the milk they will start absorbing the liquid. Take off the heat before all the liquid has been absorbed, as it will continue to cook as you take it to the table.


Top the oats with the caramelised grasshoppers, the blueberries and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and serve.


  • 40g/1½oz/½ cup porridge (rolled) oats
  • 300ml/10fl oz/1¼ cups of milk (your preferred)
  • 2 heaped tbsp maltose
  • 4 grasshoppers
  • a small handful of blueberries
  • a pinch of ground cinnamon

Eat Grub are stirring things up in the kitchen, adding edible insects to your favourite dishes! Grub’s Up is a series of recipes for you to try at home. Today we present our Grasshopper and Maltose Porridge. Warm, filling and a great way to start the day our edible insects are the perfect substitute for fruits or nuts. Grasshoppers are not only delicious they are also packed full of high quality nutrients. Grasshoppers are an excellent source of protein, fibre, Omegas 3&6, iron, calcium, Vit B12 plus many more micronutrients. This will elevate the nutritional good stuff in any plant-based dish.

That’s not all. The nutrients in edible insects are completely sustainable. Insects require a fraction of the land, resources and energy compared to traditional livestock. However, you get the same nutritional benefits.

Our favourite thing about this dish is it’s so simple and very quick. So making healthier choices with a busy schedule even easier. We think this is a dish for two, but hey who’s judging? You can eat the whole lot, completely guilt free. Or keep some for lunch the next day.

Warm up some sweet, cinnamon-spiced porridge oats and top with sticky maltose grasshoppers for a truly hearty breakfast or downright indulgent snack. Add some fresh fruit to sweeten the treat – our favourites are strawberries and blueberries, but any will do. 

Serves 2-3

We will be adding plenty more of our videos and recipes to keep things fresh, for you. We have created recipes using each of our Eat Grub edible insects. So you can try a dish for grasshoppers, buffalo worms, mealworms, crickets and cricket powder. We believe that adding edible insects to familiar dishes will make insects a staple in your diet. Once you taste how delicious insects are, and reap the nutritional rewards you will never go back. For more inspiration check out our other insect recipes.

Now that you love cooking with edible insects, help us spread the grub love further. Show your friends and family! You can give them our discount code – grublove for 15% of their order to get them started.