Banana Worm Bread

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Autumn is truly the season of breads. Any fruit or vegetable that has advanced past its prime can be reborn between the buttery crumbs of a good loaf, ready to laugh in the face of the process of rotting and decay. Silver Spork is all about turning everything from apples to zucchini into the ultimate portable, sliceable, giftable foodstuff.

But you can take this loafing craze one step further. How? With protein. Most breads, even if they’re made with healthy shit like vegetables, are a mountain of carbs at the end of the day. The extra kick of nutrients these efficient bugs pack is enough to take your bread game to a whole ‘nother level. If you need convincing, make this bread your Halloween project and be spooky in a way that doesn’t involve plastic Dollar Tree masks. The old bananas on top of the fridge will thank you.

Banana Worm Bread

Ingredients
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
2 bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 eggs
1/4 cup dry-roasted army worms

Instructions
Mix together all ingredients. Bake in greased loaf pan at 350 degrees for about 1 hour before letting cool and waving tantalizingly under the noses of your friends. You won’t notice the worms, we promise.

Post by Bailey James. Recipe from Iowa State University’s Tasty Insect Recipes.